We should do this everywhere!
St. Anne Church of the Cow Island community in Abbeville, La., blessed their town and farms with 100 gallons of holy water with the help of a crop dusting plane.
The Diocese of Lafayette posted several photos of the blessing on Facebook. They also wished readers a Merry Christmas.
Here’s the post below:
The full text reads, “Fr. Matthew Barzare and parishioners of St. Anne Church in Cow Island enlisted the help of a crop duster pilot to bless their community. They loaded 100 gallons of holy water into the plane and the pilot sprayed the water onto the town and the nearby farms.
“Parishioners also brought water from home to the airstrip to be blessed by Fr. Barzare. The blessing was the brainchild of L’Eryn Detraz, a missionary currently stationed in Ohio who is a native of Cow Island.
“A happy and blessed Christmas to everyone from St. Anne Church and parishioners!”
At the time of this writing, the post generated approximately 1200 reactions, 170 comments, and 497 shares. Many comments expressed deep appreciation for the blessing.
Here’s what some people said:
This user commented, “Now that’s AWESOME!! Great idea…much needed!!”
Another user said, “Love this. This is what every town needs to do. Thanks for hopefully starting a trend of many more town blessings.”
This user added, “Wish they would spread this over the whole country! What a fantastic idea!”
Another user added, “Nice way to bless the crops AND the people. I love it.”