The news of Father "Mike's" death was a big shock to the St. Peter Claver community.
That's because Father Michael Jacques played an important part in the growth of church for 30 years.
Now his family has set up memorial fund to help the pastor continue his work. All donations will benefit St. Peter Claver Catholic School.
Those wishing to make a contribution to the fund to honor the ministry and memory of Father Jacques may send contributions to:
The Catholic Foundation Archdiocese of New Orleans
Very Rev. Michael P. Jacques, S.S.E., V.F. Memorial Endowment
1000 Howard Ave., Suite 800
New Orleans, LA 70113