New Orleans, La. - Michael P. Jacques, S.S.E., V.F., Pastor of St. Peter Claver Parish and Dean of the Cathedral Deanery, died from complications of a heart attack over the night of June 6, 2013. Fr. Jacques was 64 years of age. Funeral arrangements are:
Visitation: Friday, June 14, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m
4th Degree Knights of Peter Claver Ritual
Wake Service: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Bishop Shelton Fabre presiding
Visitation: Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Funeral Mass: Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Archbishop Gregory Aymond, celebrant.
Interment: Monday, June 17, 2013 in Selma, Alabama
Father Jacques was born in Caribou, Maine on April 26, 1949.He earned degrees in social work at Trinity College and St. Michael's College in Burlington, VT. He entered the Edmundite seminary in Toronto and was ordained into the priesthood on May 29, 1982. He served as administrator at Immaculate Heart in Williiston, VT, and as associate pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes, Mobile, before coming to New Orleans in 1984.
He was named associate pastor of St. Peter Claver in September 1984, and assigned as pastor in May 1985 until his recent death. He had also served as pastor of St. Philip the Apostle Parish from 1996-1997.
In addition to his pastoral ministry, he served on the Archdiocesan School Board, Dean of the Cathedral Deanery, and College of Consultors.