Discover 300 years of Catholicism in New Orleans!

Sarah McDonald • Fri, Sep 29 2017 at 8:57am

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As the City of New Orleans prepares to celebrate its Tricentennial, the local Catholic Church is celebrating 300 years of faith in the Crescent City. As Bienville established the city in 1718, he designated the place where the church would be built, and  today, the Catholic Church still stands as the only entity to be part of the society and culture in New Orleans for three centuries.

Come discover more about the rich heritage, historic significance, and modern impact of the Catholic Church in New Orleans and learn more about the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ plans for celebrating 300 years of Catholicism in New Orleans with Archdiocesan Archivist, Dr. Emilie Gagnet Leumas, C.A., and Vicar for Evangelization, Father  David Caron, O.P. Four opportunities to attend:

  • Saturday, October 14 at 10 am at St. Peter Claver  Catholic Church, 1923 St. Philip Street, New Orleans
  • Thursday, October 19 at 7 pm at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 146 Fourth Street, Westwego
  • Tuesday, October 24 at 7 pm at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 13396 River Road, Destrehan
  • Saturday, October 28 at 10 am at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1501 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville

For more information contact the Office of Evangelization  at 504-267-9650 or