Consecration of The Town of Gueydan
Consecration Prayer by Most Reverend Bishop J Douglas Deshotel
I, Douglas Deshotel, as Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, consecrate the Town of Gueydan, all of the parishes, schools, priests, religious, individuals and families within the Diocese in the town of Gueydan and surroundings, to God Almighty through the intercession of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I surrender to God Almighty all that we are and everything that we have for His constant love and protection towards this town.
Through this Act of Consecration, we ask God Almighty forgiveness for all transgressions made against His name and His Commandments and we ask Him that, through His mercy, we may repair the offenses committed to satisfy His Divine Justice and we may be filled with hopeful hearts for the future of Gueydan and surroundings.
I, Douglas Deshotel, Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, proclaim this November 20, as the day of the Consecration of the Town of Gueydan to God Almighty through the Sacred of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and we ask God to protect this Act of Consecration and to grant us the grace of renewing it every year without turning away from Him. Amen
Consecration Prayer by Honorable Mayor Chris P. Theriot
I, Chris P. Theriot, Mayor of the Town of Gueydan, with the authority given to me, do hereby make an Act of Consecration of myself, my family, and the Town of Gueydan to the love and protection of Almighty God through the intercession of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
We put into His Loving hands our government with all its employees and the citizens who are under our responsibility. We offer to Almighty God, our thoughts and decisions, so that we may use them always for the good of this town, and to always be guided by the values of the Gospel.
We ask God, through the intercession of the Scared Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to hear and accept our Act of Consecration and to cover this town with His special protection.
In making this consecration, we ask God for His forgiveness and mercy for all of Gueydan’s past transgressions and for any of our decisions that have gone against His commandments, and we ask for His help in changing all that distances us from Him.
I, Chris P Theriot, as Mayor of the Town of Gueydan, declare this solemn oath before God and the great people of this town this 20th day of November in the year of our Lord 2018 and declare this day as “The Day of Consecration of the Town of Gueydan.” Amen.
General Intercessions were recited by Grand Knight Randy Primeaux, Principal of Gueydan High School Brandy Broussard, Sheriff Deputy Mary Mouton, Parishioner and Student Rebecca Lepretre, Granddaughter of Mayor Kaylin Theriot, Principal of Jesse Owens Elementary Anita Freeland Dupuis, Police Juror Leon Broussard and James Elliott, with the Mission for the Love of God Worldwide.
Those present to represent the Town consisted of five ministers from various churches: Chaplain Ronnie Rhodes with Saint Matthews Baptist Church, Deacon Ellice Rices with Saint Matthew/ Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist, Pastor Joseph Boutin with Gueydan International Church, Reverend Troy Duhon with First Baptist Church and Reverend John Krause with the First United Methodist Church. Some Ministers participated with the celebration of the consecration of our town by joining in the choir, and all received Blessings at the time of the Eucharist.