The trailing days of summer bring “Summer Seminar”, the annual Diocese of Lafayette seminarian retreat where the men gather for the last time before going off to their respective seminary colleges to study for the fall semester. The two days, held at Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House in Grand Coteau, also include an orientation for the newly accepted seminarians and a Rite of Candidacy for the third year theologates. This year, Bishop Deshotel conferred the rite upon Andrew Killeen and Br. John Joseph Bourque, CJC. Both men are students at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans and are scheduled to be ordained transitional deacons on May 25, 2019 at 10 am at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette.
Andrew Killeen is the son of Daniel and Lisa Smith Killeen and is sponsored by St. Pius X Church in Lafayette.
Brother John Joseph, CJC (Payton Bourque) is a professed brother with the Community of Jesus Crucified in St. Martinville. He is the son of Jared and Simone Bourque.