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Special mass for evacuated residents

POSTED: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 9:06pm

UPDATED: Friday, August 24, 2012 - 3:51pm

The month of August has been full of stress for the Dugas family of Bayou Corne.

"We've been out of our home since August 3," said Carl Dugas. "It's a day-by-day thing."

The massive sinkhole just a mile from his home forced him to move in with friends in Vacherie, as officials struggle to find not only solutions, but also definite causes for the sinkhole.

"We just want to go home and feel safe," Dugas said. "I don't know if anybody can do that for us."

Thursday night, the community came together at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Pierre Part, believing that the power of prayer can make a positive difference.

"I've seen miracles," said Father Clarence Waguespack. I hope something good comes from our prayer. God hears our prayer."

It was a special mass for the people who can only sit back and watch the situation around the area they call home.

"Just a bad situation,:" Dugas said. "Hope everything turns out for the best."

After Thursday's mass there was also a benefit dinner with live music for the parishioners. The priest said he wanted to take their minds off their current situation.

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Colin/Ray thanks for sending that interview with Carl. I just got off of the phone with Mona, we were trying to hook me up with the "live" meeting that will take place tonight from KQKI radio at 6:30.

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