Fr. Joseph Chacko Ampatt became the Pastor of Mary, Queen of Peace on July 1, 2006.He has been the associate pastor and administrator at the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans, Shreveport, Louisiana.He came to the United States from India in November 2001. He has been the Secretary General of the All India Association of Catholic Schools (AINACS) for over nine years. He also served on the Executive Board of OIEC (Office of Catholic Education, International, Brussels, Belgium).In this capacity he traveled all over the globe to take part in conventions on Catholic Education. He holds bachelor degrees in Chemistry, Education and Sacred Theology.He also has Masters Degrees in Education and Religious Education.A priest for 33 years, Fr. Joseph is an ardent student of the Sacred Scriptures, Church History and Liturgy.He was a Carmelite before incardinated into the Diocese of Shreveport.
I started attending Mary, Queen of Peace in the late ‘70’s. After graduating from Parkway High School (Go Panthers!) I received an associate degree in General Business from BPCC, and a bachelor degree in accounting from LSU-S. Then I married Pam my sweetheart with whom we have two wonderful boys, Josh 11 and Matthew 6. I then acquired a masters degree in information technology which I also received from LSU-S. In 2001 I received a calling to the permanent deaconate and four years later was ordained. After working for a life insurance company for 16 years as the human resource director I received a call from the diocese wanting me to be their new HR director and I accepted. I enjoy serving as a deacon at MQP where I truly feel we are one big family and nowhere else that I feel so at home!
Jeannette Petty's bio is forthcoming.
Director of Religious Education (D.R.E.)
God leads and she gladly follows.
Jacquie and her husband David have four young children. By profession, she is a secondary English teacher. Shortly before having their first child, she took a hiatus from the school system to stay at home, fulfilling a dream. That summer a door opened within the church parish for the position of Director of Religious Education. Teaching in the public school system greatly prepared her for the scope of religious education.
Serving the church gives her abundant joy. She loves working with young people and sharing her faith in Christ and love for Him with the youth. Learning and teaching are her passions.There is so much knowledge about her faith that she has gained through her endeavors as director. There is even more knowledge to be gained as the DRE. Jacquie loves what she does!
It is her desire to continually enrich our Parish School of Religion (PSR) program to meet the needs of our young people and our parish families. 6We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his[a]faith. 7If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; Romans 12:6, 7 It is with great joy that Jacquie serves and teaches in the capacity of religious education, thus, fulfilling a dream.