I copy this from Facebook’s “I’m fed up with ugly churches.”
I wonder what the majority of parishioners felt when this cathedral’s sanctuary was, well, to be nice, wreckovated?
St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Thibodaux, Louisiana.
- 1964 Baccalaureate Mass for the local university
- A wedding from the same angle
Since the ‘60s, they’ve knocked out the altar rail and a bunch of pews to extend the sanctuary and put the new altar on it. They’ve also apparently repainted the walls in the sanctuary, but the new picture doesn’t show them very well- they still have a pattern painted on them. Also, the St. Joseph side altar has been converted into a stage for the LifeTeen Mass’ band, so on St. Joseph’s Day (March 19) the St. Joseph Altar (a New Orleans-area tradition) has to be set up on the Marian side altar.
Unfortunately no after, after, but maybe one day!