The Office of Acadiana Catholic, through various print and electronic media, provides services to inform, inspire and educate all individuals, and to strengthen the religious identity of Catholics in the Diocese of Lafayette. The purpose of this monthly publication is to report news stories and promote religious events within the eight civil parishes that make up the diocese.
Important Announcement Regarding the Distribution of Acadiana Catholic
The transition is official, and the Acadiana Catholic is now a full-color, full-gloss magazine! A special word of thanks goes out to all of our loyal readers and supporters who have patiently and prayerfully stood by the publication.
In an effort to spread the word about this exciting new format, selected editions of the Acadiana Catholic will be sent to our regular subscriber list, as well as to the mailing list for the Bishop’s Services Appeal. For this reason, some of you have and will receive duplicate copies on occasion. We are working on a way to eliminate the overlap, but until this is resolved, we simply ask that you share any duplicate copies with friends or family members who may be interested in subscribing.
Ever since its establishment in 1918, the Diocese of Lafayette has been served by a Catholic publication. In this day and age, when so many printed newspapers and magazines are struggling to stay afloat in the industry, Bishop Jarrell and the administrators of the diocese have chosen to continue to support the production of the Acadiana Catholic, but the magazine needs the support of the laity as well. Please subscribe if you are able, and share the good news about the new design of the publication with everyone you know!
Share your good news with Acadiana Catholic
*The Acadiana Catholic reserves the right to edit and/or decline all submissions based on the discretion of the Diocese of Lafayette’s Communications Board.
Is there a new Catholic ministry or program starting in your church parish? Did you and your fellow parishioners recently celebrate a special event or participate in a church-sponsored activity that you’d like to share with the other Catholic churches of the diocese? Here’s your chance!
Do you know someone who has a great faith story to share? Please click here for a printable Story Idea form to submit your idea. After filling out the form, you may submit it in one of two ways:
1. Mail a copy to: Acadiana Catholic, 1408 Carmel Drive, Lafayette, LA 70501
2. Scan a copy and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Acadiana Catholic is also happy to accept news and photo submissions from volunteer correspondents throughout the diocese, to help highlight and share these special moments with all our Catholic brothers and sisters. The help is always appreciated, but please remember the following general rules when making your submissions:
1. All submissions must be received in accordance with the submission deadlines, as
indicated on the 2013 Editorial Schedule.
2. Digital submissions are preferred, and may be emailed to email@example.com. Please
include an identifying subject line in your email.
3. When preparing your submission, please be sure to provide your name and contact
information so that the staff can get in touch with you regarding any possible questions.
4. When submitting news items, please provide all necessary details such as dates,
times, location, and purpose of an event or activity. It is also appropriate to include a
contact name and telephone number that can be printed with the article, in case our
readers wish to request additional information.
When submitting photos for publication, please also adhere to the following rules. (Sorry, but photos which do not meet these minimal requirements will automatically be rejected.)
1. Digital photos must be submitted as either TIFF or JPEG email attachments. Refrain
from submitting photos that have been embedded within another document, such as
2. Refrain from submitting photos, either digitally scanned or hard copies, that are:
a. Dark or poorly lit
b. Blurry or out of focus
c. Damaged—scratched, torn, or otherwise visibly altered
3. Digital photos must be submitted as a reasonable file size that will allow the photo to be
re-sized accordingly. It is recommended that you set your digital camera to save your
photos to the largest file size allowed.