Black and Indian Mission Office

February 5, 2023: 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.

The collection to support the Black and Indian Mission Office is taken up every year on the First Sunday of Lent, and it allows the Office to continue as the embodiment of the Church’s concern for evangelizing the Black and Indian peoples of the United States. The funds are distributed as grants  which support and strengthen evangelization efforts in dioceses throughout the United States, including the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA.