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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.

LaSalette Laity Summit June 20-22
SULPHUR – "Make This Known" is the theme for Laity Summit IV from Wednesday, June 20 through Saturday, June 22,  in the three churches manned by priests of the Missionaries of LaSalette, Province of America, Mother of the Americas.

The event is offered every three years so the laity can be guided more deeply by Mary's message of reconciliation, the Scriptures, and the LaSalette's mission to 'make her message known to all her people."

The summit will feature a keynote speaker with a different theme each day. The $25 per person fee enables participation for all three days, including daily Mass, continental breakfast, lunch, supper, refreshments, a t-shirt, and all conference materials.

Register online at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance though walk-ins will be accommodated each day, if possible.

Annulment presentation at St. Henry
LAKE CHARLES – Rev. John Payne, a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans currently serving in the Diocese of Lake Charles Tribunal and as pastor of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Bell City, will give a presentation on Annulments Saturday, June 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the St. Henry Community Center.  

The Community Center is located behind St. Henry Catholic Church, 1021 Eighth Avenue. Those wishing to attend should RSVP by calling 337-436-7223.  

In his talk, Father Payne will answer such questions as  “What is an 'annulment'? What an "annulment" is not. Why is it necessary? Do I need one? Does my spouse or fiance need one? What is involved? and How do I get started?"

If anyone has been married in any way to anyone and divorced and are civilly remarried, this presentation will provide answers to these and other frequently asked questions, according to organizers.

Magnificat Breakfast June 29
JENNINGS — Tina Corbello Monceaux will be the guest speaker at the Saturday, June 29, Magnificat Breakfast to be held in John Windt Hall of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church beginning 9:30 a.m.

Mass will be celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church starting at 8 a.m. The Hall opens at 8:30 a.m. and brunch will be served beginning at 9:30 .m.

Tickets for the breakfast are now $18 and must be purchased before hand as payment can not be made at the doors any longer. Tickets for priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters are complimentary.

Monceaux is a God fearing Catholic from Jennings and resides in Roanoke with her husband, Melton Monceaux. She has grown tremendously in her faith after all of the trials that she has had to face in her life. Her life was forever changed over 16 years ago after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and wants to share her story. lShe has had to face many challenges just in the last five and a half years,turning to the Lord for guidance. In asking the Lord to work through her, she started going back to church five years ago. Her faith became stronger and she became closer to God, turning to him for every answer and believing in him.

Three years ago, the Lord put a wonderful, loving man in her life and they are now married. They have 4 grown daughters together and 6 beautiful grandchildren ranging in age from 6 years old to 5 months old. Even though she has had to face many challenges that most never think of having to face, she keeps her head high and smiles through it all. Tina gives all Glory to God and that without her faith she’s not sure where she would be in life.

Register on online at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail your registration to: Magnificat Lake Charles, 18057 D. A. LeDoux Road, Jennings, LA 70546 with a check or money order only payable to Magnificat Lake Charles.

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 at the church office. You do not have to be present to win.

Tickets are $100 each and only 750 tickets are being sold.  All proceeds benefit the work of the mission in Puerto Rico in the Diocese of Fajardo as well as the Dioceses of Matagalpa and Granada in Nicaragua.

A total of 23 missionaries will be going on this mission trip slated for July 5-14. Work will be done in the Cathedral parish of the Diocese of Fajardo helping repair from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria two
years ago. The missionaries on this trip are: Felicia Borel, Mark Borel, Erin Guillory, Kenzie Guillory, Cameron Guillory, Courtney Nolan, Pam Nolan, Gavin Sexton, Dylan LeBoeuf, Jeff LeJeune, Garrett Broussard,
Philip Abshire, Nicole Posch, Karla Tiru, Joshua Tiru, Paola Raldiris, Kristian Sosa, Chad Mudd, Michelle, Mudd, Ava Mudd, Alivia Mudd, Jason Zamora, and Monsignor Daniel Torres.

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 337-477-1236 with questions.

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.

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.

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.

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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