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LAKE CHARLES — The annual Veritas Conference, this year with the focus on the Eucharistic Presence and titled “Stay with Us,” will have as its keynote speaker Father Stan Fortuna, CFR, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, in St. Louis Catholic High School, 1620 Bank Street.

In commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, the official year of 1919 was chosen because in that year the Holy Ghost Fathers took on the task of establishing Sacred Heart Church as a parish. In actual fact, however, the history of Sacred Heart Church as a parish goes back to the “lady with a dream” – Miss Eleanor Figaro, who preceded the first pastor, Father Anthony Hackett, by ter.n years. During the period between 1908 and 1919, the history of the church and that of Sacred Heart School were so interwoven that the development of one cannot be told without telling the other.

By Bishop Glen John Provost
The painting of St. Agatha, which now graces the narthex of the Cathedral, began its journey to us several years ago when Mr. Ronald L. McGinley contacted me to donate the historic work to the Diocese of Lake Charles.   The painting was part of the succession of Brent Wickliffe Fenet to her daughter, Brent Fenet McGinley, Mr. McGinley’s beloved wife.   The painting is donated in memory of Mrs. McGinley and her mother and enjoyed a long history in the Wickliffe family. 

LAKE CHARLES – The 2019-2020 cycle of Bishop Glen John Provost’s presentations at the the Ladies Luncheon and Men’s Prayer Breakfast begin on Wednesday, September 4, and Friday, September 6, respectively, with the Scripture topics of First and Second Thessalonians, First and Second Timothy, and Titus.

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