GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Oregon: OR-14

St. James Church
1145 Northeast First Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Phone: 503-472-5232
Email: See website (Information: Contacts)

 

History: St. James Church, McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon (Archives: Portland, Oregon). Various priests and women religious at St. James have attended to the following Native American missions in Yamhill County, Oregon.

1881-ca. 1940

St. Patrick Mission (Cayuse), Yam Hill/ Muddy Creek, Yamhill County

1901-1908, 1985-2000, 2002-present

St. Michael the Archangel Mission (Grand Ronde), Grande Ronde, Grand Ronde Reservation

St. Michael the Archangel Mission, Grand Ronde Reservation:

1859-1861

Portland in Oregon archdiocesan priests at St. Paul’s, St. Paul, attended the Grand Ronde Reservation station (Grand Ronde)

1861-1864

Portland in Oregon archdiocesan priests at St. Peter’s, The Dalles, established and attended to St. Michael the Archangel Mission, Grand Ronde Reservation

1864-1897

Became a parish; Portland in Oregon archdiocesan priests administered St. Michael’s

ca. 1874-ca. 1946

Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (California Province) (Archives: Los Gatos, California) established and staffed St. Michael’s School

1881-1882

Benedictine Sisters of Pontifical Jurisdiction (Archives: St. Joseph, Minnesota) staffed the school

1898-1899, 1909-1985

Salvatorians (U.S.A. Province) (Archives: Milwaukee, Wisconsin) administered St. Michael’s

ca. 1930-1969

Salvatorians at St. Michael’s staffed the Grand Ronde Vocational School

1900-1901

Benedictines (Mount Angel Abbey) (Archives: St. Benedict, Oregon) administered St. Michael’s

1901-1908

Portland in Oregon archdiocesan priests at St. James, McMinnville, attended to St. Michael’s

1906

Jesuits (Turin Province) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) administered St. Michael’s

ca. 1945-1970 (closed)

Salvatorians at St. Michael’s attended to St. Augustine Mission/ Oceanlake station (Siletz), Oceanlake, Lincoln County

1946-1968 (closed)

Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon staffed St. Michael School

1985-2000

Portland in Oregon archdiocesan priests at St. James, McMinnville, attended to St. Michael’s

1999-2002

Augustinians (St. Augustine Province) (Archives: San Diego, California) administered St. Michael’s

2002-present

Portland in Oregon archdiocesan priests at St. James, McMinnville, attended to St. Michael’s

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1875-ongoing

Volume: Several volumes 

Description: Sacramental (e.g. baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel and St. Patrick Missions.     

 

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.

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