University of Notre Dame

Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas 1797/05/03



1797 May 3

Villaprovedo, (O.M.Cap.), Father Joseph de
New Galvez, Louisiana

to (Bishop Luis Penalver y Cardenas
New Orleans, Louisiana)

The census of St. Bernard's parish, New Galvez, gives a total of 315 men, 228 women, a grand total of 543. The population has increased by 51 over last year. 197 persons have made their Easter duty. There is no permanent income; incidental income amounted to 28 pesos. The church is not yet furnished; more solid doors are needed, a purple cope is needed and the ciborium and case for Holy Viaticum need replating. The only funds for these expenses are the offerings given with the stipulation that they be used for the sanctuary lamp and candles for the Exposition on the third Sunday of the month. This church would be quite well taken care of if these alms were added to such income as he talked to Penalver about on a previous occasion.

V-1-a A.D.S. 1p. 4to. (Spanish)

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