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Since 1908, our nation has circled the 2nd Sunday of May on our calendars as Mother’s Day. So, on the 14th of this month, every son and daughter in central Louisiana should find a way to let your momma know how much you love her. For those of us who are living without her presence, we will remember all that she was for us. We will thank God for her and ask the Lord to bless her with light and love.

This Mother’s Day celebration of the gift of our mommas is always at about mid-month. But there’s another remembrance in May, taking up the whole month. In our Catholic culture, May is Mary’s month.

Deacons Derek Ducote, Daniel Hart, and Gus “Dutch” Voltz will be ordained to the Holy Priesthood on Saturday, June 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral by Bishop David Talley. Following the ordination Mass, a reception will be held at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center.

Derek Ducote
Derek Ducote and his parents Kelly and Chris Ducote, are members of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Alexandria.