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LAKE CHARLES – The first of the 2021-2022 series of Bishop Glen John Provost’s First Friday Men’s Prayer Breakfasts and Wednesday Women’s Prayer Luncheons — this cycle based on the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: Genesis (Patriarchal History) — begins Friday, September 3, and Wednesday, September 8.

Breakfasts will be held in Ave Maria Hall of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception following the Bishop’s 6:30 a.m. celebration of Mass in the Cathedral. The luncheons begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Ave Maria Hall with the Bishop’s teachings starting around 12:15 p.m. Books are available for purchase.

The Men’s Prayer Breakfasts will be held on September 3, October 1, November 5, and December 3 for the remainder of 2021. In 2022, the Bishop’s teachings are set for February 4, March 4, April 1, and May 6. Men may register for the breakfasts by calling the Diocese of Lake Charles at 337-439-7400, Ext. 309.
The Women’s Prayer Luncheons, catered by Treasures of Marilyn’s, will take place September 8, October 6, and November 3 for the remainder of 2021. Dates in 2022 are February 2, March 9, April 6, and May 4. Reservations should be made prior to each luncheon by sending a check in the amount of $12.50, payable to the Diocese of Lake Charles, to Victoria Walter, 411 Iris Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601. A stamped self-addressed envelope should be included with payment. For more information, call 337-439-7400, Ext. 309. 

The Book of Genesis topics for both luncheons and breakfasts are as follows:
• Story of Abraham, Chapters 12:1-25:11 (Sept. 3, 8)
• The Descendants of Ishmael and The Story of Isaac, Chapters 25:12-26:35 (Oct. 1, 6)
• The Story of Jacob, Chapters 27:1-35:29 (Nov. 3, 5)
• The Descendants of Esau, Chapter 36:1-43 (Dec. 3, Feb. 2, Feb. 4)
• The Story of Joseph, Chapters 37:1-48:22 (March 4, 9)
• The Blessing of the Twelve Tribes, Chapter 49:1-27 (April 1, 6)
• The Death of Jacob and Joseph, Chapters 49:28-50:26 (May 4, 6)

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