Prayers for the Passing of New Orleans Jesuit


Thu, 10/09/2014

     Father Ernest Jacques, S.J. was a Priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and former pastor of St. Joseph Church in Mobile, AL.  E.J. was born on September 8, 1934 in New Orleans. He entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1953 at St. Charles College in Grand Coteau, LA.

    Over the years he taught just about every subject at Jesuit high schools in Dallas, New Orleans, Tampa, and Shreveport and at Spring Hill College in Mobile. Later, he worked mainly in pastoral ministry in Alabama and Louisiana. 

     E.J. is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Joseph Jacques, Sr. and Mrs. Florence L. Wilkie Jacques. He is survived by his brother René Charles Jacques and a niece, Alice Schwarzenbach.

     On October 13, there will be visitation at Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center beginning at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Honoring E.J.’s wish for cremation, interment will follow in Grand Coteau at a later time.