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(Photo by Peter Piazza)

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Installation of Acolytes and Lectors

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On October 24, 2015 at 10 am at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Bishop Joseph Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, Texas, presided at the liturgy of installation into ministries of acolyte and lector. Nine Lafayette Diocese seminarians were included in the installation.

The five second-year theology students (seen above with Fr. Kevin Bordelon) installed in to Ministry of Acolyte were Blake Dubroc, Korey LaVergne, Andrew Schumacher, Brent Smith, and Stephen Pellessier. The four first-year theology students installed as lectors were Randy Courville, Mathew Ardoin, Bennett Bernard, and Donald Bernard.

See link below from NDS.

http://nds.edu/2015/10/installation-of-lectors-and-acolytes/

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Seminarian Writes of His Pastoral Care Experiences and the Grand Theater Shooting

In July 2015, Diocese of Lafayette seminarian, David Rozas, Third Year Theology student at Notre Dame Seminary, was in the midst of his summer Clinical Pastoral Care Immersion program sponsored by the Lafayette Diocese Vocation Office, when he experienced the true magnitude of the duties of a hospital chaplain. He wrote of his experience in his seminary’s newsletter and also shared it with lafayettevocations.org.

David is sponsored by St. Peter Church in Carencro and is the son of Kent and Margaret Vidrine Rozas.
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PASTORAL CARE FOR THE GRAND SHOOTING

On the evening of July 23rd, 2015 I was tested, I along with the formation, which I received from the Clinical Pastoral Immersion program I was in as well as from St. Joseph and Notre Dame Seminaries. I noticed on the news feed on the computer that there was another shooting at a theatre in the U.S. It did not click right away that it was about five minutes away from where I was in a Lafayette rectory. I put on my collar, jacket and hospital badge and drove to the local hospital, adrenalin beginning to flow.
It seems that I walked right in on the situation a mother and father, aunt and uncle, grandmother and grandfather would dread most of all: their beloved child, dead, and the family not being able to even hold her body right then and there. Right before I walked out of the parking garage, the family received the news that Mayci was indeed dead in the theatre.
I met an aunt who was worried if Mayci had been anointed. Not being able to do anything, I said “How about we pray right now? Would you like that; we can pray for her soul right now?” The family, Fr. Boyer and I went to the chapel, about twenty-five people filling the chapel. Before the reposed Blessed Sacrament, Father led just a couple prayers from the pastoral care of the sick. I then lead the family in praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Mayci’s soul as well as that of the shooter’s. At many points there were intense sobbing and crying from those gathered. This prayer was very beneficial for them and for me to express our love and trust in God’s never failing mercy during this crazy and non-sensical situation. My director and I then just sat with them.
This experience really solidified for me the indispensable “ministry of presence” as we call it. Showing them the Lord is already present with them and wants to share intimately in this time of pain and unknowns. When I began Seminary, I looked forward to “Bringing Christ to people and people to Christ,” but now I wish to show them “The Face of Mercy,” as stated by Pope Francis, which is already closer to them than they are to themselves. I noticed myself living and feeling the fatherly and shepherding role of the priest.
This was quite a vocation-check; I look forward to continuing my studies and preparing for the particular gifts of grace that come from when I am soon, God willing, configured to Christ in the Sacrament of Orders.

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Venite et Videte… “Master, where do you live. He said to them, ‘Come and See’….” Jn 1:38-39

Come and See what God may have in store for your life at the St. Joseph Seminary Come and See Weekend Vocation Retreat, November 13th-15th in St. Benedict, Louisiana. There is no cost and the Lafayette Diocese Vocation Office provides free transportation from Lafayette.

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This retreat is open to all young men ages 16 and over. Here you will see seminary life up close, witness daily activities, ask questions, pray and dine with the seminarians.

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To register download the forms below and mail to:
Office of Vocations
1408 Carmel Drive
Lafayette, LA 70501

St. Joseph Seminary Registration Packet Rev 2015

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For more information, call Fr. Kevin Bordelon, Director of Vocations and Seminarians, at 337 261-5690.

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Wondering About Your Vocation? Check Out These Vocation Discernment Events

THERE ARE TWO AWESOME UPCOMING VOCATION EVENTS TO CONSIDER ATTENDING:

1. Day of Recollection on Vocations
at Our Lady of Sorrows Retreat Center,
October 17, 2015

Hush! Somebody’s Calling My Name! Have you ever thought about priesthood or religious life? Maybe you haven’t but would like to know more? Then join us for a Day of Recollection on Vocations at Our Lady of Sorrows Retreat Center (103 Railroad Ave. St. Martinville) on Saturday October 17 from 9AM to 3PM. Topics will include: helps to discern a vocation, religious and diocesan priesthood, nuns and consecrated virgins, religious brothers, and much more. Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon. There is no cost, and no registration is required. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Participants under 18 years of age should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information call Fr. Champagne, CJC at (337) 394-6550.

