click here for the Marathon of the Word 2018.
To view Fete-Dieu du Teche Press Release 2017click here.
An exerpt from an article dated Sunday, August 16, 2015
Only in Louisiana; faith and the Blessed Sacrament floating down the bayou.
Flotilla symbolizes faith and heritage.
A boat carrying the monstrance holding the Blessed Sacrament leaves the Leonville
boat landing to begin the Fete-Dieu du Teche following a Mass Saturday morning
at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. For an hour Saturday morning along Bayou Teche in Arnaudville, the only sounds came from buzzing insects, calling birds and hundreds of people murmuring the prayers of the rosary.
Without the drone of a nearby air conditioner, it might have sounded just that way 250 years before, when French-speaking Catholics the British expelled from Canada arrived to make new homes along its banks.
The combination of history and religion made its way down the bayou during what many in attendance called the event of a lifetime, the Fete-Dieu du Teche. Dozens of party boats, cruisers and fishing vessels formed a procession that started early in the day with stops in Leonville, Arnaudville, Cecilia, Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville.
Leading the procession was a specially outfitted motorboat with a canopy that sheltered a tall gold monstrance - an ornamental container in which Catholics display the consecrated communion wafer they believe is the body of Christ.
To read the entire article along with photos click here.
The Fete-Dieu du Vermilion poster can be viewed here.
The Fete-Dieu du Vermilion event map can be viewed here.
The Fete-Dieu du Teche rules and regulations along with the
waiver and release form can be obtained
The next Fete Dieu du Teche Eucharistic Procession on the Bayou Teche will be
Wednesday August 15, 2018.