Communities to kick off boat blessing ceremonies

As temperatures warm up, the bayou communities of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes are preparing to send their shrimpers, trawlers and fishermen out onto the Gulf waters. Before venturing out, these marine wayfarers will be asking for the Lord’s blessing in an age-old tradition to ensure a bountiful harvest and their safety at sea. Chauvin, Dulac and Montegut will be the first three towns to kick off the Blessing of the Fleet ceremonies on Sunday. Golden Meadow and Pointe-aux-Chenes will follow over the next few weekends. Read the rest here 11:22