Your partnership supports the following Ragin’ Cajun Catholics initiatives:
Students have the opportunity to attend 5 different retreats every year. While students are asked to pay a fee as a sign of their commitment to attend, gifts given by alumni, benefactors, parishioners, and friends help to "fill the gap" to fund the many retreats offered at Our Lady of Wisdom.
Adult Faith Formation (Veritas or OCIA program), Intellectual Formation (Newman Nights & Cardinal Newman Lecture Series), and Family Catechism (monthly sacramental preparation for school aged students and their families) comprise our lifelong learning approach to formation.
LEADERSHIP & EVANGELIZATION
We invite students into a relationship with Jesus by welcoming them into a Church community, building up their skills in knowledge of the faith and critical thinking and moral decision making, and sending them forth to “form lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ” on campus and beyond.
Under the leadership of our Director of Liturgical Music, Duston Stout, M.A., Ragin’ Cajun Catholics students receive mentorship in musical performance that respects the sacred liturgical setting.
Students are encouraged to prayerfully discern the Lord’s call to the priesthood, religious life, or marriage through small groups, discernment groups, and intentional time spent in marriage preparation and with various religious orders.
FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, is a national apostolate that invites students to participate in and become leaders of Bible Studies, mentors students in living out the Gospel of Christ, and challenges students to prayerfully discern their vocation. Five FOCUS missionaries serve within our existing Campus Ministry structure at Our Lady of Wisdom.
ways you can GIVE
We'd love to meet you! Visit with a member of the Church Office or Advancement staff to learn about our current needs and make a gift. Drop in or schedule a visit by calling 337-456-1223.
Or, click here to donate to Our New Home! Start your pledge or make a gift today by scrolling down to ‘Wisdom for Every Generation Capital Campaign
iGiveCatholic is a national day of giving for the Catholic causes you love. Check it out online or join us in person at Wisdom on November 29. Giving goes live on November 14 and every gift will be matched up to $65,000!
70.5 or older?
Turn your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for your 401K or IRA into a charitable gift in support of Catholic Campus Ministry at UL Lafayette.
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UL Lafayette Foundation
Contribute through the UL Lafayette Foundation's Catholic Student Ministry Annual Fund.
Contact the Office of Advancement for details.
Estate & Planned Gifts
Please prayerfully consider remembering Our Lady of Wisdom in your will. Learn more about testamentary gifts here. The proper language for your Attorney is:
Our Lady of Wisdom Church
& Catholic Student Center
501 E. St. Mary Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70503
Transfer appreciated stock, bonds, or mutual funds to Our Lady of Wisdom Church. Securities will be sold and the proceeds used for our programs. You benefit from an immediate income tax deduction on the fair market value and avoid capital gains tax.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF ACADIANA
The Ragin' Cajun Catholics have a designated fund at the Community Foundation of Acadiana!
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