Friday, August 6, 2010

51st Anniversary of Charlene Richard's death

Tonight, at 6 PM at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Richard Louisiana, Father Wayne Duet will celebrate mass on the 51st anniversary of the death of Charlene Richard.

Charlene died as a child at the age of 12 of leukemia. Thousands of people visit her gravesite each year as a testament to her faith while going through a difficult illness.

At 5 PM, a rosary will be prayed. Immediately afterwards, Deacon Reggie Bollich will make a presentation about the Charlene Richard Mission house located in Northern Thailand.

Father Joseph Brennan who wrote the book, "My Name is Charlene" will be present to sign copies of his book before mass. Barbara Gutierrez who wrote the book "Charlene" will be there as well.

Prayer cloths made by the St. Edward's Ladies Altar Society, prayer cards, and brochures from the Friends of Charlene will also be distributed free of charge.

A reception will follow the mass.

You can contact the Friends of Charlene at PO Box 91623, Lafayette, LA 70509.