Posted: Mar 28, 2012 8:37 AM by Cecilia Stevenson
Requiem Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday April 28th, 2012 at 10:00am in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. This burial will lay to rest 92 of Acadiana's less fortunate who died over the last several years without the benefit of having their family at their final rest.
Bishop Michael Jarrell, Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, will be the celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the services. Father Chester Arceneaux, Rector of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, will con-celebrate this special Mass. Burial will take place on the hollowed grounds of St. John's historic cemetery in a columbarium built to respectfully bury the cremated bodies of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
A prayer vigil will take place in the Cathedral Center beginning at 9:00am on Saturday March 28th, 2012. There will be a praying of the Holy Rosary, and a guard of honor provided by the Vietnam Veterans of America. The guard will honor those deceased who served our country in any of the military services. The guard will also provide a twenty-one gun salute, playing of Taps, and full military rites for the funeral Mass.
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist gives an open invitation and encourages the communities participation in this noble and most worthy act of charity towards our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. They would like to encourage everyone to remember all the faithful departed in your prayers.
Eternal rest grant unto them o Lord...........and let perpetual light shine upon them.