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Holy talent, holy cause

On April 17, men and women religious joined together to celebrate religious life for a good cause at the “Wake Up the World” talent show at St. Pius X.

The acts of the night included a rap of “Who’s Ya Mama?” by Noel Delery; songs from Sisters of the Holy Family Lucia Carl, Marie Elizabeth Jerry and Franciscan Handmaid Vincent Marie Wilson; a funny “Flying High with the Daughters of St. Paul” skit narrated by Sister Tracey Dugas (above); “I’ve Been Everywhere” skit performed by the Sisters of Christian Charity with a sing-along (below);

Dominican Father Michael Burke playing piano and narrating “The Nine Ways of Dominican Prayer,” (right), while Brother Herman Johnson acted the words (left); Sister of the Holy Family Joseph Ann Gellette reciting tongue-twister stories called “The Rivals” and “Cinderella and the Prince”; and the Daughters of Charity Sisters’ “Caritas Christi Urget Nos” ensemble performance. “We have been privileged to have been present for absolutely stunning performances,” Sister of Mount Carmel Beth Fitzpatrick said in conclusion with her congregation’s performance of “Nuns Just Wanna Praise God,” a play on words of the song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Fellow Sister of Mount Carmel Denis Rodrigue told Boudreaux jokes, and Father Pat Williams led “What a Wonderful World.”

Proceeds went to the Gaspard family who adopted four children from Ethiopia who want to send medicine back home – possibly bringing it there themselves – for their birth family members in need.

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