We know that he was a member of the League of the Sacred Heart of Jesus When he attended the State Normal School in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
We can only imagine Nonco's response to Monsignor Massebiau's leadership. We do know that in 1936, the pastor of St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church, Arnaudville, reported "the League of the Sacred Heart counted more than 500" in the church parish. In 1943, the year that Father Daniel Bernard was appointed administrator of the parish, the League of the Sacred Heart totaled 1,250 members. Nonco was very busy at work living his life in service of God.