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Building Project
Funds Raised

$9,458,780.88

Total Gifts Received

$11,757,776.82

Total Pledged Gifts & One Time Gifts

Coming soon!
Exciting planning is underway! Look for an updated case statement soon.

Estimated Project Schedule

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facility

How We Use Our Current Spaces

Catholic
Student Center

The Catholic Student Center is a spiritual home away from home for students. It will deliver spatial components that reflect the many pathways that lead young people into a lasting relationship with Jesus Christ, including the Sacraments, Community, Evangelization, Discipleship, and Formation.

  • Bible study and small group rooms for spiritual formation

  • Classrooms for intellectual formation and leadership development

  • Indoor and outdoor community gathering spaces

  • Redesigned Jeanmard Hall, suitable for speakers and conferences

  • Library

  • Café, lounge, and expanded kitchen and dining area

  • Eucharistic Adoration Chapel

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.

  • Seating for approximately 600 (currently 450)

  • Traditional layout with a long center aisle

  • Choir loft and rehearsal area

  • Confessionals

  • Bell tower

  • Vesting Sacristy and Working Sacristy

Ways To Give

Ways To Give

Check | Bank Draft

 Checks are payable to Our Lady of Wisdom 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. 

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Capital Reserve Fund

$2,500,000

The Capital Reserve Fund will be established as an additional fundraising priority. It serves as a safety net for operational expenses and one-time start-up operational expenses during the transition to the new facility. This fund is not required to complete the project.

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Most Reverend J. Douglas Deshotel, D.D.

Bishop of Lafayette

LEADERS

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Rev. Patrick S. Broussard

Pastor & Chaplain

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Gus & Sheila Zepernick

General Chairs

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Mary

Hernandez

Executive Director of Advancement

Leadership

Campaign Committees

Building Committee Members

 

Fr. Stephen Pellessier

Camille Domingue

Carey Chopin

Dc. Kyle Polozola

Jeanne Schoeffler

Shelley Breaud

Sonny Launey

Todd Schoeffler

Subcommittee Members

Ashley Anderson

Beau Brown - Student

Blake Cormier

Cassidy Bellard - Recent Alumna

Catherine Richard - Recent Alumna

Chris Wiltz - Student

Clay Ortego

Heather Fasnacht

Jay Toups

Jonas Lowery

Madeline Salvatierra

Roxanne Breaux

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Wisdom for Every
Generation Prayer

Heavenly Father,

We thank You for the gift of Your Son, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Help us to build a house of Wisdom on the UL campus.

Make this dwelling place a beacon of light to overcome the darkness

and a home where students come to know You and love You.

Father, we trust in Your goodness,

Especially as it is shown to us through the generosity of Your people.

Reward Your servants for their sacrifice and dedication to You.

Prompt us to follow Your Son’s example of heroic charity,

So that this house of Wisdom can be a wellspring of hope for every generation.

Through the intercession of Mary, Seat of Wisdom,

we make this prayer through Christ, our Lord.

Amen

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