Over the past two weeks we have learned of the growing seriousness
of the oil spill off the Louisiana coast. This accident is seriously
impacting our land, our wildlife and the livelihoods of thousands
of people. We do not know the extent of damage that will be suffered,
but it is clear that the effects will be extensive and long-lasting.
I ask everyones prayer for a speedy end to the leak and
for a rapid recovery from the damaging effects of this disastrous
event. I have also asked pastors to include a petition in the
General Intercessions at all Masses in the Diocese of Lafayette
beginning Sunday, May 9, 2010.
Most Reverend Michael Jarrell
Bishop of Lafayette
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