On May 27, 2017, Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel, Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, ordained five new transitional deacons. Rev. Mr. Korey LaVergne, Rev. Mr. Stephen Pellessier, Rev. Mr. Andrew Schumacher, Rev. Mr. Brent Smith, and Rev. Mr. Kyle White, were all anointed by the bishop at the ordination liturgy held at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette. These five deacons will join two other seminarians, Ben Pitre and Blake Dubroc, for priestly ordination June 23, 2018.
Rev. Mr. Korey LaVergne is the son of Kevin and Roxanne Langlinais LaVergne, and is sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Erath.
Rev. Mr. Stephen Pellessier, the son of Steve and Beth Lavergne Pellessier, is sponsored by St. Mary Mother of the Church in Lafayette. His brother, Rev. Mr. Rene Pellessier, will be ordained a priest on June 10, 2017.
Rev. Mr. Andrew Schumacher is sponsored by Our Lady of Wisdom parish on the ULL campus in Lafayette. He is the son of Dr. Pamela Darr and Scott Schumacher.
Rev. Mr. Brent Smith, the son of Raymond and Carol Ann Melancon Smith, is sponsored by Our Lady of Wisdom parish on the ULL campus in Lafayette.
Rev. Mr. Kyle White is sponsored by Our Lady of Wisdom parish on the ULL campus in Lafayette. He is the son of David and JoLynn Dean; and Terry and Miriam White.
Attention young men: Quo Vadis… “Where are you going?”
Come and See at Quo Vadis Days. QVD is a time of recreation, fellowship, prayer, and discussion to help you discern Our Lord’s call in your life. There will be priests, seminarians, and other young men like yourself gathering together for these days.
If you are a young man between the ages of 15 and 25, QVD is a great experience for you and it is free! To register, please download the forms below and mail to:
Office of Vocations
Diocese of Lafayette
1408 Carmel Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70501
On Sunday, January 15, 2017, two of Lafayette Diocese’s transitional deacons, Rev. Mr. Christopher Cambre and Rev. Mr. David Rozas,in preparation for their priesthood ordination, made their Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity during Vespers at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. According to NDS website, “The candidates were reminded that the oath they are taking is an oath of one’s commitment to God’s Word and one’s personal word. Each seminarian signed the Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity after speaking both during solemn Evening Prayer. ”
Deacons Cambre and Rozas will join Deacons Matthew Hebert and Rene Pellessier for their Priesthood Ordination June 10, 2017 at 10 am at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette.
Rev. Mr. Christopher Cambre is sponsored by St. Pius X Church in Lafayette. Currently in his fourth theology year at Notre Dame, he is the son of Rick and Sandra Allison Cambre.
Rev. Mr. David Rozas, the son of Kent and Margaret Vidrine Rozas, is also in his fourth year of theology at Notre Dame and is sponsored by St. Peter Church in Carencro.
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