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  • Good Friends

    Good friends: Cardinal Gerald Cyprien Lacroix, Archibishop of Quebec, and Father Rusty P. Richard spend time in Canada reflecting on their renewed friendship and common ancestry. 

    Cardinal Lacroix joined Father Rusty in Saint Martinville this past November 11 in celebration of Mass as part of the 25oth Anniversary of the Church parish.


    The Diocese of Lafayette begin its Centennial year with a special mass on January 11, 2018 at Saint Martin de Tours Catholic Church.   Bishop Deshotel celebrated the mass and delivered the homily on the 100th Anniversary of the Diocese.

    CLICK HERE to view a video of the January 11th mass.

    CLICK HERE for photos of the Centennial year opening mass.

  • A Message From Pastor Rusty P. Richard

    March 13, 2018

    My dear friends and parishioners,

    First, let me thank all of you for so many heartfelt prayers, kind thoughts, and expressions of support and affection during my recent health concern. I appreciate that more than I can ever express.

    Fortunately, my concerns over this past weekend proved to be the result of some medication interactions rather than any issues relating to my heart. But, as we all have experienced in our lives, it’s best to err on the side of caution.

    My weekend hospital visit and subsequent tests were all shown to be negative in terms of any physical condition related to my heart, and all tests pointed to a medication interaction.

    I am now back home resting after being discharged and will return to my full duties very shortly.

    Life is often full of surprises and challenges, and while this one certainly got my attention, it is comforting to know that it wasn’t a matter of the heart. It is also comforting to have had the support of so many. To me that made such a great difference.

    God bless you all and again, thank you.
    Rusty P. Richard, Pastor


    Please click here for Father Rusty P. Richard's weekly blog.

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