What do you do after you’ve played the role of the Lord Jesus Christ? Well, you do the CBS show “Person of Interest,” among other things, and you are asked to be the grand marshal of the Krewe of Bacchus parade in New Orleans on Sunday.
Actor Jim Caviezel will roll with Bacchus. But before the star of the “Passion of The Christ” lets the good times roll, there’s the much more serious issue of participating in the Holy Mass, one of Caviezel’s requirements to participate in the parade.
And while there’s certainly no shortage of Catholic priests in New Orleans, the duty will fall on one of the Coast’s own.
According to Facebook posts on The Catholic Diocese of Biloxi’s page, the Rev. Mike Austin of Holy Family Parish in Pass Christian will be conducting Mass in Caviezel’s hotel room in New Orleans. He will also be riding in the parade, though not with Caviezel.
The Krewe of Bacchus parade will start at 5:15 p.m. on Napoleon Avenue in the Uptown area and head north to St. Charles Avenue. The parade will end on Convention Center Boulevard in the CBD.