As candles flickered against stained glass windows in the afternoon, a packed house of worship helped First Presbyterian Church celebrate 125 years of service.
State Rep. Jack Montoucet has been doing this for eight years now, but this year was probably the worst.
“It was probably the most grueling and horrible session I have ever been in,” he said.
Montoucet, D-Crowley, spoke Friday morning to AP40, Acadia Parish’s group of young professionals. He recapped the recent legislative session, touching on the budget and bills of local interest and much more.
BISHOP GLENN JOHN PREVOST of the Diocese of Lake Charles and a former pastor of St. Leo IV Church was among the religious who participated in the celebration Sunday, July 19, in Roberts Cove marking the feast day of St. Leo IV, patron saint of the congregation. Pictured in front, from left, are Sister Margaret Ohlenforst, Sister Clare Cramer and Sister, Mildred Leonards, while standing, from left, are Father Paul Broussard, the pastor, Joshua LeBlanc, Bishop Provost, Father William Blanda, pastor of St. Peter Church in New Iberia who celebrated the Mass, and Deacon Jay Bergeron of Lafayette. Not pictured is Seminarian Brent Didier, a member of the St. Leo IV parish.
When members of the First Presbyterian Church congregation began worshipping together in Crowley in 1890, they could only hope their flock would gr