Eucharistic Boat Procession up the Vermilion River, will take place on the Feast of the Assumption, Wednesday, August 15. All are invited to a Mass in French at 8am at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Abbeville to begin the day. Bishop Glen Provost of the Lake Charles Diocese will preside and give the homily. At the end of Mass there will be a procession from Church with the Blessed Sacrament and a statue of Mary across the draw bridge to the old River Side Restaurant. At 10:00 am 121 boats will embark in procession (one for each of the 121 parishes of the Diocese) and make their way up Bayou Vermilion to Lafayette. The boat procession will stop in Milton at Wawee’s at 11:35 am for recitation of the rosary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The flotilla will re-commence at 12:35 pm and continue upstream, arriving at Rufino’s in River Ranch at 1:40 pm for Rosary and Benediction. The boat procession will embark once again at 2:40 pm and arrive at Beaver Park at about 3:20 pm. At 3:45 pm a foot procession with the Blessed Sacrament and a statue of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will leave the landing and process up University Avenue in Lafayette all the way to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Solemn Vespers will be prayed at 5:00 pm and Holy Mass will follow at 5:30 pm with Bishop Douglas Deshotel to conclude the historic day. Confessions will be heard in mobile units at each of the stops along the way. Don’t miss this “once in a hundred years’ event!” Schedule your vacation day now and register your boat! For more information or to register a boat visit our website at www.fetedieuduteche.org, send us an email at email@example.com, or call (337) 394-6550.
In honor of the centennial of the Diocese of Lafayette, the Holy Bible will be read cover to cover publicly in the Square of St. Martinville, beginning Wednesday, April 4th at 12:30 p.m. and ending on Sunday, April 8th at 4:30 p.m. A 100-Hour Marathon with over 300 assigned readers! Come Marinate in the Word! Download the flyer.
Once more, as in years past, St. Patrick hosted a breakfast on March 17, 2018, in celebration of the feast of our patron saint. Parishioners gathered for fellowship, for the exchange of gifts, and for recognition of one parishioner’s service with the Shamrock Award. That honor this year went to Mr. George Guidry. Another part of the celebration is a talk shared by the pastor on some topic of interest. A recording of that talk can be found on the Pastor’s website.
SAVE THE DATE! Please join us Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church to find out how you can be part of the Diocese of Lafayette Centennial Pilgrimage to Canada. Bishop Deshotel will lead the Centennial Pilgrimage, which is scheduled for August 27-September 5, 2018, and which will include stops in Montreal, Quebec City, and Nova Scotia, including a visit to Grand Pre, the site of the famous Acadian Settlement. Our informational meeting is being held a year in advance to allow prospective pilgrims a chance to participate in an extended payment plan to help make the journey more affordable, and special discounts will be available to those who sign up early. The meeting will take place in Knight Hall Auditorium behind our Lady of Fatima Church, 2319 Johnston Street in Lafayette. Co-leaders of the Centennial Pilgrimage, Father Cedric Sonnier and Father Paul Broussard, will be on hand to answer questions, along with tour leaders from Magnificat Travel, our experienced guides for this historic journey. For more information, call 337-292-1933, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or log on to www.holytravels.org.