The Catholic Commentator

Msgr. Leo Guillot died Saturday, Oct. 24, at the age of 89.

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A native of Natchitoches, Msgr. Guillot was ordained June 9, 1956 by Archbishop L. Abel Caillouet. Msgr. Guillot graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1943 and LSU in 1949.

Msgr. Guillot served in the Diocese of Baton Rouge and the Archdiocese of New Orleans in a variety of capacities.

He served as pastor at St. Louis King of France Church in Baton Rouge from 1969-70, Ascension of Our Lord Church in Donaldsonville from 1970-71, Holy Family Church in Port Allen from 1971-86, St. Alphonsus Liguori Church in Greenwell Springs from 1986-94 and St. Margaret Queen of Scotland Church in Albany from 1994-2006.

Msgr. Guillot served as dean of the Northeast Deanery and Central Deanery. He also served as chairman of the Priests’ Vocation Team, chaplain for the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, director of seminarians, rector of St. Joseph Cathedral Prep, director of the Serra Club, director of the Apostleship of Prayer, vocations director and was a member of the College of Consultors.

His assignments as parochial vicar included St. Leo the Great Church in New Orleans, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church in White Castle, Holy Family, St. Joseph Church in Grosse Tete, St. Joseph Cathedral and Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Baton Rouge.

He is survived by his twin sister, Sister Mildred Guillot CSJ, Mary Lee Guillot of Baton Rouge and Norma Roark of Orlando, Florida; nephew Frank Roark of Orlando and nieces Rebecca Wall of Daytona, Florida, Holly Gordon of Orlando and Erin Rinker of Coco Beach, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leo Guillot and Normal Hill Guillot.

Bishop Robert W. Muench was scheduled to celebrate a funeral Mass for Msgr. Guillot on Oct. 28 at St. Joseph Cathedral.