Speaker for the Conference
Most Rev. Sam G. Jacobs
Name: Most Rev. Sam G. Jacobs
Diocese: Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux
Born: March 4, 1938, Greenwood, Mississippi
Raised: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Priesthood: June 6, 1964; St. John the Evangelist Cathedral, Lafayette, LA., for the Diocese of Lafayette
Episcopal: August 24, 1989 for the Diocese of Alexandria;
October 10, 2003 installed Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux
Elementary Education: Public and private schools (Lake Charles, LA)
Secondary Education: Immaculata Seminary (Lafayette, LA) 1951-57
University: The Catholic University of America, 1957-1964
B.A. Degree in Philosophy 1959; M.A. Degree in P Philosophy1960;
M.A. Degree in Education/Administration 1964
USCCB Offices Held:
USCCB Committee Memberships:
Chairman, USCCB Ad Hoc on Catholic Charismatic Renewal; Committee on Home Missions; Communications Committee ; Committee on Vocations, November 2004 he became Chairman-elect of Bishops' Committee on Evangelization.
Prior Diocesan Assignments:
Associate Pastor, St. Joseph Church, Rayne, LA, 1964-70; Pastor/Chaplain, Our Lady of Good Counsel, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, 1970-81; Pastor St. Mary of the Lake Church, Big Lake, LA 1981-85; Director Catholic Charismatic Renewal for Dioceses of Lafayette and Lake Charles, 1976-87; Director Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Diocese of Lake Charles 1976-89; Director of Radio and Television, Lake Charles, 1981-89; Director of Vocations and Seminarians, Lake Charles, 1985-89.
Other National / Curial Responsibilities:
Episcopal Advisor, Fraternity of Priests; Louisiana Catholic Conference Board of Directors; Louisiana Interchurch Conference Board of Directors; National Evangelization Teams' Board of Directors; Renewal Ministries Board of Directors; "YOU" magazine Advisory Board, Friends of Families Steering Committee; Priests for Life Episcopal Advisory Board; Family Missions Company Advisory Board; Chairman of "Cross International"; Notre Dame Seminary Board of Trustees, St. Joseph Seminary College Board of Trustees.
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