GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Delaware: DE-1

Catholic Church. Diocese of Wilmington. Native American Ministry
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
345 Bear Christina Road
Bear, DE 19701

Phone: 302-545-3383
Email: office@setonparish.net

 

History: The Diocese of Wilmington (Archives: Greenville, Delaware) was erected from territory in the Diocese of Philadelphia (Delaware) and Archdiocese of Baltimore (Maryland), 1868. It has evangelized Native Americans, 1990s-present.

1999-2010s

The Wilmington Diocese founded and maintained a Native American Ministry among Native American Catholics (e.g. Nanticoke, Delaware), Wilmington and elsewhere

2010s-present

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Bear, New Castle County, Delaware, has administered the Native American Ministry of the Diocese of Wilmington

2010-present

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parishioners founded and have maintained the Journey of the Bear Kateri Circle (Tekakwitha Conference local chapter)

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Bear, 1990s-ongoing; Native American ministry records, 1990s-ongoing.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives.

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