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2018-2019 DOLC Seminarians

The 2018-2019 class of men continuing their discernment and training for the priesthood for the Diocese of Lake Charles is one of its largest and each man has been assigned to various seminaries by Bishop Glen John Provost. The Bishop, seen center in the above photo, is seated with the class. | Read More!

2019 Lenten Stational Series

Join our four seminarians, Deacon Michael Caraway, Andrew DeRouen, Levi Thompson and Joseph Caraway, studying for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, as they go on a weekly Lenten pilgrimage to stational churches throughout the Eternal City. | Watch The Video

Upcoming events in the Diocese of Lake Charles

Mass on Radio Maria
ALEXANDRIA -- The celebration of the Mass can be heard at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, and at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday on Radio Maria (91.1 FM) and on www.radiomaria.us.  The previously mentioned website will provide you the location as well as by calling 1-888-408-0201.

Social Teaching Workshop March 29-30
BEAUMONT – A Catholic Social Teaching Workshop, “Two Feet of Love: Our Faith in Action,” will be presented by the Pax Christi USA team of Sr. Patty Chappelle, SNDdeN, and Sr. Anne-Louise Nadeau, SNDdeN, on Friday and Saturday, March 29-30, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue.

The workshop will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Sr. Patty is the Executive Director  of Pax Christi USA.   

Register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/two-feet-of-love-faith-in-action-tickets-56579275135. For additional assistance, call 409-924-4333.

Big Cash Giveaway for Abrazando Cristo  
LAKE CHARLES – The Abrazando Cristo Mission Program’s “Big Cash Giveaway Fundraiser” features a chance to win the top prize of $5,000.

Second prize is $1,000 and third prize is $500. Only 750 tickets will be sold for the event at $100 each. The drawing will be Sunday, June 16.

Proceeds benefit the ongoing work of the missions in Nicaragua and Puerto Rico.

To purchase a ticket, mail your check, payable to Abrazando Cristo Mission Program to 617 West Claude Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605. A ticket stub will be mailed to you. Call Felicia Borel at 337-477-1236 with questions.

Johnnie Thibodeaux Memorial Golf
LAKE CHARLES – The annual Johnnie Thibodeaux Memorial Golf tournament will be Saturday, May 18, at Mallard Cove Golf Course.

For more information call Johnnie and Susan Thibodeaux at 337-478-4095 or Will Fruge at 337-540-0410.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit several of the projects of the Abrazando Cristo Mission Program in Nicaragua and Puerto Rico.

St. Theodore Catholic Church March events
MOSS BLUFF - Schedule of events at St. Theodore Catholic Church includes Stations of the Cross each Friday in Lent at 6 p.m. in the Church, the Lenten Mission from March 31 to April 2 at 7 p.m. daily with Deacon Glenn and Mrs. Harmon and a Penance Night  April 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Special Needs Mass
LAKE CHARLES -- Bishop Glen John Provost will celebrate a Mass for those with Special Needs and their families on Sunday, April 7, at 11 a.m. in the St. Louis Catholic School Commons.

All are welcome.

Crawfish Boil + Auction set March 30
LAKE CHARLES — The 4th annual Crawfish Boil + Auction, presented by the Cowboy Catholics at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church and Catholic Student Center, will be Saturday, March 30 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at The Stables at Le Bocage.

The boil will feature live entertainment by Randall Edwards, the campus minister, and the Cowboy Catholic Student Band, delicious crawfish with all the fixings, beer and cold drinks, and a lively celebration of all the great ways that Cowboy Catholics is able to serve the McNeese Campus.

The 2019 Crawfish Boil + Auction benefits the Cowboy Catholics Student Ministry on the campus of McNeese State University providing retreats, Bible studies, campus outreach and mission trips. The event attracts over 300 guests. Reserved tables and individual tickets can be purchased online on the Facebook event, from the church office, or from a Cowboy Catholic student.

To reserve an entire table for eight, to be a sponsor for the event, or donate auction items call Kallan Stout at the church office, 337-477-1434 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

State CDA Convention March 28-31
SULPHUR – The Louisiana Catholic Daughters of the Americas 48th Annual Biennial Convention - “Daughter of a King” will be held Thursday through Sunday, March 28-31, at the West Calcasieu Event Center.

Bishop Glen John Provost will celebrate the Convention's Opening Mass on Friday, March 29, at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 1109 Cypress Street.

Pilgrimage with Religious Sisters of Mercy
LAKE CHARLES – A Young Women’s Pilgrimage to New Orleans with the Religious Sisters of Mercy will be Memorial Day weekend, Friday evening, May 24 through Sunday afternoon, May 26.

Single women, Ages 18 to 40, interested in learning more about  religious  life  and  having a time of prayer are invited to participate. Cost is $200 per person for a single room or $180 a person for a double room. Scholarships are available.

