St. James Parish - Churches

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By understanding the history of the Catholic Church in St. James Parish, tracing your genealogy can be rather easy. This section will provide you with the information needed to research your St. James Parish ancestors.

Please note that Genealogical research for Catholic Sacramental Records can be found for 1707-1894 in the Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records books which can be ordered from the Archives Department of the Diocese of Baton Rouge or found in most local libraries. For periods 1894-1920 you must write to the Diocese Archives for information. For more information click here. For records from 1920-current you must write to the individual churches below. Please use P.O. Boxes where given for mailing purposes. Each church establishes it's own procedures for genealogical research.

In the near future this information will be updated to give specific holdings of each church and the records available for that parish.

St. James Catholic Church
6613 Hwy 18 (River Road)
St. James, Louisiana 70086-9100
(225) 265-4225
Parish Established: 1757

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
6484 Hwy 44 (River Road)
P.O. Box 65
Convent, Louisiana 70723-0065

(225) 562-3211

Mission Established: 1807
Parish Established: 1812
Current Church Built: 1831
Enlarged in: 1876

Our Lady of Peace
Catholic Church
13281 Hwy 644
Vacherie, Louisiana
(225) 265-3953
Parish Established: 1877

St. Mary Catholic Church
Mission Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel
Hwy 44 (River Road)
Union, Louisiana 70723
Mission Established: 1831
Current Church Built: 1875

St. Joseph Catholic Church
2130 Rectory Street (River Road)
P.O. Box 129
Paulina, Louisiana 70763-0129
(225) 869-5751
Mission Established: 1849
Parish Established: 1900
Current Church Built: 1921

St. Philip Catholic Church
1175 Hwy 18 (River Road)
Vacherie, Louisiana
(225) 265-4085
Parish Established: 1873

St. Philomena Chapel
(originally named St. Vincent de Paul)
Mission of St. Joseph
Mission Established: 1874
Chapel Destroyed: 1965
(Hurricane Betsy)

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church
Mission Chapel of Sacred Heart of Jesus
2350 Louisiana Avenue
Lutcher, Louisiana 70071
Mission Established: 1904
Current Church Built: 1982

  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
616 East Main Street
P.O. Drawer 1501
Gramercy, Louisiana
(225) 869-5324
Mission Established: 1920
Parish Established: 1961
Current Church Built: 1955


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