The Office of Catholic Schools is pleased to announce that Deacon Glenn Viau has been named as the interim principal for St. Louis Catholic School for the 2017-2018 school year. He will begin his term on Monday, July 17, and conclude upon the installation of a new principal. Deacon Viau currently serves as Pastoral Associate at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. A native of New Orleans, Deacon Viau was ordained as a deacon on June 9, 2000 by Bishop Jude Speyrer.
Deacon Viau began his educational ministry in 1977 in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, serving for 14 years as a teacher, an assistant principal, and a principal. He served on the administrative staff at St. Louis Catholic High School from 1991 through 2001, and again from 2002 through 2007, serving as Academic Assistant Principal (1991-1998), Campus Minister (1998-2001), and Academic Administrator (2002-2007). While at St. Louis, Deacon Viau also taught Theology, English, Social Studies, and Journalism. He also served as interim principal for Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School in Jennings during the 2001-2002 school year.
Deacon Viau is a 1977 graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans, where he earned a B.S. in Secondary Education. He has also earned two graduate degrees from Loyola, an M. Ed. in Secondary Education and an M.P.S. in Pastoral Studies. In 2004 he completed the Spiritual Directors program offered by the Diocese of Lake Charles, and served as a supervisor in the program. He has served three terms as Chairperson of the Council of Deacons, and is currently the Assistant to the Vicar for Clergy.
Deacon Viau taught two Holy Cross theology courses offered through the Diocese of Lake Charles, Morality and Adolescent Faith Development. He served on the teaching staff for the most recent Diaconate Formation Program for the Diocese of Lake Charles, teaching New Testament Letters and Gospels to deacon candidates. He has also taught Introduction to Catholicism and The Catholic Novel for the Center for Catholic Studies.