HISTORY OF SAINT MAURICE PARISH
The Catholic community of St. Maurice was founded Nov. 7, 1852. Father Charles Mangin, who was an assistant priest at the Ursuline Convent, celebrated a Mass at Faubourg LaCourie near the military installation which is now Jackson Barracks. The mass was celebrated in the home of a parishioner who had allowed his home to be used as a chapel.
The present St. Maurice Church was completed in 1857 and solemnly blessed on Dec. 13, 1852. The property, consisting of five lots bounded by Royal, St. Maurice, Tricou and Chartres streets, had been purchased in 1852 for the church . Even though the parish was located in New Orleans, it served the residents of upper St. Bernard and is still considered an important part of the St. Bernard community.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Those Places Thursday- St. Maurice Church, New Orleans
My Aunt gave me a most precious gift the other day, a copy of my grandmother's baptismal certificate. There was not much information listed that I did not already know except for the names of her godparents. The most important thing to me was finding out which church she was baptized in. I know she had told me many times during my childhood, but now many years later I could not remember which church it was. There are several Catholic Churches in the New Orleans area, so now I am saved the time and effort of searching for the correct one. Now on my next visit I will be sure to stop by and visit a moment. Just as we used to when we were visiting with her.