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Our Mission

The Black and Indian Mission Office is comprised of three distinct but inter-related organizations, each with its own purpose and history, but all seeking to fulfill the one Mission to the Missions! Founded by the Catholic bishops of the United States, each organization cooperates with local diocesan communities to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and respond to real and pressing needs on the ground. Read more and join us in our Mission to the Missions!

Catholic Negro-American
Mission Board

established 1907, united with BIMO 1980

the Black and Indian
Mission Collection

The Black and Indian Mission Collection exists to help local African American and Native American Diocesan Communities throughout the United States spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and respond to real and pressing needs on the ground.

News and Events

Indian Mission | 

Each morning, students at St. Teresa's School kick off their day with Mass alongside parishioners.

Indian Mission | 

Catholic Schools Week 2024 at St. Augustine Indian Mission was a blast! In addition to the typical dress up days (Hawaiian shirts, favorite teams and crazy hair day, oh my!), students worked together to decorate their classroom doors using a scripture theme.

Black Catholic Mission | 

In our vibrant kindergarten classrooms, the journey of discovering God's boundless love unfolds through a myriad of hands-on experiences. With hearts full of wonder and curiosity, our little learners eagerly immerse themselves in interactive activities.

Black Catholic Mission | 

During the month of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mother (October 2023), the Rosary was recited in the homes of parishioners by the Rev. Emmanuel Awe, SSJ for thirty days. He travelled with a box of intentions from parishioners to pray over.

Black Catholic Mission | 

At St. Nicholas School we consider Catholic Schools a privileged environment. We are able to pray, attend liturgies and acknowledge the presence of God among us. Catholic Schools Week is something the students look forward to and is celebrated across the country.

Indian Mission | 

In an exhilarating championship showdown on Saturday, March 2, 2024, the elementary boys' basketball team secured a thrilling victory over Sanders Elementary, clinching the title.