Fr. Blake Deshautelle, Pastor

Fr. Luke LaFleur, Parochial Vicar

Dc. John Whitehead

Dc. John Whitehead was ordained to the permanent diaconate for the Diocese of Alexandria in 2011. The Minor Basilica is his first assignment in that capacity. In addition to his duties at the Sacred Altar, Dc. Whitehead assists with the instruction of converts, spiritual counseling and with parish operations. 

Susan Chesal
Office Manager




Dennis Thompson
Director of Campus

Dennis Thompson is a Natchitoches native and jack of all trades. He is active in our local Knights of Columbus council and cares for all aspects of the Minor Basilica's grounds and campus.