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The Most Reverend Glen John Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles, has announced by Decree that the Diocese of Lake Charles will observe the “Year of Saint Joseph” with pilgrimage sites at the Parishes dedicated to St. Joseph (DeRidder, Elton, Vinton, and Welsh).

Priests throughout the Diocese are also encouraged to celebrate, on the first Wednesday of each month, a Votive Mass of Saint Joseph, and foster devotion to this Patron of the Universal Church by means of the Litany of Saint Joseph, Saint Joseph Altars, and other suitable devotions.

To mark the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, His Holiness Pope Francis proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8, 2020, to December 8, 2021.

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