L AFAYETTE — Nearly 100 people will be honored at 7 p.m. Friday when the Diocese of Lafayette hosts its annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Mass and awards ceremony at St. John Cathedral in downtown Lafayette.
Diocese of Lafayette Bishop Michael Jarrell will preside over the program, which pays tribute to those who exemplify King’s traits.
The bishop will also serve as celebrant. Deacon Albert Marcel will serve as homilist.
The event is sponsored by the Diocese’s Office of Black Catholic Ministries.
The 2014 recipients are:
- Debra Sanders of St. Mary Magdalen Christian Service Center of Abbeville; Mary Castille of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church in Abbeville; Herman Taylor of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Arnaudville; Beatrice Celestine, Ruby Celestine and Sheryl Ozen of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge; Mr.and Mrs. Daniel Foster of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Broussard; Martin Hebert of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Carencro; Grace Guidry of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cecilia; John Charles, Joyce Charles, Kenneth Girod and Dorothy M. Locuste of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cecilia; Kelton Alfred, Ysedria Batiste, Mattie Belle Citizen and Shala Gibson of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Church Point.
- Donald Henry of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Crowley; Ridge LeBlanc of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Delcambre; Mary Campbell, Elder Roy, Pearl Roy and Maybelline Trahan of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Delcambre; Aaron Comeaux of St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church in Duson; Angelia Bellard of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Eunice; Rose Mary Duchane, Terry Ann Duchane, Lula Metz and Janice Morgan of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Four Corners; Carrie Armelin of St. Jules Catholic Church in Franklin; Benejamin Lachapelle of St. Anne Catholic Church in Frilot Cove; Renella Henry of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Grand Coteau; D’Angelo Martin of Holy Rosary Catholic Church/St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church in Kaplan; Rena P. Feist, Bessie H. Lovett, Cherry R. Marks and Elnora R. Williams of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Jeanerette.
- John Fruge Sr. of Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette; Deborah L. Broussard of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lafayette; Dorothy Francis, Sonja Henry, Carlton Simpson, Jr. and Freddie Vallier of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Lafayette; Richard Dugas, John Eddie Duhon, Florence Henry and Tammy Young Marcel of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lafayette; Loretta P. Glover, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moore and Daisy D. Shelvin of St. Paul Catholic Church/Good Hope Chapel in Lafayette; Margaret White of Holy Family Catholic Church in Lawtell; Lorraine Boudreaux and David Edwards of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lebeau; Loyce Meullion of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Leonville; and Deacon Dwayne and Dianne Boudreaux of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Leonville.
- Edith Bonnett and Jawaan Knatt of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Loreauville; Goldman Thibodeaux of St. Ann Catholic Church in Mallet; Clifton McZeal of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maurice; Katherine F. Trahan of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milton; Dr. Lawrence O. (L. O.) Broussard of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in New Iberia; Dorothy Butler of St. Edward Catholic Church/St. Jude Catholic Church in New Iberia; Mary Wyble of St. Peter Catholic Church in New Iberia; James Eaglin, Kevin Benedict Guillory, Yolanda Guillory and Dianna Payne of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Opelousas; Anna Belle Thibodeaux of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Parks; Marilyn Collins and Joseph Ledet of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Plaisance; Regina Mallet of St. Mary Catholic Church in Port Barre; and Joseph Charles Mayon of St. Jules Mission in Prairie Laurent.
- Faith James, Malcolm Ledet, Yvette Morris and Elaine St. Julien of Notre Dame Catholic Church in St. Martinville; Joycie Morrison and James Sonnier of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Scott; Mary Bourgeois of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Verdunville; Mary Lavergne of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington; Faith Breaux, Andrew Guilliot, Henriette Guilliot and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob (Mona) Held of St. Anne Catholic Church in Youngsville; Judy Chaisson and Linda Moten of Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Little Theresa Court #11; Margaret Guidry of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Broussard; and Rita Lewis of Notre Dame Catholic Church in St. Martinville.