The Most Reverend Glen John Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles, celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Monday, December 12. The bilingual celebration was held at St. Henry Catholic Church in Lake Charles. The Mass commemorates the appearance of Mary to the Mexican peasant Juan Diego in 1531. The celebration is hosted by St. Henry Parish and the Hispanic Ministry of the Diocese of Lake Charles.
Joining Bishop Provost for the celebration were Very Rev. Matthew Cormier, V.F., Pastor of St. Henry; Rev. Joseph Caraway, Parochial Vicar of St. Henry; Very Rev. Ruben Buller, Pastor of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception; Deacon Josue Canelo and Deacon Patrick Hebert, both of St. Henry; and Deacon Joshua Page, a seminarian studying at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans for the Diocese of Lake Charles. Also assisting were Vianney House residents, Logan Guillot and Cameron Fontenot.
Following Mass, the Guadalupe Dancers led a procession to a dinner featuring Hispanic and American cuisine, music, dancing, and a pinata. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
Enjoy some photo highlights from the Mass. More photos can be viewed on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lake Charles Facebook page. (Photo credit: Morris LeBleu / Diocese of Lake Charles)