Father Randy BioFather Randy Bio

Father Randy Biographical Information     


Assigned as Pastor of St. Aloysius in July 2015, Fr. Randy Cuevas, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, with family roots in Slidell and on the Mississippi gulf coast, grew up in Baton Rouge attending St. Aloysius Church and School, graduated from St. Joseph Cathedral Prep High School in 1974, University of St. Thomas in Houston with a B.A. in Political Science in 1978, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy, with an S.T.B. degree in Theology in 1981, and from Pontifical Athenaeum Sant' Anselmo in Rome, Italy, with an S.T.L. degree in Dogmatic-Sacramental Theology in 1983, and has been an ordained priest of the Diocese of Baton Rouge for 37 years. His younger brother and sister-in-law, both attorneys, reside in Phoenix, AZ, and his younger sister, a registered nurse, resides in Baton Rouge. He ministered at parishes and Catholic schools from 1983 - 2015 in Baton Rouge, New Roads, Albany, Springfield, Donaldsonville, and Hammond. Concurrent with his pastorate in Donaldsonville, he served as Superintendent of the Ascension Catholic Pre-K through 12th grade Interparochial Schools System for 12 years. He retired from the U. S. Air Force Reserve Chaplaincy in 2009 with the rank of Colonel after 30 years of service. He is a decorated veteran and was embedded in combat zones for two deployments with the U.S. Army and Marines in Afghanistan between 2004 and 2006. He has been actively involved in the National Catholic Committee on Scouting and the Knights of Columbus for the past 30 years. A former National Chaplain of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS), he is currently the NCCS annual national convention planner and committee member of Troop 7 chartered at St. Aloysius. He is Vicar Forane (Dean) of the South Central Deanery of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, as well as Director of Continuing Formation of Priests of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. In an advisory capacity to the bishop of Baton Rouge, he is a member of the Diocesan Building Review Board, the Diocesan Presbyteral Council, and the Diocesan College of Consultors. Her serves on the Board of Directors of the National Organization for the Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy (NOCERCC). His office is the Pastoral Services Center. He may be contacted by calling 225-343-6657 or e-mailing him at rcuevas@staloysiusparish.com.