SFX Centennial Corner

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Centennial Cookbook




The St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Centennial Cookbook is a 190 page hardcover spiral bound book. This book is a collection of not only the best recipes that the congregation of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church had to offer, but other little vignettes of past memories.  The recipes were important for this project, but the stories and memories of the past church and family gatherings were priceless.  These stories from former students (who are now 60 plus years old now) about the cafeteria food at SFX being the best in all of Baton Rouge (LA).  A bit of Louisiana cooking is included, as well as photographs of our beautifully renovated church (the artwork, elegant sculptures, and statues, and the artifacts throughout the church) that made SFX what it is today. Our oldest contributor and former head cook at SFX, Mrs. Ceola Honore’ Marcelle, generously gave all of her treasured recipes.Cookbook committee Members include:  Vanessa S. Pourciau, Chairman; Carla Fair, Co-chairman; Theresa Baptiste, Peter Breaux, Mary Carleen, Mary Cornelius, Donna Hightower, Paulette Pourciau, Lester Pourciau and Christopher J. Rogers – Photographer.




 

Did You Know?

Did you know that because of the condition of the church, Bishop Tracy approved the building of a new church at a cost of $150,000. According to Father Hines, the Bishop’s idea was that it should be built in such a way that if the population moved out or there were not enough people to continue the church, it could be used as an auditorium or gym or some other purpose. The Bishop and the people at the chancery wanted to avoid something that would be strictly a church - big bell towers, stained glass windows etc. the idea was to have it free of pillars.