Our Lady of the Lake
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Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church was founded as St. Teresa.The original building was of wooden construction and faced Jefferson St.The name change occurred around 1904.Our Lady of the Lake Parish has been serving the Mandeville and Northshore area for over 150 years. In the beginning of our country’s history, the United States was considered mission territory, and many priests from around Europe came here to evangelize. The Reverend Joseph Outendirck, a native of Belgium, was appointed the first pastor of the Church of Mandeville. After Fr. Joseph Outendirck there were many mission priests who served Mandeville. The Benedictines would eventually take over Our Lady of the Lake in the early 20th century and would establish the parish school under the Rev. E.J. Lavaquery.



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