On Saturday June 10, 2017, Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel, by the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, ordained Rev. Christopher Cambre, Rev. Matthew Hebert, Rev. Rene Pellessier and Rev. David Rozas to the Order of Holy Priesthood. The ordination took place at 10 AM in the Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist in Lafayette, LA. A light reception followed in the adjacent newly built Cathedral Parish Hall where family and friends gathered to celebrate the four new priests as well as receive their blessings.
Rev. Cambre is the son of Rick and Sandra Allison Cambre. He has been assigned as parochial vicar at St. Joseph Church in Rayne.
Rev. Hebert is the son of Deacon Joseph and Angela Menard Hebert. He will serve as associate pastor at St. Anthony of Padua in Eunice.
Rev. Pellessier, the son of Steven and Beth Lavergne Pellessier, has been assigned as associate pastor at Our Lady of Wisdom Church on the UL campus in Lafayette.
Rev. Rozas, the son of Kent and Margaret Vidrine Rozas, will serve as parochial vicar at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Church Point.