Blessing of the cemeteries

The annual blessing of the cemeteries was held across Evangeline Parish in observance of All Saints Day on Sunday, November 1, and All Souls Day on Monday, November 2. The blessing of Gate of Heaven Cemetery behind Our Lady, Queen of All Saints was held on Saturday, October 31. Pictured is six-year-old Cole Manuel as he leads the 5th Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary that was recited before the blessing. Manuel was present with his parents, Jared and Brittany; sisters Elyse and Bella; and grandmothers Andre Soileau and Brenda Manuel. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

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