GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
Quebec, Canada: QC-11
St. Regis Church
110 Angus Thomas Memorial Street
St. Regis, QC H0M1A0 Canada
Hours: See website
Access: Some restrictions apply
Copying facilities: Yes
History: Mohawk people and Jesuits founded St. Regis [Akwesasne] and St. Regis Mission (Mohawk), 1752, which has straddled the international border since the establishment of the United States and Canada/ British North America. The parish has been administered as follows:
|1752-1770s||Jesuits (French-Canadian Province) administered St. Regis Mission, St. Regis [Akwesasne]|
|1770s-1892 (transferred to Valleyfield Diocese, Canada)||Diocesan priests (Quebec Archdiocese, Canada) administered St. Regis Mission|
|1880s-1950s||St. Regis Mission administered a parish school staffed by religious sisters or laity|
|1892-1939 (transferred to Jesuit French-Canadian Province)||Diocesan priests (Valleyfield Diocese, Quebec) administered St. Regis Church/ Mission|
|1939-1970s (transferred to Jesuit Northeast Province, United States)||Rev. Michael Karhaienton Jacobs (Mohawk) (1902-1988), S.J. (French-Canadian Province), administered St. Regis|
|1970s-2000s (transferred to Ogdensburg Diocese, United States)||Jesuits (Northeast Province, United States) administered the parish|
|1973-2000 (closed)||Under Sister Mary Christine, S.S.J., of the Mater Dei College (Ogdensburg, New York), Sisters of St. Joseph from the college established a branch campus and taught college courses at Akwesasne|
|1970s-present||Under Sister Mary Christine, S.S.J., Sisters of St. Joseph established Partridge House, Akwesasne, an alcohol and chemical dependency recovery program, and supported the development of the St. Regis Mohawk Health Services and the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Center for parish activities|
|2000s-present||Diocesan priests (Ogdensburg Diocese, New York) have administered St. Regis Church|
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) of Native American parishioners of St. Regis Church. Parish bulletins archived online, 2013-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.