Annual Anointing Mass - Lafayette, LA
The Lafayette Region sponsored its third annual Mass for Healing and Anointing of the Sick on April 25 at St. Mary, Mother of the Church. The Knights, Dames and Candidates of the Lafayette Region, assisted by spouses and 51 volunteers, served over 200 malades and companions. The Most Reverend Michael Jarrell, Bishop of Lafayette, was principal celebrant and homilist. Concelebrants were Fr. Hampton Davis (Associate Chaplain of the Lafayette Region), Rev. Harold Trahan, Rev. Jason Vidrine, Rev. Keith Landry, Rev. Anselm Ofodum, Rev. Alphonse Thainese and Rev. Ryszard Kalinowski. Mass was followed by a light luncheon provided by the Knights and Dames. Each malade was offered an Our Lady of Lourdes medal and holy card as gifts from the Order. As the Mass was celebrated the week before the Lourdes Pilgrimage, written petitions were collected from the malades, carried on the Lourdes charter and placed at the alter in the Holy Grotto.
–Paul David, K.M