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 during the time of integration the church census took a nose dive, as the Civil Rights movement reached it’s peak? The words of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fed the souls of all black Americans, including black Catholics, and some looked outside the their church for spiritual nurturing. Within the parish there was discontent, and some parishioners made the switch to St. Agnes or churches closer to their new homes.