Acolyte Institution


Bishop Burns, the Bishop of Dallas, instituted seminarians into the ministry of acolyte, the final ministry before seminarians are ordained to the diaconate. This was Bishop Burns’ first visit to NDS. In his homily, he challenged seminarians to remain focused on the mystery of the Holy Eucharist and the graces the Lord provides us in the celebration of Holy Mass. The bishop asked us to reflect on how the Eucharistic mysteries inspire the mission of evangelization, the goal of all the Church’s pastoral efforts. We thank the Lord for our seminarians who make their final preparations for ordination to the diaconate in Spring 2018.

Those who were instituted:

Miller Gomez, from the Archdiocese of Atlanta
Paul Nacey, from the Archdiocese of Atlanta
Ainer Pena, from the Archdiocese of Atlanta
Mathew Dunn, from the Diocese of Baton Rouge
Danny Roussel, from the Diocese of Baton Rouge
Rusty Bruce, from the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux
Daniel Duplantis, from the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux
Franklin Eke, from the Diocese of Jackson
Br. John Joseph Bourque, from the Diocese of Lafayette (Community of Jesus Crucified)
Andrew Killeen, from the Diocese of Lafayette
Samuel Bond, from the Diocese of Lake Charles
Victor Barrales, from the Diocese of Memphis
Juan Carlos Garcia-Mendoza, from the Diocese of Nashville
Sylvester Adoga, from the Archdiocese of New Orleans
Luis Duarte, from the Archdiocese of New Orleans
Matthew Hoffpauir, from the Archdiocese of New Orleans
Henry Nwaeze, from the Archdiocese of New Orleans
Dennis Obienu, from the Archdiocese of New Orleans
Lee Poche, from the Archdiocese of New Orleans
John Paul Tresch, from the Archdiocese of New Orleans
John Yike, from the Archdiocese of New Orleans
Cristian Casado-Carmona, from the Diocese of Tyler