Rev. Father Nathan Comeaux, Associate Pastor
My name is Fr. Nathan Comeaux. I grew up on the outskirts of New Iberia in a community called Rynella. I graduated from NISH in 1994 and then served four years in the US Navy. During the third year of my military service I experienced both a call to conversion from a sinful life and a call to the priesthood. I wrestled with this call to the priesthood while I grew in my relationship with Jesus. After the military, I worked construction for six months and then I worked on supply boats for six months. I then entered UL while studying Music Performance. I also, at the time, had a part time job at Home Depot on Ambassador Caffery Parkway. I finally said yes to God and entered seminary where I studied first at St Joseph’s Seminary College in Covington, LA and then Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. I was ordained a priest on June 11, 2011.
My first assignment was as Associate pastor at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and St. Edmond’s School in Eunice and Annunciation of Our Lady Catholic Church in Duralde. My second assignment was as Pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church in Delcambre, LA. Now I proudly serve as Parochial Vicar to Fr. Michael Russo here at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and Our Lady of Fatima School.
Currently, my hobbies are music, guns, and running. I love being a priest and I love helping others grow in their love with God and with each other. Other than my promised prayers and studies, I enjoy my personal devotion to the rosary, divine mercy chaplet, and the St. Michael Chaplet. My two favorite things to study are Scripture and Spiritual development.
Deacon Timothy Maragos
Deacon Tim Maragos was ordained by Bishop Michael Jarrell in October 2006, and has served at Fatima since. He has been assigned to meet with all engaged couples planning to marry in the parish and help prepare them for their marriage, and he and his wife, Madelyn, also prepare all parents and godparents who are bringing children for baptism. He is also honored by the “chaplain” of the Catholic Daughters, Court Our Lady of the Rosary.
Deacon Maragos also assists those seeking annulments, and teaches RCIA courses and is thrilled to perform baptisms here in the parish, as well as the occasional wedding. He teaches a Bible study class to women prisoners at the Lafayette jail and has offered scripture classes at Fatima. He also represents permanent deacons on the Diocesan Pastoral Council and is a member of the advisory commission for the Office of Justice and Peace. Deacon Maragos is teaching a course on “the theology of the diaconate” to candidates who preparing for ordination to diaconate.
He is a practicing attorney who has worked for State Farm Insurance for the past 11 years and is active as with the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary System. He has also been involved with the Louisiana State Bar Association and was honored for service to the bar on two occasions. He and his wife, the former Madelyn Broussard, have two children, Nicholas, who lives in Irvine California, and Anna, who lives with her husband Daniel and their infant daughter, Ada, in Lafayette. Madelyn is a soon-to-retired teacher and gifted program supervisor for the Lafayette Public School System.
Deacon Ed Boustany
Stephanie Supple, Parish Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie is a native of Alexandria, LA but has lived most of her adult life in Lafayette. Her children, Rachel & Allie, were born and raised in Lafayette and alumni of Our Lady of Fatima School. Her husband, Robert Supple, shares in her passion to serve Fatima parish as a Sacristan. Mrs. Supple spent 22 years working in healthcare as a nurse and administrator; 10 years locally at Our Lady of Lourdes RMC. The last 8 years of her career were spent working nationally and internationally as a consultant and mentor to >125 hospitals, health systems, physician groups and the Office on Women’s Health, National Center’s of Excellence, in successfully developing and implementing a program to address the issues surrounding women and cardiovascular disease. Upon retiring she chose to pick up a paint brush and discovered her hidden talent for painting. She currently works as the administrator for our church parish and spends the rest of her days in her art studio. In December of 2009, she co-authored and illustrated her first children’s book. The inspiration for writing the book, “No One Is Alone”, came from paintings she created in 2008 as she remembered her troubles and blessings as she raised her two daughters as a single mother. Mrs. Supple feels very blessed to have the opportunity to serve our God and his church while serving her fellow parishioners.
