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Information and Announcements About The Diocese

March 18, 2020
Memorial of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

My dear people of God,
 
You are in my daily prayers.  I remembered you this morning as I approached the Altar of God.  I know because of your messages to me that, although you understand these drastic measures, you still hunger for the Most Blessed Sacrament.  I look forward to returning to our churches again for Mass.  Let us not take for granted the gift of the sacraments, especially the Eucharist.

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Diocese of Lake Charles

Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana remains faithful in its efforts to hear the cry of the poor and assist them in times of need.

March 16, 2020
Monday

My dear people of God,
 
Given the most recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the federal and state levels and in the interest of the common good, with great reluctance and a very heavy heart, I am suspending public liturgical services in the Diocese of Lake Charles, effective at noon on Tuesday, March 17. Churches and chapels will remain open, according to their established schedules, for individual visits and prayer.

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Diocese of Lake Charles

It wasn’t a Holy Day of Obligation or even a Sunday Mass. But that didn’t keep area Catholics from filling the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to near capacity on Tuesday for what would be the final public Mass as all public liturgical services in the Diocese of Lake Charles were suspended, effective at noon on March 17.

MOSS BLUFF — Due to the restrictions in place while trying to contain the coronavirus pandemic, all programs at Saint Charles Center are cancelled until Easter, according to Reverend Whitney Miller, Ph.D., L.P.C., director of the center. At that time, the situation will be re-assessed and adjusted accordingly.