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Blind priest well known in local Catholic community has died - Full story

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BATON ROUGE - Father Patrick Mascarella, a retired priest known around the Baton Rouge diocese for his kind heart and ever-present service dog, has died.

On Thursday, the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge announced Father Mascarella passed due to complications resulting from a cardiac surgery earlier this week. He was 77.

Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church followed by Mass at 11 o'clock. The public is welcome to attend. 


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