Fr. Matthew Dupre, New Pastor of Ascension and St. Francis Catholic Churches

Bishop Michael G. Duca has appointed Father Matthew Dupre pastor of Ascension of Our Lord Church and St. Francis of Asissi Church, both of which are located in Donaldsonville. 

Father Dupre graduated from Ascension Catholic High School in his native Donaldsonville and was ordained June 6, 1998 by then-Bishop Alfred C. Hughes. 

Father Dupre has served as parochial vicar at St. Jean Vianney Church and Christ the King Church and Catholic Center in Baton Rouge and Holy Rosary Church in St. Amant, administrator of St. Joseph the Worker Church in Pierre Part and St. Theresa of Avila Church in Gonzales, and pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Brusly and St. Patrick Church in Baton Rouge. 

He has also served as Vocations Director, Director of Seminarians and as a member of the College of Consultors, the Presbyteral Council and the Deacon Advisory Board. 

Father Dupre’s appointment is effective July 1, 2019

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