Welcome to the Black and Indian Mission Office website. Our office serves three distinct agencies for the U.S. Catholic Church: the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, the Black and Indian Mission Collection, and the Catholic Negro-American Mission Board.
March 1, 2013
Dear Mission Family,
Thank you for visiting the Black and Indian Mission Office website. I am happy you have taken the time to join us and to discover the great legacy of this office. The office is composed of three separate organizations: (1) Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, established in 1874; (2) Black and Indian Mission Collection, established in 1884; and (3) Catholic Negro American Mission Board, established in 1907. All three of these organizations support evangelization in the Native American / Alaskan Native and Black Catholic communities across the United States. We also stand in solidarity with our bishops in supporting schools on reservations and Black Catholic communities. Please be sure to peruse our website to learn more about the organizations that support ministry and evangelization.
May I also encourage each of us to embrace the three spiritual pillars of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving as a vehicle for growing in the life of holiness. If the spirit moves you to make a sacrificial offering, please know of my deep appreciation and gratitude.
Finally I wish to commend to each of us special prayers of thanksgiving for the service of Pope Benedict XVI and commend prayers for the Cardinals who will elect his successor. In closing know that I am always happy to hear from you and welcome new friends and supporters.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Reverend W. Carroll Paysse
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