The main photo is a frame of the black and white silent film that was used to promote the Diocese of Lafayette’s Centennial Gala. In the frame is Fr. Stephen Pellessier as he holds Fr. Garrett McIntyre up as a big trophy fish on the banks of Bayou Teche. The inset photo is that of the video’s creator Taylor McCaulley who is a Ville Platte native and communications director for St. Bernard Church in Breaux Bridge. (Photos courtesy of Taylor McCaulley)
With priests being in the news for alleged wrongdoings, many are turned away from the church because of seeing the priesthood in a negative light.