This weekend there is an envelope for the Collection for Black and Indian Missions.
Mandated by the III Plenary Council in 1884, the 140-year-old National
Collection for Black and Indian people continues as the embodiment of the
Church’s concern for evangelizing the Black and Indian peoples of the United
The funds are distributed as grants to dioceses throughout the United
States, supporting and strengthening evangelization programs which otherwise
would cease. The Collection was formerly known as The Black and Indian Home
Mission Collection.