HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CONVENTION
Jesus loved to tell the story through a Parables so with His excellency Bishop Emeritus Sam Jacobs. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Lafayette in 1964 where he was used as pastor, chaplain, and associate pastor of several parishes there and also in the Diocese of Lake Charles. He has acted as chairman of the National Service Committee for the Charismatic Renewal and diocesan director of Vocations and Seminarians for the Diocese of Lake Charles. Bishop Jacobs was installed as the third bishop of Houma-Thibodaux in 2003. He retired in October of 2013 and is now the bishop emeritus of Houma-Thibodaux. He celebrated 52 years of priesthood on June 6, 2016, and marked 29 years of episcopacy on August 24, 2016.
Conclusion of Jubilee of Mercy
The Most Rev. Jose Palma thoroughly explored God's mercy, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us. He evangelizes everybody - all Sinners and Saints. His presentations gave me a hunger for the Word of God, a hunger that transformed me as he helped me to understand what I was hearing and watching. He brought me into the previous experience, when my wife and the members of the Living for Christ Prayer Community interceded before the Holy Eucharist for my conversion into the world of Catholic Charismatics.
God answered our prayers. I actually asked myself who am I, I'm selfish, always make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to manage. But, the Holy Spirit had certainly transformed me! We've both been serving since but only because the Holy Spirit transformed us and continues to empower us to work in HIS vineyard.
The powerful talk ignited my relationship with the Holy Spirit that broke into my life. As he revealed Jesus to me; at the end of the talk, I was convinced and asked Jesus to be my Saviour and Lord and to live in me.