Pastor’s Corner – May 31, 2020

Pastor’s Corner – May 31, 2020


My Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,

As we continue to persevere during these trying and challenging times, we trust that God is

with us and will get us through to a brighter tomorrow.

The Diocese of Lafayette ordained three Transitional Deacons and eight Permanent Deacons

on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The Rite of Ordination to the Order of Deacons took

place at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette. While the Ordination was closed

to the public due to the coronavirus, let us keep these men in our prayers as they seek to serve

the Lord and our diocese.

The following men were ordained as Permanent Deacons which means they will be assigned

to one of our church parishes in the diocese. Let us keep the following men in our prayer:

Dcn. Albert Alexander, Dcn. Richard Castañeda, Dcn. Adam Conque, Dcn. Shawn Gautreaux,

Dcn. Bryan Istre, Dcn. Michael McKee, Dcn. David Menard, and Dcn. Kyle Polozola

The Diocese of Lafayette also ordained three men as Transitional Deacons. Following their

ordination to the Diaconate, will undergo their final year of education and training before their

expected and anticipated ordination to the Holy Priesthood in 2021. Please keep the following

men in your prayers as they discern their final year before ordination to the priesthood:

Rev. Mr. Connor Poirrier, Rev. Mr. Seth Lemaire, and Rev. Mr. Casey Dugas

On Saturday, June 6, 2020, the Diocese of Lafayette will ordain two men to the Sacred Order

of the Priesthood. The ordination will take place at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in

Lafayette. At this time, the ordination is closed to the public due to the coronavirus. Let us

keep these two men in our prayers as they prepare to undertake the awesome responsibility of

serving our diocese as good and holy priest. The following men will be ordained to the


Rev. Mr. John Joseph (Bourque), CJC and Rev. Mr. Andrew Killeen

Amidst the circumstances that we find ourselves in, our world in, God continues to be with us

by calling men to serve His people. They are a sign of His love for us that we are able to

continue to pray Mass, to receive Holy Communion, to receive the sacraments and to gather in

His Son’s Name as a community of faith in remembrance of what He has done for us.

The Sacrament of First Communion is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the

church. Due to the Coronavirus only parents and the children making their First Holy

Communion are allowed to attend.

At the time of this writing and sending the bulletin off for printing there are no changes in the

practices that we are currently doing. If there are any updates, we will do our very best to get

the word out to you.

Let us continue to be thankful that once again we are able to celebrate Mass together.

Blessings and Peace to all of you,

Fr. David