GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 1: Eastern United States: MAINE: ME-1

Diocese of Portland in Maine

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church

31 Calais Avenue (physical address)
Calais, ME 04619
P.O. Box 898 (postal address)
Calais, ME 04619-0898
Phone: 207-853-2516

History: St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church has had some Native American (e.g. Abenaki, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot) parishioners and has been administered by a diocesan priest, assisted by a permanent deacon, 2008-present. Also, clergy from St. Kateri have attended the following churches among Native Americans:

2008-present

St. Ann Church (Passamaquoddy), Indian Township Reservation, Princeton/ Peter Dana Point

2008-present

St. Ann Church (Passamaquoddy), Pleasant Point Reservation, Perry/ Pleasant Point


History of St. Ann Church, Indian Township Reservation, and St. Ann Church, Perry, Pleasant Point Reservation:

 

16th century-1760s

Jesuits founded and administered St. Ann’s, Perry, and St. Ann’s, Peter Dana Point

1760s-1780s

Itinerant diocesan priests from the Bishop of Quebec attended St. Ann's, Pleasant Point, and St. Ann’s, Peter Dana Point

1789-1808

Itinerant diocesan priests from the Baltimore Bishop attended St. Ann's, Pleasant Point, and St. Ann’s, Peter Dana Point

1808-1853

Itinerant diocesan priests from the Boston Diocese attended St. Ann's, Pleasant Point, and St. Ann’s, Peter Dana Point

1853-1926

Itinerant diocesan priests from the Portland Diocese attended St. Ann's, Pleasant Point, and St. Ann’s, Peter Dana Point

1926-2008

Portland diocesan priests administered St. Ann's, Perry/ Pleasant Point, and St. Ann’s, Princeton/ Peter Dana Point

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1900-present

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church and St. Ann Church, Indian Township, and St. Ann Church, Perry.

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.

New2017

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


Marquette Archives