Everyone is invited to a very special Evening at the Cathedral on Saturday, April 29, 2017!
The Cathedral Evening begins at a special 4 pm Vigil Mass, followed by Wine, Dinner, Music and Recognition of Honorees in the Parish Hall. It will be our 27th Annual Awards Celebration!
This year's dinner will be catered by Juban's, with music again provided by Eric Baskin. Tickets are just $60 per person, but a ticket and reservation are required, and the deadline for reservations and payment is Friday, April 21. (You don't have to purchase tickets for a whole table, but if you wish to, each table seats six!)
Formerly known as Bishop's Day, this annual Cathedral Evening celebration is a more formal and fun way to get to know our parish and its wonderful parishioners.
We also use the occasion of The Cathedral Evening each year to honor some of our own who have helped make us the warm and welcoming family of faith that we are. We name them as our prized “St. Joseph’s Apprentices,” and taken together with our past honorees they serve sort of as a “Cathedral Parish Hall of Fame” for us to admire and imitate.
This year’s new Apprentices are Ms. Charlotte Anthony, Mr. and Mrs. Tino & Tere Dalmau, Mr. Boyd Newman, and Mr. Charles Salemi. Each has generously gone “over and above the call of duty” in serving our Parish community. Charlotte is one of our most faithful ministers of Holy Communion, as is Tino; it seems that they and their families are always here, for everything! Boyd also is omnipresent on weekends in serving as sacristan, acolyte and “jack-of-all-trades” despite commuting from his home in Mississippi, and Charles tops off his ushering duties every Sunday by waking up extra early to transport our “sacred doughnuts” from the baker to our Hall.
A few years ago an annual Cathedral Community Award was established to honor Catholics who help make the entire community of Baton Rouge a better place to be. This year this award will go to the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, whose health care and educational apostolates are an integral part of life here in our area.