Update: The Palm Sunday Weekend Come and See Retreat has been cancelled due to flooding of the campus by the rains of March 11th. Please keep St. Joseph Seminary, the monks, staff and seminarians in your prayers.

Come and See March 2016

It’s the BIG ONE! THE PALM SUNDAY “COME AND SEE” WEEKEND at ST. BENS.

St. Joseph Seminary College in St. Benedict, Louisiana is hosting a “Come and See” weekend March 18-20, 2016. The weekend is open to young men who are high school juniors and older. Participants are invited to pray and to share meals with the seminary community. They will learn more about vocational discernment and the program of priestly formation. The group will depart from Lafayette at 1:30 in the afternoon on Friday. The weekend concludes with the 11:00 am Mass on Sunday. There is no cost for the weekend and travel will be provided from Lafayette. Contact Fr. Kevin Bordelon (Vocations Director) at 261.5690, perebordelon@gmail.com, or click on the forms below and download to register. Mail registration to:
Diocese of Lafayette Office of Vocations
1408 Carmel Drive
Lafayette, LA 70501

com.see.regist March 2016
St. Joseph Seminary Registration Packet Rev March 2016

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Missionaries of Charity Postulant from Lafayette Diocese Celebrates the Feast of Epiphany with her Sister Postulants

Sr. Claire in Mexico
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The Feast of the Epiphany was celebrated in a special way this January 2016 by the Missionaries of Charity Postulant Class of the Americas. The postulants who come from many countries of the North and South American continents included a Lafayette native, Claire Metrejean (seen last row on left).

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Seminarians in the Year of Mercy

As we enter into the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis, Lafayette Diocese seminarians are already planning and participating in the treasures of our Church, including our two seminarians attending the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Joseph Boustany, First Year Theology, was installed into the Ministry of Lector, on Sunday, January 10, 2016, in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the NAC in Rome. Joseph, son of Deacon Edward and Tessa Sagrera Boustany, is sponsored by Our Lady of Fatima Church in Lafayette.
Joseph Boustany - Lector Installation

Second Year Theology seminarian, Ben Pitre, will advance into the Ministry of Acolyte on March 3, 2016 in the Immaculate Conception Chapel. Ben is the son of Benjamin and Suzanne Hebert Pitre, and is sponsored by St. Landry Church in Opelousas.
Ben Pitre in clerics (2)

DOL seminarians, Blake Dubroc, Brent Smith and Andrew Schumacher join Ben Pitre in entering through one of the Doors of Mercy in Rome.
Holy Door 2015

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News Update: Seminarians Inched Past Priests to Win 32-31. Great Game! Great Crowd! Great Event! Thank You, Lafayette KC Council 1286! Come Join Us for the 10th Annual Slammin Sems versus Runnin Revs December 21, 2015

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Come out and cheer on your favorite seminarian at the 10th annual Seminarians versus Priests Basketball Game. The game will take place December 21st at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) at STM gym in Lafayette.

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Fr. Bordelon and Seminarians Compete in Collarnary Cookoff – Check out this article and vote

http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/entertainment/food/grubcity/2015/11/10/beer-priest-only-cook-off/75510484/

sems collarnary
(Photo by Peter Piazza)

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Installation of Acolytes and Lectors

Fr B and acolytes NDS 2015

Fr B and lectors NDS 2015

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

com.see.regist Nov 2015

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

Come and See Nov 2015

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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.

Come and See Nov 2015

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

com.see.regist Nov 2015
St. Joseph Seminary Registration Packet Rev 2015

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