St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
ABOUT US
Parish Mission Statement
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, a predominantly African-American community, is one parish family drawn on the richness of our diversity, worshipping together and carrying the good news of Jesus Christ to all people.

The simple but humble beginning of St. Paul's Parish dates back to 1943. On June 15, 1947, the official approval was given and Archbishop Francis Rummel dedicated the church to the service of God for the salvation of souls.
Fr. Arockiam's Installation Mass 10/25/15
Parish Goals
GOAL #1: WORSHIP/SPIRITUALITY
                  That we continue to have culturally sensitive worship that depicts who we are and that our worship continues to reflect our African-American heritage in its theological concepts, spirituality and symbols

GOAL #2: MINISTRY
                   That we have an expansion of ministries to meet the needs of our community

GOAL #3: FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT
                   That we develop more ways to build up capital and become financially solvent

Rev. Arockiam Arockiam SVD
Pastor

A member of the Society of the Divine Word (Divine Word Missionaries), was born on September 25, 1973 at Kanathankadu Village of Tamilnadu State in South India and was ordained on May 14, 2002. Since his ordination, he has worked among the African American Parishes in Southern Louisiana.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Alana Alexander skillsqueen@yahoo.com
Denise Oguinn oguinnd@bellsouth.net
Frederick Bell noblefmbell@msn.com
Chelsey Napoleon cdr25@aol.com
Cabrina Phillips cphil1718@aol.com
Anise Randolph arandolph@cox.net
Gayland Thibodeaux gayland.thibodeaux@yahoo.com
Jacqueline Mayo charityjoy4725@att.net
Dn.Graylin Miller gjmiller39@yahoo.com
Fr. A. Arockiam, SVD arockiamsvd@gmail.com
Fr. Arockiam's Installation Mass Reception
10/25/16

Pastors of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

1947 - present

Rev. William Dodd, S.S.J.
1947 - 1955


Rev. Bernard Callaghan, S.S.J.
1970 - 1972


Rev. Charles Boykins, S.V.D.
1986 - 1988


Rev. Bernard Kwame Assenyoh, S.V.D.
1999 - 2006
Rev. Henry Bouchie, S.S.J.
1955 - 1961


Rev. John O'Rourke, S.S.J.
1972


Rev. Michael J. Fritzen, S.V.D.
1988 - 1996


Rev. Alfred Ayem, S.V.D.
2006 - 2015
Rev. John P. Quinn, S.S.J.
1964


Rev. Richard Sadlier, S.S.J.
1980 - 1986


Rev. Alvin Dixon, S.V.D.
1997 - 1999


Rev. Arockiam Arockiam, S.V.D.
2015 - present