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RAYNE MEETING HELD - Alex Holland, with McClure Engineering, speaks to the rayne committee during her return trip to Acadia Parish as progress is made for the Acadia Parish Creative Placemaking Initiative. Holland will return to Acadia Parish soon with the action plan for Rayne and other communities throughout the parish. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Acadia Parish Placemaking meetings held, Rayne plans discussed

RAYNE - As did each of the five communities in Acadia Parish, members of the Rayne committee met on Wednesday, Oct. 24, for the next step in the Acadia Parish Creative Placemaking Initiative.
Joining Rayne for the Acadia Parish plans are Crowley, Iota, Church Point and the 5th Ward in the southwest portion of the parish.
Alex Holland, along with project manager Laurie Suire, visited all five locations and in turn, visited with property owners, business personnel and donors for their input of the anticipated projects planned by each community.

Sisters of Mt. Carmel celebrate 370 years of vowed life

Six sisters of Mount Carmel will be honored in celebration of the anniversary of their religious professions on Saturday, Nov. 3, with Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and reception at the Cathedral Center, Lafayette.
Honorees are Sister Francesca Truxillo (70th), Sister Robert Joseph Mier (70th), Sister Clare Cramer (60th), Sister Paula Marie Derise (60th), Teresa Margaret Toups (60th), and Sister Vera Vives (50th). Father Chester Arceneaux presided.

ST. JOSEPH CHILI COOKOFF WINNING TEAM - First place winners of the annual St. Joseph Chili Cookoff and Family Fun Day was the team of RCE Campus Ministry with their entry of “Tiger Grub.” Team members were, from left, Collin Moody, Dawson Doucet, Alli Mouton, Cole Leger, Andrew Abshire, Aidan Mouton, James Charles Orillion (chef), Ally Gray, Olivia Schefcik, Kennedy Prejean, Claudia Kibodeaux, Gracie Alleman, Caitlyn Walker, Lizzie Prevost, Alayana Hebert and Kaitlyn Constantin. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

St. Joseph annual Chili Cookoff, Family Fun Day enjoyed

RAYNE - The 2nd Annual St. Joseph Chili Cookoff and Family Fun Day was held Sunday, Oct. 14, on the grounds of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Rayne Catholic Elementary.
A great day was enjoyed by parishioners, teacher, students and the surrounding community as they gathered for a day of fun and competition, in addition to great music, food and fellowship.
Chili Cookoff team winners included:
1st Place - RCE Campus Ministry (Tiger Grub)
2nd Place - Youth Ministry (Kemp’s Most Famous “Fiya” Chili
3rd place - The Chili Ministers (A Bowl for the Soul)

anniversary committee members - Parishioners serving on the Anniversary Committee for the St. Theresa of the Christ Child Catholic Church observance of its 90th anniversary during a special anniversary Mass and reception on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Duson were, seated from left, Jeanne Simon, Rev. Aaron Melancon (pastor), Mary Simon; standing, Kenny Alleman, Vicki Alleman, Amanda Keyser, Dee and Phillip Stutes, Janice Simar, Deacon Steve Simon, Bennie Cormier and Becky Brasseaux. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

St. Theresa Church celebrates 90th anniversary

DUSON - St. Theresa of the Christ Child Catholic Church observed its 90th anniversary during an anniversary Mass and reception on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Parishioners and friends of St. Theresa attended the “Together We Stand On A Firm Foundation” theme in commemoration of the parish’s anniversary.
Throughout the summer months, St. Theresa honored parish leaders and servants who have passed on, in addition to sharing significant people or events over the long history of the church parish.

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