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(Physical) 914 St. John Street; (Mailing) 515 Cathedral Street, Lafayette, Louisiana, 70501 337-232-1322
Saint John Cathedral registered parishioners with second grade children, who have been baptized into the Catholic faith, will be eligible to register their child to receive the Sacraments of First Penance and First Holy Communion at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Church. Registration for these sacraments is required for all candidates. The Sacrament of First Holy Communion usually takes place a couple of weeks following Easter Sunday. Please note that children enrolled in Catholic schools will not receive these sacraments at school or with their class. It is Diocesan policy that our Catholic school students receive these sacraments in the church parish in which their family is registered.
SJC Parishioner Registration Information for Sacraments of First Penance & First Holy Communion
Beginning in early May & June, registered parishioners of The Cathedral of St. John the Eavngelist can click on the link below to download and print out the First Sacrament Registration Form. Textbook orders are sent to publishers on August 1st. To ensure that all candidates receive books for the parents' fall meeting, registration forms should be received by our office before the textbook order date.
2018-2019 Religious Education Registration Form (1-11)

Completed forms are to be mailed to:
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Attn: Mrs. Brittany Primeaux
515 Cathedral St
Lafayette, LA 70501
Frequestly Asked Questions regarding First Penance & First Holy Communion
My child is in the second grade at the Cathedral Carmel School, but our family is registered in another church parish. Can I assume that my second grade child will make First Sacrament with the Cathedral Carmel School second grade classmates?
Canonical policy states that sacraments are to be administered in one’s home church parish of registration.
My child’s family is not registered in any church parish, but we attend Mass at St. John Cathedral. Is it possible for my child to make First Sacrament at St. John Cathedral?
Our church encourages all families to be officially registered with “a” Catholic Church to inspire the Catholic faith in the family. It is important to be committed to a church - whether it is another church parish or St. John Cathedral parish - by officially registering with a church parish.
How does one officially become a registered parishioner with St. John Cathedral?
One can officially register to become a parishioner of St. John Cathedral Church by contacting the Parish Secretary/Office Manager for a registration form.
If you have any questions regarding First Penance & Holy Communion Registration, please contact us at