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Fall Welcome Letter

September 03, 2014

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Black and Indian Mission Office website!  The Fall season brings with it a storehouse of various activities with school, work and family.  Here at the Black and Indian Mission office we are planning a variety of gatherings with our Diocesan Directors and staff for Summit 2014, the Splash II Immersion Program for Friends and Benefactors  and other activities to mention a few.  But the most important focus for us is to keep our partners, collaborators and confreres informed about the Black Catholic, Native American and Alaskan Native communities.

Please spend a few minutes learning about some of the ways we are connected across the United States in the aforementioned church communities and how you can play a vital role in sustaining these neighborhoods of faith, family and evangelization! Allow yourself the experience of the impact through stories and photos before you.  Perhaps you are aware of similar accounts in your own backyard, school and church?  I welcome your comments!

So, don’t delay.  Enjoy the website.  With your continued support of prayer and financial sacrifice, you accompany our missionaries on reservations and urban areas; you join our teachers in the classroom; you assist with the ongoing training of catechists, ministers of holy communion and lectors as well as educate permanent deacons, seminarians and consecrated religious women and men. Our missionaries make home-visits to the elderly and place big smiles on the faces of children in our mission schools and religious education programs and neighborhoods.

Consider being a missionary yourself in the comfort of your home by being a Stay-at-Home Missionary and sharing our “good news” with your family, friends and parishioners. Encourage others to visit us at and don’t forget we are on Facebook and Twitter.

Again, thank you for the visit– let me hear from you!  Be assured of my prayers for a blessed Fall season.

In the peace and joy of St. Katharine Drexel,


Reverend W. Carroll Paysse

Executive Director