ANNOUNCEMENT-MARCH 13, 2020:
THE APRIL 3-5, 2020 PALM SUNDAY COME AND SEE RETREAT HAS BEEN CANCELED
It’s time for the PALM SUNDAY “COME AND SEE” WEEKEND at ST. BENS!
Thought about the priesthood lately? Been on your mind? Come and see what God has to say about it.
St. Joseph Seminary College in St. Benedict, Louisiana is again hosting the popular “Come and See” weekend vocation retreat, April 3-5, 2020. The weekend, open to young men, high school juniors and older, is about how to discern God’s call for your life. No cost to you. Meals, accommodations, transportation, and prayer are all provided.
To register, contact Fr. Patrick Broussard (Vocations Director) at 261-5690, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or download the two sets of registration forms below and mail to:
Office of Vocations
1408 Carmel Drive
Lafayette, LA 70501
On the occasion of 2020 National Catholic Schools Week, the Lafayette Diocese chancery was blessed with special visitors from St. Genevieve Catholic School 4-H Club delivering delicious treats to Bishop Douglas Deshotel and Father Kevin Bordelon, the Director of the Lafayette Diocese Office of Seminarians!
Mrs. Denise Broussard, the Religion Coordinator of St. Genevieve Schools, along with 4-H officers Vice President Matthew Gary, Reporter Sadie Sandford, Program Leader Ryann Crovetto, and Secretary Sidney Sanford came by to express thanks for vocations and confirm their support of our seminarians.
For many years now the students at St. Genevieve Catholic School have participated in a letter writing campaign to the Lafayette Diocese seminarians. The seminarians have always enjoyed and looked forward to these letters.
The Office of Vocations and Seminarians thanks Mrs. Broussard and all the St. Gen students for the gifts and for the wonderful letters. Happy Catholic Schools Week to St. Genevieve Schools and all the Lafayette Diocese Catholic schools!
The Office of Seminarians and Vocations is happy to announce that On August 5, 2019 at Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat Center Chapel, at the first Mass of the annual Seminarian Summer Seminar, Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel admitted twelve Lafayette seminarians into Candidacy for Holy Orders. In the Admission to Candidacy rite, the candidate for ordination publicly expresses his intention to receive ordination as a Deacon and subsequently as a Priest. These twelve men all attend Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.
Attention all Catholic young men ages 15-25: do you know where your life is going? The Lord Jesus has a specific plan for your life, a particular path to be and to do something great for his kingdom! Come discover what it is at the Eighth Annual Quo Vadis Days Camp. At QVD you will spend time with other young men your age serious about hearing the Lord’s voice in their lives and following him. These are blessed days of prayer, fun, and fraternity. You will learn to pray better and make great friends. QVD is led by priests and seminarians of the Diocese of Lafayette and is sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Vocations. QVD will be held from Tuesday, June 25th to Thursday, June 27th at Our Lady of Sorrows Retreat Center in St. Martinville. There is no cost to attend the camp. Registration forms are available below. For more information, contact Father Patrick Broussard, Director of Vocations; email@example.com or call 337-261-5690.
Registration forms can be downloaded from below and mailed to:
Diocese of Lafayette Office of Vocations
1408 Carmel Drive
Lafayette, LA 70501
The Diocese of Lafayette is proud to announce the graduation of four of our seminarians from St. Joseph Seminary (St. Ben’s) in St. Benedict, LA on Friday, May 10th. Congratulations to Alex Cormier, Jonathan Harris, David Furka, and Scott Mitchell (seen here with Bishop Douglas Deshotel, Fr. Patrick Broussard and Fr. Kevin Bordelon)!
Congratulations to all the 2019 Notre Dame Seminary College Graduates, especially the three ordinandi from the Diocese of Lafayette, Rev. Mr. Donald Bernard, Rev. Mr. Randy Courville and Rev. Mr. Sal Istre. All three will be ordained to Holy Priesthood June 15, 2019 at 10 am at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette.
Pictured above left to right: Fr. Patrick Broussard, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Lafayette; Rev. Mr. Sal Istre; Rev. Mr. Randy Courville; Rev. Mr. Donald Bernard; and Fr. Kevin Bordelon, Director of Seminarians for the Lafayette Diocese.
Rev. Mr. Donald Bernard is sponsored by St. Pius X Church parish in Lafayette. He is the son of Don and Lisa Bernard.
Rev. Mr. Randy Courville, the son of Yola Bergeron Courville and the late Preston Courville, is sponsored by Our Lady of Mercy Church parish in Henderson.
Rev. Mr. Sal Istre is the son of Linnea Istre and Miguel Alcocer and is sponsored by Our Lady of Fatima Church parish in Lafayette.