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May 23, 2013 6:20 PM by MELISSA CANONE(PHOTO COURTESY OF Photo cou: Paul Kieu

Bishop Jarrell to ordain 7 men to Transitional Diaconate

Bishop Michael Jarrell of the Diocese of Lafayette will ordain seven men to the Transitional Diaconate on Saturday, May 25 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette. The Mass and ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.

Those to be ordained are Travis Abadie, Matthew Barzare, Michael DeBlanc II, Bro. Nicholas DuPre, Samuel Fontana, Taj Glodd, and Bro. Brian Webre. As transitional deacons, they will use the title of "Rev. Mr." as they continue to prepare for their Ordination to the Priesthood next year. As they complete their studies, they will be able to represent the Roman Catholic Church by administering the sacrament of baptism, ministering to the sick and dying, conducting funeral services, and performing works of charity in the name of their bishop. They have also been assigned to several local church parishes where they will fulfill their summer internships.

Travis Abadie is the son of Mr. Jules Abadie and Mrs. Sharon Hubacher Morris. He is sponsored by St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Lafayette and is enrolled at Notre Dame Seminary of New Orleans. He has been assigned to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette for his summer internship.

 

Matthew Barzare is the son of Mr. Nathaniel D. Barzare and Mrs. Brenda G. Barzare. He is sponsored by St. Anthony Parish in Eunice and is enrolled at Notre Dame Seminary of New Orleans. He has been assigned to St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Abbeville for his summer internship.

 

Michael DeBlanc II is the son of Mr. Michael DeBlanc, Sr., and Mrs. Pamela DeBlanc. He is sponsored by St. Joseph Parish in Parks and is enrolled at Notre Dame Seminary of New Orleans. He has been assigned to Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Ville Platte for his summer internship.

 

 

Bro. Nicholas DuPre is the son of Mr. Joseph K. DuPre and Mrs. Charlotte L. Davis. He is sponsored by the religious order of the Community of Jesus Crucified of St. Martinville and is enrolled at St. Philip Neri Seminary of Canada. He has been assigned to the Community of Jesus Crucified in St. Martinville for his summer internship.

 

Samuel Fontana is the son of Mr. Paul A. Fontana and Mrs. Rose M. Fontana. He is sponsored by St. Pius X Parish in Lafayette and is enrolled at Mount St. Mary Seminary of Emmitsburg, MD. He has been assigned to Sts. Peter & Paul Parish in Scott for his summer internship.

 


Taj Glodd is the son of Mrs. Zelma Glodd. He is sponsored by St. Theresa Parish in Crowley and is enrolled at Sacred Heart School of Theology of Hales Corners, WI. He has been assigned to St. Joseph Parish in Rayne for his summer internship.

 

Bro. Brian Webre is the son of Mr. Edward Webre and Mrs. Eileen C. Webre. He is sponsored by the religious order of the Community of Jesus Crucified in St. Martinville and is enrolled at St. Philip Neri Seminary of Canada. He has been assigned to the Community of Jesus Crucified in St. Martinville for his summer internship.

 

Patrick Broussard will also be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate for the Diocese of Lafayette later this year. Patrick is the son of Mr. Steven J. Broussard and Mrs. Barbara B. Broussard. He is sponsored by the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Lafayette and is enrolled at the Pontifical North American College of Rome. His ordination to the Transitional Diaconate will take place there on October 3, but he has also been given a summer internship at St. Edmond Parish in Lafayette.


Photo courtesy: Paul Kieu

 

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