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Diocese of Lafayette to hold burial for the unclaimed on All Souls' Day

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Posted at 8:28 PM, Nov 01, 2021

Bishop Douglas Deshotel will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial for the Unclaimed on All Souls' Day.

The Mass will be held Tuesday, November 2, at 5:30 PM at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette.

Men, women, and children, from throughout Lafayette Parish who have died over the past year, and whose bodies have gone unclaimed, will be laid to rest during this Mass, the Diocese says.

"This Corporal Work of Mercy is the result of a partnership between St. John’s Cathedral and Catholic Charities of Acadiana. The Mass honors the dignity of human life, acknowledging that no one is ever forgotten in Christ," a statement from the Diocese reads.

The public is invited to attend. The Mass will also be streamed on the Diocese of Lafayette YouTube Channel

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