Celebration of the 24th Anniversary
of the Diocese of Shreveport
The Diocese of Shreveport will celebrate its 24th Anniversary at a special Mass on Tuesday, June 22, at 5:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans. Bishop Michael G. Duca will recognize the priests and deacon in our diocese who are celebrating a special anniversary of their ordination to the priesthood or diaconate:
Rev. Adrian Fischer, OFM 35 years
Rev. Al Jost, OFM 30 years
Rev. Philip Theempalangattu 30 years
Rev. Richard Norsworthy 25 years
Rev. Peter Mangum 20 years
Rev. Charles Glorioso 15 years
Rev. James McLelland 10 years
Deacon Ron Morris 10 years
This year’s celebration coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Diocese of Alexandria’s moving the See from Natchitoches to Alexandria. The geographical area of the Diocese of Shreveport was part of the Diocese of Alexandria until the establishment of our diocese in 1986. Bishop Ronald G. Herzog, Bishop of the Diocese of Alexandria, will present memorial candles to representatives from each parish in our diocese at the special Mass on June 22.
Everyone is invited to attend this special celebration of the Diocese of Shreveport, of the priests of our diocese, and of our sister Diocese of Alexandria. A reception will follow in the multi-room.
by Dianne Rachal, Director, Office of Worship