Cathedral of St. John Berchmans

Diocese of Shreveport

Sun - 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 5:30 PM M-F - 12:05 PM SAT - 4 PM

Mass Schedule more

  • 8:30 AM
  • 11:00 AM
  • 5:30 PM
  • 12:05 PM
  • 4:00 PM

Location & Driving Directions

939 Jordan Street Shreveport, LA 71101-4309
Phone: 318.221.5296 - Fax: 318.221.8076
Office Hours 9-4


Pope Francis: Synod on the Family

Pope Francis Last October, Pope Francis announced an Oct 2014 Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the family and evangelization.  The Synod, an assembly of bishops from around the world, assists the Holy Father by providing counsel on important questions facing the Church.  Pope Francis provided this prayer for the Synod of Bishops on the Family.  A worldwide day of  Prayer for the Synod is planned for Sun, Sept 28, 2014 – please join us in prayer – Prayer of Pope Francis for the Synod on the Family Read more.

Annual Parish Work Day – Sat, Oct 11

2013 Workers in the garden on Work DayJoin us as we spend the morning working on some fall cleaning jobs in the Cathedral, Chapel, garden and grounds.  Work Day details: Sat, Oct 11, 8:30-11:30am.  Volunteers needed!  Call the office for more details, 221-5296.

Cathedral Festival – Sun, Oct 12

colorful_balloonsFun for the entire family – old-fashioned sack race, 3-legged race, hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts from around the world, Toddler Fun Area, music & more! Sunday, October 12, following the 11:00 am Mass, in the Loyola “St. Vincent’s Hall” and on the grounds.  Come & Join the Fun! Look for ways to volunteer in the bulletin!


Thermometer only Sept 7 2014Thank you to all who have pledged to the “Building on Tradition” campaign  – as you heard Rick Urbanowski a few weeks ago, it is important that every family to participate in the Capital Campaign. Your participation is the key to the campaign’s success.  As of this week, we have 114 of 888 families pledging – we are 1/3 of the way there in total pledge amounts! If you have not already pledged, choose one of these option: click here to donate online; use a printable card; pick up pledge card in the church or office. Thank you for your support!


apologeticsYou can’t LOVE what you don’t know…
Tues: Sept 23 & 30, Oct 7 & 14 (6:30 – 8:00)
Presenters: Fr. Peter, Brock Restovich, Paul Cush, Jr., Lisa Cooper, and others…   What does the Catholic Church teach about…?   and why?  What is APOLOGETICS? Apologetics comes from the Greek word: apología “speaking in defense”   and the Latin: apológia   “a justification or an explanation”. Apologetics does NOT mean “apologize”… being “sorry” for one’s faith. Apologetics is about truth.  Read more.


High Altar relief detailOn Sunday, Aug 17, Bishop Duca dedicated the new altar relief at the 11:00am Mass, with the Sisters of the Sacred Heart, our sculptor and contractor, and visiting pastor and seminarian from Diest present.  Read more.   Visitors Pilgrimage to Shrine in Grand Coteau.


Felicia G w PSR CathConn cover 2013CCD-PSR classes have begun – classes are held at 9:45 am in the Grade School.  It is not to late to Register – Register here for our Parish School of Religion – or pick up a Registration Form in the Church Office.

New Traffic Flow

DOC070114-07012014094118-0001Please note that traffic flow has changed due to the closure of the driveway between the Cathedral & Grade School. Read more.

Fr. Ubald Mass with Healing Prayer

Fr. Ubald Fr. Ubald returns to the Cathedral on Thursday, October 16 for a 6:00pm Mass with Healing Prayer.  Read about his life and ministry and watch his video here. more »

Helpful Links

Thus says the LORD:  Share your bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless;  clothe the naked when you see them,  and do not turn your back on your own.

Is 58:7



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St. John Berchmans


 Mission Statement

Praying, Believing, Living

The Cathedral Parish strives for a liturgical life
that transforms us into a community of evangelization,
glorifying the Lord by our lives.



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