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.
Fete Dieu du Teche poster can be viewed here.
The Fete-Dieu du Teche 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
Tuesday August 15, 2017.
Fete-Dieu du Teche Newspaper and Television Coverage
National Acadian Day Honors Those Who Made Their Journey Here 250 Years Ago
Bayou Teche Event Celebrates Church Acadians Arrival
Fete Dieu du Teche Youtube Video
St. Martinville Celebrating 250 Years of Acadian Ancestry
Picture Gallery, Fete Dieu du Teche
Fete-Dieu du Teche Jubilee T Shirts Now Available! Sizes S, M, L, XL.
Suggested donation $15. Get yours now at one of these locations:
In Breaux Bridge at Archie's Recognition, 519 E. Bridge St., Breaux Bridge, LA.
Open 8-5 M-F.
In Lafayette at Acadian Religious, South College Shopping Center , 2819 Johnston St. ,
Lafayette . Open 9:30 - 5:30 M-S.
In Leonville at Champagne 's Marche ', 3802 Hwy. 31, Leonville. Open 7am-8pm M-S.
In Parks at St. Joseph Church Office, 1034 Bridge St. , Parks. Open 9-1 M-Th.
In St. Martinville at Duchamp Opera House, 200 S. Main St., St. Martinville.
Open 8:30 - 4:30 M-F.
In New Iberia at Gulotta's Western Apparel, 916 S. Lewis St., New Iberia. Open 9-6 M-F; 9-5 S.
In Arnaudville at Russel's Supermarket, 114 Main St. , Arnaudville. Open 7am-8pm everyday.
In Cecilia at Green's Piggly Wiggly, 2300A Cecilia Sr. High School Hwy. , Cecilia.
Open 6am-8pm M-S; 7am-7pm Sunday.