Since his arrival as our 5th bishop of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Bishop Dorsonville had vocations as his top priority and continued to cultivate vocations daily wherever he went.
The Catholic Foundation of South Louisiana board of directors is humbled to announce the establishment of the Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville Seminarian Scholarship Fund, dedicated to honoring and perpetuating the legacy of the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Most Rev. Mario E. Dorsonville.
Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, who served the diocese with faithfilled dedication, unfortunately passed away after only nine months shepherding our diocese. Despite his short tenure, Bishop Dorsonville left a lasting impact on the community, particularly through his special love for vocations.
In commemoration of his commitment to fostering vocations, the Catholic Foundation has initiated this scholarship fund, aiming to support and encourage the education of seminarians. The ‘Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville Seminarian Scholarship’ will be awarded annually to a deserving seminarian within the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, creating a perpetual legacy in honor of Bishop Dorsonville’s dedication to nurturing vocations.
This scholarship fund represents a heartfelt tribute to a beloved leader who, though his time with us was brief, made a profound impact on the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux. The Catholic Foundation invites the community to join in honoring Bishop Dorsonville’s memory and supporting the next generation of seminarians who will carry on his legacy.
For further information about the Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville Seminarian Scholarship Fund or to contribute to this noble cause, please contact Amy Ponson at 985.850.3116 or email@example.com.