Lieutenant Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur Memorial Mass
The 'Friends of Lt. Fr. Lafleur' request your presence to commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the death of Lt. Father Verbis Lafleur.
When: Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 6:30pm
Where: St. Landry Catholic Church
Opelousas, Louisiana 70570
Celebrant and Homilist: Most Rev. J. Douglas Deshotel, D.D.
Bishop, Diocese of Lafayette, LA
Bishop Deshotel will be opening the cause for canonization at the mass.
Lieutenant Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur
Son, Cajun, Athlete, Coach, Priest, American, Soldier, Counselor, Mentor, Nurse, Hero, Inspiration, Role Model ...
How does a man impact so many people over his short lifetime? How does a man impact the lives of people worldwide over 70 years after his death? How does one man bring so many people together in memory of his life of love and sacrifice?
- A fellow Prisoner of War converted to Catholicism after admiring this man from afar, and years later his son became a Catholic
- A sculptor in Italy and his family felt drawn to this man’s family while preparing a great marble monument that was to be shipped
half way across the world.
- A school boy who walked the same path to the same church as an altar boy that this man once walked felt drawn to share his
story with his schoolmates.
- A young priest in a rural parish takes up the cause for Father Joseph Lafleur....
This portion of the website is dedicated to the memory of Lieutenant Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur.