GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Louisiana: LA-8

Holy Family Church
P.O. Box 87
Dulac, LA 70353

Phone: 985-563-2325
Email: holyfamilychurch@htdiocese.org

 

History: Holy Family Church, Dulac, Terrebonne 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

By 1915-1952

New Orleans archdiocesan priests from St. Eloi, Theriot, attended Holy Family Mission, Dulac/ Grand Caillou

1952-1977 (transferred to Houma-Thibodaux Diocese)

Became a parish; New Orleans archdiocesan priests administered Holy Family Church

1977-2000s

Houma-Thibodaux diocesan priests administered Holy Family

1952-1980s

Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Eucharist of the Third Order of St. Dominic (now Dominican Sisters of Peace) (Archives: Columbus, Ohio) taught religious education

1990s-present

Houma-Thibodaux diocesan priests administered Holy Family

1990-1990s

Rev. Roch Naquin (Houma), a Houma-Thibodaux diocesan priest, administered Holy Family

New Orleans archdiocesan priests at Holy Family attended the following station and chapel with some Native American parishioners:

(Transferred from St. Eloi, Theriot) 1952-1960s

King Bayou station

1960s-1980s (closed)

Cure d’Ars Chapel, Dulac

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1952-ongoing

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for the Native American parishioners of Holy Family Church and its station and chapel.

 

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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