Established as a parish in the year 1720   










 Welcome to the St. Louis Cathedral
Mardi Gras Schedule
The Rectory will be closing Friday, Feb 23rd at 2:00 p.m. and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Ash Wednesday.
The Cathedral will close after the 7:30 a.m. Mass on Saturday and reopen for the 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass.
The Cathedral will close after the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass and remain closed until 7:30 a.m. Mass on Ash Wednesday.
The Old Ursuline Convent will be close Friday, Feb 23rd at 2:00 p.m. and will reopen Ash Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule
7:30 a.m., 12 noon, 5:00 p.m.
Ashes will be distributed at all Masses

Archbishop Hannan's
Prayer for the Saints
Posters available
NOW at the
Ursuline Convent Museum Gift Shop!


The Bishop Perry Center 

is now open at 1941 Dauphine Street


sacred heart


Few cities in the world are so identified by a building as is New Orleans. The city is instantly recognized by our cathedral and its position overlooking Jackson Square. The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States. As the caretakers of the Historic place of worship, we constantly battle the elements and the aging of the Cathedral with ongoing conservation and restoration.

If you would like to make a donation in order that this national historic landmark will remain the centerpiece in the great history of New Orleans please click the button below.

The Museum at the Old Ursuline Convent
will be hosting a new exhibit,
The Archbishop Wore Combat Boots

October  2013 through May 2014

Please click the image below for more information.

Archbishop Wore Combat Boots

The St. Louis Cathedral operates two gift shops.

The first is at the entrance of the

St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square,

the second is located at the entrance of the

Old Ursuline Convent at 1112 Chartres Street.

Both shops offer a large selection of religious and spiritual items, including rosaries, medals, prayer cards, statues, giftware and keepsake gifts made especially for the Cathedral.

We also offer online sales. Click on the button at the upper left.

All net proceeds from your purchases help to sustain the ministry of the cathedral, and support the upkeep and maintenance of the Cathedral-Basilica
of Saint Louis King of France.

The Old Ursuline Convent, the oldest building in the Mississippi Valley,
is open for tours daily, Monday through Saturday.
Click here for more information.