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Prayer service following plane crash

Posted at 10:48 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 23:48:36-05

The Acadiana community is continuing to rally around those affected by Saturday's plane crash.

In Lafayette, a prayer service and mass was held at St. Pius Catholic Church.

In a time when many people are questioning why the crash happened, more than 200 people gathered in search of comfort.

Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel said in times of tragedy, it's important to turn to faith for the answers the world does not give us.

"We ask the question why, but the world has no answer for us. As people of faith, we believe that even a tragedy is not the end of the story," Bishop Deshotel said.

The prayer service and mass focused on remembering those who died in the crash, healing the survivors and consoling their families.

"We are very fragile and things can happen that are very tragic, but we need to keep our faith in those times of tragedy," Bishop Deshotel said. "It's important to know that Christ overcame even the worst thing and we share in that promise of resurrection and everlasting life."

Bill and Dee Daigle do not personally know any of those involved in the crash, but they said there is power in prayer.

"It's a shock for the community and everybody is going to go through this why did it happen and it will take time and even years," Dee said.