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Church parishes in the Diocese of Lake Charles are offering opportunities for the faithful to grow spiritually during the Holy Season of Lent, which began on March 2.

From weekly Stations of the Cross, Lenten Missions, Penance Nights, daily Rosaries, Divine Mercy Chaplets, Eucharistic Adoration and more, the following list is a guide to help you along your journey. Check back often for updates as information becomes available.

CATHEDRAL OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, 935 Bilbo Street, Lake Charles:
• Stations of the Cross — Fridays of Lent, 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
• Eucharistic Adoration — Beginning March 8, Adoration will be offered Monday through Friday, 12:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in the St. Bernadette Oratory (formerly called the day chapel). On Thursdays, Adoration will extend until midnight concluding with Holy Hour of Reparation. To sign up for a Holy Hour, contact Mandy Robichaux at 337-794-3619.
• Fish Fry Fridays — 4:00 p.m. until sold out; April 1, 8; orders may be picked up in parking lot behind Ave Maria Hall, 935 Bilbo Street; for orders of 8 or more, call Ryan McAtee at 337-842-1947 
• Confessions — 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday; 11:00 a.m. on Fridays; 3:00 p.m. on Saturday; and Sundays at 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 3:30 p.m.
• North Central Deanery Penance Night (parishes of Cathedral, St. Henry, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sacred Heart, St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Theodore, and St. Raphael) — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 6
• Palm Sunday, April 10 — Blessings of Palms and Procession, 9:30 a.m. Mass and 4:00 p.m. Extraordinary Form Mass
• Chrism Mass, April 13 — Wednesday of Holy Week, 10:00 a.m. NOTE: NO 12:05 p.m. Mass on this date.
• Holy Thursday, April 14 — Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m.; Holy Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00 p.m., followed by Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to St. Bernadette Oratory with Eucharistic Adoration until midnight
• Good Friday, April 15 — Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m.; Stations of the Cross, 8:30 a.m. (walking from Cathedral to Old Catholic Cemetery); Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion, 3:00 p.m.
• Holy Saturday, April 16 — Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m.; Easter Vigil at 8:00 p.m. NOTE: NO 4:00 p.m. Mass on this date.
• Easter Sunday, April 17 — 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. (Extraordinary Form)

CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7680 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles:
• Stations of the Cross — 8:30 a.m., on Fridays
• Daily Mass — 8 a.m., Tuesday through Friday
• Adoration — 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., every Thursday; during Lent, Father Koonathan hears confessions during adoration in the church office.
• Confessions — 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Tuesday-Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Thursdays; 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. on Saturdays; and 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., and 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sundays
• Divine Mercy Chaplet — will be prayed in song at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the church
• South Central Deanery Penance Night (parishes of Christ the King, Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Martin de Porres, Sacred Heart of Jesus (East Cameron), St. John Vianney, and St. Mary of the Lake) — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 5

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 515 Bryan Street, Jennings:
• Stations of the Cross — 12:45 p.m. on Fridays, following 12:05 p.m. Mass
• Eucharistic Adoration — anytime Sundays beginning at 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. Fridays
• Confessions — daily 30 minutes before each Mass
• Canned fruit collected throughout Lent for Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana
• East Deanery Penance Night (parishes of Immaculate Conception, Our Lady Help of Christians, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady of. Seven Dolors, Our Lady of the Lake, Sacred Heart of Jesus (Oakdale), St. Charles Borromeo, St. Joan of Arc, St. Joseph (Elton), St. Joseph (Welsh), St. Lawrence, St. Paul, and St. Philip Neri) — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 7

OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL CATHOLIC CHURCH, 221 Aqua Drive, Lake Charles:
• Stations of the Cross — 1:00 p.m. on Fridays, following the 12:20 p.m.; also at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays
• South Central Deanery Penance Night (parishes of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Christ the King, Our Lady Queen of Heaven, St. Martin de Porres, Sacred Heart of Jesus (East Cameron), St. John Vianney, and St. Mary of the Lake) — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 5

OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 710 North State Street, Jennings:
• Stations of the Cross — following 6:00 p.m. Benediction on Fridays
• Confessions — Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.; before Mass on Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 a.m.; or by appointment
• Exposition and Adoration — following 6:30 a.m. Mass on Fridays; 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Benediction at 6:00 p.m. followed by Stations of the Cross
• Eucharistic Procession — 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, starting at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 515 Bryan Street, Jennings
• Good Friday Neighborhood Stations of the Cross — 3:00 p.m. April 15, beginning in front of the church and processing to 14 neighborhood parishioner homes for the Stations, then return to the front of the church to begin the Good Friday Service at 5:00 p.m. inside the church.
• East Deanery Penance Night (parishes of Our Lady Help of Christians, Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady of. Seven Dolors, Our Lady of the Lake, Sacred Heart of Jesus (Oakdale), St. Charles Borromeo, St. Joan of Arc, St. Joseph (Elton), St. Joseph (Welsh), St. Lawrence, St. Paul, and St. Philip Neri) — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 7

OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1109 Cypress Street, Sulphur:
• Stations of the Cross, 5:00 p.m., on Fridays
• Eucharistic Adoration — Sunday at 6:00 p.m. until Friday at 9:00 p.m. each week
• Daily Mass at noon Monday through Friday
• Fish Fry Fridays — 5-7 p.m. beginning March 4, continuing through Lent 
• West Deanery Penance Night (parishes of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Our Lady of LaSalette (Sulphur), Our Lady of LaSalette (DeQuincy), Immaculate Conception (Sulphur), St. John Bosco, St. Joseph (DeRidder), St. Joseph (Vinton), St. Peter the Apostle, St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, and St. Pius X) — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 4

OUR LADY QUEEN OF HEAVEN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 3939 Lake Street, Lake Charles:
• Stations of the Cross — 6:15 p.m., on Fridays
• Divine Mercy Novena — prayed in song on Tuesdays following the 5:30 p.m. Mass
• Live Stations of the Cross at Consolata Cemetery — 3:00 p.m. Palm Sunday, April 10; 2300 Country Club Road
• Confessions — 30 minutes before all Masses, both daily and Sunday, as well as on Saturday, 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
• South Central Deanery Penance Night (parishes of Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Christ the King, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Martin de Porres, Sacred Heart of Jesus (East Cameron), St. John Vianney, and St. Mary of the Lake) — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 5
• Divine Mercy Sunday Service — 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 24

SACRED HEART OF JESUS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1102 Mill Street, Lake Charles:
• Stations of the Cross — 6:00 p.m. on Fridays
• First Friday Adoration — 9:00 a.m. to noon
• Adoration on Thursdays — 9:00 a.m. to noon (except the week of First Friday)
• Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help — Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
• Confessions — 4:00 p.m., Saturdays; 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sundays
• Divine Mercy — Tuesday – Friday, 7:45 a.m., Rosary; 8:00 a.m., Chaplet; Saturday, 3:45 p.m., Rosary; 4:00 p.m., Chaplet; Sunday, 7:45 a.m., 10:15 a.m., Rosary; 8:00 a.m., 10:30 p.m., Chaplet 
• North Central Deanery Penance Night (parishes of Sacred Heart, Cathedral, St. Henry, Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Theodore, and St. Raphael) — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 6

SACRED HEART OF JESUS CATHOLIC CHURCH, East Cameron Parish, 163 Mallard Lane, Cameron (temporary site between Sacred Heart Cemetery and South Cameron Hospital):
• Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament — 5:00-5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, preceded by Mass at 4:30 p.m.
• Way of the Cross — 5:00-5:30 p.m. on Fridays, preceded by Mass at 4:30 p.m.
• South Central Deanery Penance Night (parishes of Sacred Heart of Jesus (East Cameron), Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Christ the King, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Martin de Porres, St. John Vianney, and St. Mary of the Lake) — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 5

ST. HENRY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1021 Eighth Avenue, Lake Charles:
• Stations of the Cross — 6:15 p.m., every Friday
• Spanish Stations of the Cross — 6:15 p.m., Wednesdays, March 9, March 23 and March 30
• Confession — 30 minutes before Masses and 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Saturdays; also available on Good Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and Holy Saturday, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• North Central Deanery Penance Night (parishes of St. Henry, Cathedral, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sacred Heart, St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Theodore, and St. Raphael) — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 

