St. Martin de Tours celebrates May Day
St. Martin de Tours church hosted the 59th annual May Day celebration in honor of the Blessed Virgin in St. Martinville Thursday May 1. Starting with Mass, the congregation, led by the Rev. Austin Leger, walked to Longfellow-Evangeline State Park to pray a Novena and watch a performance themed after the story of “Our Lady of Ocotlan.” Parishioners performed the skit depicting miraculous apparitions of Mary in a small Mexican town. Emily Duplantis, daughter of Tony and Joan Duplantis, portrayed Mary for this year’s event.