East Texans Pay Their Respects To The Pope

By Jessica Cervantez

Many East Texans are paying their respects to Pope John Paul II. Several churches, including St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lufkin, have set up memorials where East Texans can pray.

Worshippers can also sign a register that will be sent to the Vatican later in the week.

You can sign a memorial register at any of the following: St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Diboll, the Monastery of The Infant Jesus, and Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Nacogdoches, is having memorial masses the remainder of the week at 6 p.m. Laird McGill Funeral Home will have a memorial register at Sacred Heart.