Councilman presents priest with proclamation

Staff reports
Ascension Parish Council Chairman Pat Bell reads from a parish proclamation signed by President Tommy Martinez that stated July 12 is “Father Eric Gyan Day” in Ascension Parish.

Ascension Parish Council Chairman Pat Bell reads from a parish proclamation signed by President Tommy Martinez that stated July 12 is “Father Eric Gyan Day” in Ascension Parish.

Father Gyan, pastor of St. John Evangelist Church in Prairieville, was celebrating his 25 years in the priesthood.

He is shown at his ordination jubilee with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. John on July 11.

Father Eric was also honorary parish president on July 12, according to the proclamation.