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Christmas is a Divine paradox. Someone so small and so humbly born came to achieve something so great, the Redemption of the world.   “A child is born to us, a Son is given to us.”   Often in the face of God’s perfection we are struck by the unimportance of our lives.   And yet we are redeemed by God who empties Himself out as a baby, lying in a manger, born of a humble Virgin.   We are not worthy of so great a gift, but we are never too small or that insignificant to be loved by God.  He shows us that love at Christmas.   May the birth of the Savior ignite our faith.   Come, let us adore Him.   The Catholic faithful join me, Bishop Provost, in offering you our heartfelt prayers for a Blessed Christmas.  

You can view the Bishop's 2019 Christmas Message below:

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Diocese of Lake Charles

St. Francis de Sales lived his life doing seemingly ordinary things in extraordinary ways. This was the means of his sainthood.

In this very same spirit, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest will establish St. Francis de Sales Oratory in the Diocese of Lake Charles.

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Glen John Provost announces that the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest will serve in the Diocese of Lake Charles beginning in January 2020.  Further, Bishop Provost announces that the Institute will reopen the historic Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church (the current City Court of Sulphur) under the Patronage of Saint Francis de Sales once the structure is restored and made suitable for the Divine Liturgy and Sacramental Celebrations.

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Diocese of Lake Charles

The Reverend John A.  Poerio  enjoys telling the story of officiating at his mother’s wedding.  

Church Began in 1869 Under Patronage of St. Francis de Sales

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Diocese of Lake Charles

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Lake Charles has been a symbol of resilience and faith over the past 150 years, rising above the destruction of hurricanes and ashes early on.