GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-44

Holy Ghost Church
120 West Sequoyah Avenue
Vinita, OK 74301

Phone: 918-256-2281
Email: holyghostvinita@gmail.com
https://dioceseoftulsa.org/parishfinder

 

History: Holy Ghost Church, Vinita, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish.

1877-1887

Benedictines (St. Benedict’s Abbey, Shawnee, Oklahoma) attended Vinita station (Cherokee) from Sacred Heart Mission, Konawa/ Sacred Heart

1887-1888

Benedictines attended Vinita station from St. Joseph’s, Krebs

1888-1892

Benedictines attended Vinita station from St. John’s, McAlester

1892-1895

Oklahoma City diocesan priests attended Vinita station from Assumption, Muskogee

1895-1925

Became a parish; Oklahoma City diocesan priests administered Holy Ghost Church

1898-1899

Benedictine Sisters (St. Scholastica Monastery, Fort Smith/ Shoal Creek, Arkansas) established and staffed Sacred Heart Institute (Cherokee)

1899-1903

Sisters of Mount Carmel (Lacombe/ New Orleans, Louisiana) staffed the Institute

1903-1920s (No longer Native)

Sisters of Divine Providence (San Antonio, Texas) staffed the Institute

1925-1920s (no longer Native)

Society of the Precious Blood (unknown) administered Holy Ghost

Oklahoma City diocesan priests from Holy Ghost attended the following missions and stations among Native Americans:

1895-1902 (transferred to St. Mary's, Quapaw)

St. Mathias Mission (Cayuga), Cayuga

1895-1904 (closed)

Grove station (Cherokee)

1895-1909 (closed)

Chouteau station (Cherokee)

1895-1910 (closed)

Prior Creek station (Cherokee)

1895-1915 (closed)

Adair station (Cherokee)

1895-1925 (closed)

Chelsea station (Cherokee)

1896-1909 (closed)

Echo Schoolhouse station (Cherokee)

1896-1909 (closed)

Opeechee station (Cherokee)

1896-1909 (closed)

Ruby station (Cherokee)

1898-1925 (closed)

Afton station (Cherokee)

1899-1909 (became a mission)

Welch station (Cherokee)

1909-1927 (transferred to Sacred Heart, Miami) (no longer Native)

St. Anne Mission (Cherokee), Welch

1901-1915 (closed)

Centralia station (Cherokee)

1915-1925 (closed)

St. Mathias Mission (Cayuga), Cayuga

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1867, 1869, 1892-1920s 

Volume: 2 volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for the Native American parishioners of Holy Ghost Church, Sacred Heart Institute, and their attended missions and stations: baptisms, 1867, 1869, 1892-ca. 1920s, marriages, 1895-ca. 1920s, deaths, 1910-ca. 1920s, first communions, 1909-ca. 1920s, and confirmations, 1895-1903. 

 

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