On Saturday, October 27, they will be having a Nun Run 5k, which is a new event this year. It is going to be like NUN other in Ascension, and will begin at 8 a.m. at the church.

Community outreach, parish involvement, and emergency repairs are just a few reasons Holy Rosary Catholic Church has fundraising events.

Beginning October 25, the church is having their third annual La Fête des Bayous Festival.

"The funds we raise go towards our ministries, youth programs, emergency repairs, or even our cafe. It all goes back to the church," Juliet Raffray, a lifetime parishioner of the church and the Publicity Chairperson for the festival, said.

Last year, the net amount that they raised was $125,000 dollars. Since it is their third year for the festival, they are hoping to do just as well, if not better.

October 25 is their Family Night event. They are having a one-day special on ride bracelets, costing only ten dollars to ride all night. It will be a safe night for trick-or-treating with members of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Ascension Parish Fire Department District One, as well as other area businesses and organizations.

On Saturday, October 27, they will be having a Nun Run 5k, which is a new event this year. It is going to be like NUN other in Ascension, and will begin at 8 a.m. at the church. Registration forms can be found online, as well as other festival information, at geauxlafete.com

Future fundraising events are in the works, too, and they hope they can aid in disaster relief. This was motivated by the flood from 2016 when the church had to make a lot of repairs from water damage. The diocese wants to make sure that every church is covered, and can make the repairs that need to be made, through future fundraisers like cook-offs.

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