In Bush, LA tonight a special mass was offered at our St. Michael's Mission in remembrance of Deacon Don Bourgeois, who passed away last month. Not only was he the deacon assigned to St. Michael's through the mother church, St. Jane de Chantal in Abita, he also served as the manager of the 10 acre facility where the mission is located. Father Ken, our pastor, presided at the mass, he was assisted by two deacons, myself and Mark who Deacon Don was very close to and we had music; it was a really nice mass.
After mass we gathered for a nice evening meal provided by the parishioners in attendance. We all got to visit with Deacon Don's wife Dottie and daughter Darby.
Deacon Don was just a few months short of 30 years as a Permanent Deacon and ministered in our parish for almost 23 of those 30 years.
Rest in Peace Deacon Don.