GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Colorado: CO-17

St. Bernadette Church. Kateri Community of Colorado 
7240 West Twelfth Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80214

Phone: 303-233-1523
Email: stbernparish@gmail.com

 

History: St. Bernadette Church has been a predominantly non-Native American parish administered by Denver archdiocesan priests. It had some Native American parishioners (e.g. Apache, Dakota-Lakota, Navajo, Ojibwa, Ute) who founded the Kateri Catholic Indian Community of Colorado, which has been based at St. Bernadette’s, 1985-present.

After 1960

Denver area Native Americans established the Kateri Catholic Indian Community of Colorado

1968-1999

Rev. John Q O’Connell, C.M. (-1999), of the Vincentians and an associate pastor of St. Bernadette’s, served the Kateri Community

1999-ongoing

As a ministry of the parish, Denver archdiocesan priests at St. Bernadette’s have attended the Kateri Community

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: ca. 1960-ongoing

Volume: Several entries within several volumes 

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

 

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.

new2006/rev2019

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


Marquette Archives