On Saturday June 23, 2018, Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel, by the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, is scheduled to ordain Rev. Mr. Blake Dubroc, Rev. Mr. Korey LaVergne, Rev. Mr. Stephen Pellessier, Rev. Mr. Ben Pitre, Rev. Mr. Andrew Schumacher, Rev. Mr. Brent Smith, and Rev. Mr. Kyle White to the Order of Holy Priesthood. The ordination will take place at 10 AM in the Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist in Lafayette, LA. A light reception will follow in the adjacent Cathedral Parish Hall.
Rev. Mr. Dubroc is the son of Ted and Peggy Dubroc, and Sandra and Craig Laborde. He is sponsored by Our Lady of Wisdom Parish in Lafayette.
Rev. Mr. LaVergne is sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Erath. He is the son of Kevin and Roxanne Langlinais LaVergne.
Rev. Mr. Pellessier, the son of Steven and Beth Lavergne Pellessier, is sponsored by St. Mary, Mother of the Church in Lafayette.
Rev. Mr. Pitre, the son of Benjamin and Suzanne Hebert Pitre, is sponsored by St. Landry Church Parish in Opelousas.
Rev. Mr. Schumacher is sponsored by Our Lady of Wisdom Parish in Lafayette. He is the son of Dr. Pamela Darr and Scott Schumacher.
Rev. Mr. Smith is the son of Raymond and Carol Ann Melancon Smith. He is sponsored by Our Lady of Wisdom Parish in Lafayette.
Rev. Mr. White is sponsored by Our Lady of Wisdom Parish in Lafayette. His parents are David and JoLynn Dean, and Terry and Miriam White.