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His Excellency Sam G. Jacobs, Bishop Emeritus of Houma-Thibodaux


Bishop Jacobs was born in Greenwood, Mississippi and grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He studied at Immaculata Seminary in Lafayette and Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Lafayette  in 1964 by Auxiliary Bishop Warren L. Boudreaux, serving 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. He formerly served as a Board member for Cross Catholic Outreach and is now an Advisor. Bishop Jacobs was appointed the 10th Bishop of Alexandria in 1989 and was ordained by Archbishop Francis B. Schulte and co-consecrators Bishop Warren L. Boudreaux and Bishop Jude Speyrer. Bishop Sam was installed as the Third Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux on October 10, 2003. On October 30, 2013, Bishop Jacobs formally retired, and is now Bishop Emeritus of Houma-Thibodaux. In 2014, Bishop Jacobs celebrated two significant anniversaries, 50 years of priesthood on June 6 and 25 years of episcopacy (Bishop) on August 24.