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December 31, 2022
Statement from Bishop Glen John Provost:
On the Passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has returned to His Lord.   As a man of faith, a scholarly teacher, and a keen observer of world events, this servant of God understood the sweep of history and our place within it.  

The Most Reverend Glen John Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles, celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Monday, December 12. The bilingual celebration was held at St. Henry Catholic Church in Lake Charles. The Mass commemorates the appearance of Mary to the Mexican peasant Juan Diego in 1531. The celebration is hosted by St. Henry Parish and the Hispanic Ministry of the Diocese of Lake Charles.
Joining Bishop Provost for the celebration were Very Rev. Matthew Cormier, V.F., Pastor of St. Henry; Rev. Joseph Caraway, Parochial Vicar of St. Henry; Very Rev. Ruben Buller, Pastor of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception; Deacon Josue Canelo and Deacon Patrick Hebert, both of St. Henry; and Deacon Joshua Page, a seminarian studying at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans for the Diocese of Lake Charles. Also assisting were Vianney House residents, Logan Guillot and Cameron Fontenot.
Following Mass, the Guadalupe Dancers led a procession to a dinner featuring Hispanic and American cuisine, music, dancing, and a pinata. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
Enjoy some photo highlights from the Mass. More photos can be viewed on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lake Charles Facebook page. (Photo credit: Morris LeBleu / Diocese of Lake Charles)

By Pamela Seal
Diocese of Lake Charles

To help people foster a habit of spending time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception will kick off a monthly series, “An Afternoon with Christ,” beginning Sunday, January 15, 2023, as part of the National Eucharistic Revival. 

By Pamela Seal 
Diocese of Lake Charles 

LAKE CHARLES — The Diocese of Lake Charles will host “Festival of Nations: Celebrating the Epiphany of the Lord” on Saturday, January 7, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. With a special focus on the National Eucharistic Revival, the event will offer families an opportunity to embrace traditions of other countries, but more importantly, to come together to adore the Lord. 

'Arte Hispano’ on display at Historic City Hall

By Pamela Seal 
Diocese of Lake Charles 

LAKE CHARLES — Art, dance, music, and cuisine from the Hispanic community at St. Henry Catholic Church were on full display at the Lake Charles Historic City Hall Arts and Culture Center for the opening of “Arte Hispano” on December 9, the feast day of Saint Juan Diego. The inaugural event attracted hundreds of guests for the liveliest opening night reception on record.