GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Louisiana: LA-23

St. Bridget Church
2076 West Main Street
Schreiber, LA 70395

Phone: 985-446-6801 or 985-876-7975
Email: stbridgetchurch@htdiocese.org

 

History: St. Bridget Church, Schreiber, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish with some Native American (e.g. Chitamacha, Choctaw, Houma), parishioners in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux (Archives: Thibodaux, Louisiana).

Before 1900

Chitamacha, Choctaw, and Houma Indians intermarried and settled Terrebonne Parish, including Terrebonne Station

1915-1977 (transferred to Houma-Thibodaux Diocese

New Orleans archdiocesan priests founded and administered St. Bridget Church, Schreiber/ Terrebonne Station

1977-present

Houma-Thibodaux diocesan priests have administered St. Bridget’s

New Orleans archdiocesan priests at St. Bridget attended to St. Louis Chapel, Bayou Blue, which is believed to have had some Native American parishioners:

1912-1915

St. Louis Chapel, Bayou Blue; destroyed by hurricane and eventually rebuilt

1910s-1930s?

St. Louis Chapel, Bayou Blue, continued

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1915-ongoing

Volume: Several entries among several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Bridget Church and St. Louis 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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