GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Louisiana: LA-18

Our Lady of the Rosary Church
12911 East Main Street
Larose, LA 70373

Phone: 985-693-3433
Email: holyrosarylarose@htdiocese.org

 

History: Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Larose, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish with a few Native American parishioners (e.g. Chitamacha, Choctaw, Houma) in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux (Archives: Thibodaux, Louisiana).

1850s-1873

New Orleans archdiocesan priests from northern Lafourche Parish attended Bayou Lafourche Chapel, Bayou Lafourche

1873-1977 (transferred to Houma-Thibodaux Diocese)

New Orleans archdiocesan priests founded and administered Our Lady of the Rosary/ Notre Dame du Rosaire Church, Larose

1977-present

Houma-Thibodaux diocesan priests administered Our Lady of the Rosary

New Orleans archdiocesan priests at Notre Dame du Rosaire attended chapels in southern Lafourche Parish that served Native Americans in part:

Ca. 1910-1915 (became a parish)

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church/ Golden Meadow Chapel, Golden Meadow

Ca. 1910-1915 (became a parish)

Cote Blanche Chapel, Cut Off/ Cote Blanche

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1873-ongoing

Volume: Few records among several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of Our Lady of the Rosary 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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