For further details and to register, call (337) 564-0030 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St. Joseph Table on March 24
LEBLEU SETTLEMENT – St. Joseph Catholic Church, located at 2110 Claude Hebert Road, hosts its annual St. Joseph Table on Sunday, March 24, with blessing at 11:30 a.m. followed by the viewing of the Table.

All are invited to partake in the breads, fruits, vegetables, and desserts from The Table.  A meatless spaghetti meal will also be served.

Vespers, Benediction, and Holy Hour offered
LAKE CHARLES -- The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception offers Vespers and Benediction each Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. in Ave Maria Hall, located at the southeast corner of Kirby and Bilbo streets as well as a Holy Hour of Reparation each Thursday from 11 p.m. until midnight.

All Masses, both daily and Sunday, will be celebrated in Ave Maria Hall while the Cathedral is closed for its restoration.

“Come and See” Retreat April 12-14
ST. BENEDICT -- Men, 16 years and older, are invited to a “Come and See” Retreat on April 12-14, at St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary College. The weekend
is about how to discern God's call for your life, according to Father Jeffrey Starkovich,  Director of Vocations and Seminarians.

There is no cost to attend the retreat and transportation will be provided from Lake Charles and return.

Those interested can register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by contacting Fr. Starkovich at 337-725-3719.

2019 Southern Regional Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference
METAIRIE – The annual Southern Regional Conference of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal will be held March 29-31 at the Copeland Tower Suites and Conference Center in Metairie. The conference theme is “The Spirit of Truth: Signs, Wonders, Miracles.”

Conference speakers include Dr. Mary Healy, a seminary Scripture professor who travels widely with a ministry of praying for charismatic healing; Father Mathias Thelen, a pastor and theologian with Encounter Ministries; and Barbara Heil, a former Pentecostal evangelist who converted to the Catholic Church.

Others featured will be Deacon Larry and Andi Oney, who have an international ministry, and Casey Sprehe of the National Service Committee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

Early registration is encouraged and discounts are available for pre-registration. No pre-registration is needed for single sessions or the Saturday afternoon family session. All priests, religious brothers and sisters, deacons and their families are invited to attend the conference at no charge, but pre-registration is requested. The fee schedule is as follows: individual adult, $60 ($70 on-site); married couple, $80 ($90 on-site); family, same household, $90 ($100 on site); single sessions, $25 on-site; youth participation to age 30, apart from family registration, only $20; All-Day Saturday, $50.

For additional information on the schedule, contact the Conference Office at (504) 828-1368 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The website is www.ccrno.org.

Conference attendees are encouraged to use the Copeland Tower Suites and Conference Center as their hotel for the Conference. To book a room for the weekend, go to www.ccrno.org/bookhotel  or call (504) 888-9500 and mention the Catholic Charismatic Conference to receive the special rate.

Fully Alive Community Growing, Seeks Young Adults
LAKE CHARLES -- Young adults and non-students, ages 18-39, are invited to become part of the Fully Alive Community in the Diocese of Lake Charles, according to Father Trey Ange.

"The Fully Alive community of Catholic young adults is on fire," Father Ange said. "There have been many fruits from this community, thanks to your prayers and communication!  We want to extend the invitation to make sure young adults at all parishes know about this awesome community. They will NOT be taken away from their parish - on the contrary, parish fidelity is valued and encouraged.

"Enjoy spiritual growth, service in the community, social events to meet new people," Father Ange continued."Connect with us at www.fullyalivelakecharles.com, Facebook @ FULLY ALIVE! Lake Charles, text "Fully" to 84576, and at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bishop's breakfast, luncheon dates
LAKE CHARLES -- Bishop Glen John Provost will meet for the  Ladies Prayer Luncheon on Wednesday, April 10, and Men's Breakfast on Friday, April 5,  both in the Assembly Room of the Chancery Building. Mass will precede the breakfast at 6:30 a.m. in Ave Maria Hall of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Women should send a check in the amount of $15, payable to the Diocese of Lake Charles, to Victoria Walter, 411 Iris Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601 and include a stamped self-addressed envelope with payment. Men may register by calling 337-439-7400.

The remaining luncheon date Wednesday, May 1 while the final breakfast will be on .Friday, May 3.

Pontifical Mass schedule announced
LAKE CHARLES — During 2019, Bishop Glen John Provost will celebrate Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Thursday, August 1, Jesus Christ the Eternal High Priest, 5:30 p.m.  and Sunday, December 29, Sunday in the Octave of Christmas, 11:15 a.m.

Women sought to join Theresians
LAKE CHARLES – Catholic women are being sought to join a monthly faith-filled spiritual community, especially to form a new Theresians group in the Westlake, Sulphur, Vinton and Carlyss areas, according to Cookie Phillips, outreach coordinator for the Theresians International Organization.

To learn more about the Theresians call 337-474-9205 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Theresians gather in small groups around the world to prayerfully nurture, affirm and empower each other to live a Gospel-centered life through Five Dimensions: Spirituality, Education, Community, Vocation and Ministry,” Phillips said.

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