St. Elizabeth Church tour set for Harvest Festival

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

This year the St. Elizabeth Church Harvest Festival will feature a tour of the church on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 9:30 a.m.

This beautiful Gothic building was the third church built by the parishioners of Paincourtville since the Vincentian Father of Plattenville’s Church of the Assumption established the parish 174 years ago. It was built to resemble the resident priest’s own family church in Ploubalay, France, and was completed in 1902.

In the 1920’s, the pastor Father Grall, a refugee from Mexico who was an art teacher at the University of Mexico, painted the interior. C.C. Balderas, a young horseman who had escaped from Mexico with Father Grall, and later became his art student, assisted him.

Also part of the tour will be a discussion of the many beautiful features in the church and the spiritual background of each work of art such a the Stations of the Cross, the Stained Glass Window, the canvasses depicting the Great Heresies of the Church, the White Marble Altar. Than hand-carved pews and pulpit and much more.

So please join us for the tour of beautiful St. Elizabeth Church followed by Mass at 10:45 a.m. and a great day of delicious food, homemade items, entertainment, games and entertainment at the St. Elizabeth Church Harvest Festival.