Give directly via check either in person or by mail to: Our Lady of Wisdom Capital Capital Campaign Box 43599 Lafayette, LA 70504. Download a pledge card to include with your gift here.

Transfer appreciated stock, bonds, or mutual funds to Our Lady of Wisdom Church. Securities will be sold and the proceeds dedicated to our new home. You benefit from an income tax deduction and avoid capital gains tax.

Bequest a provision in your will or trust to provide a testamentary gift. The proper language for your attorney is

Our Lady of Wisdom Church & Catholic Student Center

501 E. Saint Mary Blvd. Lafayette, LA 70503.

Gift your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your 401K or IRA (for persons age 70.5 and older).

Contribute through the Community Foundation of Acadiana's Ragin' Cajun Catholics Designated Fund. CFA members can easily make a fund to fund transfer or mail a gift to:

CFA Attn: Ragin' Cajun Catholics Designated Fund, 1035 Camellia Blvd., Suite 100, Lafayette, LA 70508.

Ways To Give

Student Center

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


Church Sanctuary

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

  • Cry room

  • Sacristy

  • Bell tower

  • Enlarged choir loft and choir rehearsal area

  • Confessionals

Most Reverend J. Douglas Deshotel, D.D.

Bishop of Lafayette


Rev. Bryce Sibley, S.T.L.

Pastor & Chaplain

Gus & Sheila Zepernick

General Chairs

Dr. Ray & Barbara Authement

UL Lafayette President ’73-‘08