Thursday, October 12, 2006

Blessing for a sailor


Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Brandon D. Marks (top, center) arrives for mass with (from left to right) fellow sailor Brandon Bardney, Marks' grandmother Helen Landry and his aunt Peggy Williams at Blessed Sacrament Catholic church in Beaumont on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006. The church honored Marks with a mass and special prayer before he leaves to serve in Iraq.


Brandon D. Marks sings with family members during mass at Blessed Sacrament Catholic church in Beaumont. Family members include (from right to left) his mother Tracy Daire; brother Mark Kevin Daire, Jr., 13; grandmother Helen Landry and grandfather Enrite Landry.


Brandon D. Marks holds his cousin Kaija Wilson, 2, during mass at Blessed Sacrament Catholic church.


Brandon D. Marks prays with family members during mass at Blessed Sacrament Catholic church. Family members include (front row from right to left) his mother Tracy Daire; brother Mark Kevin Daire, Jr., 13; cousin Kaija Wilson, 2; grandmother Helen Landry and grandfather Enrite Landry.


Brandon D. Marks and his mother Tracy Daire deliver the blessed sacraments to Father Henry Davis during mass at Blessed Sacrament Catholic church.


Father Henry Davis sings during mass at Blessed Sacrament Catholic church in Beaumont.


Parishioners give their energy and prayers to Brandon D. Marks as Father Henry Davis conducts a blessing during mass at Blessed Sacrament Catholic church.


Brandon D. Marks leaves after a mass and blessing in his honor at Blessed Sacrament Catholic church.

Images are part of the Charlton-Pollard series.
 

2 comments:

newsphotoken said...

Wonderful package!

warrenkamara said...

I'm keen to know how this young man is doing in Iraq. He appears too young! I guess he is taking up his responsibilities for his country- its the right thing to do.
I'm also keen to know where his cousin got the name "kaija" Could his family members let me know?
JKK, Melbourne, Australia