Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

914 St. John Street (physical address)
515 Cathedral St, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 (mail)
Phone:  337-232-1322
Welcome to the website of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette, Louisiana.  We at the Cathedral welcome you as Christ would welcome you.  As you read through our story and ministries, it is our prayer that you will be filled with peace, peace that is only as the Lord gives.
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Deacon Alex Albert's Homily

July 26, 2015

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B



We, the Cathedral Family, keep in prayer the families of:

Ted Louis Christ 
December 17, 1928  -  July 25, 2015

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Ted Louis Christ at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 28 at the Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Opelousas, followed by the Rite of Committal in the Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery in Opelousas. Monsignor Keith DeRouen will celebrate the Mass. Ted Christ, age 86, a native of Opelousas and resident of Lafayette, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Our Lady of the Oaks Nursing Home in Lafayette, LA. Mr. Christ proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. He worked and retired from Himel Motor Supply, was Grand Knight at the Knights of Columbus Council 1286, and was a member of the Marine Corp League. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

The family requests visiting hous [LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas] on Monday, July 27 from 5:00-9:00 pm and Tuesday at 8:00 am until service time at 10:00 am. The Knights of Columbus Council 1286 will pray the rosary at 7:00 p.m. on Monday. LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home is at 2845 S. Union St, Opelousas, 942-2638.

The family requests that donations in Ted Christ's name be made to the Knights of Columbus Council 1286 and The Marine Corp League.


Lelia Dartez Patin
February 16, 1926 - July 29, 2015

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial in Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette, celebrating the life of Lelia Dartez Patin, 89, who died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Lafayette General Medical Center. She will be laid to rest in St. John Cemetery Mausoleum in Lafayette. Reverend Monsignor Keith DeRouen, Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Opelousas, will be the Celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services.

She was a devout Catholic, a member of the Catholic Daughters, and a parishioner of St. John's Cathedral for the past 70 years. A Rosary will be recited on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM in Martin & Castille's DOWNTOWN Location. The family requests that visitation be observed on Friday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM and will continue on Saturday from 8:00 AM until time of services.View the obituary and guestbook online at

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