Fr. Palermo quest speaker at Kiwanis' Prayer Breakfast Nov. 13

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

Plaquemine native Fr. Jason Palermo, Pastor of St. Joseph and St. Stephen the Martyr Parishes will be the guest speaker for the 26th Annual Kiwanis Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast Nov.13.

The popular event will again be held the week before Thanksgiving at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Price Street in Plaquemine and the breakfast will be catered by Danny's Cajun Catering.

The event will feature the Kiwanis Citizen of the Year Award and music by the St. John the Evangelist Church Choir. Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m., with the program starting at 7:30 a.m. The event is open to the public.

Tickets for the Kiwanis Breakfast are $8. They can be purchased at the door or in advance at the following locations: Anthem Bank & Trust; The Bank of Commerce and Iberville Bank in White Castle; Citizens Bank & Trust Co.; the Iberville Chamber of Commerce; Plaquemine Bank; and Charlie Edwards State Farm Insurance on Belleview Road or any Kiwanis member.

Palermo is a native of Plaquemine and a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge. He graduated from St. John High School in 1997, as well as Louisiana State University in 2000 with a dual Bachelors degree in Philosophy & Psychology. He worked for Edward Jones Investments as a Branch Office Administrator before entering Notre Dame Seminary in August 2002. He graduated with a Masters of Divinity and was ordained as a Catholic priest in May 2007.

Palermo's first assignment was Christ the King Student Center at LSU, his alma mater. He served as the associate pastor on campus, as well as serving a three-parish cluster of churches in Convent, Paulina, and Gramercy. In 2009 after two years of ordination, Palermo was made the pastor of St. Joseph Church in French Settlement, and St. Stephen the Martyr Church in Maurepas, where he continues to serve today.