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The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception reopened on Saturday, June 29, for the historic ordination of one priest and four transitional deacons. The work on the restoration began last year and the Cathedral had been closed for major interior work since January 2019. Below you will find links to images detailing some of the completed work as well as earlier images of the progress of restoration as provided by Father Rommel Tolentino and others.

ELTON — The Mass of Christian Burial for Deacon John H. Eaves was celebrated Monday, June 24, by The Most Reverend Glen John Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles, in St. Paul Catholic Church.  Burial followed in St. Paul Cemetery.  Rev. Marshall Boulet was the homilist. 

LAKE CHARLES – Bishop Glen John Provost will be the ordaining prelate on Saturday, June 29, at a 10 a.m. liturgy in the newly restored Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for the priestly ordination of Deacon Michael Caraway and the historic ordination of four men - Samuel Bond, Joseph Caraway, Andrew DeRouen, and Levi Thompson - to the transitional diaconate, the penultimate step to the priesthood of Jesus Christ.

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