St. Frederick Welcomes New Chaplain
St. Frederick High School is pleased to welcome Fr. Jerry Daigle as the new school chaplain effective August 1, 2017. Fr. Jerry, as he would like to be called, is a native of South Louisiana, but grew up in North Central Texas. After attending graduate school at NLU, Fr. Jerry lived in Monroe, working for local and national charities helping young people in crisis, and building a career with AT&T.
Though God had begun to call him to the priesthood when he was around thirteen years old, he was not ready to answer the call until he started visiting the Saint Joseph Benedictine abbey near Covington, Louisiana. It was then that God’s call became unmistakable and something truly desirable. Fr. Jerry said yes to God’s call, spent six years in Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, and was ordained a Priest of the Diocese of Shreveport in May of 2015.
When speaking of his new role at St. Fred’s, Fr. Jerry stated he was looking forward to his chaplaincy, as working with young people has been a most rewarding part of his vocation. His enthusiasm and experience working with youth will be a great asset for the students and staff of St. Fred’s. The St. Frederick family is excited to welcome Fr. Jerry Daigle and look forward to a great year, forming more “Warriors for Christ!”