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About Deacon Charles Richard

Charles R. Richard is a life long parishioner of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. His undergraduate studies were obtained at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now ULL. There he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.

Over the past thirty-five years he has worked as a Business Professional in several Business Fields, as well as maintaining an active Real Estate Salesman license in the state.

Since 1980 he has been an active leader in his church parish and community. He served on the Opelousas Catholic School Board, Catholic Charismatic Advisory Board, Diocesan Pastoral Council and Holy Ghost Parish Council.

Currently he serves on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference Committee and Diocesan Liturgical Commission.

In 2007 he began his Permanent Diaconate formation studies at the Diocese of Lafayette. He will be ordained as deacon on August 25, 2012.

He and his wife, the former Edith Collins, have been married for thirty-five years. They are proud parents of four children: Gerald, Heather, Jennifer and April. Their son-in-law is Isaac.

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