Volume 1: Eastern United States
Florida: FL-9

Catholic Church. Diocese of Palm Beach. Archives
Diocesan Pastoral Center
9995 North Military Trail
P.O. Box 109650
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Phone: 561-775-9592
Email: See website


Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes


History: The Diocese of Palm Beach was erected from territory in the Archdiocese of Miami and the Diocese of Orlando, 1984. Palm Beach and its predecessors supported the following evangelization among Native Americans in Florida:

1970s-present (Palm Beach, 1984-present)

Holy Cross Church (Maya), Indiantown

1980-present (Palm Beach, 1984-present)

Hope Rural School (Maya), Indiantown

 1980-present (Palm Beach, 1984-present)

 Sacred Heart Church (Maya), Lake Worth

 1980-present (Palm Beach, 1984-present)

 St. John Fisher Church (Maya), West Palm Beach

 1980-present (Palm Beach, 1984-present)

 St. Thomas Moore Church (Maya), Boynton Beach


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1970s-ongoing

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Included in 2 series.


/1 Parish and school files

Inclusive dates: 1970s-present

Volume: Few folders

Description: Records (e.g. correspondence, clippings, handouts, notes, photographs) of Native Americans engaged in parish and school activities:

A. Boynton Beach, St. Thomas Moore Church, 1980s-ongoing

B. Indiantown, Holy Cross Church, 1970s-ongoing

C. Indiantown, Hope Rural School, 1980-ongoing

D. Lake Worth, Sacred Heart Church, 1980s-ongoing

E. West Palm Beach, St. John Fisher Church, 1980s-ongoing


/2 Sacramental Records

Inclusive dates: 1970s-ongoing

Volume: Several records

Description: Records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) of Native American parishioners of Holy Cross Church, Indiantown.


/3 Diocesan newspaper

Inclusive dates: 1939-ongoing

Volume: Occasional articles

Description: Established in 1939 for the dioceses of south Florida, the Florida Catholic, has served the Diocese of Palm Beach since 1984 with either a monthly or bimonthly diocesan edition. Past issues available online via the Florida Digital Library.


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.