Join Fr. Jamin David and Fr. Paul Gros on Pilgrimage
Fr. Jamin is a man of many hats! He was ordained a priest by Bishop Robert Muench for the Diocese of Baton Rouge in 2008. After serving briefly as Parochial Vicar at St. Anne in Napoleonville, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Plattenville, and St. Philomena in Labadieville, he moved to Washington, DC to earn his licentiate in canon law at the Catholic University of America; while living in the city, he lived and ministered at St. Stephen the Martyr Parish on Pennsylvania Avenue. Upon his return, he was assigned as Parochial Vicar at St. Aloysius in Baton Rouge. In 2012, Fr. Jamin became the pastor of our parish. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities here, he wears many hats in the Diocese. He is Bishop Duca’s Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, Secretary for Administration, President of the College of Consultors, a judge in the Diocesan Tribunal, a member of the Diocesan School Board, and past Chair of the Presbyteral Council to name a few. He also serves in several regional and national capacities as Chair of the New Orleans Provincial Council, Secretary-Treasurer of the Conference of Chancery and Tribunal Officials for the Provinces of New Orleans and Mobile, and in numerous capacities for the Canon Law Society of America including as it’s national Treasurer. And as you already know, he LOVES to travel!
Also Joining Us
Father Paul grew up in Baton Rouge and was a parishioner of Most Blessed Sacrament. While a senior at Catholic High School, he began thinking and praying about the priesthood. After graduation in 2000, he went to the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg for three years when he decided to “drop everything and give it a shot.” He enrolled at St. Joseph Seminary College and later at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. He was ordained a priest 30 May 2009. St. Margaret is Fr. Paul’s sixth assignment as a priest. He served at Immaculate Conception in Denham Springs, Christ the King at LSU, the River Road Cluster (St. Michael in Convent, Sacred Heart in Gramercy and St. Joseph in Paulina), the Bayou Parishes (St. Anne in Napoleonville, Assumption in Plattenville, and St. Philomena in Labadieville), and finally St. George in Baton Rouge. In addition to his responsibilities at St. Margaret, Fr. Paul is the chaplain at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Hammond and Director of Formation for the Permanent Diaconate. Fr. Paul is appreciative of the kindness of St. Margaret’s parishioners and their love for their clergy and has no idea what he’s getting into when traveling with Fr. Jamin!