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Simon Lalumiere – Sacramental Record

Simon Petit Lalumiere — Sacramental Record 1830-1836
[Originally Posted January 26, 2006]

• In the earliest days of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Vincennes, the first priest assigned to the new diocese was Simon Petit Lalumiere, a native of Vincennes who knew the area well. Since priests were obliged to keep a record of baptisms, marriages, etc., Lalumiere carried his sacramental record with him. This PDF file is a transcription of the original document, which is located in the Archives of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. When Fr. Lalumiere was sent to St. Joseph Church in Terre Haute, he took the sacramental record with him. When Fr. Bede O’Connor OSB became pastor of the parish, he began using it as well. Initially he registered deaths, but later he began to use it to record First Communions etc. You can view the transcription here


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