Volume 3: Western United States
California: CA-110

Catholic Church. Diocese of Santa Rosa in California. Chancery
329 Tenth Street
P.O. Box 1297
Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Phone: 707-566-3300
Email: See website (Contact Us)


Hours: See website (Contact Us)


History: The Diocese of Santa Rosa in California was erected for northern California from territory in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of Sacramento, 1962. The Santa Rosa Diocese reported fewer than 1,000 baptized Native American Catholics, 1999. The Santa Rosa Diocese and its predecessors have administered the following Native missions, parishes, and schools in Mendocino, Humboldt, Lake, and Sonoma Counties, California: 

1823-ca. 1840s (no longer Native) (Santa Rosa, 1962)

San Francisco de Solano Mission (Miwok, Pomo, Wintun, Yuki), Sonoma 

1875-1922 (closed) (Santa Rosa, 1962)

St. Turibius Mission/ St. Peter Mission and School (Pomo, Yuki), Kelseyville

1888-1971 (closed) (Santa Rosa, 1962-1971)

St. Patrick Mission (Pomo), Yokayo Rancheria

1893-present (Santa Rosa, 1962-present)

St. Francis Chapel (Pomo), Hopland Rancheria

1904-1940 (Santa Rosa, 1962)

St. Anthony Mission (Pomo), Mendocino

1916-1971 (closed) (Santa Rosa, 1962-1971)

St. Joseph Mission (Pomo), Guidiville Rancheria

1917-1971 (closed) (Santa Rosa, 1962-1971)

St. Dominic Mission (Pomo), Pinoleville Rancheria, Ukiah, Mendocino County


St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church/ Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Mission and Tekakwitha Center (Hupa), Hoopa, Hoopa Reservation, Humboldt County 


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1823-1840, 1982-ongoing

Volume: Ca. .1 cubic foot 

Description: The Diocese of Santa Rosa Archives were not arranged according to a classification scheme when reviewed by a Marquette University Archivist, 2006. Consequently, this description is by record type. 


/1 Sacramental Records

Inclusive dates: 1823-1840 

Volume: At least 1 reel of microfilm, in part

Description: San Francisco de Solano Mission, Sonoma, with baptisms, marriages and deaths. For sacramental records regarding all other parishes, contact that parish or its successor.


/2 Diocesan Newspaper

Inclusive dates: 1982-present

Volume: Few articles possible

Description: The Redwood Crosier is believed to have contained a few articles on Native Americans and Catholic evangelization in the diocese.


Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.