Fr. Jason Mouton

Father Jason Mouton graduated from Comeaux High School in 1982. During his senior year of Comeaux High, he was selected as Spartan of the Month and was also president of the Spanish Club. He graduated from St. Joseph Seminary College, Covington, in 1987 with a B.A. in philosophy. From 1987-1988 he spent a pastoral year at Sacred Heart in Ville Platte with the then Fr. Michael Jarrell (now Bishop Michael Jarrell), Fr. Gil Dutel and Fr. Jay Voorhies. From 1988-1992 he attended Mt. St. Mary's University and Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland and received a Master of Divinity degree in 1991 followed by a Master of Arts Degree in Systematic Theology (Dogma) graduating Summa Cum Laude in May of 1992. During his time at Mt. St. Mary's he was the academic representative of his class and was awarded the Hamilton-Mitchell full academic scholarship for three consecutive years. He was ordained on the feast of St. Anthony of Padua, June 13, 1992 by Bishop Harry J. Flynn and celebrated his first Mass of Thanksgiving here at St. Anne on the following day, June 14.

His first pastoral assignment was as parochial vicar of Holy Rosary - Cabrini Church in Kaplan.

In 1993 Bishop Flynn appointed him to serve on the priest council for a three year term. In 1994 the now Archbishop Harry Flynn appointed him as pastor of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Lafayette, speaker on the diocesan program "To Tell the People" and faculty member at Teurlings Catholic. Fr. Mouton was pastor of Our Lady, Queen of Peace for the past thirteen (13) years.

When Bishop Edward O'Donnell came to the Diocese of Lafayette in 1995, he appointed Fr. Mouton Diocesan Master of Ceremonies and the Director of the Office of Worship, a position he held for ten (10) years.

He held the position of Chancellor of Holy Family Catholic School, Lafayette, for seven (7) years.

In 2004 Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore, Md., requested that he be released from the diocese to serve on the faculty of Mt. St. Mary's University followed by a request in 2005 from the rector of the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio to serve on that faculty; both requests were denied by Bishop Jarrell.

In 2006 the parish of Queen of Peace awarded him the Martin Luther King, Jr., award for outstanding service to the church parish and the greater community of North Lafayette.

St. Anne's is his home parish and he is the son of Eldridge and Delores Mouton. He has four brothers and one sister.

Fr. Mouton enjoys reading, travel and visiting with family and friends as often as he is able to.

His mentors are Fr. Joseph Alexander and Bishop Leonard Oliver, the Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C.