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In concurrence with the recent announcement made by Governor John Bel Edwards that school buildings are officially closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, students in Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Lake Charles will not be returning to their classrooms this school year. As approved by Bishop Glen John Provost and Superintendent Kimberlee Gazzolo, distance learning will continue for students through Friday, May 15.

MOSS BLUFF — Due to the continued restrictions in place while trying to contain the Coronavirus pandemic, the resumption of programs at Saint Charles Center is being assessed on a day-to-day basis and will be adjusted accordingly, the Reverend Whitney Miller, Ph.D., L.P.C., director of the center has said.

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LAKE CHARLES — Deacon Andrew DeRouen has always had a love for architecture and graphic design for as long as he can remember. But it was never enough for him to just design. He wanted to know the history and theory of why people build what they build. That yearning for a deeper understanding is what led to his vocation.

LAKE CHARLES – Due to the continuing measures being used to combat the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Johnnie Thibodeaux Memorial Golf Tournament, one of the annual fundraisers which aids the Abrazando Cristo Mission Program in the Diocese of Lake Charles, has been cancelled according to Monsignor Daniel A. Torres. The Big Cash Giveaway, which benefits the ongoing work of the mission in Puerto Rico and Nicaragua, will continue.

LAKE CHARLES  — The largest class of transitional deacons in the history of the Diocese of Lake Charles was ordained last summer in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Their journey to the priesthood took another historic turn this year as the COVID-19 pandemic gripping the world forced the four seminarians to abruptly end their final semester several months early.

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