GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Arizona: AZ-11

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
177 East Eighth Street
P.O. Box 2550
Florence, AZ 85132

Phone: 520-868-5940
Email: assumptionbvmflorence@yahoo.com

 

History: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Phoenix (Archives: Phoenix, Arizona). The parish has had a few Pima Indian parishioners. It has been administered by Phoenix diocesan priests, 1969-present, and previously, it was administered by Tucson diocesan priests who attended to these Native American missions and stations:

1873-1894

Gila River Reservation station (Pima)

1873-1894

Salt River Reservation station (Pima)

1882-1883 (transferred to Immaculate Heart, Phoenix)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (Pima, Yaqui), Tempe

 

1902-1910 (transferred to St. John’s, Laveen)

St. Anthony Mission (Pima), Sacaton, Gila River Reservation

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1870-1941 bulk

Volume: Few entries among several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and its attended Native American missions and stations.

 

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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