DIOCESE OF LAFAYETTE SEMINARIAN, CALVIN LEMAIRE, ACCEPTED INTO CANDIDACY

The Office of Seminarians and Vocations is happy to announce that on August 4, 2020 at Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat Center in Grand Coteau, during Holy Mass of the annual Seminarian Summer Seminar, Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel installed Lafayette seminarian, Calvin LeMaire, into Candidacy for Holy Orders. 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. Calvin graduated with a Philosophy degree from St. Joseph Seminary College in Covington in May 2020 and will be begin Theology studies at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans in the fall 2020. He is sponsored by St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville and is the son of Mark and Rachel LeMaire.