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Father Mike Moroney

Posted July 7, 2017 at 12:00 am

Q You used to play racquetball with Archbishop Alfred Hughes. Who often came out the victor in these matches? What do you enjoy about the sport itself?

A Archbishop Alfred Hughes and I played racquetball for many years. We played a competitive game in which we had many bruises, nose bleeds sprained ankles etc., but we had a lot of fun. We both really enjoyed the game and we left all our winnings and losses on the court, leaving us with no bragging rights. Today I still play but because of a knee problem the archbishop has, he had to take up other forms of exercise. I grew up playing hand ball so it was an easy transition for me to take up racquetball. I enjoy the speed of the game. For

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    Father Joseph Vu

    Q Can you tell us about your dinosaur costume?

    A For Ascension Homecoming Parade October 2016, I bought a dinosaur costume with hopes that I could use it for the parade, but it turned out the school had a theme of board games, so I ended up switching last minute to be Mr. Monopoly with pastor Father Paul Yi. So that dinosaur costume sat on my shelf from October all the way until February. I

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    Father Eddie Martin

    Q As one who dabbles in artwork, there are a couple of your pieces at St. John the Evangelist Church in Prairieville where you served as deacon. Can you tell us about them and what inspired you to create them?

    A I’ve always had a willingness to serve the church in any manner deemed useful and believed that whatever talents we have are God-given and belong to him.

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    Father Miles Walsh

    Q You grew up in a small town, Port Allen, on the west side of the Mississippi River. What was that like? Any favorite memories?

    A Yes, many. When I was growing up, Port Allen was a small Catholic community. Everybody knew everybody. My grandfather, L.I. Lefeaux, ran a furniture and appliances store which catered to workers on nearby sugar-cane

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    Father Todd Lloyd

    Q What is your favorite sport you like to participate in?

    A The noble sport of table tennis, better known as “ping pong” to the philistine, is my favorite sport to play. It is a cross between the strategy of chess and the brutality of mixed martial arts. It requires the finesse of basketball and the endurance of cross country running. It is as artistic as

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    Father Matthew Graham

    Q  What is your favorite liturgical season and why?

    A  My favorite liturgical season is the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Good Saturday/Easter Vigil). Even though it is the shortest, it has the most beautiful celebrations of our faith. During these three days we remember and enter into the deepest mysteries of our faith. I look forward to these three days with great expectation each year. I

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    Father Cayet Mangiaracina

    Q  You are recognized as the co-author of Ricky Nelson’s hit song, “Hello Mary Lou.” Can you tell us about that? Are there other songs that you wrote that you are particularly proud of?

    A  The song was originally written by Gene Pitney. I had written a song in 1955 called “Merry Mary Lou” which was recorded by a band called the Sparks.  I originally played one year with the five-piece band. After leaving to join the Dominican Order, the band won a battle of the bands

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    Father Trey Nelson

    Q  What prompted you to draw from the sport of golf when you wrote the book, “I Just Claim to Love the Game: Where Golf and Life Converge.”

    A When I was out for cancer treatment, surgery and recovery, the thing that I missed the most was golf. It’s one of the most precious gifts that my dad ever gave me. I started keeping a journal about my cancer journey and was led to use the analogy of

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    Father Jason Palermo

    Before becoming a priest, you were a Branch Office Administrator for Edward Jones Investments. What are some of the skills you developed through that job?

    A  I loved my job at Edward Jones and leaving a career was the hardest part of my seminary adjustment. A job in the financial industry teaches you teamwork, critical thinking and good customer service skills. Our Plaquemine branch was

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