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

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church
31 Calais Avenue
P.O. Box 898
Calais, ME 04619-0898

Phone: 207-853-2516

 

History: St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, Calais, Maine, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Portland in Maine (Archives: Portland, Maine). Portland diocesan priests assisted by a permanent deacon have administered St. Kateri, which has had some Native American (e.g. Abenaki, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot) parishioners, 2008-present. Portland diocesan priests at St. Kateri’s have attended to the following predominantly Native American parishes in Maine.

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

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

16th century -1760s

Jesuits (French Province) (Archives: France) founded and administered St. Ann’s, Perry, and St. Ann’s, Princeton/ Peter Dana Point

1760s-1780s

Itinerant Quebec diocesan priests (Archives: Quebec, Quebec) attended to St. Ann's, Perry, and St. Ann’s, Princeton/ Peter Dana Point

1789-1808

Itinerant Baltimore diocesan priests (Archives: Baltimore, Maryland) attended to St. Ann's, Perry, and St. Ann’s, Princeton/ Peter Dana Point

1808-1853

Itinerant Boston diocesan priests (Archives: Baintree, Massachusetts) attended to St. Ann's, Perry, and St. Ann’s, Princeton/ 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: 1926?-ongoing

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.

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