GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 1: Eastern United States: Alabama AL-1
Diocese of Birmingham
St. Patrick Church
301 Shamrock Trail
Adamsville, AL 35005
Email: See website
History: St. Patrick Church has been a predominantly non-Native American parish established in 1988 through the merger of four nearby rural parishes. A decade later, Native (e.g. Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Shawnee) and non-Native parishioners founded the Ninety-first Kateri Circle as an intertribal group for prayer and Native American evangelization and a local chapter of the national Tekakwitha Conference.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1980s-present
Volume: Few records
Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Patrick Church.
Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.