Saltillo pastor, Fr. Benny Piovan, dies

St. John Vianney, patron of priests, pray for us.
We have received news that Fr. Benjamin Piovan, who is pastoring at the mission in Saltillo, Mexico, has died this morning of a heart attack. Please pray for the repose of his soul.

Fr. Piovan was a retired priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He was a native of Padova, Italy and began serving in New Orleans in 1974. Ordained in 1964, he studied with the Sons of Don Bosco, and taught in high schools around the country until being incardinated into the archdiocese.

He was the founding pastor of Ascension of Our Lord Church. He retired from active ministry in 2006 and moved to the mission in Mexico where he had been serving the mission of San Miguel.

Visitation and Funeral Mass will be at Ascension of Our Lord Church 1900 Greenwood Dr., LaPlace, LA.

Aarrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Monday, August 11th, 6:00-9:00 pm

Rosary: Monday, August 11th, 6:30 pm

Wake Service: Monday, August 11th, 7:00 pm

Visitation: Tuesday, August 12th, 9:00 am-12:00 noon

Funeral Mass: Tuesday, August 12th, 12:00 noon

Interment: St. John Memorial Gardens, LaPlace, LA