Colville Collection Book Five

Catholicism in the Colville Country
compiled by Patrick J. Graham, 2014
"Catholicism came to the Colville Country from two directions and by two types of Catholic priests. Hudson's Bay Fort Colville at Kettle Falls on the Columbia River had been established in 1825. It immediately became one of the most important Hudson's Bay posts in the Oregon Territory. Most of the men were French Canadian and members of the Catholic faith. In addition, the Hudson's Bay Company employed a number of Iroquois Indians who also were of the Catholic faith....All carried the love of the faith and missed the sacraments of the church...Ten years after the establishment of Fort Colville, 1835, they asked that priests or a priest be sent to this new frontier." Fathers Blanchet and Demers were the first to arrive in November 1838. This is their story and the story of those who came after. ... 140 pages plus index
Chapter 1 - The First Priests
Chapter 2 - The Jesuits
Chapter 3 - The Jesuit Challenges
Chapter 4 - St. Paul's Mission
Chapter 5 - Immaculate Conception, Colville's First Church
Chapter 6 - St. Francis Regis Mission
Chapter 7 - Second Church Built in Colville
Chapter 8 - The Brick Church
Chapter 9 - Father Pash Era
Chapter 10 -  Back into History
Chapter 11 - The New Church
Chapter 12 - Parish Take On New Responsibilities
Chapter 13 - Wyatt A. Goldsmith
Chapter 14 - The Dominicans
Chapter 15 - Father Griva, Church Builder
Chapter 16 - Pia Mission, a Hidden House of God
Chapter 17 - Churches in the Colville Country
Chapter 18 - The Tablets
ISBN #978-0-9846229-2-4