Several priests throughout the Diocese of Lake Charles will continue to live-stream some of their Masses on various church parish websites and/or Facebook pages as churches gradually reopen. Below are links to some. (NOTE: This listing was updated to reflect Phase 2, including 50% maximum occupancy in churches effective June 5. Please check back often for the latest information.) Daily Mass readings can be found at www.usccb.org.
• Father Matthew Cormier, St. Henry Catholic Church @sthenrycc on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sthenrycc. 10:30 a.m., Sundays. Confessions in the Day Chapel: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment. Main church is open for private prayer 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 7 a.m. to noon for Friday adoration.
• Father Aubrey Guilbeau or Father Albert Borel, 10:30 a.m. Sundays, St. Theodore Catholic Church @mossbluffcatholic on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mossbluffcatholic or on its website: mossbluffcatholic.org. Confessions: 3:00-4:15 p.m., Saturdays; and 7:00-8:15 a.m., 9:30-10:15 a.m., and 4:00-5:15 p.m., Sundays.
• Monsignor Jace Eskind, St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church @smdpcatholic on Facebook: www.facebook.com/smdpcatholic. Daily and weekend Masses continue to be live-streamed during Phase 2 of re-opening. While Phase 2 allows for 50% occupancy, safe-distancing seating at St. Martin de Porres allows for about 135 people (which includes chairs in the narthex). More people may be accommodated depending on how many families (who do not need to safe-distance) attend. We will continue the live-stream and radio "participation" at Mass in the parking lot for those who may not be able to be seated in Church or who are in the parking lot and will receive the Eucharist following Mass.
• Father Jeffrey Starkovich, St. Pius X Catholic Church @spx.church on Facebook: www.facebook.com/spx.church. Mass times are: 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 6:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekend masses inside the church with 50% occupancy will be available with signup on the church website: http://spx.church. No signups necessary for weekday Mass. Note: In order to accommodate more people at Mass, additional seating will be available in the parish hall with live-stream available. Holy Communion will be distributed to those attending Mass in the parish hall. Confessions: 30 minutes before each Mass.
• Father Keith Pellerin, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church @stphilipnericatholic on Facebook: www.facebook.com/stphilipnericatholic and on its website: www.spnerichurch.com 4 p.m. Saturday; 12:05 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday and Friday. Confessions: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, unless there is a funeral or wedding, or by appointment.
• Monsignor Daniel Torres, Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church @olqhchurch on Facebook: www.facebook.com/olqhchurch. 4 p.m., Saturday Vigil Mass. Confessions remain outside for social distancing. Please continue to drive under the portico on Lake Street side and follow the signs for protocol. Confession times are: Monday-Friday (6:00-6:25 a.m. and 5:00-5:25 p.m.); Saturday (2:30-3:45 p.m.); and Sunday (6:30-6:55 a.m.; 8:30-8:55 a.m.; 10:30-10:55 a.m.; and 5:00-5:25 p.m).
• Monsignor James Gaddy, St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church @stmaryofthelakechurch on Facebook: www.facebook.com/stmaryofthelakechurch and on its website: www.stmaryofthelakeparish.org. Saturday's 4:30 p.m. vigil Mass will be videotaped and posted online.
• Father Luke Krzanowski, 8 a.m., Mass; 1 p.m., Rosary; St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lukaszwest
Additional resources include:
• Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) — broadcasts daily Mass, Sunday through Saturday, at 7 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
• St. Louis Cathedral in the Archdiocese of New Orleans — live stream at 11 a.m. on Sunday, and 12:05 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. — the Basilica will live stream Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. CT at www.nationalshrine.org/mass. Immediately following Mass, the livestream will continue with Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Rosary at 1:30 p.m., and the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 2 p.m., concluding with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 2:15 p.m.
Other helpful resources:
• Magnificat online: click here
• How to attend Mass well via Television or Internet: click here
• Free E-book: Pope's Catechesis on the Mass, where the Holy Father explains what the Mass is, its different parts and its importance in the life of the Christian.