Sam Jacobs (bishop)
|His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Sam Galip Jacobs
|Bishop Emeritus of Houma–Thibodaux|
|Appointed||August 1, 2003|
|Installed||October 10, 2003|
|Term ended||September 23, 2013|
|Predecessor||Charles Michael Jarrell|
|Ordination||June 6, 1964|
|Consecration||August 24, 1989
by Francis B. Schulte, Warren Louis Boudreaux, and Jude Speyrer
March 4, 1938 |
|Previous post||Bishop of Alexandria|
|Motto||Jesus is Lord|
Sam Galip Jacobs
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Sam Galip Jacobs (born March 4, 1938) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, having served as its third bishop from 2003 to 2013. Before that, he served as Bishop of the Alexandria, Louisiana, from 1989 to 2003.
Jacobs was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, but raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He studied at Immaculata Seminary in Lafayette from 1951 to 1957, and at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. from 1957 to 1964. On June 6, 1964, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Lafayette by Bishop Warren L. Boudreaux. Jacobs served as pastor, chaplain, and associate pastor of several parishes in the Diocese of Lafayette and the Diocese of Lake Charles. He has served as chairman of the National Service Committee for the Charismatic Renewal and Diocesan Director of Vocations and Seminarians for the Diocese of Lake Charles.
On July 1, 1989, Jacobs was appointed the tenth Bishop of Alexandria by Pope John Paul II. He received his episcopal consecration on the following August 24 from Archbishop Francis Schulte, with Bishops Boudreaux and Jude Speyrer serving as co-consecrators.
Within the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, he was chairman of the Committee for Evangelization (2005-2007), and is currently a member of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth and the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis.
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Houma–Thibodaux Official Site
- Committee for Evangelization
- Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth
- Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis
|Catholic Church titles|
Charles Michael Jarrell
|Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux
John Clement Favalora
|Bishop of Alexandria
Ronald Paul Herzog