Ordination of Benjamin Pitre
Deacon Benjamin J. Pitre will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priesthood on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Lafayette. He cordially invites everyone to his 1st Holy Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, June 24 at 10AM here at St. Landry. A reception will follow at the OCS Gym. Deacon Pitre is the son of Ben & Sue Pitre. He is a lifelong parishioner of St. Landry Catholic Church, a 2002 graduate of Opelousas Catholic School, a 2006 LSU graduate, served in the Navy as a nuclear engineer officer for 5 years. He entered seminary formation in 2012 at St. Joseph’s Seminary College in Covington, earning a B.S. in Philosophy in 2014. He then studied in Rome at the Pontifical North American College and earned a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2017. He was ordained a transitional deacon at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome in 2017. Rev. Ben is currently working towards earning a Licentiate in Sacred Theology with a focus in Moral Theology. He plans to continue his studies in Rome with completion expected in 2019.