St. James Catholic Church Parish Celebrates 250 Years

By Pam Folse Contributing Writer

The congregation of St. James Catholic Church, along with former members, family and friends, celebrated the 250th anniversary of the Parish on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Bishop Robert Muench of the Diocese of Baton Rouge was the main celebrant and Father Matthew McCaughey, pastor, was the homilist.

Both the church and civil parish are named after James, a disciple of Jesus, the patron of Jacques Cantrelle, who donated the land for the creation of the Parish.

 

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