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When a grandmother celebrates her 90th birthday or a couple observes their 50th wedding anniversary, there is rarely just one celebration.   Family dinners are prepared, friends host parties, and visits are planned to the honorees.  The moment is too grand, the accomplishment too significant, the affection too deep to be contained in just one moment.   So, also, the Church celebrates Easter.

Bishop Glen John Provost celebrated the Mass of Chrism with the priests of the Diocese on Wednesday, April 13, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.  At this Mass, customarily in Holy Week, the Bishop blessed the holy oils to be used throughout the year for sacramental celebrations in the Diocese of Lake Charles.  He addressed his homily to the priests and offered the following reflection:

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lake Charles will begin the 2022-2023 school year with the return of students at the five schools located in Calcasieu Parish on Wednesday, August 17 and students at Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School in Jennings transitioning back to classes over several days with girls in grades 1-8 returning on Wednesday, August 10; boys in grades 1-8 returning on Thursday, August 11; and PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten students reporting to school on Monday, August 15.

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LAKE CHARLES — More than 60 years ago, a priest saw a need to minister to people of the sea visiting the Port of Lake Charles. It was that love of welcoming a stranger, the love to care for those far from home that led to what is known today as the Stella Maris Seafarers Center in the Diocese of Lake Charles.

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