social justice group in Slidell studies Native American Catholics | News from the community of St. Tammany


St. Margaret Mary’s Department of Social Justice and St. Luke the Evangelist Multicultural Committee will present a free screening of a new Knights of Columbus film titled “Enduring Faith: The Story of Native American Catholics”.

The event is available in person or online via ZOOM starting at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church Evangelism Center, 1050 Blvd. at Slidell. A question-and-answer session will follow the 66-minute film.

The event will include guest speakers and an exhibit on Native Americans from the historic town of Bonfouca. After the Trail of Tears, when it was illegal to be an Indian outside the reservation system in Oklahoma, these tribal members were left alone while providing many resources that established what is now St. Tammany Parish and New Orleans. Many were the converts of the Reverend Adrien Roquette, the famous missionary whom they called Chahta Ima.

The public is invited to register to attend or receive a Zoom link to participate by emailing [email protected], calling the St. Margaret Mary’s Church office at (985) 643-6124 or by registering online at

The Northshore Racial Harmony Ministry is coordinated by the St. Margaret Mary’s Racial Harmony Ministry as an inter-parish fellowship in the parish of St. Tammany, active with the Racial Harmony office of the archdiocese of New Orleans. To reach them, send an email to [email protected]

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