Linda Ancona – Parish Life Coordinator Email:email@example.com Phone: 337-334-2193 ext. 10
I was born and raised in Rayne then moved away for a number of years. I retired from Girl Scouts of the USA with over twenty years of experience in governmental and non-profit accounting and administration. I began volunteering for St. Joseph Parish upon my return to Rayne in 2008. I have served as President of the Ladies Altar Society, Regent and Vice Regent of the Catholic Daughters, as well as Volunteer Coordinator for St. Joseph Parish and currently am employed as Executive Secretary. My duties include producing the weekly bulletin, serving as secretary to the clergy and maintaining the many schedules. I am married to Angelo Ancona, have one daughter and one grand daughter all of who enrich my life.
I am Debbie Harrington married to L. J. Harrington, we have 3 beautiful girls and 5 wonderful grandchildren. I have been in this parish all my life. I love working with the parish, helping our young; whether it be retreats, fundraisers, teaching, or saying a little extra prayer for someone in need. Working with CMJ (Religious Education) Catholic Daughters, Good Samaritans and helping with wedding rehearsals, has made my faith stronger. After volunteering for 25 years plus, I found a home here at St. Joseph Parish office. I was hired 4 years ago to record all sacraments of our parish, not long after I found myself needed in many other areas of the office; receptionist, accounting, secretary, census, weddings, mass intentions, safe environment, this keeps me very busy. I thank God every day for opening these doors. Speaking of open doors, our office is open to anyone wishing to drop by, even if it’s just to say hi.
Albert Johnson – Director of Finance and Facilities Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 337-334-2193 ext. 14
I am a lifelong parishioner of St. Joseph Parish. Married to the former Bonnie Melancon Johnson. We have 2 children, Karris and Robert-Thomas. Karris, married to the late Jed Lucas Toups, has 4 children, John Dorman, Theunissen Josephine, Hodges Michael and Kate Manning. Robert-Thomas is a newly wed being married to Hannah Simmons Johnson.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to serve different ministries of our parish. I have served as: Coordinator of Ultreya, Extra Ordinary Minister of Communion, Renovation Decorating Committee and the Millennium Committee. I am a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1897 having served the offices of Grand Knight, Deputy Grand Knight and Treasurer.
The Catholic Church offers so many opportunities to renew our faith while on this life journey. Two such opportunities that stand out to me are Cursillo and the That Man Is You program.
I have been employed with St. Joseph Parish since December 2002. It is truly a privilege to serve our Pastor/Clergy and you the parishioners as Director of Finance and Facilities.
Doug Langley – Grounds Keeper Phone: 337-334-2193
Doug has been the Grounds Keeper for over 20 years. The well maintained lawn and perfectly groomed landscaping is proof of his dedication and attention to detail. He also maintains the Cemetery properties to the highest standard. He takes pride in his work and his knowledge of plants keep the wonderful flower beds healthy year round. He also cares for the interior church flowers when necessary.
Jamie is a husband and father of four. He is in charge of the high school youth ministry program at St. Joseph and has been serving in youth ministry for over 17 years. Jamie began his roots in ministry here at St. Joseph. He was recommended for a retreat team in high school and ministry has been part of his life ever since. After graduating high school he served as Music Minister and Assistant Youth Minister at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Iberia. He was offered his first head Youth Minister position at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Scott. There he was in charge of the high school youth ministry program as well as the music ministry program. Upon graduating college Jamie became the Religion Administrator at Rayne Catholic and accepted a part time position at St. Joseph as youth minister. After leaving Rayne Catholic he was offered a full time position as Director of Youth Ministry here at St. Joseph and the rest is history.
Georgette is a native of our parish and school and has been employed with our parish for 9 years. She is our Coordinator for Religious Education. She has coordinated and help to create our CMJ (CCD) , Children’s Church, EDGE, Joe’s Café, and Vacation Bible School Programs. She has assisted Babyberries and Confirmation with their programs. She has one beautiful daughter and 2 handsome grandsons and a terrific son-in-law. She loves working with the youth. Her faith has grown throughout the years and she was called by God to be a vessel to many. If saving only one child and bringing them back to Jesus is all she does then she feels that her mission was successful. She is always willing to lend a helping hand to whomever or whatever the task may be.
John Comeaux – Facilities Keeper Email: Phone: 337-334-2193
Kip Faulk – Director of Sacred Music Email: Phone: 337-334-2193