BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Hundreds of heavy hearts reflected on the life a Baton Rouge priest of 30 years.
Father Than Vu, known for his ministry at Christ the King Church at LSU and later at Saint Aloysius, lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday.
"He was a phenomenal human being," says Bishop Robert Muench, "he touched hearts and changed lives."
One of those lives is that of 14-year-old Nolan Screen. Screen's family flew in from Austin, Texas just to attend the funeral. Vu once led mass in the Screen family living room.
"I sacrificed a day of school for him because he is worth a year of school," says Nolan.
With the Super Bowl on Sunday, Bishop Muench has an apt comparison for what it feels like to lose a man like Father Vu.
"Two teams are going to play in the most important football game," Muench says, "This would be like your most valuable player is not going to be with us, but he is going to help assist us in what we need to be and do."