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LAKE CHARLES — Gratia et Veritas, the Third Annual Louisiana Traditional Latin Mass Conference & Festival will take place Friday, December 6, through Sunday, December 8, at three churches of the Diocese of Lake Charles.

On Friday, celebration of the Holy Mass will take place at 6 p.m. in St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, located in Carlyss. Following the liturgy, at 7 p.m., there will be an Introductory Reception.

On Saturday, Holy Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Sulphur followed by a meal at 12:05 p.m. and the start of the Conference at 1 p.m. There will be Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 6:05 p.m.

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception will be the site of the conclusion of the weekend on Sunday, December 8, with Holy Mass celebrated at 5 p.m. followed at 6:30 p.m. with a Marian Procession through the streets of downtown Lake Charles concluding with a reception in the Cathedral’s Ave Maria Hall at 7:15 p.m.

Speakers for the conference and their topics include:

  • Fr. Taj Glodd, Pastor of St. Joseph's, Plaisance, and St. Anne's, Frilot Cove, Rediscovering the Meaning of the Liturgy;
  • Mike Church, Host of The Mike Church Show,  Advent: The Genius of the Catholic Liturgical Calendar;
  • Msgr. Arthur Calkins, S.T.D., The Roman Canon;
  • Thomas Drake, President of Louisiana Tradition, Family, and Property, The Need for a Genuine Catholic Counterrevolution.

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or the offices of any of the three churches.

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