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Event to honor lives lost to COVID happening Sunday

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Posted at 3:15 AM, Jan 29, 2021

Sunday afternoon, State Senator Gerald Boudreaux and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Faith Community will dedicate a memorial area, bless white flags and pray for the members of our community that have died from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

This is open to anybody affected by Coronavirus, not just parishioners of the church.

"While there's political things going on, this is about people. This is about people we've lost so its important that this entire community understands, we are going to get out of this but we have to do it together," says Boudreaux.

He adds that many were not able to celebrate the lives of those lost, especially in the early months of the pandemic, so this may bring closure.

"This is an opportunity for us to pray to thank our Lord for those who have survived and to help the grieving families that their loved ones will never be forgotten in this community and that's what we're supposed to do. To help our grieving brothers and sisters as they go through these dark and difficult days," says Boudreaux.

The ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at the church located at 818 – 12th Street beginning at 12:45 p.m. All attendees are requested to wear a mask follow social distancing guidelines.