This cathedral was built in the Dutch Romanesque style. The Cathedral grounds include a 500 year old oak tree and cemetary ... More
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist
This cathedral was built in the Dutch Romanesque style. The Cathedral grounds include a 500 year old oak tree and cemetary dating from 1821 while the museum chronicles the parish history through artifacts, documents and memorabilia.
Reviews for Cathedral of St John the Evangelist: 6
My Church since 1944
By A Yahoo Contributor, 8/12/08
I went to school at Cathedral High and attended mass at St. John's Cathedral for all these years except for my duties in the service. I was married there on Jan 7, 1957. His Excellency Maurice Schexnayder, Auxillary Bishop officiated at my wedding. And my wife and I still attend the 11 am mass every Sunday. My five children were baptized and married there. I have seen so many changes over the years. One of the best things every to happen to me is becoming an alter boy when I was in the fifth grade untill I finish school in 1954. In my religion class I was selected to interview Biship Jules Jeanmard, the first bishop of Lafayette. Such a beautiful man of God. As you can see I have ties to this beautiful Cathedral.
I was baptized in this Church, As soon as I stepped in the only word that comes to mind is "beautifu" The way the church is lit up, the music they chose, all was well. If you are catholic in general. You should go to this church.
I attended a Sunday Mass at St. John's during Advent 2006. The grounds outside and the architecture inside and out are gorgeous. The excellent choir, organ, and reverent atmosphere made the day so special for me! (The choir needs to produce CD's, if they don't already do so!) The people were very friendly and welcoming. This church definitely made a great first-impression on me.
There was NOTHING to dislike about this tree. It MUST be the most magnifcant site in all of Louisiana. It was in January of 2007 when we visited it in the pouring down rain but I HAD to go and stand under it even in the rain. Was so glad that I did. The St. John Catheral is well kept and beautiful, too.
I had my wedding at the Cathedral on January 7th. It was the most beautiful setting for our most special occasion. The staff was wonderfully accommodating and gracious, especially since we moved our wedding from New Orleans to Lafayette after Hurricane Katrina.
The beautifully decorated cathedral symbolized the sentiment of the occasion and will be cherished in my heart for many years to come.