Welcome to fatherbrice.com! My name is Father Brice. I’m from a little town in south-central Louisiana called Church Point, where I lived from 1990 until 2009. I loved growing up on the Cajun Prairie where, in the words of Coach Speyrer, I learned the value of a relationship with God, of family, and of football—in that order. It’s there too that I learned the value of hard work by practicing baseball with my Paran, crawling around in hot attics during the August heat to help my dad repair and service air conditioners or working my other jobs as a cashier & short order cook, janitor & maintenance assistant, and amateur computer repair man.
After falling in love with Jesus as a sophomore in high school, I resolved to follow wherever He might lead me. Little did I know that His call would lead me to Thibodaux, to seminary, and now to the great land of Morgan City! At 19 years old, I moved to Thibodaux to follow God’s call into the seminary. I can’t explain exactly why Jesus called me from my first home of Church Point to my new home of Houma-Thibodaux. But it has been a joy to be here in the diocese and to be here specifically in Morgan City for this year.
In the seminary, I loved the prayer and study of philosophy and theology, but hated to be away from my new home. I was ordained a deacon in 2016 and a priest in 2017, at whence time I was assigned to St. Francis Cathedral in Houma. I thought that I would be there for a couple of years, but God had other plans. First, after 6 months, He called me to serve at Christ the Redeemer in Thibodaux and now, after 18 months at CTR, he has blessed me with the privilege of pastoring Holy Cross and serving as chaplain for Central Catholic.
I’m elated to be at Holy Cross and Central Catholic. I can’t wait to see y’all at Mass. I can’t wait to see y’all at the football games—for Central Catholic and for Morgan City High.
I very much look forward to working together to build up the Kingdom of God. I can’t wait to spend time one-on-one with some of you. I can’t wait to start small groups for our adults and set us off on a new vision to serve our young people. I can’t wait to welcome those who come to our parish for big moments in life like Funerals, Weddings, and Baptisms. I’ll meet you here online, especially in the podcast. I’ll meet you around town. And, most especially, I’ll meet you when we pray together.