“Blessed are the Peacemakers” is the theme for the Diocese of Lafayette’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mass and Award Ceremony Celebration at 7 p.m. Friday at St. John Cathedral downtown.
Bishop Michael Jarrell will preside over the program, which pays tribute to 90 people, including a local mayor and a family, who exemplify King’s traits. Deacon Roland Jeanlouis, of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Loreauville, will serve as homilist.
The event is sponsored by the Diocese Office of Black Catholic Ministries.
The following is a list of the honorees:
Drew David and Debra Sanders of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville; Ivory Jones and Mary M. Jones of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church in Abbeville; Raymond Auguillard, Janice M. Demouche, Alva Jones Luckett and Shelton Zenon Sr. of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge; Harris Flugence of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Broussard; Catalina “Cat” Batiste and Angela Bernard of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Carencro; Loucinda George of St. Anthony Mission Chapel in Cade; Debbie Guidry and Jessica Guidry of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cecilia; Deacon Kenneth E. Soignier and William Trailer Sr. of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cecilia; Lincoln Charlot, Lloyd Duplechain, Freda Minick and Carolyn Pierre of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Church Point; Eva Hunter of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Crowley; Zachary Frederick and Todd Umphries of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Delcambre; Milan Butler and Dr. Virgie Pradia of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Delcambre;
John Junius Matthews Sr. of Saint Benedict the Moor Catholic Church in Duson; Claude Shilow and Versie Shilow of St. Mathilda Catholic Church in Eunice; Kelvin Drexler, Marcel L. Marquette Jr. and Lionel “Butch” Metz of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Four Corners; Micki Bodin-Young of St. Jules Catholic Church in Franklin; Amanda Louviere of St. Anne Chapel in Frilot Cove Sr. Betty Renard of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Grand Coteau, Lillie Bowie, Robert M. Paul Sr., Norma Pourciau and Rita B. Raymond of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Jeanerette, Henry and Mary Eaglin Sr. of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lafayette, Jacory Bernard, Jean Boudreaux, Thomas Brown and Lysandra Johnson of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Lafayette; Pamela E. Chaisson and Anthony Morgan of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lafayette; Arthur Williams and Janie Zachery;of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Lafayette; April Pruitt of Holy Family Catholic Church in Lawtell; Bridgette Gauthier and Amber Tezeno of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lebeau; Loretta White of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Leonville; Mark and Shinnette Hollier of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Leonville; Alfred and Gail Raggette of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Lydia; Helen Rene of Saint Ann Catholic Church in Mallet; Ester M. Ardoin and Shelia Richards Williams of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maurice; Ed and Geri Sandoz of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in New Iberia; Lawrence and Peggy Jean-Batiste of St. Edward Catholic Church in New Iberia; Zachary P. Mitchell Sr. of St. Peter Catholic Church in New Iberia; Percy J. Jordan, Vivian R. Mason, Deacon Charles R. and Edith C. Richard and Eula Mae Rami of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Opelousas; Belva B. Hamilton and Frank S. Guarisco of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson; Alfred Broussard Sr. of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Plaisance; Mary Ann Fournier of St. Jules Mission of Prairie Laurent; Gabriel Savoie of St. Mary Catholic Church in Port Barre; Marisha Senegal-Gonzales of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Rayne; Natasha Ferdinand of Notre Dame Catholic Church in St. Martinville; Joycelene Broussard and Mary Ann Senegal St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Scott; Floyd Paul Jr. of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Verdunville; Mayor Jennifer Vidrine of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte; Hazeleen Moore of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ville Platte; Mary T. Murphy of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington; Louis Duhon, Barbe English, Karl Simon and Daniel Viator of St. Anne Catholic Church in Youngsville; Thomas S. Shelvin of the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Little Theresa Court 11; and Kaffy Babineaux-Belvin and Linda Brooks of the Office of Black Catholic Ministries.