Sunday, June 9, 2013

Photos from Monsignor Louis Melancon's 50th Anniversary of Ordination Party

May 25th was the 50th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of our own Monsignor Louis Melancon as well as Monsignor Paul Metrejean.  There was a wonderful reception held at the Opelousas Catholic cafeteria after the 10 AM Sunday mass. Monsignor began his priestly ministry here at St. Landry in 1963, serving as a teacher at AIC, and now is in residence here. He has spent, altogether, some 23 years of his priestly ministry serving the Opelousas area, including stays not only here at St. Landry, but also at St. Peter in Grand Prairie and at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Opelousas. Monsignor has been a great gift to our community, and he continues to be a vital part of it in his continued service, especially to our children at Opelousas Catholic. Words cannot adequately express the value of Monsignor's presence to our community or the gratitude that we have. However, knowing Monsignor, a simple "thank you" more than suffices. So let us all "thank" him and celebrate God's gift to us by his presence in, and his service to, our community.

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