Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church

The Cathedral

The magnificent Cathedral on the Bayou was built in the late 1920s. The huge Roman Basilica style building is 70 feet wide by 250 feet long and is considered the purest example of Italian Romanesque architecture in the South. It features a beautiful water fountain and courtyard leading to massive exterior columns matched by huge oak doors.

Inside, the long walkway to the altar is marked by more columns and intricate stained glass windows made in Germany after World War II. The balestrino altar, handsome campanile and portico, plus the use of marble for the altar and communion rail, add to the elegance of this great cathedral.

Cathedral Location

57805 Main Street
Plaquemine, LA 70764
Phone: 225-687-2402
Visit the Church website.


Saint John Parish Life Center

Attached is the three-story Saint John Parish Life Center, which was originally built as a Catholic school. It has been renovated to now accommodate meetings, gatherings and office space.

Center Hours

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Weekend hours vary depending on services)
Phone: 225-687-1587