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LAKE CHARLES — The Reverend John A. Poerio, 90, a priest of the Diocese of Lake Charles, died Thursday, October 26, in Villa Maria Retirement Center. He had been a priest for 63 years.

Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church with a Scripture Service at  6 p.m. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. from Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church with The Most Reverend Glen John Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles, as the celebrant and homilist.

By Pamela Seal
Diocese of Lake Charles

LAKE CHARLES — Several hundred people gathered on a chilly night for the All Souls Day Mass of Remembrance at Consolata Cemetery on Thursday, November 2. Bishop Glen John Provost was the celebrant for the 6:00 p.m. liturgy as the sun was setting around the main mausoleum. The Mass is hosted annually by the Diocese of Lake Charles and Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church.