The Diocese of Lafayette honored 84 people and one group Friday at its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mass and Award Ceremony Celebration at St. John Cathedral.
The diocese’s Office of Black Catholic Ministries, which sponsors the event, listed the 2015 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. honorees as:
Audrey Saddler, of St. Theresa of the Child Catholic Church in Abbeville; Alma Alexander, Rena Edmond, Ricky Gary, and Leo and Laura Pitte, of St. Francis of Assisi Child Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge; Charlotte Milson, of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Broussard; and Helen Norbert, Charles Songy, Tyler Trahan and Laura Williams, of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Broussard.
Also, Clara Arceneaux, of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Carencro; William Chevalier, Vergie Lewis and Alvin Robicheaux, of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cecilia; Antoinette Pete, of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Crowley, Gabriel Bellard and John W. Brown, of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Church Point; Andrea Broussard, Tiffany Comeaux, Shyla Linden, Kenneth Roy and Theresa Shello, of St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church in Delcambre; and Emma Dupuis, of Saint Benedict the Moor Catholic Church in Duson.
Also, Jeanice Washington-Dauphine, of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Four Corners; Constance Butler, of St. Jules Catholic Church in Franklin; Marie Auzenne and William Clay, of St. Anne Chapel in Frilot Cove; Earline Taylor, of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Grand Coteau; Johnny Livings, of Holy Rosary/St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church in Kaplan; and Eric Gammons, of Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette.
Also, Gloria Linton, of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lafayette; Kenneth Belvin Sr., Rebecca Cobb, Edmond Lastrapes and Georgia Richard, of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Lafayette; James Reynolds and Shirley Williams, of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lafayette; and Regis Allison, Markeedrick Durall, Shirley Wiggins and David Zehner Sr., of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Lafayette.
Also, John Hubbard, of Holy Family Catholic Church in Lawtell; Reginald Bush and Annie S. Jones, of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lebeau; Precilla Sassau, of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Leonville; Florina Hollier, of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Leonville; Mashaera Leigh Alexander and Katina Theresa Anthony, of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Loreauville; and Ruth Genest and Patricia “Tish” Olivier, of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Lydia.
Also, Norman Rene, of Saint Ann Catholic Church in Mallet; Brenda Dugas, of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maurice; Tracey Polk, of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in New Iberia; Louis and Carol Gaignard, of St. Edward Catholic Church in New Iberia; Sister Helen Vinton, of St. Peter Catholic Church in New Iberia; Joseph Butler Sr., Brenda Curtis, Dorothy M. Lastrapes, Joseph L. Reed, Clifford Thierry and Carolyn W. Thomas, of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Opelousas; St. Louis Rosary Group, of St. Joseph/St. Louis Chapel in Parks; Irene W. Mouton, of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson; Paul Milton Mallet, of St. Mary Catholic Church in Port Barre; Cheryl Bertrand and Linda Fontenot, of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Plaisance; and Raymond and Verna Richard, of St. Jules Mission in Prairie Laurent.
Also, Roger Dugas and Diane Francis, of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Scott; Graylin and Deena Campbell, of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Scott; Brendaline Etienne, Melissa L. Francis, Rose Lewis and Margaret Richard, of Notre Dame Catholic Church in St. Martinville; Cheryl Moton, of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Verdunville; Marcia and Marcil Seals, of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington; Grant and Catrina Broussard, Caston and Marian Judice and Debbie Miller, of St. Anne Catholic Church in Youngsville; Laura T. Constantine and Sherita Faulk, of Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Little Theresa Court 11; and Janice Henry and Dianna Payne, of the Office of Black Catholic Ministries.