2. Come and See Vocation Retreat
at St. Joseph Seminary,
St. Benedict, Louisiana,
November 13-15, 2015

All young men ages 16 and older are invited to this vocation retreat at St. Ben’s. There is no cost and free transportation is provided from Lafayette.

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To Register for the Come and See Retreat at St. Ben’s, download the forms below and mail to:
Office of Vocations
1408 Carmel Drive
Lafayette, LA 70501

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St. Joseph Seminary Registration Packet Rev 2015

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Nine Seminarians Scheduled for Installation Into Ministry

Four Lafayette Diocese seminarians will soon be accepted into Ministry of Lector and five seminarians will advance to Ministry of Acolyte during a special Mass of installation to be celebrated October 24, 2015 at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. The four first-year theology students to be installed as lectors are: Mathew Ardoin, Bennett Bernard, Donald Bernard and Randy Courville. The five second-year theology students to advance to Ministry of Acolyte are Blake Dubroc, Korey LaVergne, Stephen Pellessier, Andrew Schumacher, and Brent Smith.

According to Notre Dame’s website, nds.edu, “When seminarians receive these ministries, the Church recognizes the formation that has occurred in these men and their willingness to embrace ministry as another sign of their preparation for ordained ministry.”

The Most Reverend Joseph E. Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, Texas, will preside at the liturgy and install the seminarians.

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Mathew Ardoin, 1st Year Theology, is sponsored by St. Peter Parish in Carencro, and is the son of Daniel and Anne Braquet Ardoin.

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Bennett Bernard, 1st Year Theology, is sponsored by Our Lady of Wisdom Parish in Lafayette, and is the son of Bennett and Tammy Guillory Bernard.

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Donald Bernard, 1st Year Theology, is sponsored by St. Pius X Parish in Lafayette, and is the son of Don and Lisa Bernard.

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Randy Courville, 1st Year Theology, is sponsored by Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Henderson, and is the son of Yola Bergeron Courville.

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Blake Dubroc, 2nd Year Theology, is sponsored by Our Lady of Wisdom Parish in Lafayette, and is the son of Ted Dubroc and Sandra Leger Laborde.

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Korey LaVergne, Second Year Theology, is sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Erath, and is the son of Kevin and Roxanne Langlinais LaVergne.

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Stephen Pellessier, 2nd Year Theology, is sponsored by St. Mary Parish in Lafayette, and is the son of Stephen and Beth Lavergne Pellessier.

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Andrew Schumacher, 2nd Year Theology, is sponsored by Our Lady of Wisdom Parish in Lafayette, and is the son of Scott Schumacher and Dr. Pamela Darr.

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Brent Smith, 2nd Year Theology, is sponsored by Our Lady of Wisdom Parish in Lafayette, and is the son of Raymond and Carol Ann Melancon Smith.

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Most Seminarians in a Generation

With 45 seminarians the Diocese of Lafayette welcomes the highest number of men studying for the priesthood in a generation. Not since 1989 has our local church been so blessed.

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Other notable items of good news items:

For the fourth year in a row we welcomed at least ten new seminarians.

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We ordained 15 priests in the last 3 years. And we expect to ordain 14 in the next 3 years.

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Lagniappe: among the 45 seminarians we have two sets of brothers: the Pellessiers and Cambres.

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For more information about discerning your vocation contact Fr. Kevin Bordelon (perebordelon@gmail.com or call 261-5690).

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Five Seminarians Accepted Into Candidacy for Holy Orders

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The Office of Vocations is happy to announce that:

On June 14, 2015 at the 11 AM Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Lafayette, five Lafayette seminarians were admitted into Candidacy for Holy Orders by Bishop Michael Jarrell. 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.

Photo(left to right): Matthew Hebert; Joseph Boustany; Rene Pellessier; Bishop Jarrell; Chris Cambre; David Rozas; Fr. Kevin Bordelon, Director of Vocations and Seminarians.

Matthew Hebert, sponsored by St. Mary Magdalen in Abbeville, in the fall 2015 will be in 3rd Theology at Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. Matthew is the son of Joseph and Angela Menard Hebert.

Joseph Boustany, sponsored by Our Lady of Fatima in Lafayette, will be in 1st Theology at the North American College in Rome. Joseph is the son of Deacon Edward and Tessa Sagrera Boustany.

Rene Pellessier, sponsored by St. Mary in Lafayette, will be in 3rd Theology at Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. Rene is the son of Stephen and Beth Lavergne Pellessier.

Chris Cambre, sponsored by St. Pius X in Lafayette, will be in 3rd Theology at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. Chris is the son of Rick and Sandra Allison Cambre.

David Rozas, sponsored by St. Peter in Carencro, will be in 3rd Theology at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. David is the son of Kent and Margaret Vidrine Rozas.

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