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Cathedral of St John the Evangelist

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Address: 515 Cathedral St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6701
Phone Number: 337-232-1322
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This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.

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beautiful church

this beautiful church has a number of mass times for any schedule there were greeters waiting at the doors to welcome us we found the history very interesting, there is a museum!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Duson, Louisiana
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Duson, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this beautiful church has a number of mass times for any schedule there were greeters waiting at the doors to welcome us we found the history very interesting, there is a museum!

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place that has deep ties in my family. My great great uncle Bishop Jules Jeanmard (first Bishop of Lafayette) is buried inside the Cathedral. So much rich history and the organ is something everyone should hear at least once.

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Lafayette, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before I move to another parish I used to not only attend weekly Mass at St. Johns I was an Usher. The building is magnificently beautiful with travertine floors, a brick siding and wooden pews. It was constructed in the traditional cruciform style of Catholic churches everywhere. During High Mass at 11 AM on Sunday the choir sings. Whenever I... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a classic cathedral. I'm a church viewer. I have both attended services in this cathedral and have enjoyed just sitting in it. My brother and his wife married here some 20 plus years ago. The grounds are amazing although you cannot get to the old oak anymore.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended the 11 am Sunday Mass and felt very welcomed as a family. Check out the old historic trees in the garden.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

St John Cathedral offers two main draws for visitors: an historic church and a massive live oak tree: a side-by-side, totally free, two-for-one deal that is worth an hour of your time. Not worth driving hours to see, but if you’re headed to Lafayette for a different reason, or even just driving past Lafayette on I-10, I’d definitely recommend taking... More 

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Lafayette, La
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

A well maintained old Church, interesting cemetery to rear of Church. It is the center of the down town area and is the seat of the Diocese . Beautiful live oak on side of Church

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

What a privilege it is visit a beautiful church and grounds, knowing grounds were donated by my great, great, great, great, g/f. Well maintained, and reverant liturgies.

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Westmont, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Highly recommend to see the beautiful old live oak tree outside the cathedral Definitely worth the trip

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Shreveport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This stunning, elegant old cathedral draws you in. Surrounded by gigantic palm trees and garden walkways, it asks you to step inside. Open to the public, we walked in to find glorious stained glass windows and beautifully candle-lit alters asking you to stay a while. The 500 year old Cathedral Oak tree, one of the world oldest live oaks, stretches... More 

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