Crossroads Catholic Bookstore now under ownership of Catholic Charities of Acadiana; Grand opening announced


Crossroads Catholic Bookstore now under ownership of Catholic Charities of Acadiana; Grand opening announced 

Crossroads Collective, formerly Crossroads Catholic Bookstore, a Catholic non-profit business that has operated in Lafayette since 1984, is now under the ownership of Catholic Charities of Acadiana (CCA).

Following a growing national trend of non-profits who are pursuing social enterprises to generate sustainable revenue, Catholic Charities of Acadiana sought the opportunity to merge with Crossroads Catholic Bookstore which took effect on July 1, 2019. All profits from sales at Crossroads Collective now benefit the programs of Catholic Charities of Acadiana.

A grand re-opening celebration will be held the week of September 9th following a recent store revitalization. Bishop Douglas Deshotel will preside over the blessing at 11:00am on September 14th. The public is invited to join in the celebration.

“We want to honor the legacy of Crossroads Catholic Bookstore and the impact those involved in its ministry have made in Acadiana for over the last thirty years. It is a blessing to have been given this opportunity to carry on the legacy of Crossroads and not only continue its mission but to expand its significance.” says Kim Boudreaux, CEO of Catholic Charities of Acadiana, “this endeavor allows our community the opportunity to support and engage in the work of Catholic Charities of Acadiana in a new way and make their purchasing experience have meaning.”

Among its large selection of traditional Catholic gifts and books, Crossroads Collective will further expand its inventory to highlight local artisans and support ethically sourced and fair trade products from around the world, which reflects our desire for both local and global solidarity.

About Catholic Charities of Acadiana: Catholic Charities of Acadiana’s mission is to care for the sacred gift of all human life, especially the most vulnerable. Since 1973, its programs have represented a response to the Gospel call to carry out the corporal works of mercy: feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, offering hospitality to the homeless, caring for the sick, visiting the imprisoned and burying the dead.