The Diocese of Lafayette Happily Announces the Ordination of Five New Transitional Deacons

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On May 27, 2017, Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel, Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, ordained five new transitional deacons. Rev. Mr. Korey LaVergne, Rev. Mr. Stephen Pellessier, Rev. Mr. Andrew Schumacher, Rev. Mr. Brent Smith, and Rev. Mr. Kyle White, were all anointed by the bishop at the ordination liturgy held at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette. These five deacons will join two other seminarians, Ben Pitre and Blake Dubroc, for priestly ordination June 23, 2018.

KOREY LAVERGNE

Rev. Mr. Korey LaVergne is the son of Kevin and Roxanne Langlinais LaVergne, and is sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Erath.

 

STEPHEN PELLESSIER

Rev. Mr. Stephen Pellessier, the son of Steve and Beth Lavergne Pellessier, is sponsored by St. Mary Mother of the Church in Lafayette. His brother, Rev. Mr. Rene Pellessier, will be ordained a priest on June 10, 2017.

 

ANDREW SCHUMACHER

Rev. Mr. Andrew Schumacher is sponsored by Our Lady of Wisdom parish on the ULL campus in Lafayette. He is the son of Dr. Pamela Darr and Scott Schumacher.

 

BRENT SMITH

Rev. Mr. Brent Smith, the son of Raymond and Carol Ann Melancon Smith, is sponsored by Our Lady of Wisdom parish on the ULL campus in Lafayette.

 

KYLE WHITE

Rev. Mr. Kyle White is sponsored by Our Lady of Wisdom parish on the ULL campus in Lafayette. He is the son of David and JoLynn Dean; and Terry and Miriam White.