Pro-Life Coordinator: Kelly Tate

“To me life means Christ.”    Phil:1:21                Mission Statement

 To respect, protect, and serve life from conception to natural death through public education, pastoral care, state & national legislation, prayer and worship.”                                                                                                                                                                                            


SUPPORT PREGNANCY AND ADOPTION SERVICES  337.261.5654     Paula Milner, Director                                                        Mary Adams, Secretary

  NFP Helps Build Better Marriages

While many couples are not looking into NFP out of a desire to improve their marital relationship, those who practice NFPoften find that they learn to communicate more fully and creatively with each other. They learn not to ignore each other during the times when they choose to forego marital relations. Rather, couples often develop other ways of expressing their love and affection.

Many couples have experienced that NFP helps them control their sexual drives (instead of being driven by them), which has a positive effect on their marriages. They discover that periodic abstinence helps keep their sexual relationship fresh, improves communication, and allows them to give of themselves more fully and freely during marital relations. Many couples report that the practice of NFP helped restore a mutual respect for each other as persons to be loved and gifts to be appreciated.



Pro-Life cake 2012

          NFP Puts God In The Picture

NFP teaches couples to come to know themselves and each other more deeply through knowledge about the sexual powers. This touches on the mystery of God because these powers reveal love, which is the most human act and the act of God. NFP couples often find their new knowledge allows them to experience an awe and wonder of themselves, their spouses, and God. Thus, NFP can lead precisely to the knowledge that encourages us to treasure each other and God.                                       The Couple to Couple League   P.O.  Box 111184  Cincinnati, Ohio  45211-1184     .              

Office of  Marriage & Family Life-  Catholic Diocese of Lafayette Our office provides information and classes specifically for couples who are interested in discontinuing use of contraceptives or are expreriencing fertility issues. For more information call Mary Rose Verrett @ 261-5653

To find the next NFP class schedule, please call one of the following  Certified NFP Instructors:

  • Frank & Jennifer Connolly    (CCL)      337.896.8848
  • Clint & Jillane Bischoff  (CCL)      337.550.9831                                 
  • Dr. Kim Hardey   (CCL)        337.237.0667 or 261.5433   
  • Mrs Mary-Rose Verrett (NWFS NFP  Model)                                                                                                            

  Baby & Me Boutique is a ministry of the non-profit DesOrmeaux Foundation, Inc. opened in May 2009. It’s a unique store of gently-used baby items and maternity clothes at “giveaway” prices. Shopping in our unique store completes our “circle of love”.  A purchase at the boutique is similar  to a  donation to our St. Marguerite d”Youville Home which serves women by providing a peaceful secure setting for their everyday lives. Stop by and see how much money you can save by purchasing gently used items. All proceeds are used to support our new home for homeless, pregnant mothers and our pregnancy resource center.

Baby & Me Boutique, located at 1335 Jefferson Street,  (corner of Jefferson & Lamar Streets, near UL and Bordens Ice Cream) has a complete inventory of items of all kinds for pregnant women, babies, and small children. The large selection also includes baby care items such as strollers, cribs, blankets, christening gowns, booties, bedding and much,  much more.       

Come shop with us! You will save some money and at the same time support the interests of life in Acadiana!                                                                                                                                                                      

All proceeds collected at Baby & Me Boutique go to support the work of St. Marguerite d’Youville Home, our pregnancy resource center and are tax decuctible.

We are open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays, Noon-4:30 p.m. For more info. 232-4091 

The DesOrmeaux Foudation

After 10 years of helping women and saving babies, the DesOrmeaux Foundation began supporting a new venture that started  as a dream and in 2009 became a reality. Construction began on the St. Marguerite d’Youville Home in the Spring of 2009 to turn what was once a private residence into a home for homeless, pregnant women without anywhere else to go. The fully-licensed home opened in the Fall of 2009 and is furnished to house up to six pregnant women.

 The St. Marguerite d’Youville Home offers the following services:

  • Provides women with a peaceful, secure setting, while helping them process their needs, their emotions, and their choices.
  • Avails them with access to educational, medical, and professional resources to move ahead with their life with renewed hope.
  • Offers spiritual guidance to women of all faiths.
  • Provides a place for reflection and redirection of their lives, as they look to the future with renewed hope.

Our Pregnancy Center 

Since 1999, The DesOrmeaux Foundation’s pregnancy resource center has helped over 10,000 women and their families become informed of the true nature of the abortion procedure and its consequences.

Abortion is not just a simple medical procedure. For many women, it is a life changing event with significant physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences. Most women who struggle with past abortions say they wish they had been told all of the facts about abortion.

Our pregnancy resource center offers the following services free of charge to any woman who is pregnant or thinks she may be pregnant:

  • Free Pregnancy Test with Immediate Results                                                                                                                                     
  • Pregnancy Alternative Counseling
  • Family Planning Counseling
  • Free Ultrasound with Consultation
  • Some Financial Assistance Available

The DesOrmeaux Foundation, Inc. is a pro-family, pro-life organization that is dedicated to defending human life at all stages of development, born and unborn.

That is, the infant in the womb, the elderly, the handicapped, the homeless and all who are threatened by our present culture of death.

The DesOrmeaux Foundation, is dedicated to defending the sanctity of marriage, man and woman, and to a return to defending and promoting chaste relationships as the norm in our culture.

We believe that Christ is involving all of us in the evangelization of His people to this mission-DEFEND HUMAN LIFE.

To Donate:

visit -  or call 337-289-9366