On Saturday June 23, 2018, in the Diocese of Lafayette Centennial Year, Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel, by the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, ordained Blake Dubroc, Korey LaVergne, Stephen Pellessier, Ben Pitre, Andrew Schumacher, Brent Smith, and Kyle White, to the Order of Holy Priesthood. This extraordinary group of men is known as “The Centennial Seven” or “Kevin Seven” as not only were they ordained during this special centennial year but all seven began their seminary journey under the direction of the then newly appointed Director of Vocations and Seminarians, Father Kevin Bordelon.
Rev. Dubroc is the son of Ted and Peggy Dubroc, and Sandra and Craig Laborde. He has been appointed Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Ville Platte.
Rev. LaVergne, the son of Kevin and Roxanne Langlinais LaVergne, has been appointed Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in New Iberia.
Rev. Pellessier, the son of Steven and Beth Lavergne Pellessier, has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Bernard Church in Breaux Bridge.
Rev. Pitre, the son of Benjamin and Suzanne Hebert Pitre, has been appointed to residence at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Ville Platte and to serve as Sacramental Minister to Saint Peter in Morrow and its mission of Resurrection in Whiteville until September 23, 2018 at which time he will return to Rome to complete further studies.
Rev. Schumacher has been appointed Parochial Vicar of Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Lafayette. He is the son of Dr. Pamela Darr and Scott Schumacher.
Rev. Smith is the son of Raymond and Carol Ann Melancon Smith. He has been appointed Parochial Vicar of Saint Michael Church in Crowley .
Rev. White has been appointed Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Broussard. His parents are David and JoLynn Dean, and Terry and Miriam White.