The Office of Archives serves the Bishop and the executive administrative offices by managing the files of all diocesan personnel, institutions and parishes, through the maintenance of a vital records program.
The Office of Archives’ goals
To be available to produce reports, lists and mailing labels from the database files for appropriate diocesan departments, offices and agencies.
To house and provide management of administrative and historical church parish records which document the Church’s presence and mission in the area, and to make available to scholarly researchers, the laity, and church parish personnel, the rich documentary heritage of the diocese in accordance with the norms of church law and sound archival practice.
To research and answer a wide variety of questions pertaining to the Diocese of Lafayette, and/or the Catholic Church.