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Morgan City in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church

 
 
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May 13, 2005
1. Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1859, Father J.J. Claris offered the first mass in Brashear, as Morgan City was called up to the centennial year of the nation. The patron saint originally was St. Justin The Martyr, later St. Clotilda, Queen of France. During the tenure of the first pastor, Fr. Mathurin Chapin, the titular became The Sacred Heart of Jesus. Gradually built from 1902 to 1924, the present church was constructed during the pastorate of Fr. Andrew Souby (1898-1935), who for years also ministered to Berwick, Ramos, Bayou Boeuf, Bayou L'Ourse, Gibson, Donner and Chacahoula. Holy Cross Parish was formed out of Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1964.
 
Erected by Archdiocese Bicentennial Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 29° 41.623′ N, 91° 12.344′ W. Marker is in Morgan City, Louisiana, in St. Mary Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Union Street and Third Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 Union Street, Morgan City LA 70380, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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May 13, 2005
2. Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church
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within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Years (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Governor Jared Young Sanders Memorial Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Morgan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Star (approx. Ό mile away); Atchafalaya River (approx. Ό mile away); a different marker also named Atchafalaya River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Morgan City Floodwalls (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan City.
 
Also see . . .  Sacred Heart Of Jesus Roman Catholic Church. (Submitted on August 5, 2015.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2015. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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