CAMERON PARISH –– The Most Reverend Glen John Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles, composed a prayer for the recovery of the Diocese of Lake Charles in the wake of Hurricane Laura. He recited the prayer during a special Mass on Sunday, September 6, for the recovery workers and victims of Hurricane Laura in Cameron Parish.
Joining Bishop Provost for the Mass, celebrated outdoors at Hackett's Corner just below Sweetlake, were pastors in East Cameron, the Rev. D. B. Thompson (Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Cameron and Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Creole); the Rev. Clyde Thomas (St. Eugene Catholic Church in Grand Chenier), along with the Very Rev. Rojo A. Palatty Koonathan, HGN, VF, pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church in Lake Charles; the Very Rev. Ruben Buller, VG, director of the Vianney House in Lake Charles, and the Religious Sisters of Mercy.
Prayer for the Recovery of the Diocese of Lake Charles
following Hurricane Laura
Heavenly Father, Who willed that the fallen hut of David be rebuilt; that Your people return from exile to repopulate their lands, rebuild Jerusalem and restore the Temple; that Your Son, Jesus Christ, would be the new temple and that He would build a new Jerusalem, firmly set on the twelve apostles of the Lamb; look, Gracious Creator, upon our devastation now in the Diocese of Lake Charles and along the coast; rouse up in the hearts of many good and faithful workers the courage, perseverance, and fortitude to bring Your task to a successful completion, where what is recovered will give Your name glory and be protected from the onslaught of the Devil; put to flight lethargy of spirit and fortify our wills so that the good works of Your faithful people will be seen as fulfilling Your work; grant us understanding, God of all light and reason, so that we will comprehend Your ways and see in every suffering and tribulation an occasion to embrace Your will and grow in love for You. Grant, loving Father, through that same Jesus Christ, our Lord, all these prayers by the intercession of Our Lady Star of the Sea, You, who live and reign in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
The Most Reverend Glen John Provost
Bishop of Lake Charles
On the occasion of Hurricane Laura
August 27, 2020
Sister Miriam MacLean, R.S.M., director of Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana, proclaims one of the readings for a special Mass officiated by Bishop Glen John Provost for the recovery workers and victims of Hurricane Laura in Cameron Parish.
The Very Rev. Ruben Buller, VG, from left; Rev. D.B. Thompson, Rev. Clyde Thomas, and the Very Rev. Rojo A. Palatty Koonathan, HGN, VF, concelebrated with The Most Reverend Glen John Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles, during a special Mass on Sunday, September 6, in Cameron Parish for Hurricane Laura survivors and recovery workers.