GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
Quebec, Canada: QC-11

St. Regis Church 
110 Angus Thomas Memorial Street
St. Regis, QC H0M1A0 Canada

Phone: 613-575-2753
Email: info2016@stregischurch.org

 

History: St. Regis Mission, St. Regis Reserve/Reservation, Quebec/New York, is a predominantly Native American (Mohawk) parish in the Diocese of Valleyfield/Ogdensburg (Archives: Valleyfield Quebec and Ogdensburg, New York), which straddles the Canadian-United States border.

1752-1770s Jesuits (French-Canadian Province) administered St. Regis Mission, St. Regis [Akwesasne]
1770s-1892 (transferred to Valleyfield Diocese, Canada) Diocesan priests (Quebec Archdiocese, Canada) administered St. Regis Mission
1880s-1950s St. Regis Mission administered a parish school staffed by religious sisters or laity
1892-1939 (transferred to Jesuit French-Canadian Province) Diocesan priests (Valleyfield Diocese, Quebec) administered St. Regis Church/ Mission
1939-1970s (transferred to Jesuit Northeast Province, United States) Rev. Michael Karhaienton Jacobs (Mohawk) (1902-1988), S.J. (French-Canadian Province), administered St. Regis
1970s-2000s (transferred to Ogdensburg Diocese, United States) Jesuits (Northeast Province, United States) administered the parish
1973-2000 (closed)   Under Sister Mary Christine, S.S.J., of the Mater Dei College (Ogdensburg, New York), Sisters of St. Joseph from the college established a branch campus and taught college courses at Akwesasne
1970s-present Under Sister Mary Christine, S.S.J., Sisters of St. Joseph established Partridge House, Akwesasne, an alcohol and chemical dependency recovery program, and supported the development of the St. Regis Mohawk Health Services and the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Center for parish activities
2000s-present Diocesan priests (Ogdensburg Diocese, New York) have administered St. Regis Church

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) of Native American parishioners of St. Regis Church. Parish bulletins archived online, 2013-ongoing.

 

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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