Burial of the Poor and Homeless Ministry

In 2012, Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist began a ministry to claim the remains of the poor and homeless in Lafayette in order to see to their proper and respectful burial.  All are invited to participate in our annual Mass of All Souls Day on Wednesday, November 2, at 5:30 p.m. at Cathedral as we lay to rest the poor and unclaimed of Lafayette.  A Rosary will be prayed at 5:00 p.m. prior to Mass, and a candlelight procession to bury the poor and homeless will follow the Mass.  Two new tombs for the poor were erected this year.  One is dedicated to Saint Teresa of Calcutta and one to St. Francis of Assisi.  If you are able to assist in this special and much-needed ministry, donations may be sent to St. John’s Cemetery, Burial of Poor Fund, 515 Cathedral Street, Lafayette, LA 70501.  For additional information, please call Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (232-1322).