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Loved attending mass here when we lived in Lafayette! Always a beautiful service. The music was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Veronica B
Lafayette, Louisiana
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Beautiful place of worship

I have attended numerous weekday noon masses here at the cathedral. Beautiful way to spend your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This quasi-Romanesque brick cathedral in Lafayette is worth a look.
515 Cathedral St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6701
+1 337-232-1322
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved attending mass here when we lived in Lafayette! Always a beautiful service. The music was amazing and the sermons were always just what I needed to hear.

Thank Veronica B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have attended numerous weekday noon masses here at the cathedral. Beautiful way to spend your lunch hour, refreshing your soul and adding a calming effect to an otherwise hectic work day.

Thank Gweneth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Lafayette and I always try to bring guests here. If you like nature, the tree is breathtaking; if you like history, the cemetery is fascinating (take a French speaker with you), if you like churches, this one is impressive for the south,...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is a wonderful example of Dutch Romanesque Revival style. The structure was completed in 1916 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The land was donated to the Catholic Church in 1821 bny...More

Thank Sowellman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a noon daily Mass —- inspiring sermon and beautiful ritual. Take time to soak in the stories of the stained glass windows.

Thank jansonatrip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful Catholic church that has been in this town for many years, but the must see thing is the over 400 year old oak tree that is on the property. This amazing tree is being protected by a fence but is a...More

Thank Andree D
Reviewed 11 June 2018

An impressive design and facade. The grounds are also very nice, and the large oak tree adjacent to the cathedral is worth the visit on its own.

Thank John W
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped by the cathedral on our way to New Orleans. They have a little museum and a gift shop next to the cathedral. The lady that takes care of the museum is such a sweet lady I forgot her name but she gave us...More

Thank myprettysamie
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Attended a 9:00 am Sunday service. Beautiful sanctuary, wonderful pipe organ, excellent soloist and especially good homily. We visited while on vacation, are not catholic, but the Word was preached!

Thank baritonebilly
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Mass was ok-it’s basically the same Mass everywhere, right? Service was ok but there is quite an echo from the pulpit which made it difficult for us to hear. That is our only complaint.

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Response from Marsha L | Reviewed this property |
They were having a funeral mass so we were not allowed to go in. We were able to tour the grounds and take photos. I am not sure, but I think it would be OK inside.
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