Nine men ordained to permanent diaconate in June

A total of nine men were ordained as deacons in two separate ceremonies in June at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.

On June 2, Bishop David Talley ordained Deacon Stephen Gramigna of St. Michael the Archangel Church, Leesville; Deacon Lawrence Feldkamp, St. Frances Cabrini Church, Alexandria; Deacon William Endris, St. Michael the Archangel Church, Leesville; Deacon William Aldridge, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Alexandria and Deacon Darrell Dubroc of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Fifth Ward.

Sr. Virginia Lee Vanderlick passes away

Sister Virginia Lee Vanderlick, CDP entered eternal life on June 10, 2018 at the age of 90. Her parents were Henry J. and Mary Blanche Vermaelen Vanderlick. Her baptismal name was Mary Louise. 

Sister Virginia Lee was born on March 8, 1928 in Alexandria, Louisiana.  She answered God’s call to become a Sister of Divine Providence on September 10, 1949, and professed first vows on June 22, 1952.  She was a well-known and beloved Catholic School educator for 61 years