GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
New Mexico: NM-40
St. Anthony Church
Main Street Highway 63
HC 70, Box 23
Pecos, NM 87552
History: St. Anthony Church, Pecos, San Miguel County, New Mexico, has been a diverse parish of parishioners with Native (e.g. Genizaro, Mestizos, Jemez) and non-Native American ancestry in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe (Archives: Santa Fe, New Mexico).
Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de Porciuncula de los Pecos Mission served Pecos Pueblo
Residents of Pecos Pueblo (Towa) emigrated to Jemez Pueblo (Jemez), which spoke the same language
ca. 1839-1953, 1969-present
On August 2nd or on the following Sunday, the parishioners of St. Anthony/ San Antonio de Pecos Church have continued the annual feast-day celebration honoring Porciuncula with a procession from St. Anthony’s to Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de Porciuncula de los Pecos Mission, now in Pecos National Historical Park, Pecos, New Mexico
Descendants of Pecos Pueblo at Jemez Pueblo have participated in the celebration
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: ca. 1700, 1870-present
Volume: At least .5 cubic foot
Description: The records at St. Anthony Church were not arranged according to a classification scheme when reviewed by a Marquette University archivist, 2006. Consequently, description is by type of record.
/1 Painting of Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de Porciuncula
Inclusive dates: ca. 1700
Volume: 1 item plus digital image
Description: Image from a restored painting at Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de Porciuncula de los Pecos Mission.
/2 Sacramental records
Inclusive dates: 1870-ongoing
Volume: Several entries among many volumes
Description: Records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Anthony Church.
/3 125th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet
Inclusive dates: 1987
Volume: 1 volume
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.