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LAKE CHARLES – With his Wednesday, April 22, trip to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral Catholic School, Bishop Glen John Provost has completed his annual set of visitations to each of the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lake Charles.

Bishop Provost met students in several of the classrooms (kindergarten (photo above left), first and second grade) and then spent the remainder of the morning in the school’s library talking with the other classes, answering a variety of questions (middle above) from the students, and playing the piano )above right to the children’s enjoyment.

The Bishop has visited in each of the schools every year since his consecration and installation as the Third Bishop of Lake Charles on April 23, 2007.

During this school year, the visits began in September 2014 with the celebration of Mass and a visit to St. Louis Catholic High School as well as a visit to St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic School. In October, the Bishop traveled to Jennings and visited with the students and faculty of Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School.

Our Lady Queen of Heaven was the next scheduled visit in November and in December presided at the celebration of Mass at Our Lady’s Catholic School in Sulphur and helped to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Our Lady’s School.

The Bishop visited St. Theodore’s Holy Family Catholic School in Moss Bluff in January and later in the month celebrated the annual Catholic Schools Week Mass in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

The schedule for 2015-2016 school visits has been set as follows: St. Margaret of Scotland, Wednesday, Sept. 30; Our Lady Immaculate, Jennings, Tuesday, Oct. 6; Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Tuesday, Nov. 10; Our Lady’s School, Wednesday, Dec. 9; St. Theodore’s Holy Family School, Thursday, Jan. 14; Immaculate Conception Cathedral School, Wed. Feb. 24; and St. Louis Catholic High School, Wednesday, March 16. 

Bishop Provost will celebrate the Catholic Schools Week Mass 2016 on Wednesday, Feb. 3 and will celebrate the Students of the Year Mass on Sunday, March 13, both in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

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