Capital Campaign


This building is shared between the church and the school.

This new beautiful landmark was Blessed and Dedicated on April 9, 2017 by Bishop Deshotel.  Many thanks to Fr. Chester Arceneaux, Mrs. Kay Aillet, Southwest Contractors, Poche’ Prouet Associates, and all of the generous donors who made this great accomplishment possible!

Cathedral Hall will not only impact Cathedral parishioners and school families, but it will impact all of Lafayette and visitors outside of Lafayette. The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is the spiritual home for almost 2,000 families and it’s the church of the Diocese – the Bishop’s church. It plays host to so many functions and now we have the appropriate space to do so and gather as a faith community.

The new hall is a multi-functional facility with the capability of dividing into (5) separate rooms. It accommodates banquet seating for approximately 224 guests, assembly seating for approximately 566, with access to a commercial grade kitchen. This 9,950 square foot space will serve to host parish and Diocesan gatherings, receptions, school functions & alumni reunions, and community events.

We have been given so much through our Catholic faith which allows this community to continue to thrive.  We continue to raise money for the maintenance of Cathedral Hall, please prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible donation, if you have not done so already. Donate online or make checks payable to: Cathedral Church/School Capital Campaign **Contact Sarah Hyde, CCS Development Director with your questions (337) 235-5577.

Thank you for your generous donation and faithful stewardship.