ST. JOHN BOSCO CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1301 Sampson Street, Westlake:
• Stations of the Cross — 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Fridays
• Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament — 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the main church
• West Deanery Penance Night (parishes of St. John Bosco, Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Our Lady of LaSalette (Sulphur), Our Lady of LaSalette (DeQuincy), Immaculate Conception (Sulphur), St. Joseph (DeRidder), St. Joseph (Vinton), St. Peter the Apostle, St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, and St. Pius X) — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 4

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH, 306 Ann Street, Lacassine:
• Stations of the Cross — 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., following Adoration on Thursdays
• Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament — 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays
• Penance Night — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 7

ST. JOHN VIANNEY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7120 Highway 14 East, Bell City:
• Stations of the Cross — 6:00 p.m. on Fridays, followed by Mass at 6:30 p.m.
• Adoration and Benediction — First Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by Mass
• South Central Deanery Penance Night (parishes of St. John Vianey, Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Christ the King, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Martin de Porres, Sacred Heart of Jesus (East Cameron), and St. Mary of the Lake) — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 5

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, 310 N. Sarah Street, Vinton:
• Stations of the Cross — 6:00 p.m. on Fridays
• Fish Fry — 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on Fridays; hosted by Knights of Columbus
• West Deanery Penance Night (parishes of St. Joseph (Vinton), Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Our Lady of LaSalette (Sulphur), Our Lady of LaSalette (DeQuincy), Immaculate Conception (Sulphur), St. John Bosco, St. Joseph (DeRidder), St. Peter the Apostle, St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, and St. Pius X) — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 4

ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2500 Enterprise Boulevard, Lake Charles:
• Stations of the Cross — every Friday in main church, 7:25 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
• Christ on the Boulevard — PERPETUAL ADORATION during Lent, in the Day Chapel; begins Thursday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m., and concludes at 7:00 p.m. Holy Thursday , April 14
• North Central Deanery Penance Night (parishes of St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Henry, Cathedral, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sacred Heart, St. Theodore, and St. Raphael) — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 

ST. MARTIN DE PORRES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5495 Elliott Road, Lake Charles:
• Way of the Cross — Fridays of Lent, following Benediction
• Adoration and Benediction — Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Healing Rosary — 12:30 p.m., every Thursday of Lent
• South Central Deanery Penance Night (parishes of St. Martin de Porres, Christ the King, Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Sacred Heart of Jesus (East Cameron), St. John Vianney, and St. Mary of the Lake) — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 5
• Holy Thursday — Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00 p.m., April 14
• Good Friday — Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, 3:00 p.m., April 15
• Holy Saturday — Vigil Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord, 8:00 p.m., April 16
• Easter Sunday — Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord, 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., April 17

ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH, 16816 Highway 171, Ragley:
• Stations of the Cross — 6:00 p.m., on Fridays inside church
• West Deanery Penance Night (parishes of St. Pius X, St. John Bosco, Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Our Lady of LaSalette (Sulphur), Our Lady of LaSalette (DeQuincy), Immaculate Conception (Sulphur), St. Joseph (DeRidder), St. Joseph (Vinton), St. Peter the Apostle, and St. Theresa of the Child Jesus) — 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 4

ST. RAPHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH, 211 S. Thomson Avenue, Iowa:
• Stations of the Cross — 5:00 p.m., every Friday
• North Central Deanery Penance Night (parishes of St. Raphael, St. Henry, Cathedral, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sacred Heart, St. Margaret of Scotland, and St. Theodore)  — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 

ST. THEODORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 785 Sam Houston Jones Parkway, Moss Bluff:
• Stations of the Cross — 6:00 p.m. on Fridays
• North Central Deanery Penance Night (parishes of St. Theodore, St. Henry, Cathedral, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sacred Heart, St. Margaret of Scotland, and St. Raphael) — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 
• Divine Mercy Sunday service — 2:30 p.m., April 24; candles may be purchased from 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. in memory of loved ones to be blessed during the service. Note: this is not a Mass. 


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