GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Colorado: CO-8

St. Margaret Mary Church
28 East Montezuma Avenue
Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-565-7308
Email: smm@fone.net

 

History: St. Margaret Mary Church, Cortez, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish administered by Theatines, 2005-present. It has had some Ute Indian parishioners, 1942-present.

Pueblo diocesan priests, Vincentians, and Benedictines from St. Margaret Mary had attended Towaoc Mission (Ute), Ute Mountain Reservation, Towaoc, Colorado:

1951-1986

Pueblo diocesan priests from St. Margaret’s, Cortez, established and attended Towaoc Mission

1987-1990

Vincentians (Midwest Province, Chicago, Illinois) attended Towaoc Mission

1991-1992

Benedictines (Mount Michael Abbey, Elkhorn, Nebraska) attended Towaoc Mission

1993-ca. 1998 (closed)

Pueblo diocesan priests from St. Margaret’s, Cortez, attended Towaoc Mission

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Volume: Several entries among many volumes 

Inclusive dates: 1942-ongoing 

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