The archives safeguards official church administrative and sacramental records for the Diocese, parishes and schools. The archives are not open to the public but information is made available to diocesan officials, the Catholic community, historians, and other researchers by request. Pending the nature of the information requested, additional documentation may be required from the inquirer.

Sacramental records are provided for church related purposes, and these are not open to public inspection. Individuals requesting sacramental records must complete a request form. We attempt to respond to all inquiries promptly; however, due to limited staffing, some requests may take up to a week or more to research.

The archives are managed by Jason Kurth, chancellor, who can be contacted at or (515) 237-5061