“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Morgan City in Saint Mary Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
Location. 29° 41.623′ N, 91° 12.344′ W. Marker is in Morgan City, Louisiana, in Saint 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are 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
Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church image. Click for full size.
May 13, 2005
2. Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Star (approx. mile away); Atchafalaya River (approx. 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.)
Categories. Churches & Religion
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2015. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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