Around Ascension for March 24, 2016 _lowres


The Rock Church, 42080 Churchpoint Road, in Gonzales invites the community to a special Good Friday service on Friday.

A presentation by David Wood will dramatize the last seven sayings, the path Jesus walked to Golgotha, in a service that places each audience member at the foot of the cross.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Offices close Friday

All parish governmental offices and departments will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday.

All offices will resume normal business hours on Monday.

Geaux Teal softball game

East Ascension High School is hosting a softball game against Ascension Catholic on April 4 benefitting the Geaux Teal Foundation, according to a release from the school.

The foundation was started, in part, by Licia Chaney after her daughter died of ovarian cancer, and Chaney will speak to those in attendance about her daughter’s journey and why she decided to help start the foundation.

The talk is at 5 p.m., with the first pitch at 5:30 p.m. in Gonzales.

Tickets are available at the game for $5 each, and donations can be sent or delivered to East Ascension High School.

Paint the Town Purple

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is asking Ascension Parish to paint the town purple to raise awareness in the fight against cancer.

To help finish the fight, you can purchase a Paint the Town Purple T-shirt for $10 or $12 for 2XL and above. To order a shirt, email Penny Cade at or call (985) 665-9893.

On Paint the Town Purple day, April 22, everyone is encouraged to wear their specially designed T-shirt. Deadline to order is April 1.

Ascension Parish Relay for Life will be April 30 at Cabela’s.

For information or to register, visit

DA launches new website

The office of 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky L. Babin has launched of a new, up-to-date website,

The site was created as an informative tool for the residents of the 23rd Judicial District, which includes Ascension, St. James and Assumption parishes, said Tyler Cavalier, the office’s public information officer.

The site provides a biography of Babin, as well as information regarding the office’s departmental personnel directory, Worthless Checks Division, Victim’s Assistance Program, Child Support Division and online Driver Improvement Program.

The site also contains links to other parish and state agencies in the 23rd Judicial District, a list of frequently asked questions and answers, and a step for step guide of the judicial process.

“The latest news regarding our office, as well as its prosecutions, and participation in community events will be posted to this site as well,” Cavalier said in a news release. “It is our duty to serve the people of the 23rd Judicial District to the best of our ability, and this tool will assist us in doing so.”

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1996; fax, (225) 644-5851; or email, or Deadline: noon Monday.