The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the heart of our Ministry. The new Our Lady of Wisdom Church will honor the humble, yet beautiful, character of the existing chapel and will repurpose signature icons including the Stations of the Cross and statuary to name a few. Featured design elements:
Traditional cruciform layout with a long central isle
Entry vestibule leading to main entrance
Expand seating to 600 (currently 450)
Direct access to the sanctuary from within the student center
Expanded Adoration chapel
Enlarged choir loft and choir rehearsal area
Creating a spiritual home away from home is a fundamental design objective in the new Catholic Student Center. It will enable us to expand campus ministry programming where it is currently limited. Its more contemporary aesthetic features open and multifunctional spaces including:
Dynamic and energetic entrance
Large atrium and cafe
Bible Study areas
Collaborative Pods perfect for study and leadership development
Redesigned Jeanmard Hall suitable for speakers and conferences
Expanded commercial kitchen
Dining area for community meals
Ways To Give
Appreciated stock, bonds, or mutual funds
Securities will be transferred to Wisdom and sold, with proceeds dedicated to our new home. You will benefit from an income tax deduction and avoid capital gains tax.
Will or Trust. Bequest a testamentary gift in your will or trust.
The proper language for your attorney is:
Our Lady of Wisdom Church & Catholic Student Center
501 E. Saint Mary Blvd. Lafayette, LA 70503
401K or IRA
If you are age 70.5 and older, you can gift your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), in consultation with your tax advisor, to effectively lower your taxable income.
Most Reverend J. Douglas Deshotel, D.D.
Bishop of Lafayette
Rev. Bryce Sibley, S.T.L.
Pastor & Chaplain
Gus & Sheila Zepernick
Executive Director of Advancement
Dr. Ray & Barbara Authement
In Loving Memory
The Capital Campaign is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Ray Authement, faithful parishioner and supporter of Our Lady of Wisdom and President of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from 1973 - 2008.