Welcome to the Diocese of Lake Charles

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Diocese of Lake Charles

SULPHUR — History came full circle on Palm Sunday weekend as the inaugural Solemn High Mass was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Oratory in the same building that once served as the first Catholic Church in Sulphur nearly 100 years ago. The apostolate — the only one in the South for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest — is now home for the traditional Latin Mass in the Diocese of Lake Charles.

Deadline to apply for scholarships is April 15

LAKE CHARLES (March 12, 2021) — Up to 400 students will have an opportunity to earn scholarships to attend Catholic schools this Fall within the Diocese of Lake Charles, thanks to the generosity of a patron giving a $1.8 million donation. The family, who wishes to remain anonymous, made the generous gift through ACE Scholarships, which provides children of low-income families access to quality education through its scholarship program. 

To contact the Diocese of Lake Charles, please call 337-888-6026 during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

To contact Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana, please call 337-439-7436, during regular hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For daily updates on distribution of supplies, text HURRICANE to 84576.

To contact the Office of Catholic Schools, please call 337-376-0603, Ext. 400, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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