Job Openings

JOB OPENING – Chief Accountant. Applications are now being accepted for the job of chief accountant in the Business Office of the Diocese of Alexandria. Applicants are asked to submit a resume to David V. Brook, CPA, chief financial officer, Diocese of Alexandria at 4400 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303, by Thursday, November 30, 2017.   Applicants are not required to be Catholic but must have actual accounting experience. The position is expected to be filled by Jan. 1, 2018.

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY – Executive Director of Tekakwitha Conference. Applications for executive director of the Tekakwitha Conference located in Alexandria are being accepted now. The selected applicant will begin training in April, 2018 and will take over full duties Sept. 1, 2018.Qualifed applicants should be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church;skilled in both administration and management;an effective written and oral communicator;and willing to become familiar with the National Tekakwitha Conference and our patroness, St. Kateri Tekakwitha. Possession of a professional degree, a working knowledge of finances and budgeting, and a theological background are preferable.Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references by Jan. 30, 2018 to Gail Rando (chair of the search committee) via email at or to 145 Banff Street, Bear, DE  19701.

Bishop's message: The graces that come from farming and harvesting

I’ve been told that the traditional summer months of vacation that our school age children and teens enjoy each year is a result of our history…as a nation of farmers and ranchers.

Of course, the nation as a whole would be characterized as more urban and suburban than rural in 2017; but in the four deaneries of our diocese, farming and ranching is still a way of life for many.

And I thank God for this.

Why so? Why would this Georgia transplant from the city of Atlanta thank God for rural life in central Louisiana?

USCCB Convocation of Catholic Leaders

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops convened in an unprecedented coming together of key leaders from dioceses and Catholic organizations from across the United States on July 1-4 in Orlando, FL.

The gathering assembled Catholic leaders together in order to assess the challenges and opportunities of our time, particularly in the context of the Church in the United States.