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The Most Reverend Glen John Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles, hereby announces pastoral assignments for the year Two Thousand and Twenty-Four for the Diocese of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Effective July 1, 2024:

The Very Rev. Rojo Koonathan — Studies in Canon Law at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

The Very Rev. Matthew Cormier — Pastor, Christ the King Parish, Lake Charles, and Dean of the South Central Deanery

The Rev. Sam (Trey) Ange — Pastor, Saint Henry Parish, Lake Charles

The Rev. Anil Alexander, MOC — Administrator, Immaculate Conception Parish, Jennings

The Rev. Nathan Long — Dean, North Central Deanery, and continuing as Pastor of St. Margaret of Scotland Parish

The Very Rev. Ruben Buller — Rector, Saint Louis Catholic High School, Lake Charles, and continuing as Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia, Chief Financial Officer, and Pastor of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

The Rev. Mathew Panackal, MOC — Judicial Vicar, Diocesan Tribunal, and continuing as Pastor of Saint Joseph Parish in Welsh and its mission of Saint Peter Claver in Iowa

Signed by our hand and that of our Chancellor, on day 9 of May in the Year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twenty-Four.













The Very Reverend Joseph Caraway


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