GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Louisiana: LA-10

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church
723 North Bayou Drive
Golden Meadow, LA 70357

Phone: 985-475-5428
Email: olps@mobiletel.com

 

History: Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Golden Meadow, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, has been a predominantly Native American (e.g. Chitamacha, Choctaw, Houma) parish in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux (Archives: Thibodaux, Louisiana).

Before 1915

Chitamacha, Choctaw, and Houma Indians intermarried and settled Dulac/ Grand Caillou and nearby Bayou Little Caillou and Bayou Terrebonne

1915-1940

New Orleans archdiocesan priests celebrated the first local mass, founded, and administered Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church

1935-1930s

A lay teacher staffed a parish grade school

1940-1980s

La Salette Missionaries (now Mary, Mother of the Americas Province) (Archives: Attleboro, Maine) administered Our Lady of Prompt Succor

1990-1990s

Houma-Thibodaux diocesan priests administered the parish

1990s

A priest of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate served as a pastoral associate

Ca. 2000-2000s

A Jesuit served as a pastoral associate

Ca. 2005

A sister of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart served as a pastoral associate

Ca. 2010s-present

The Carmelites of Mary Immaculate have administered the parish

La Salette Missionaries from Our Lady of Prompt Succor attended the following missions among Native Americans:

1950-1960s

St. Amelia Chapel, Golden Meadow

1970-1990s

Our Lady of La Salette Mission, Golden Meadow

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1915-ongoing

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for the Native American parishioners of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church and its attended missions.

 

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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