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The Rev. Kevin Badeaux is headed home — again.

The native son of Port Arthur will bid farewell to Nederland on the last day of the month to become pastor of St. Joseph’s.
St. Charles Borromeo parishoners and community friends will host receptions for Father Kevin following each weekend Mass June 20 and and June 21. The Eucharist is celebrated on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 5 p.m. Receptions will be in the parish center.
Father Kevin graduated from Bishop Byrne High School and Rice University and was ordained into the priesthood in 1984. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Badeaux, still reside in Port Arthur.
He has been an associate at St. Charles for two and a half years, and served in the same capacity at St. Peter the Apostle in Groves, St. James in Port Arthur and Holy Trinity in Mont Belvieu.
In addition, Father Badeaux has been a pastor at St. Catherine of Siena in Port Arthur, St. Francis Assisi in Orange and Our Lady of Light in Anahuac.
St. Joseph’s longtime shepherd, Father Steven McCrate, will assume leadership of St. Louis Church in Winnie.