Breaux Du Monde

Newsletter - June, 2013

Day of Remembrance

Sunday, July 28, 2013

This is the day in 1755 British Governor John Lawrence signed the deportation order setting in motion Le Grand Derangement.  In 2003 Queen Elizabeth II set aside this date that the world should pause to remember the suffering of the Acadians.

Acadian Culture Day

Sunday, August 11, 2013

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

FREE admission

Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park

300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA

Phone:  337/233-4077

National Day of the Acadians

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Acadian Memorial

121 South New Market Street
St. Martinville, LA 70582
Phone:  337/394-2258

Acadian Heritage Tour

September 5 – 19, 2013

Louisiana, Canadian, and French Acadians to join together in France to walk the footprints of the pioneer Acadians.

Per Richard Laurin folks signed up are originating from various regions such as:  Louisiana, Texas, the Boston region, South Carolina in the U.S., as well as from Canada:  Vancouver, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. 

          Contact Brenda Comeaux Trahan

337/288-5914 or

 Breakfast with Breaux cousins in Texas

Sunday, October 20, 2013

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Paige and Darrin Bigler – both Breaux descendants – of Bridge City, TX have graciously agreed to help organize a Breaux family breakfast before the Mass noted below. 

WHERE:  Senior Citizen Center – 101 Parkside Drive (behind the Community Center) – Bridge City, Texas.

       Note:  The Senior Citizen Center is 14 miles from the Port Neches Mass location, about a 20 minute drive.    

DONATION:  A $5.00 per person donation is suggested for the breakfast.

“FOOTSTEPS IN TIME”:  Gayle Breaux Smith will make a powerpoint presentation tracing our Breaux ancestor Vincent Brault from the Poitou area of France to Acadia to deportation in Massachusettes to Breaux Bridge, LA.  Gayle’s talk will begin at 8:45 a.m.

     Please plan to join us.  RSVP:  Paige & Darrin Bigler


     Phone:  409-718-598

               Gayle Breaux Smith

              Email: or

              Phone:  225/766-8970

Sunday, October 20, 2013 – 11:00 a.m.

Mass in Port Neches, Texas

Beausoleil Broussard House

       A Mass will be said by Fr. Gary Schexnayder of Lafayette on the front porch of La Maison Beausoleil in the Port Neches Park.  After the Mass there will be music and food including chicken/sausage gumbo, boudin, and sweets.   Bring your lawn chairs! 

Les Acadianes du Texas

Port Neches, Texas

Since about 1988 a Mass has been said annually on the front porch of the Beausoleil Broussard House.

This link will provide more information about La Maison Beausoleil and the Port Neches Park:


A BIT OF HISTORY:  After World Wars I and II, Cajuns went to east Texas to find work, especially in the refineries.  Many of us in Louisiana have ancestors who were part of that movement.  Per Paul LeBlanc those that came after WWII joined cousins who had been there for generations

              A non-profit organization chartered in the 1980’s, Les Acadiens du Texas, is dedicated to the preservation of the culture and language of the Acadian people.  For many years the annual Mass was said by Fr. Hebert.  This will be Fr. Gary Schexnayder’s third year making the Mass. 

Several Breaux du Monde members are planning to attend this Mass in Port Neches.  If you have one, please wear your Breaux t-shirt.  Contact Breaux du Monde at for additional details.  

Note:  In case of rain, Mass will be indoors at the Port Neches KC Hall, 700 Central Drive, Port Neches, TX. (phone 409/772-1883). 

Planning Ahead: 
Congres Mondial Acadien 2014

 August 8-24, 2014

Madawaska, Maine & New Brunswick


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Place:  Chapel St. Pierre


145, Rice Street, Edmundston, New Brunswick

Mass in English – 9:15 a.m.

Mass in French – 11:00 a.m.

Additional details will be provided in a future newsletter.

Link to the list of families planning reunions: 


Monday, August 18, 2014.

Now is the time to plan your trip. 

PASSPORT:  You will need a passport to enter Canada.  Renewal or application should be made now.  The U.S. Post Office has information or go to for forms and information

Acadian Culture in Maine

History of the Madawaska Acadians

2013 Breaux du Monde Officers:

President:  Gayle Breaux Smith

   7251 Palmetto Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

   Phone:  225/766-8970

Vice President:  Daniel (Dan) Breaux

   4027 St. Joseph St., Lake Charles, LA 70605

   Phone: 337/540-2313

Secretary:  Calice Breaux

    7300 Landry Rd., Duson, LA 70529

    Phone:  337/334-3747

Treasurer:  Roy Breaux

    102 Hagan Rd., Youngsville, LA 70592

    Phone:  337/856-0082  

Board members:

Bercie Breaux Alleman, Duson, LA

    P. O. Box 142, Duson, LA

James Bourque,

     1340 Détente Rd., Youngsville, LA 70592

Chad Breaux, Lafayette, LA

    413 N. Locksley Dr., Lafayette, LA 70508

    Phone:  337/233-1657

Gloria Breaux Sanchez

    P. O. Box 552, Duson, LA 70529

    Phone:  337/277-9107

Breaux du Monde Association

    The Breaux du Monde Association was originally formed just prior to the 1999 Congres Mondial held in Louisiana.  The Great Acadian Awakening in October, 2011 was an opportunity to revitalize the Breaux du Monde Association. 

Breaux du Monde Contacts:


Facebook Group:  Breaux du Monde


Please share this newsletter with your Breaux family contacts and friends.   Postings will also be made on the Breaux du Monde Facebook Group. 

     Please free to contact any officer for information. 

Membership Dues

Dues are $10 per family.  Checks should be made payable to “Breaux du Monde Association” and mailed to Gayle Breaux Smith, 7251 Palmetto Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

     Additional dues might be collected in the future when necessary to assist with Breaux family functions. 

337/288-5914 or