Fr. Russo, ordained in 1989, presently serves as Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Lafayette. A native of Patterson, LA, he received a BA in Psychology from the University of Dallas in 1984. He followed theological studies at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and the Gregorian University in Rome, receiving a STB degree in 1988. He received a MA in theology in 1989 from the Angelicum. Fr. Russo has taught Christology, Church History, and New Testament.
Dr. Mario Sacasa earned a PhD in Counselor Educationand Supervision from Our Lady of Holy Cross College. He also has a Specialist in Education in Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Louisiana and Florida.
Fr. Clinton Sensat was ordained to the Holy Priesthood June 6, 2009. He is a native of Scott Louisiana and presently the Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Ville Platte, LA, the Diocese of Lafayette. Fr. Sensat has a B.A. in Philosophy and Liberal Arts, Master of Divinity, and a Master of Arts in Theology with a concentration in Systematic Theology.
Fr. Bryce Sibley was ordained to the Holy Priesthood July 15, 2000. He is a native of Lafayette Louisiana and presently the pastor at St. Anne's in Mamou, Louisiana. Fr. Sibley has his licentiate degree from the Roman John Paul II Institute of Marriage and Family and wrote his thesis on "Man and Woman as Imago Dei in the tought of John Paul II." He has several publication out and is able to read Italian, French, and Spanish. Fr. Sibley teaches Ecclesiology, Moral Theology, Theology of the Body, and a course on the thought of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.
Rev. Jason Vidrine is Pastor of St. Peter Church in Gueydan. He was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in 2006 for the Diocese of Lafayette. Fr. Vidrine holds an STb and MA in Dogmatic Theology with a concentration in Mariology from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, including studies in Toulouse. Fr. Vidrine also serves as Principal of St. Peter School, Spiritual Director of Our Lady of Grace Comitium of the Legion of Mary, and Assistant Master of Cermonies for the Diocese of Lafayette.
Dr. Gregory Vall has been privileged to serve the Church on the faculty of Notre Dame Seminary of New Orleans from 1992 to 2000 and from 2015 to the present. He also taught at the Catholic University of America (1989 to 1992), the Franciscan University of Steubenville (2000 to 2004), and Ave Maria University (2004 to 2015), where he served as Director of the Ph.D. Program and Chair of the Theology Department.
Dr. Vall received a Ph.D. in Semitic Languages and Literatures from the Catholic University of America in 1993. His areas of scholarly expertise are the biblical languages, the Old Testament, and the letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch. His book Learning Christ: Ignatius of Antioch and the Mystery of Redemption was published by CUA Press in 2013. A second book, Scripture and the Mystery of Israel: Essays in Ecclesial Exegesis, is forthcoming with Franciscan University Press. He has published articles in Biblica, The Bible Today, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Journal of Biblical Literature, Nova et Vetera, Seminary Journal, The Thomist, and Vetus Testamentum.
Dr. Vall is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He and his wife Lourdes, and their four children—Teresa, Gregory, Ezra, and Mark—reside in Covington, Louisiana.