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100 Year Walk Flyer.

100 Year Walk Poster.

Boat Regulation Form here.
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Press Release Fete-Dieu du Vermilion 2018 click here.

Come and Celebrate the Centennial of the Diocese of Lafayette! Fete-Dieu du Vermilion, Eucharistic Boat Procession up the Vermilion River, will take place on the Feast of the Assumption, Wednesday, August 15. All are invited to a Mass in French at 8am at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Abbeville to begin the day. Bishop Glen Provost of the Lake Charles Diocese will preside and give the homily. At the end of Mass there will be a procession from Church with the Blessed Sacrament and a statue of Mary across the draw bridge to the old River Side Restaurant. At 10:00 am 121 boats will embark in procession (one for each of the 121 parishes of the Diocese) and make their way up Bayou Vermilion to Lafayette. The boat procession will stop in Milton at Wawee's at 11:35 am for recitation of the rosary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The flotilla will re-commence at 12:35 pm and continue upstream, arriving at Rufino's in River Ranch at 1:40 pm for Rosary and Benediction. The boat procession will embark once again at 2:40 pm and arrive at Beaver Park at about 3:20 pm. At 3:45 pm a foot procession with the Blessed Sacrament and a statue of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will leave the landing and process up University Avenue in Lafayette all the way to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Solemn Vespers will be prayed at 5:00 pm and Holy Mass will follow at 5:30 pm with Bishop Douglas Deshotel to conclude the historic day. Confessions will be heard in mobile units at each of the stops along the way. Don't miss this "once in a hundred years' event!" Schedule your vacation day now and register your boat! For more information or to register a boat visit www.fetedieuduteche.org, send us an email at fetedieuduteche@gmail.com, or call (337) 394-6550

To read about the first Boat Procession click here.

The Fete-Dieu du Vermilion poster can be viewed here.

The Fete-Dieu du Vermilion event map can be viewed here.

Letter to Bayou Vermilion Residents can be viewed here.

Letter to Catholic School Principals can be viewed here.

Bulletin Blurb can be viewed here.

Fete-Dieu du Teche Newspaper and Television Coverage
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Picture Gallery, Fete Dieu du Teche

Catholics brave through rain in Fete-Dieu du Teche
View over 700 fabulous photos of Fete-Dieu du Teche 2017 here
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Contact Fr. Michael Champagne
103 Railroad Avenue
St. Martinville, La. 70582