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ABBEVILLE - The Most Reverend Glen John Provost, Bishop of the Diocese of Lake Charles, will celebrate a Mass in French and be the Homilist at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Abbeville at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, the Feast of the Assumption, prior to the start of a Eucharistic Boat Procession up the Vermilion River in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Diocese of Lafayette.

OPELOUSAS - A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, July 3, for Reverend Monsignor Louis J. Melancon, a retired priest of the Diocese of Lake Charles, in St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas. Msgr. Melancon, 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 30.

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