Diocese of Alexandria Mourns the Death of Priest

Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria
June 10, 2013

The Diocese of Alexandria announced today the death of Reverend Jamie Medina-Cruz, S.T.L., on Friday, June 7, 2013. Father died in Alexandria, LA. At this time no further details are being released by the Alexandria Police Department pending autopsy and toxicology reports.

Father Medina-Cruz, a native of Puerto Rico, was ordained on May 29, 1999. His assignments included churches in Natchitoches, Marksville, Ferriday, Alexandria and Cottonport. He was currently on administrative leave from Saint Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church, Cottonport.

Father S. Scott Chemino, Vicar General of the Diocese of Alexandria, said today, “We are still grieving over this and making our way for all that must be done. Please, let us keep him and so many in our prayers.”

Arrangements are being handled by Kramer and Sons Funeral Home. A memorial Mass is planned for Fr. Jamie once all preparations are finalized. Please check the diocesan website for details.








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