MAHNOMEN COUNTY CHURCHES


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ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH 218-935-5083
716 NORTH MAIN STREET, MAHNOMEN, MN 56557

SAINT MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH 218-935-5115
596 SOUTH MAIN STREET, MAHNOMEN, MN 56557

BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH 218-935-2456
PO BOX 207, MAHNOMEN, MN 56557

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH 218-935-5578
222 1ST STREET, MAHNOMEN, MN 56557

NEE GON NEE LUTHERAN CHURCH 218-935-5815
HC 3, MAHNOMEN, MN 56557

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 218-473-2447
PO BOX 35, WAUBUN, MN 56589

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 218-473-3111
1313 MAIN STREET, WAUBUN, MN 56589


The following information is from
Native Guide, MN

MINNESOTA, MAHNOMEN
Diocese of Crookston
St. Michael's Church
Route 1, Box 22
Mahnomen, Minnesota 56557
Phone 218-935-2503

M-83, pub.1984/rev.2003



History: St. Michael's is a non-Indian parish. However, until ca. 1940, the parish included a significant number of Ojibwa Indians.
DATES
HISTORY
1891-1895 Wild Rice River Station attended by Benedictines residing at St. Benedict's Church, White Earth
1895 St. Michael's Mission built at Pembina Settlement
1895-1900 St. Michael's Mission attended by Benedictines residing at St. Benedict's Church, White Earth
1900-1908 St. Michael's Mission attended by Benedictines residing at St. Joseph's Church, Beaulieu 1906 St. Michael's Mission moved to Mahnomen
1908-present St. Michael's is a parish administered by Benedictines (St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota) until 1971 and by diocesan priests from 1971-present

From 1908 to the present, priests at St. Michael's have administered the following missions and stations among the Ojibwa Indians:
DATES
HISTORY
1908-1911 becomes a parish: Assumption Mission, Callaway
1910-1917 transferred to St. Ann's Mission, Waubun St. Francis Xavier, Oklee
1913-1927 transferred to Bejou Station, and in 1916, Immaculate Most Holy Redeemer, Ogema

Conception Mission, Bejou
DATES
HISTORY
1934-1939 transferred to St. Anne's Mission, Naytahwaush St. Joseph's, Beaulieu
1934-1939 transferred to Immaculate Conception Mission, Bejou St. Joseph's, Beaulieu
1934-1939 transferred to St. Agnes Mission, Island Lake St. Joseph's, Beaulieu
1934-1939 transferred to Big Elbow Lake Station St. Joseph's, Beaulieu
1947-present Immaculate Conception Mission, Bejou
1959-1971 transferred to St. Agnes Mission, Island Lake St. Joseph's, Beaulieu

Holdings of Catholic-related records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1900-present
Volume: 2.75 cubic feet
Description: Indian mission records at St. Michael's are not organized according to a classification scheme. Consequently, description is by type of record.
A. Sacramental records, 1900-present, 20 volumes: for St. Michaelís, Mahnomen, and St. Joseph's, Beaulieu, and their Indian missions and stations; baptisms and marriages, and deaths, 1900-present; first communions and confirmations, 1914-present
B. "Status Animarium" or census record, ca.1915, 1 volume: for St. Joseph's Church, Beaulieu; includes names of parents, children, birth and death dates
C. Announcement books, 1912-1951, 7 volumes: for St. Michael's Church, Mahnomen, 1912-1922, 1929, 1932-1934, 1936-1940; and Immaculate Conception Mission, Bejou, 1931-1951
D. Financial records, 1908-1950, 7 volumes: for St. Michael's Church, Mahnomen, day books with receipts and expenditures, 1908-1930; and Immaculate Conception Mission, Bejou, ledger and day books, 1916-1939, 1944-1950
E. Minutes of parish meetings, 1913-1940, 1 volume: for St. Michael's Church, Mahnomen
F. Journals, 1933-1957, 2 volumes: for St. Joseph's Church, Beaulieu, 1933- 1955; includes historical background on the Church, annual historical summaries, and minutes of parish meetings; and Immaculate Conception Mission, Bejou, 1952-1957
G. "Publications of Monthly Services," 1925-1929, 1957-1966, 1 folder: for Immaculate Conception Mission, Bejou


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