The Town Talk
Reverend Jamie Medina-Cruz, a priest of the Diocese of Alexandria, died Friday, June 7, 2013, in Alexandria, Louisiana. He was born December 8, 1964. He was 48 years old. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 29, 1999 at Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral, Alexandria. He is the son of Senor Claudio Medina and Senora Maria Cruz Medina of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from St. John Vianney Seminary in Miami, Florida, a Masters of Art from St. Vincent de Paul Seminary, Boynton Beach, FL and later a Master’s Degree in Theology. He went on to the Pontifical University Gregorian in Rome, Italy, where he received a Licentiate Degree in Theology.
Fr. Jamie served as parochial vicar at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Church in Natchitoches, at Saint Joseph Church in Marksville and later at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church and Saint Rita Church in Alexandria. He was appointed pastor of Saint Patrick Church in Ferriday in 2002. In addition he served as pastor at Saint Anthony Church, Natchitoches and Saint Mary’s Assumption Church, Cottonport.
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