GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 2: Midwest United States: Oklahoma: OK-1

Diocese of Tulsa

Blessed Sacrament Church
1300 East Beverly Street
Ada, OK 74820

Phone: 405-332-2450

History of Blessed Sacrament Church, Ada: Blessed Sacrament Church has been a predominantly non-Native American parish, which holds the 19th and early 20th century records of St. Patrick Mission, Atoka, and other missions and stations, plus the records of St. Michael Mission. Furthermore, diocesan priests from Blessed Sacrament attended the following missions and station among Native Americans:

1912-1915 (became a parish)

St. Henry Mission (Choctaw), Bentley

1912-1915 (became a mission)

Tishomingo station (Chickasaw)

1915-1925 (transferred to St. Catherine's, Durant)

St. David Mission (Chickasaw), Tishomingo

 

St. Patrick Church/ Mission
2003 South Mississippi Avenue
Atoka, OK 74525

Phone: 580-889-2846

 

History of St. Patrick Church/ Mission, Atoka: St. Patrick’s is the oldest Catholic parish in Oklahoma. During the 1850s, Choctaw Indians founded the community, which they named after Captain Atoka (Choctaw), a signer of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek in Mississippi who then led their relocation to Indian Territory in Oklahoma.

 

1872-1875

Diocesan priests from Immaculate Conception Church, Fort Smith, Arkansas, established and attended St. Patrick Mission (Choctaw)

1875-1889   

Benedictines (now St. Gregory's Abbey, Shawnee, Oklahoma) administered St. Patrick’s

1875 (closed)

Benedictines established a school

1889-1892

Benedictines from Our Lady of Good Counsel, Leigh, attended St. Patrick’s

1892-1920s (No longer Native)

St. Patrick’s became a parish

 

Benedictines from St. Patrick’s attended the following missions and stations among Native Americans:

 

1876-1884

Leigh station (Choctaw)

1876-1888

McAlester station (Choctaw)

1876-1887 (transferred to Our Lady of Good Counsel, Leigh)

Boggy Depot station (Choctaw)

1876-1889 (transferred to Our Lady of Good Counsel, Leigh)

Caddo station (Choctaw)

1876-1889 (closed)

Tuskahoma station (Choctaw)

1884-1887 (became a parish; no longer Native)

Our Lady of Good Counsel Mission (Choctaw), Leigh

1886-1888 (became a parish; no longer Native)

St. John Mission (Choctaw), McAlester

1887-1889 (transferred to St. Michael's Mission)

Sacred Heart Mission (Choctaw), Boggy Depot

 

History of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church/ Mission, Leigh:

1876-1884

Benedictines (now St. Gregory's Abbey, Shawnee, Oklahoma) attended Leigh station (Choctaw) from St. Patrick’s, Atoka

1884-1887

Benedictines established and attended Our Lady of Good Counsel Mission (Choctaw), Leigh, from St. Patrick’s, Atoka

1887-1892 (No longer Native)

Became a parish; Benedictines administered Our Lady of Good Counsel Church

 

Benedictines from Our Lady of Good Counsel (Choctaw) attended the following missions and stations among Native Americans:

1889-1892 (became a parish; no longer Native)

St. Patrick Mission (Choctaw), Atoka

1889-1904 (transferred to Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Ardmore)

Caddo station (Choctaw)

1890-1898 (closed)

Sacred Heart Mission (Choctaw), Boggy Depot

1890-1900 (transferred to Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Ardmore)

Tishomingo station (Chickasaw)

1891-1906 (became a parish; no longer Native)

Blessed Sacrament Mission (Choctaw), Ada/ Coalgate

1896-1902 (transferred to Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Ardmore)

Durant station (Choctaw)

1896-1905 (closed)

Lime Stone Gap station (Choctaw)

1896-1905 (closed)

Silo station (Choctaw)

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1876-1906, 1912-1925

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) held by Blessed Sacrament Church:

A. St. Patrick Church, 1876-1892, and the missions and stations attended from Ada/ Coalgate, Atoka, Leigh

B. St. Michael's Mission, baptisms, 1885-1906, 1912-1925, and marriages and deaths, 1876-1906, 1912-1925

 

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.

New1984/rev2003-2017

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