Pope Francis has appointed Bishop David P. Talley, auxiliary bishop of the Atlanta Archdiocese, to serve the people of the Diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana, as coadjutor bishop to Bishop Ronald P. Herzog. The announcement was made this morning by Bishop Herzog at the St. Joseph Catholic Center in Alexandria.
"I'm happy, I'm excited to be here in the Diocese of Alexandria," said Bishop Talley during a meeting this morning with the priests of the diocese. "I pray that I will be the bishop that I need to be for this diocese."
Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory said in a statement that the pope has given the people of the Diocese of Alexandria a “tremendous pastoral gift.”
The 5K (3 miles) Run/Walk on Oct. 8 will start at the Marksville Courthouse with registration at 8 a.m. and the event at 9 a.m. Throughout the morning, there will be vendors with free information, speakers, lots of great door prizes and a balloon launch. The "Out of the Darkness" community walk hopes to raise awareness of depression, mental illness, and suicide prevention. There is no cost to participate but any donations accepted will go to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.
For more info, call Angie at 337-519-1888, or Jackie Bordelon at 318-419-0620 or visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at www.afsp.org.
To register for the walk go to http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=4270.