Pastor’s Corner – August 30, 2020

Pastor’s Corner – August 30, 2020


August 29 – 30, 2020



On January 21 and April 16, 2020, Bishop Deshotel petitioned the Apostolic Penitentiary to grant a plenary indulgence to those who visit any of the 13 churches or mission chapels in the Diocese of Lafayette dedicated to St. Joseph. This assumes the fulfilling of the usual canonical requirements for a plenary indulgence:

• Visiting a church where the indulgence applies
• Praying during that visit for the Holy Father’s intentions
• Receiving Holy Communion and making a sacramental confession within 20 days of the visit to the church
• Being free from all attachment to sin, even venial sin
It has been requested that this plenary indulgence be granted during the First Saturdays of each month and on the 19th of each month during the anniversary year starting August 16, 2020 and concluding May 1, 2021. The request was forwarded to the Holy See on April 22, 2020.


North Deanery:

St. Joseph, Plaisance

                                        Church Hours: By appointment/request

St. Joseph, Ville Platte

                                         Church Hours: By appointment/request    

South Deanery:

St. Joseph, Centerville

                                        Church Hours: By appointment/request

           St. Joseph, Loreauville

                                         Church Hours: By appointment/request

  St. Joseph, Patterson

                                         Church Hours:  M-TH  8:00am—3:00pm; F  8:00am—12:00pm

          West Deanery:

St. Joseph, Evangeline

                                        Church Hours: T-TH   9:00am—2:00pm

St. Joseph, Iota

                                         Church Hours: 24/7

St. Joseph, Maurice

                                         Church Hours:  TH – F  3:30—6:00pm

St. Joseph, Rayne

                                         Church Hours:  M – TH 8:00am  – 4:00pm; F  8:00am – 12:00pm

            Central Deanery:

St. Joseph, Broussard

                                        Church Hours: By appointment/request

St. Joseph, Cecilia

                                         Church Hours: By appointment/request

St. Joseph, Milton

                                         Church Hours:  M – F  7:00am  – 5:00pm

St. Joseph, Parks

                                         Church Hours:  By appointment/request