Fête-Dieu du Vermilion

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Earlier this week, you received an email from Father Albert Alexander about a very rare opportunity: Fête-Dieu du Vermilion. This Centennial Eucharistic Procession along Bayou Vermilion will be held on August 15, 2018. It begins at 8 a.m. with Mass of the Feast of the Assumption in French at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Abbeville, celebrated by Bishop Glen Provost of the Diocese of Lake Charles and concludes with a Celebration of the Mass of the Assumption by Bishop Douglas Deshotel at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist at 5:30 p.m.

Pope Francis has granted a Plenary Indulgence for all those who participate in one of the events of Fête-Dieu du Vermilion on August 15We are offering the opportunity for all students to participate.

ONLY Juniors will attend the morning portion of the Fête-Dieu. They will return to school at approximately 1PM. All other students, as well as Juniors who wish to return, may attend in the afternoon. Those students will depart school at 2:00 PM and return at approximately 5:30 PM. Please note that there are two separate registration links.

Juniors ONLY – Morning

Leave CHS at 6:50 sharp for the morning mass in Abbeville, accompany the procession to the Vermilion River, then proceed to the Rosary and Benediction in Milton before having lunch and returning to school. Cost is only $5. JUNIORS MUST register here: https://geauxbigred.com/product/fete-dieu-du-vermilion-juniors-only/

All Other Students (and Juniors who wish to return) – Afternoon

Leave CHS at 2:00 PM, accompany Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament from Vermilionville down University Avenue to the Cathedral of St. John, board bus to return to CHS for approximately 5:30 PM. Cost is $5. Students wishing to attend must register here: https://geauxbigred.com/product/fete-dieu-du-vermilion-all-school/

The registration deadline is August 7, 2018. Please do not delay in signing up!

Please contact Sister Mary Magdalene (mmagdalene@chspanthers.com) or Mrs. Michele Bienvenu (mbienvenu@chspanthers.com) with questions regarding this event.  May God bless you and your families.

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