GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Arizona: AZ-14

St. Michael Church
314 Dodson Street
P.O. Drawer F
Gila Bend, AZ 85337

Phone: 928-683-6463

 

History: St. Michael Church, Gila Bend, Maricopa County, Arizona, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Phoenix (Archives: Phoenix, Arizona). It has been administered by Phoenix diocesan priests and others who have attended to St. Lucy Mission (Tohono O’odham), San Lucy, Arizona.

1885-1915

Tucson diocesan priests at Immaculate Conception, Phoenix, established and attended St. Lucy/ Ss. Simon and Jude Mission (Tohono O’odham), San Lucy/ Paloma Ranch/ Gila Bend

1915-1916

Franciscans (St. John the Baptist Province) (Archives: Cincinnati, Ohio; archives bulk: St. Michaels, Arizona, and Tucson, Arizona) at St. John’s, Laveen, attended to St. Lucy’s

1916-1957

Tucson diocesan priests at Immaculate Conception, Ajo, attended to St. Lucy’s

1957-1963

Franciscans (Santa Barbara Province) (Archives: Santa Barbara, California) at San Solano Missions, Topawa, attended to St. Lucy’s

1963-1986

Jesuits (California Province) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) at St. Michael’s, Gila Bend, attended to St. Lucy’s

1986-1987

Society of the Atonement (Archives: Garrison, New York) at St. Michael’s, Gila Bend, attended St. Lucy’s

1987-1995

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (Los Angeles Province) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) at St. Michael’s, Gila Bend, attended St. Lucy’s

1995-1996

Salvatorians (U.S.A. Province) (Archives: Milwaukee, Wisconsin) at St. Michael’s, Gila Bend, attended St. Lucy’s

1996-2001

Congregation of Holy Cross (Midwest Province) (Archives: Notre Dame, Indiana) at St. Michael’s, Gila Bend, attended St. Lucy’s

2001-present

Phoenix diocesan priests at St. Michael’s, Gila Bend, have attended to St. Lucy’s

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1963-ongoing

Volume: Several entries within many volumes 

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Lucy Mission.

 

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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