Fr. Mike o'rourke, o.p.
Fr. Mike O'Rourke began serving as the chaplain and director for St. Albert in July 2018. Originally from Augusta, GA, he entered the novitiate of the Dominican Province of St. Martin de Porres in 1990 and was ordained a priest by Bishop Flores in 1996. He is an avid musician and, before becoming a priest, worked as a civil engineer. He previously served at St. Peter (Memphis, TN), St. Dominic (New Orleans, LA), and Mt. Carmel Academy (New Orleans, LA).
Sr. RENÉE Daigle, MSC
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/CAMPUS MINISTER
Sr. Renée Daigle, MSC is a native of Houma, Louisiana, and is a member of the religious community of the Marianites of Holy Cross. She has served as a member of the St. Albert staff since January 2008, As Assistant Director, she assists the Director with oversight of the Student Center and supervision of its staff. As Campus Minister she is responsible for coordinating all the student services, programs, and ministries at the Student Center, and is the staff liaison with Southeastern’s Catholic Student Association. She coordinates retreats and meetings for the students here at the Center. Sr. Renee is an active member of, and former officer of, the Louisiana Association of Catholic Campus Ministers (LACCM), and a member of the national Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA). She also serves on the Leadership Team of the Marianites of Holy Cross. Her office is on the 2nd floor of the Student Center.
Rita West, an alumna of Southeastern Louisiana University, joined the staff in July 2017. She was a member of the Catholic Student Association during her years at Southeastern, and has continued to serve the organization by leading worship for various events since graduating in 2014. She has been involved in ministry since high school, including serving with St. Joseph youth ministry (Ponchatoula, LA), NET Ministries, INC (St. Paul, MN), Lifeteen (Atlanta, GA), and Dumb Ox Ministries (New Orleans, LA). She is excited to offer her gifts and experience to the students of Southeastern. Visit her in her office on the 2nd floor of the Student Center.
Donna King serves St. Albert as Administrative Assistant with her main duties in the bookkeeping area. She also schedules Mass intentions and serves as receptionist. Donna and her husband Ray have been active volunteers with the Student Lunch Program where Donna serves as Student Lunch Coordinator. She and Jacqui share the office on the 2nd floor of the Student Center and may be reached on Monday's from 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Jacqui Courtney serves as the Student Center receptionist, bookkeeper and Fr. Mike's secretary. Among her duties are the scheduling of Sunday Mass intentions and the reserving of the Student Center meeting rooms and auditorium. Jacqui is also the Child Protection Site Coordinator at St. Albert. Her office is on the 2nd floor of the Student Center and she may be reached Tuesday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
john "Juba" johnson
Mr. John R. “Juba” Johnson, Jr. is responsible for maintenance of St. Albert facilities. A former student at Southeastern Louisiana University, he is originally from New Roads and has been on the St. Albert Staff since 1997, having served as Lay Campus Minister until 2008. He is responsible for the management for all of St. Albert’s facilities. He is also Director of St. Albert’s liturgical music ministry and serves as cantor at the 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sunday Masses. He is a certified procurator/advocate for the Tribunal of the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
Mr. Lawrence Moye, a native of Hammond, is our custodian. He joined the St. Albert staff in 2009 and assists Mr. Johnson in the upkeep and asthetics of the property here at St. Albert.