Catholic Relief Services Assists in Ecuador
Monday, 18 April 2016 11:06

BALTIMORE, MD -- Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is preparing to assist its local partners in Ecuador in response to a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country’s coastal region Saturday. At least 233 people were killed – a number that is expected to rise as first responders are reaching affected areas - hundreds more have been injured and there are reports of widespread damage to buildings, roads and other infrastructure. To help provide funding for CRS, click here to donate.

 
Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel Installed
Friday, 15 April 2016 16:00

On Friday, April 15, the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette hosted the Celebration of the Eucharist and Rite of Installation of His Excellency, the Most Reverend John Douglas Deshotel, DD, as the seventh Bishop of Lafayette. He succeeds the Most Reverend Michael Jarrell, DD, who was among those who participated in Friday’s proceedings.

 
Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation Released
Friday, 08 April 2016 10:12

VATICAN CITY -- At a press conference, April 8, in the Holy See Press Office, the post-synodal apostolic exhortation "Amoris Laetitia: the joy of love", was released to the world. Here in the Diocese of Lake Charles, Bishop Glen John Provost, commented "Amoris Laetitia or The Joy of Love, the long-awaited apostolic exhortation on the family issued by Pope Francis, offers all of us much food for thought and reflection.  It reaffirms family life and encourages us to approach the difficulties of the marital vocation with patience, kindness, and understanding. In a world where we find very few, if any, institutions or authorities, except the Church, speaking up for marriage and family life, families and all people of good will should find the Pope’s words supportive and encouraging.”

 
Volunteers Needed To Aid Flood Victims
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 15:00

Sister Mary Vianney Walsh, R.S.M., Director of Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana is aiding with the call for volunteers to assist victims of the March flooding with clean up in homes of the area. "They will help with flood cleanup, mucking out homes, tearing out floors and walls as needed," Sr. Mary Vianney said.

 
Return to the Lord Video
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 15:00

Diocesan leaders and parishioners talk about the needs of the upcoming Return to the Lord Capital Campaign. Click HERE to watch. Look for more information about the campaign at Mass later this year.

 
Evening of Reflection Date Changed
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 11:06

MOSS BLUFF -- The Evening of Reflection - “Digital Citizenship” - with Fr. Jeff Starkovich has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. It had been originally set for Wednesday, April 20.

 
Catholic School Calendars 
for 2016-2017 Released
Friday, 11 March 2016 09:41

LAKE CHARLES – The Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lake Charles, located in Calcasieu Parish will begin the 2016-2017 school term on Wednesday, August 17 while Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School in Jennings opens a week earlier on Wednesday, August 10, coinciding with the opening of Jefferson Davis Parish schools.

 
Bishop Provost Congratulates the New Bishop of Lafayette
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 10:04

Statement of Bishop Glen John Provost on appointment of Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel as Bishop of Lafayette

 
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