Diocese of Alexandria

The Diocese of Alexandria was established originally as the Diocese of Natchitoches on July 29, 1853. It was later transferred to Alexandria on August 6, 1910.

Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 7417
Alexandria, LA 71306-0417

Physical Location:

4400 Coliseum Blvd
Alexandria, LA 71303-3597

Receptionist: (318) 445-2401
Auto-attendant: (318) 445-6424
Toll Free: (866) 447-7088
Fax: (318) 448-6121

At the St. Joseph Catholic Center building you will find these offices and ministries: 

  • Tribunal, ext. 262 or 263
  • Archives, ext. 202
  • Vicar General's Office, ext. 202
  • Chancellor's Office, ext. 202
  • Bishop's Office, ext. 201
  • Catholic Charities/Special Ministries and Projects, ext. 213
  • Business Office, ext. 215
  • Catholic Schools Office, ext. 227
  • Child Nutrition, ext. 232
  • Hispanic Ministry, ext. 258
  • Office of Religions Formation and Training, ext. 221
  • The Church Today, ext. 255
  • Development and Public Affairs, ext. 209

Diocesan Bishop:

Most Rev. Ronald P. Herzog
Phone: 318-445-6424 Ext. 201
Fax: 318-767-1230
Email: rherzog@diocesealex.org

Coordinating Staff

Vicar General:
Rev. Scott Chemino, J.C.L., V.G.
Phone: 318-445-6424 Ext. 204
Email: frschemino@diocesealex.org

Episcopal Vicar for Administration:
Rev. Bruce Miller, J.C.L., E.V., J.V.
Phone: 318-445-6424 Ext: 261
Fax: 318-767-0872
Email: frbmiller@diocesealex.org

Chief Financial Officer:
David Brook
Phone: 318-445-6424 Ext: 215
Email: dbrook@diocesealex.org

Director of Catholic Charities and Special Ministries:
Fr. Rick Gremillion
Phone: 318-445-6424 Ext. 226
Email: frgrem@diocesealex.org

Superintendent of Catholic Schools:
Thomas Roque, Sr.
Phone: 318-445-6424 Ext: 227
Email: troque@diocesealex.org

Director of Development and Public Affairs:
Cole Churchman
Phone: 318-445-6424 Ext: 220
Email: cchurchman@diocesealex.org

Director of Religious Formation and Training:
Rev. Joy Antony
Phone: 318-445-6424 Ext: 259
Email: frjretnazihamoni@diocesealex.org

Chancellor:
Rev. Chad Partain, Chancellor
Phone: 318-445-6424 Ext. 228
Email: frcpartain@diocesealex.org

Secretary to the Bishop:
Deborah Deorosan
Phone: 318-445-6424 Ext: 201
Fax: 318-767-1230
Email: ddeorosan@diocesealex.org


Vicar for Clergy:
Rev. Michael Craig Scott, V.C.
St. Rita Church
3822 Bayou Rapides Rd
Alexandria, LA  71303
Phone: (318) 445-7141-12
Fax: (318) 448-0704
Email: frcscott@parish.diocesealex.org

Director of Permanent Diaconate:
Rev. Daniel O'Connor, VF
Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church
401 21st Street
Alexandria, LA  71301-6500
Phone: (318) 445-3693
Fax: (318) 445-8471
Email: frdoconnor@parish.diocesealex.org

Director of Vocations:
Rev. Louis Sklar
4400 Coliseum Blvd.
Alexandria, LA 71303
Phone: (318) 445-6424, Ext. 260
Fax: (318) 448-6121
Email: frlsklar@diocesealex.org

Staff