GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Idaho: ID-9

All Saints Church
3330 Fourteenth Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: 208-743-1012
Email: questions@allsaintslewiston.org

 

History: All Saints Church and its two predecessor parishes in Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, have been predominantly Native American (Nez Perce) parishes in the Diocese of Boise (Archives: Boise, Idaho). All Saints was founded, 2009, with the merger of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and St. Stanislaus Church.

History of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Lewiston: 

1920-1939

Jesuits (California, Oregon Provinces) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) established and attended Our Lady of Lourdes Mission (Nez Perce) from St. Stanislaus, Lewiston

1940-present

Became a parish; diocesan priests have administered Our Lady of Lourdes Church    

History of St. Stanislaus Church, Lewiston: 

1890-2000

Jesuits (Turin, California, Oregon Provinces) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) established and administered St. Stanislaus Church (Nez Perce)

2000-present

Benedictines (Mount Angel Abbey) (Archives: St. Benedict, Oregon) have administered St. Stanislaus

Jesuits and Benedictines from St. Stanislaus attended the following Nez Perce Indian missions: 

1909-1930 (became a parish)

St. Theresa Mission, Orofino, Nez Perce Reservation

1920-1939 (became a parish)

Our Lady of Lourdes Mission, Lewiston

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1890-ongoing

Volume: Many records among several volumes

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

 

/1 Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Inclusive dates: 1920-2009

Volume: Many records among several volumes

Description: Sacramental records for Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

 

/2 St. Stanislaus Church

Inclusive dates: 1890-2009

Volume: Many records among several volumes

Description: Sacramental records for St. Stanislaus Church and St. Theresa and Our Lady of Lourdes Missions.

 

/3 All Saints Church

Inclusive dates: 2009-ongoing

Volume: Few records

Sacramental records for All Saints 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.

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