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Diocese of

Lafayette in Louisiana

USA USA

Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 14,962 km²

Population: 338,760 Catholics (52.3% of 647,108 total) (2017)

Statistics: 121 parishes, 209 priests (151 diocesan, 58 religious), 102 deacons, 199 lay religious (85 brothers, 114 sisters), 43 seminarians (2017)

Ecclesiastical Province: New Orleans

Neighbouring Dioceses: Lake Charles (←), Alexandria (↖), Baton Rouge (→), Houma–Thibodaux (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Immaculate Conception (December 8), Saint John Vianney (August 4)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: April 20

Address: 1408 Carmel Dr., P.O. Box 3387, Lafayette, LA 70502, USA

Phone: +1 (337) 261-5613

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

All Churches (152)

Lake Charles (←), Alexandria (↖), Baton Rouge (→), Houma–Thibodaux (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.02.17 – ...):Bishop John Douglas Deshotel (68)Bishop John Douglas Deshotel (68)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Lafayette in Louisiana (Roman Rite)

Bishop John Douglas Deshotel (68)Bishop John Douglas Deshotel (68)Permalink
(2016.02.17 – ...)

Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana (USA)

Caritas Christi urget me

Born:1952.01.06 (Basile, LA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1978.05.13
Consecrated Bishop:2010.04.27

Titular Bishop of Cova (2010.03.11 – 2016.02.17)

Auxiliary Bishop of Dallas (USA) (2010.03.11 – 2016.02.17)

Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana (USA) (2016.02.17 – ...)

Bishop Charles Michael Jarrell (80)Bishop Charles Michael Jarrell (80)Permalink
(2002.11.08 – 2016.02.17)

Bishop emeritus of Lafayette in Louisiana (USA)

In all things charity

Born:1940.05.15 (Opelousas, LA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1967.06.03
Consecrated Bishop:1993.03.04

Bishop of Houma–Thibodaux (USA) (1992.12.29 – 2002.11.08)

Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana (USA) (2002.11.08 – 2016.02.17)

Bishop Edward Joseph O’DonnellPermalink
(1994.11.08 – 2002.11.08)

To bind all together

Born:1931.07.04 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1957.04.06
Consecrated Bishop:1984.02.10
Died:2009.02.01 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Bretoña (1983.12.06 – 1994.11.08)

Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Louis (USA) (1983.12.06 – 1994.11.08)

Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana (USA) (1994.11.08 – 2002.11.08)

Bishop Harry Joseph Flynn (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1989.05.15 – 1994.02.24)

Come lord Jesus

Born:1933.05.02 (Schenectady, NY, USA)
Ordained Priest:1960.05.28
Consecrated Bishop:1986.06.24
Died:2019.09.23 (Saint Paul, MN, USA † 86)

Coadjutor Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana (USA) (1986.04.19 – 1989.05.15)

Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana (USA) (1989.05.15 – 1994.02.24)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (USA) (1994.02.24 – 1995.09.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (USA) (1995.09.08 – 2008.05.02)

Bishop Gerard Louis FreyPermalink
(1972.11.07 – 1989.05.13)

Serviam

Born:1914.05.10 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1938.04.02
Consecrated Bishop:1967.08.08
Died:2007.08.16 († 93)

Bishop of Savannah (USA) (1967.05.31 – 1972.11.07)

Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana (USA) (1972.11.07 – 1989.05.13)

Bishop Maurice SchexnayderPermalink
(1956.03.13 – 1972.11.07)

Ad te clamamus

Born:1895.08.13 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1925.04.11
Consecrated Bishop:1951.02.22
Died:1981.01.23 († 85)

Titular Bishop of Tuscamia (1950.12.11 – 1956.03.13)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana (USA) (1950.12.11 – 1956.03.13)

Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana (USA) (1956.03.13 – 1972.11.07)

Bishop Jules Benjamin JeanmardPermalink
(1918.07.18 – 1956.03.13)

Sub tuum præsidium

Born:1879.08.15 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1903.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:1918.12.08
Died:1957.02.23 († 77)

Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana (USA) (1918.07.18 – 1956.03.13)

Titular Bishop of Bareta (1956.03.13 – 1957.02.23)

Former Prelates


as of 2020.06.16

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