Fete-Dieu du Vermilion

Eucharistic Procession along the Vermilion River

This special procession, sponsored by the Community of Jesus Crucified will be held in conjunction with the celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of the Assumption, Patroness of the Acadiana.

The celebration will begin with a Mass in French at St. Mary

Magdalene Catholic Church in Abbeville. After Mass, the procession with the Blessed Sacrament will then proceed to the boat landing.

A boat carrying the monstrance holding the Blessed Sacrament leaves the boat landing to begin the Fete-Dieu du Vermilion. The procession will make several stops along the way to recite the Rosary and for Benediction. The boat procession will end at the Beaver Park Boat Landing and proceed on foot to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist for Mass of the Assumption with Bishop Douglas Deshotel.

Schedule:

8:00am Mass of the Assumption in French at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Abbeville. His Excellency Glen J. Provost, D.D., Bishop of Lake Charles

10:00am Boat Procession departs for Lafayette

11:35am Arrive at Wawees in Milton
Rosary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

1:40pm Arrive at Ruffino's in River Ranch
Rosary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

3:20pm Arrive at Beaver Park Boat Landing

3:45pm Depart Foot Procession for the Cathedral

5:00pm Solemn Vespers of the Assumption

5:30pm Mass of the Assumption, St. John Cathedral
His Excellency J. Douglas Deshotel, D.D. Bishop of Lafayette.

For more information call Father Champagne, CJC at 337-394-6550

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, 70501
Lafayette
15 August , Wednesday 08:00

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