Welcome to the Diocese of Lake Charles

The Diocese of Lake Charles suffered catastrophic damage when Hurricane Laura made landfall on August 27, 2020. Photographs tell the real story throughout the Southwest Louisiana diocese comprised of 39 church parishes and seven missions. Click here to help with rebuilding efforts.
Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Creole

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Creole
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Cameron
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Cameron
Shrine of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Cameron
St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sweetlake
St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sweetlake
St. Eugene Catholic Church in Grand Chenier
St. Eugene Catholic Church in Grand Chenier
St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Big Lake

St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Big Lake

St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Big Lake

St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Big Lake
St. Pius X Catholic Church in Ragley
St. Pius X Catholic Church in Ragley
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Hackberry
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Hackberry
Cleanup begins at Chancery on Iris Street in downtown Lake Charles

 

  First floor of Chancery in downtown Lake Charles on Iris Street

 Second floor of Chancery that houses the Tribunal, Fiscal, Administration and Bishop's offices

Chancery administration building conference room
Cleanup begins at Chancery in the Diocese of Lake Charles
Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Creole
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Creole
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church Cemetery in Creole
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church Cemetery in Creole
St. Theodore Catholic Church in Moss Bluff
Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
Christ the King Catholic Church
Christ the King Catholic Church
St. Pius X Catholic Church Religious Education building
St. Pius X Catholic Church Religious Education building
St. Pius X Catholic Church Religious Education building
St. Francis de Sales Oratory in Sulphur
St. Francis de Sales Oratory in Sulphur
Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church in Sulphur
Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church in Sulphur
Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church in Sulphur
Father Edward Richard, M.S., pastor of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Sulphur, shows off his new sleeping accommodations since Hurricane Laura kicked him out of the rectory. He now calls this tow-behind mini trailer he converted into a camper his temporary home under the rectory carport.
Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Sulphur
Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Sulphur
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jennings
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jennings
Bishop Glen John Provost unloads donated bottled water from the Diocese of Beaumont at Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisian while Bishop David Toups looks on.
Bishop Glen John Provost celebrates Mass by candlelight in the Cathedral of the Immacualte Conception on August 30, 2020, three days after Hurricane Laura devastated Southwest Louisiana and the Diocese of Lake Charles. A total of 45 were in attendance.

 


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