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INDIANAPOLIS — The National Eucharistic Congress — going on this week, July 17-21 — is a milestone moment within the three-year grassroots movement of Eucharistic Revival. Throughout these next five days, our Church will experience a new Pentecost and a special anointing for the Year of Mission ahead. Visit eucharisticcongress.org/livestream-sign-up to be a part of the movement! 
 
ADDITIONAL COVERAGE: EWTN will be offering television and livestream coverage with Relevant Radio providing live radio broadcast coverage.

LAKE CHARLES — Tickets are on sale now for Veritas! Early Bird pricing of $30 is available through August 31.
 
This year's theme is "The Life of Virtue" featuring keynote speaker Father Aquinas Guilbeau, OP, a native of Louisiana and current Vice President of Mission and Ministry for the Catholic University of America. His namesake, St. Thomas Aquinas, wrote extensively and insightfully on the concept of human nature and the virtues.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Rev. Michael J. Barras, 76, on Friday, July 12, at 2 p.m. from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Lake Charles at the corner of Bilbo and Kirby streets.  The Most Reverend Glen John Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles,will be the Main Celebrant with Reverend Whitney Miller giving the Homily. Father Barras, a retired priest of the Diocese of Lake Charles, died on Sunday, July 7.

By Pamela Seal
Diocese of Lake Charles

Jesus Christ did not come to be served but to serve. This act of humility was on full display as members of the Hispanic Community at St. Henry Catholic Church washed the feet of Perpetual Pilgrims on the St. Juan Diego Route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage passing through the Diocese of Lake Charles on June 4.

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