GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-3

St. Agnes Church
501 East Main Street
P.O. Box 206
Antlers, OK 74523

Phone: 580-298-5204
https://dioceseoftulsa.org/parishfinder

 

History: St. Agnes has been a predominantly non-Native American parish, first in the Diocese of Oklahoma City, 1897-1973, and now in the Diocese of Tulsa, 1973-present.

1897-1945

Rev. William H. Ketcham and Oklahoma City diocesan priests established and administered St. Mary of the Angels School (Choctaw) and St. Agnes Church/ Chapel (Choctaw)

1897-1898

Sisters of St. Joseph (unknown) staffed St. Mary’s School

1898-1902

Sisters of St. Rose of Lima (Texarkana, Texas) staffed St. Mary’s School

1902-1945

Sisters of Divine Providence (San Antonio Texas) staffed St. Agnes/ Mary’s

1945

A tornado destroyed St. Agnes Church and School along with some sacramental records; only the church was rebuilt

1945-1982

Diocesan priests (Oklahoma City, 1945-1973; Tulsa, 1973-1982) attended St. Agnes from Immaculate Conception, Hugo

1982-present

Glenmary Home Missioners (Cincinnati, Ohio) have administered St. Agnes

Oklahoma City diocesan priests from St. Agnes attended the following missions and station among the Choctaw Indians:    

1897-1925 (closed)

Tuskahoma station

1909-1912 (transferred to St. William's, Durant)

St. William Mission, Boswell

1909-1912 (transferred to Blessed Sacrament, Coalgate)

St. Henry Mission, Bentley

1919-1933 (closed)

St. William Mission, Boswell

1923-1945 (became a parish)

Immaculate Conception/ St. Patrick Mission, Hugo

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1918-ongoing

Volume: Several records within multiple volumes volumes

Description: Sacramental records for St. Agnes Church and its Native American missions and station; baptisms, 1918-ongoing, marriages, 1920-ongoing, deaths, 1928-ongoing, first communions, 1950-ongoing, and confirmations, 1935-ongoing.

 

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.

New1984/rev2003-2018

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


Marquette Archives