Events and Programs

​Annual Nonco Memorial French Mass and Reception

Annually, in June, the Nonco Foundation hosts a Nonco Memorial French Mass where we celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Nonco's Anniversary of his death and the Foundation's Anniversary.  In 2017, on June 25th, the Nonco Foundation was honored to have His Excellency, The Most Reverend Douglas Deshotel, Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette celebrate the Nonco Memorial French Mass.  Reverend Father Keenan Brown, then Pastor of St. John Francis Regis Church in Arnaudville concelebrated the French Mass as this was Nonco's native language and the first language of many of the Arnaudville residents. A reception followed in the Little Flower Auditorium were Nonco's plays were held. The event was very well attended.  Prayer cards were distributed.  Thank you to all who attended.

The 2018 Nonco Memorial French Mass will be celebrated on June 10th at 10:30 Mass.
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Annual Meetings

Our Annual Meetings are held on the first Thursday of December.  The public is invited to attend.
Memorial Prayer Garden​

The area between Melancon Funeral Home and Saint John Francis Regis Church, Arnaudville, Louisiana, is the location of the Memorial Prayer Garden. It is a work in progress and volunteers are needed.
Guest Speaker Series

One of the objectives of the Auguste "Nonco" Pelafigue Foundation is to hold community events promoting Auguste "Nonco" Pelafigue's contribution to the Arnaudville community which will benefit participants of all ages.

List of Services

The Nonco Group of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network, Apostleship of Prayer, League of the Sacred HeartMonthly Meeting

On the first Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m., join us at J. Michael Morrow Memorial Nursing Home.  Everyone is invited to attend.  The residents always inspire us. This group was started on February 6, 2014, and  follows the format of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network meeting.  There is singing, praying and recitation of special intentions by all who attend. 

Each month, a family from the area is invited to participate.  Some families bring photographs to help the residents remember days gone by. 

Nonco conducted these same meetings when he was a parishioner at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville. Now, the nursing home residents distribute leaflets to members of the nursing home community.  The Nonco Group of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network is continuing the work of Nonco.  In Nonco's time, tthe group was called the League of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Now, the group is the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network.
The Nonco Group First Friday Communion Service and Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena

On the first Friday of each month at 9:30 a.m., join the Nonco Group at J. Michael Morrow Memorial Nursing Home.  The group practices the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, requesting to know and to love everything the Sacred Heart  of Jesus loves and secondly, to take on the attitude of the Sacred Heart and to express that attitude in everything that we do in our lives.

After the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is recited, the Litany of the Sacred Heart follows. Next is the Act of Reparation to Our Savoir's Sacred Heart. 

Of course, the group prays for the Souls in Purgatory. 

One of the residents, Lou Thomas, wrote "Prayer By The Dying" in November, 1999.  We recite that prayer and the Prayer of Reparation to the Sacred Heart.

We always welcome participation by our Christian community.  Please join us.
The Good Friday Celebration of Christ's Passion by Nonco Group of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network, Apostleship of Prayer, League of the Sacred Heart

On Good Friday of each year, The Nonco Group lead the participants at J. M. Morrow Memorial Nursing Home and members of the area Christian community in The Celebration of Christ's Passion.followed by "Jesus Speaks From The Cross." This is a powerful way for the residents of the nursing home to  prepare for Easter Sunday.

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