As the Centennial Celebration comes to a close, the Closing Mass and Celebration will occur in the Central Deanery at the Cajundome Convention Center on December 12, 2018, at 6pm with a Grand Reception to follow.
Archbishop Gregory Aymond (our Metropolitan Archbishop) will be the celebrant at our closing Mass for our Centennial Year with our Bishop Douglas Deshotel as the homiliest.
This is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. All Catholics of the Diocese of Lafayette are especially invited to attend this Mass as on this date in 1918 was the first Mass celebrated in the Diocese by the first Bishop Jules B. Jeanmard.
All Catholics throughout our whole diocese are invited and truly encouraged to join us for this historical event to honor the work God has done to us and through us and our response to Him in this past Century of Love. We use this time to look at our past and present, our strengths and weaknesses, our triumphs and our failures so that we might focus on where God now hopes to lead us. God has loved us into this good Diocese of Lafayette throughout these 100 years for a purpose and hope.
The Mass will begin at 6 p.m. at the Cajundome Convention Center. There is no greater manner to enjoy and ask for God’s Presence, Blessing and Graces as in the Mass. As a Diocese, let us come together for this Holy and Historical Mass. Before and after the Mass, there will be a walk through Historical Exhibit and a video of historical sites and events. After the Mass, all are invited to come together and enjoy a reception. We are all one people of God, let us cherish and enjoy this time of history together. This Mass will incorporate our cultures, our music, our different races and nations and our different organizations which comprise and express our faith.
Live stream access of the Mass will be available at diolaf.org for those who are unable to attend in person.
To see the entire calendar events for the Centennial Celebration visit our website: https://diolaf.org/centennial
Festival Acadians et Creoles
Saturday, October 13th 2018
Centennial Pilgrimage to Canada
Monday, August 27th 2018
Swoggle - Lafayette (Storytelling, Comedy, Q&A)
Wednesday, April 25th 2018
Dynamite Cup - LIVE Wrestling in Lafayette!
Saturday, June 23rd 2018
Wainwright Band, Choir, and Dance Team Visit
Thursday, April 12th 2018
2018 Walk For Hope
Saturday, April 7th 2018
LOL( Love On Lafayette)
Monday, June 4th 2018
Class of 1995 Grande Cache 25th Reunion
Saturday, August 8th 2020
McComb- Veazey Coterie Monthly Meeting
Thursday, May 3rd 2018
Asperger's Are Us in Lafayette
Friday, March 23rd 2018
Jake the Snake Roberts & Hacksaw Jim Duggan Unspoken Word Tour
Friday, April 20th 2018
Thomas Rhett in Lafayette
Thursday, May 17th 2018
The Immigrant Experience In Literature
Thursday, May 10th 2018
MarriageRestored Weekend-Lafayette, IN
Friday, April 13th 2018
Play Day: Happy Birthday New Orleans!
Saturday, March 24th 2018
Brian Henke at Caldera Music Fest at Cherokee farms
Saturday, April 6th 2019
Grambling State University vs University of Louisiana Lafayette (Football)
Saturday, September 1st 2018
Thomas Rhett, Brett Young & Russell Dickerson At Cajundome
Thursday, May 17th 2018
Primary Election Day
Tuesday, May 8th 2018
Join us on the Patio at Agave on Bertrand
Saturday, April 14th 2018