GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-38

St. Benedict Church
632 North Kickapoo Avenue
Shawnee, OK 74801

Phone: 405-275-0001
Email: stbenedict.office@sbcglobal.net
http://www.stbenedictchurch.net/

 

History: St. Benedict Church has been a predominantly non-Native American parish with some Native American parishioners (e.g. Shawnee, Potawatomi, Sac and Fox, Kickapoo).

1895-1920s

Benedictines (now St. Gregory's Abbey, Shawnee, Oklahoma) established and administered St. Benedict Church

1920s-present

Oklahoma City arch/diocesan priests have administered St. Benedict’s

Benedictines from St. Benedict's attended the following stations and a mission among Native Americans:

1896-1898 (transferred to Our Lady of Sorrows, Chandler)

Sac and Fox Reservation station (Sac and Fox)

1898-1925 (closed)

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Mission (Shawnee), Tecumseh

1911-1925 (closed)

Wewoka station (Seminole)

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1895-ongoing

Volume: At least 1 cubic foot

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Benedict Church and its attended stations and mission; baptisms, 1895-ongoing, marriages, 1896-ongoing, deaths, 1898-ongoing, first communions, 1903-ongoing, and confirmations, 1905-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