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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

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

Our Lady of Wisdom New Church | Program Spaces
Our Lady of Wisdom New Church | Building Costs
Our Lady of Wisdom New Church | Project Costs

Ways To Give


 Checks are payable to Our Lady of Wisdom Capital Capital Campaign Box 43599 Lafayette, LA 70504.

Download a pledge card to include with your gift here.

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


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Rev. Patrick S. Broussard

Pastor & Chaplain


Gus & Sheila Zepernick

General Chairs




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.