Keith D’ Anna, Choir Director/ Organist
Mr. Keith D’Anna comes to us from Germantown, Md, where he served as Director of Music and Organist for 5 years at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. Keith is a native of Louisiana and happy to be back home. Keith holds a Bachelor or Music and Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University where he studied organ with Dr. Herndon Spillman. Keith has served as Director of Music throughout the New Orleans Diocese and is happy to be serving the parishioners of Our Lady of Fatima and the diocese of Lafayette.
Annie Governale, Bookkeeper email@example.com
Ms. Governale is a native of Centerville, LA and has made Lafayette her home for the past 26 years. Her children, Dustin and Hunter were born and raised in Lafayette. Dustin currently attends UL and Hunter attends Lafayette High School. Ms. Governale has served Fatima parish for 17 years as the bookkeeper and a member of the Finance Committee for the parish. In addition, she dedicates her talent and time to facilitating and tracking the finances of our parish Devotional Societies and parishioner alms giving. In her psare time she loves to play tennis and cheer on her son, Hunter, as a member of the Lafayette High baseball team.
Lea Hawkins, Parish Secretary and Director of Religious Education firstname.lastname@example.org
Born and raised in Maurice, La., where she still resides in a very lively household with Joe, her favorite Texas A & M “Aggie” husband of 28 years, her 6 year old miniature Schnauzer, Isabel, and her two heartbeats, Stefan-a ULL graduate in Accounting now a practicing CPA with a local firm; and Collin-An LSU graduate in Physics, currently pursuing post-graduate work in Chemical Engineering while working with a local Research and Development company. All combined with her own Bachelor of Science degrees (Natural Science-Nursing and Geological Engineering) proudly from the “University of Southwestern Louisiana” make for a very lively football season in the Hawkins’ household! While in college, Lea developed a love of activity, service and philanthropy as a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, the USL Gymnastics Team and a daily Mass attendee/Member of Our Lady of Wisdom’s Choir. To this day she has what her Mom always referred to as “gas in the blood”. This love of service has carried over into her adult life first as a Eucharistic Minister with The Medical Center of Lafayette Pastoral Care Department and a three year “grace-filled” opportunity to use her Nursing skills by caring for three beautiful, infirmed Cloistered Carmelite Sisters at the Carmelite Monastery (Mary, Mother of Grace); an experience she will cherish for the rest of her life. As always, God had other plans, and so with a heavy heart she left the Sisters, and followed His call to serve for seven years as the Director of The Women’s Center of Lafayette with counseling, Office Administration, and Management of twenty-six “saintly” volunteers. Still holding a deep love of Carmel, after 6 years of Formation she entered the Discalced Secular Carmelite Community of Mary, Mother of Grace, making her Definitive Promise taking the name Sr. Mary Elizabeth of the Holy Innocents in honor of the first infants who died in place of Christ and those who continue to give their lives through the scourge of abortion. She is currently serving her second term as President. At this time, she also joined the Come, Lord Jesus! team, for ten years, to help manage and expand the program using whatever gifts and abilities the Lord demanded of her. Lea is thrilled to have finally found her “grown up” job as Parish Secretary and Director of Religious Education at Fatima, absolutely LOVING her new assignment…looking forward to each new day with anticipation of working with the most wonderful Staff Members and serving the beautiful members of Our Lady of Fatima Parish she feels blessed to see every day!
Lesha Theriot, Pastoral Assistant (337) 232-8945 X118
Lesha is a native of Franklin, LA where she lives with her husband of 30 years, Tommy Theriot. Lesha first served Father Russo when he was Pastor in Franklin, LA at the Church of Assumption. Lesha joined our Parish team in June of 2012 to serve as our Parish secretary, a role that requires her to share most of her life serving the people of Fatima Parish with little time at home in her native town of Franklin. For the last 9 years she has made Pilgrimage every year to grow in her Catholic faith around the globe, inclusive of Italy, Africa, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, and the Holy Land.