Archbishop Francis A Janssens Council 3068
2320 Paris Rd
Chalmette, LA 70043
Council Activities The Archbishop Francis A Janssens Council meets in the Rectory meeting room of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Chalmette at 2320 Paris Road.
Council Meetings Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each Month. In case of conflicting meeting room schedules, we may meet in the school cafeteria or another announced location. Meeting dates subject to change on Holidays.
About Our Council Archbishop Francis A Janssens Council was founded on June 15, 1947 in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans near the former site of Holy Cross High School. At some point, the Council was relocated to St. Robert Bellarmine in Arabi, LA. Because of extensive damage to the campus by Hurricane Katrina, St. Robert Bellarmine was closed. For a limited amount of time after Hurricane Katrina our meetings were held at St. Benilde Parish in Metairie while we looked for a new home. We approached Fr. Danny of O.L.P.S. to inquire about the possibility of moving to O.L.P.S. parish. We were welcomed with open arms. The Council is named after Francis August Anthony Joseph Janssens (October 17, 1843—June 9, 1897), a Dutch-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Natchez (1881–1888) and Archbishop of New Orleans (1888–1897). The Francis A Janssens Council works closely with Our Lady of Prompt Succor Parish in Chalmette, providing funds for various projects, members being active participants in their parish including operating the Crawfish Fried Rice / Corn and Crawfish Soup booth at both the Louisiana Crawfish Festival and the O.L.P.S. Tomato Festival. Due to Hurricane Katrina devastating the St. Bernard area on 8-29-2005, our members are now located throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and as far away as Texas.