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Diocese of Lake Charles 

“When a storm hits, there can be many different outcomes. Regardless of whether there is devastation or not, God’s will is being done in some mysterious way,” Bishop Glen John Provost reminded those attending the annual Mass to Avert Storms on June 1 — the first day of the 2022 hurricane season. 

O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children.  The Sea of Galilee obeyed Your order and returned to its former quietude.  You are still the Master of land and sea.  We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control: the Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant, can awaken from its seeming lethargy, overstep its conventional boundaries, invade our land and spread chaos and disaster.

During this hurricane season we turn to You, O loving Father.  Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with passing of time.  O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our Beloved Mother, we ask you to plead with your Son in our behalf, so that spared from the calamities common to this area and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son to reach the heavenly Jerusalem where a stormless eternity awaits us.  Amen.

The Most Reverend Maurice Schexnayder
Second Bishop of Lafayette


St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 2500 Enterprise Boulevard, Lake Charles, is searching for liturgical cantors (especially baritone / tenors) to join its music ministry. Responsibilities include: prepare and sing for weekend Masses, lead the congregation in hymns, Mass parts, and special chants for various liturgical seasons.

Interested candidates should forward resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Position details will be forwarded to those who express interest.

The Child Nutrition Program of the Diocese of Lake Charles is accepting applications for the position of Child Nutrition Office Manager.

Applicant must have knowledge of online Quickbooks, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Payroll, Taxes and tracking of employee sick days. Knowledge of quantity food preparation and commercial equipment is preferable.

Job responsibilities include:

• MONTHLY — prepare food orders to vendors, commodity grocery orders, checking in commodity groceries at warehouse and maintaining commodity warehouse inventory; submission of state report for reimbursement claim.
• PROCUREMENT — prepare yearly bids or quotes to vendor. 

All interested persons may apply by sending resume to Edrie Durio, CNP Supervisor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Child Nutrition Office at 337-433-9640 ext. 402 or 400 for further information.

The Diocese of Lake Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees by reason of race, age, sex, handicap or national origin.