About Beaumont was a rapidly growing city as the oil industry boomed during world war I and the years immediately following. Father Alexis LaPlante who had established the Blessed Sacrament Parish in down-town Beaumont soon realized the need for another parish in the rapidly growing suburbs.
Property for a cemetery had been purchased in Pear orchard and in 1926 additional property was purchased on Broussard Street across from the cemetery. This area was still rural with unpaved streets and remnants of the Pear Orchards that gave it its name. A mission chapel was built in 1927, donated by a benefactor from Philadelphia. The Church was served as a mission from Blessed Sacrament by Father LaPlante