St. John the Baptist Catholic Church to celebrate 150th anniversary

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church to celebrate 150th anniversary

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will kick off the celebration of its 150th anniversary on Sunday, June 27th with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 11:00 AM followed by an anniversary luncheon.

Honored guests for the occasion include Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States and Bishop Francis Malone of the Diocese of Shreveport.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church was established by Father Francois LeVezouet of Brittany, France as a permanent mission in 1871. Father LeVezouet oversaw the construction of a frame church building and church cemetery, the acquisition of land for the residence of a priest, and the installation of the church’s first resident pastor, Father J. A. Aubree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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