Fête-Dieu du Teche 2020 to take place Saturday August 15. This year’s unique 40-mile Eucharistic Procession by boat and foot will be offered in petition for an end of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an abundance of caution, anyone who is ill or has a compromised immune system is asked to remain home and participate in the Eucharistic procession on-line at www.facebook.com/CommunityofJesusCrucified. All participants 8 years or older (whether on boats or on shore) will be expected to wear face masks and observe social distancing (this includes priests, seminarians, and laity). Persons with health conditions prohibiting them from wearing a face mask are asked not to attend the event. A team of trained marshals will be on hand to assure implementation of safety precautions at all sites. Attendance at the Mass in French with Bishop Douglas Deshotel at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Leonville will be limited to approximately 315 persons. For those who are unable to enter inside the Church for the Mass, a PA system will be provided to hear Mass outside observing social distancing. At the end of Mass there will be a procession with the Blessed Sacrament and a statue of Mary and St. Joseph to the nearby boat landing. A double procession at 6-foot spacing will be enforced in the procession and outside along the bayou banks at the various stops. All who participate in person during Fete-Dieu du Teche are asked to check their temperature and not attend if they have a temperature or manifesting any symptoms. Persons who have been tested positive for COVID-19 or who have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 within two weeks prior to the procession are asked to participate from home by following the event on facebook. Fr. Champagne, organizer of the event, is most grateful for your cooperation.