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Fete Dieu du Teche, Bayou Teche

Ready your boats! The Fete begins on Tuesday, August 15th at 8 am in Leonville.  Further stops in Arnaudville, Cecilia, Breaux Bridge, Parks and St. Martinville. 

The fifth annual Eucharistic Procession down Bayou Teche will take place on Thursday, August 15. The date is important for Roman Catholics as it is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patroness of the Acadian people and of Acadiana. It is also a day that marks the 254thanniversary of the arrival of French-Canadianimmigrants who brought the Catholic faith to Acadiana after enduring great trials and suffering.  Fr. Michael Champagne, CJC, organizer of the event, notes that “having a Eucharistic Procession by boat on the waters of the Teche rather than by foot in the streets makes a lot of sense.  Fête-Dieu du Teche on the Feast of the Assumption recalls our rich Acadian history and, in a way, re-enacts the journey made by the Acadians 250 years ago.” The Acadians were persecuted for their Catholic faith and sent into exile from Nova Scotia. Many ended up settling in Louisiana.

For more information contact Father Champagne at 337-394-6550 or visit www.fetedieuduteche.org.

 

 


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