Roman Catholic Diocese of Houma–Thibodaux

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Diocese of Houma–Thibodaux

Dioecesis Humensis–Thibodensis
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Country United States
TerritoryTerrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, the eastern part of St. Mary Parish including Morgan City, and Grand Isle in Jefferson Parish
Ecclesiastical provinceArchdiocese of New Orleans
- Catholics

120,691 (58.9%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJune 5, 1977
CathedralCathedral of St. Francis de Sales (Houma)
Co-cathedralSt. Joseph Co-Cathedral (Thibodaux)
Secular priests59
Current leadership
BishopShelton Fabre
Metropolitan ArchbishopGregory Michael Aymond
Archbishop of New Orleans
Bishops emeritusSam Gallip Jacobs
Bishop Emeritus of Houma–Thibodaux
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The Diocese of HoumaThibodaux (official Latin name: Dioecesis Humensis–Thibodensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in southeastern Louisiana. It comprises Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes, the eastern part of St. Mary Parish including Morgan City, and Grand Isle in Jefferson Parish.

Bishop Shelton Fabre, formerly an Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans, is the current ordinary.

Although a small diocese in terms of area (around 3,500 square miles), it has a large Catholic population, with approximately 126,000 Catholics out of a total population of 202,000 within the parish boundaries.[1] The diocese includes part of Cajun Louisiana.


The diocese was created by Pope Paul VI on June 5, 1977, from territory taken from the Archdiocese of New Orleans.[2][3]


The list of bishops of the diocese and their years of service:

  1. Warren Louis Boudreaux (1977-1992)
  2. Charles Michael Jarrell (1992-2002), appointed Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana
  3. Sam Jacobs (2003-2013)
  4. Shelton Fabre (2013-present)

Other priests of this diocese who became bishops:

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See also[edit]

St. Francis de Sales Cathedral
St. Joseph Co-Cathedral


  1. ^ "About Us". Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  3. ^ "Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux". GCatholic. Retrieved 2014-06-10.

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Coordinates: 29°35′15″N 90°42′58″W / 29.58750°N 90.71611°W / 29.58750; -90.71611