GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Utah: UT-8

St. Helen Church
435 East Second North
Roosevelt, UT 84066

Phone: 435-722-2975

 

History: St. Helen Church, Roosevelt, Duchesne County, Utah, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Salt Lake City (Archives: Salt Lake City, Utah).

1937-1942

Paulist Fathers (Archives: New York, New York) established and administered St. Helen Church (Ute, in part), Roosevelt, Uintah and Ouray Reservation

1943-1950

Benedictines (St. John’s Abbey) (Archives: Collegeville, Minnesota) administered St. Helen’s

1950-1972

Salt Lake City diocesan priests administered St. Helen’s

1972-1973

Jesuits (California Province) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) administered St. Helen’s

1974-1982

Salt Lake City diocesan priests administered St. Helen’s

1982-1984

Servites (U.S.A. Province) (Archives: Chicago, Illinois) administered St. Helen’s

1984-present

Salt Lake City diocesan priests have administered St. Helen’s

Various priests from St. Helen’s have attended the following Ute Indian missions and stations on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation:

1937-1950 (became a mission)

Duchesne station

1937-1950

Whiterocks station

1950-present

Holy Spirit Mission, Duchesne

1950-1980 (became a mission)

Fort Duchesne station

1981-present

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Mission, Fort Duchesne

1981-1982

Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement (Archives: Garrison, New York) established and staffed Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Indian Center (Ute), Fort Duchesne

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1937-ongoing

Volume: Several entries within several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Ute Indian parishioners of St. Helen Church and its attended missions and stations.

  

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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