Saturday, October 1, 2016

Festival de la Grande Église

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Welcome

frbradyPastor’s Welcome

Welcome to our Festival de la Grande Eglise Website!  We hope you find this website informative and easy to use.

St. Landry Catholic Church is hosting the inaugural “Festival de la Grande Eglise” October 10, 2015.  We are very excited about this event as a celebration of our local community and its history.  The festival is intended also to be a fundraiser to help defray the costs of maintaining historic St. Landry Cemetery, which was built at a time when cemetery endowments did not exist, but rather families cared for cemeteries and the tombs of their loved ones.  With over 4,000 tomb sites, maintenance is both difficult and expensive.  At the festival, not only is the local community invited, but we are reaching out to all who have roots in our church community to “come home” and visit our beautiful and historic church and grounds.

The festival will have many activities that will provide family entertainment for all ages, and includes a 2 mile color fun run/walk for which there will be printed t-shirts (t-shirts will also be made for the festival), jambalaya cook off, youth activity area, silent auction, sweet shop, Grande Église (Big Church) tours, bingos, raffles, delicious concessions and foot stomping music.  Mass will be held at 4pm in the Grande Église (church), and the day will be capped off with our annual Cemetery Tours which will begin after Mass.

The Festival de la Grande Eglise is being coordinated with the various Opelousas and St. Landry Parish tourism commissions, and we hope that many who have roots in our community will come home to visit.  We believe our venue is an ideal way to showcase our Opelousas community and her history, and we hope to see you here!

Fr. Jim Brady
Pastor
St. Landry Catholic Church

WELCOME FROM THE FESTIVAL COMMITTEE

Greetings from Festival de la Grande Église committee! We are planning an exciting celebration of our Catholic heritage; therefore, we are reaching out to our church family for additional help and support.  Our festival events include a 2 mile Color Run, Tours of Historic St. Landry Church, a Jambalaya Cook-Off, Bingo, Silent Auction, Youth Activities and Eucharistic Celebration @ 4 PM and Cemetery Tours into the evening. Because the festival date, October 1, 2016 is quickly approaching we are asking that you strongly consider contacting one or more of the persons below to offer your services.

Name

Joe Fred Gochaux

Jude Armand

Stand & Jackie Keyes

Jolene Gremillion

Rebecca Reed

James Douget

Dwight LeDoux

Jane Savoie

Stephanie Roy

Sharon Ortego

Dirk Boudreaux

Charlie Roy

John Harper

Andrea Deacn

Deacon Dwayne Joubert

Fr. Jim Brady

Yvonne Normand

Phone

337-945-7273

337-351-2304

337-581-6666

337-945-0351

337-948-8957

337-942-8011

337-945-5228

337-945-5487

337-331-4224

337-945-4557

337-942-7920

337-948-8052

225-202-7005

337-945-4329

337-308-0001

337-654-9077

337-308-3474

Festival Area

Jambalaya Cook-Off

Spaghetti Dinner

Nuit de la Comedie

Youth Activities

Sweet Shop

Cemetery Walks

Ticket Booth

Bingo

The Color Run

Silent Auction/ T-Shirts

Concession

Music & Entertainment

Church Tours

Public Relations

On-Site Logistics

Sponsorships

Festival Chairperson

Sponsors

Tony Chachere Courvelle Toyota Roy Motors LaFond Ardoin Funeral Home LaFond Ardoin Funeral Home Iggie Castille Agency Dupre Carrier and Godchaux Ortego Oil and Supply Friends of Fr. Lafleur Our Lady of Prompt Succor Nursing Home Sandoz Law Firm Bellevue Animal Clinic American Bank and Trust Going, Sebastien, Fisher, LeBouef St. Landry Tourist Commission