Our staff is what makes our church special
Not only do they keep everything moving behind the scenes, but our staff is the root of what keeps our church community drawing ever closer to God.

Father Cary Bani – Pastor

Fr. Cary is a native of Baton Rouge. He attended Sacred Heart Elementary School and is a graduate of Catholic High School. He is also a graduate of Louisiana State University, earning both a B.S. in Computer Science as well as a Master of Business Administration. After working for a short time in the computer industry and completing his pre-medical studies, he entered the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, graduating with an M.D. degree.

Following the completion of a residency/fellowship in Diagnostic Radiology, he practiced general radiology at Ochsner Clinic of Baton Rouge. During his practice of medicine, he began to discern a call to the priesthood, and later entered Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree. After a couple of Associate Pastor assignments, he was called to serve as Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Until recently, he also served as a Catholic chaplain at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

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