Fete Dieu du Teche
SCU Mobile Confessional
Bayou Mercy
Jubilee of the Word
SCU Mobile Confessional Stops


Fete-Dieu du Teche has expanded its evangelization activity to include the purchase of an old ambulance and convert it into a Spiritual Care Unit to provide for evangelization at locations away from the parishes as well as for providing greater access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance. Bishop Michael Jarrell, D.D. blessed the SCU Mobile Confessional on November 12.

Jesus worked out of Peter's mother-in-law's house in Capernaum but he was also much of the time on the road encountering people where they lived and worked and socialized. This is a good model for the priest and for the Church's evangelizing mission. Jesus did say we need at times to leave the 99 and go out to the 1. With poor Church attendance today, this might translate into leaving the 1 to go out to the 99. The idea is not to cater to laziness or to denigrate the value of the Sacrament, but rather to give greater access and availability of the Sacrament to those who may have been away for some time. In such a way we will encourage persons to return to frequenting the Sacrament of Confession in their home parish. It also gives a public witness to our Catholic faith, encourages a greater exercise of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and hopefully becomes an occasion of grace for many to return to the beautiful Sacrament of Mercy.

Pope Francis, through his Grand Penitentiary, His Eminence Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, has granted the Jubilee Plenary Indulgence to all those who devoutly visit the mobile confessional (SCU) for confession and there pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. This is valid on any day during the entire Holy Year of Mercy!

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SCU Television Clips/Videos
Mobile Confessional Unveiling
Ambulance Converted into Mobile Confessional
Louisiana Priest Ambulance Confessional
EWTN Youtube
St. Martinville Decommissioned Ambulance

Contact Fr. Michael Champagne
103 Railroad Avenue
St. Martinville, La. 70582