Staff Member: Reverend Samuel Fontana

Reverend Samuel Fontana

Phone: 337-457-8107
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Born in Abbeville, Louisiana, Fr. Samuel Fontana was raised in St. Pius X Parish in Lafayette. He entered seminary formation at St. Ben's in Fall 2005, where, during his four semesters there, he was a member of the Schola Cantorum and the Apostolic Committee. At the end of his sophomore year, Fr. Sam transferred to the Catholic University of America, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 2009 and Licentiate in Philosophy in 2010. He then began theological studies at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Maryland, where he received his Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree and Master of Divinity degree. In the summer of 2014, Fr. Sam was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette and was assigned as associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Rayne, LA. He also served as secretary of the presbyteral council. In the Summer of 2017, he accepted a position on the formation and academic faculty at St. Ben's, where he served as the Dean of Students, taught logic and metaphysics, chaired the Philosophy and Theology Division, assisted in the Mission Immersion Program, and performed a number of tasks related to the daily life of the seminarians. He also serves as diocesan chaplain to the Family Missions Company, which trains and sends out hundreds of families and singles to serve as evangelists and servants to the poor around the world.

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