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Pictured above is Dr. Geoffrey Stewart with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as he presents information on he and his graduate students’ plan to assist Ville Platte in its effort to revitalize its downtown area. The gathering took place at The Hatchery in Vidrine. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

UL-L students plan to assist in Ville Platte revitalization effort

To continue the trend of working to revitalize Ville Platte, local officials and business men and women from across Evangeline Parish gathered at The Hatchery to hear from University of Louisiana a

The main photo is a frame of the black and white silent film that was used to promote the Diocese of Lafayette’s Centennial Gala. In the frame is Fr. Stephen Pellessier as he holds Fr. Garrett McIntyre up as a big trophy fish on the banks of Bayou Teche. The inset photo is that of the video’s creator Taylor McCaulley who is a Ville Platte native and communications director for St. Bernard Church in Breaux Bridge. (Photos courtesy of Taylor McCaulley)

Reeling in fishers of men

With priests being in the news for alleged wrongdoings, many are turned away from the church because of seeing the priesthood in a negative light.

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