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Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, the Rev. Edward J. Brunnert, a Priest of the Missionaries of Our Lady of LaSalette and long-time Pastor in the Diocese of Lake Charles, passed away on May 5, 2021, at 86 years of age and after 58 years of Priesthood.

Baton Rouge firm will design two churches

LAKE CHARLES — In a major development in its steps toward hurricane recovery and a sign of hope for Catholics throughout Southwest Louisiana, the Diocese of Lake Charles announced on Monday, April 26, a slate of architects selected to rebuild schools and churches destroyed by Hurricane Laura. In all, two Catholic churches and three schools will be rebuilt, with local firms selected to design the schools.

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