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Deacon Ricky Oubre, deacon assistant at Our Lady of Peace Church and St. Philip Church in Vacherie, and St. James Church in St. James blesses the graves at historic St. James Cemetery in St. James on Nov. 3. Photo by Richard Meek | The Catholic Commentator 

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The Mass as Resthaven Cemetery was celebrated by Father Michael Miceli, pastor of St. Patrick Church in Baton Rouge; with concelebrant Father Yi, pastor of St. George Church in Baton Rouge; Deacon Don Musso, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Baton Rouge; and, Deacon Brent Duplessis, St. Jean Vianney Church in Baton Rouge. Photos by Bonny Van | The Catholic Commentator

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Father Paul Yi, pastor of St. George Church in Baton Rouge, blesses graves of loved ones of Glenn Jarreau at Resthaven Cemetery in Baton Rouge on Friday, Nov. 1.

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Dr. Josephine Allen, a native of St. James and a doctor in Baton Rouge, prays while Father Matthew McCaughey, pastor at Our Lady of Peace Church and St. Philip Church in Vacherie, and St. James Church in St. James blesses the graves of her grandparents at St. James Cemetery on Nov. 3. Photos by Richard Meek | The Catholic Commentator 

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Dawn Thomas puts the final touches on the flowers at the grave of her mother at St. James Cemetery.  

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A crowd of about 250 people attended an outdoor Mass on All Saints’ Day at Resthaven Cemetery. Photos by Bonny Van The Catholic Commentator

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Following the Mass at Resthaven Cemetery, Camille Bell places a carnation on the grave site of her mother. 

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People stood by the graves of loved ones at Resthaven Cemetery as they waited for the priests or deacons to bless the graves.  

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 With the Mississippi River levee serving as an appropriate sentry, Father Matthew McCaughey, pastor at Our Lady of Peace Church and St. Philip Church in Vacherie, and St. James Church in St. James, blesses the graves at St. James Cemetery while parishioners look on. The annual blessing drew many people not only from the St. James area but throughout south Louisiana. Photos by Richard Meek | The Catholic Commentator 

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 Father John Vu, parochial vicar at Our Lady of Peace Church and St. Philip Church in Vacherie, and St. James Church in St. James, blesses the graves at St. James Cemetery on a sun-splashed November afternoon.