Volume 3: Western United States
New Mexico: NM-19

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
415 East Green Street
Gallup, NM 87301

Phone: 505-722-6644


History: The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico, has been a mixed parish with parishioners of Native (e.g. Navajo, Tewa) and non-Native American ancestry in the Diocese of Gallup (Archives: Gallup, New Mexico). Gallup diocesan priests at Sacred Heart attended to the following Native American missions in New Mexico: 

1899-1920 (became a parish)

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Halona Mission (Zuni), Zuni Pueblo, Zuni Reservation

1900-1910 (became a parish)

St. Joseph Mission (Laguna [Keresan]), Laguna Pueblo, Laguna Reservation

1900-1920 (transferred to St. Joseph’s, Laguna)

San Estevan del Rey Mission (Acoma [Keresan]), Acoma Pueblo, Acoma Reservation

1948-1950 (became a parish)

St. Mary/ Immaculate Conception Mission (Navajo), Tohatchi, Navajo Reservation 

1948-1950 (transferred to St. Mary’s, Tohatchi)

St. Anthony Mission (Navajo), Naschitti, Navajo Reservation


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: ca. 1899-ongoing

Volume: Several entries among at least 31 volumes

Description: Sacramental records for Native American parishioners of Sacred Heart Cathedral and its attended Native American missions.

A. Baptisms, at least 18 volumes

B. All other sacraments combined, i.e. first communions, confirmations, marriages, burials, at least 13 volumes


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.