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

St. Patrick Church
100 Quality Hill Road
P.O. Box 164
Bisbee, AZ 85603

Phone: 520-432-5753
Email: Stpatricks@cableone.net

 

History: St. Patrick and Sacred Heart Churches, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, have been two predominantly non-Native American parishes in the Diocese of Tucson (Archives: Tucson, Arizona). They have been administered by Tucson diocesan priests who attended to St. Michael Mission (Tohono O’odham), Naco. St. Patrick’s, Sacred Heart, and St. Michael’s, all have had a few Native American (Tohono O’odham) parishioners. 

1881-1895

Tucson diocesan priests at Sacred Heart, Tombstone, established and attended St. Patrick Mission

1896-1901

Tucson diocesan priests at Our Lady of Lourdes, Benson, attended St. Patrick’s

1902-present

Became a parish; Tucson diocesan priests have administered St. Patrick Church

1920-1965

Tucson diocesan priests established and administered Sacred Heart Church, Bisbee

Tucson diocesan priests at St. Patrick’s, Bisbee, attended to the following:

1905-1912 (transferred to Sacred Heart, Tombstone)

St. Michael Mission, Naco

1966-1969 (closed)

Sacred Heart Church, Bisbee

1966-present

St. Michael Mission, Naco

Tucson diocesan priests at Sacred Heart, Bisbee, attended St. Michael’s, Naco, 1922-1965

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1881-ongoing  

Volume: Few entries among several volumes 

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Patrick and Sacred Heart Churches and St. Michael 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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