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Diocese of Lake Charles
411 Iris Street
Lake Charles LA, 70601
Tel: 1 337 439 7400, Ext. 309
Fax: 1 337 439 7428
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Bishop Glen John Provost is the third bishop of the Diocese of Lake Charles. E-mail his Administrative Assistant by clicking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Diocese of Lake Charles
414 Iris Street
Lake Charles LA, 70601
Tel: 337-439-7400
Fax: 337-439-7413

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Homilies given by Bishop Provost can be found at http://live.lcdiocese.org/our-bishop/bishop-provost/homiles.html

Bishop of Lake Charles
Personnel

  • The Most Reverend Glen John Provost, D.D., M.A., Bishop
  • Reverend Monsignor Daniel A. Torres, Vicar General
  • Deacon George Stearns, Chancellor
  • Very Reverend Ruben Buller, Vice Chancellor; Secretary, Ministry of Administration; Chief Finance Officer, Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop; Director of Office of Liturgy; Secretary Adjutant to Bishop Provost
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You can shape the future as a priest of the Diocese of Lake Charles. Here are commonly asked questions of the Vocations Office. Click here.

Among other items provided here are highlights of various Vocations to the Priesthood, Sisterhood and Brotherhood.

As we continue to add to our series of stories about the lives of various members of consecrated life in the Diocese of Lake Charles, prior highlights will be stored here.

The "Call from God" may come in varying ways. Click here!

Two programs have been instituted to aid men who are discerning a vocation as a diocesan priest.

Vocare holds a monthly “Holy Hour to Discern My Vocation” hosted throughout the Diocese. A program of Office of Vocations, it is a gathering of young men seeking to know God’s will in their lives.

Vianney House is a residence for those in the Diocese who want to discern seriously God’s call to a vocation to the diocesan priesthood, but who have not yet made a decision to enter the seminary. Because of its structured schedule of prayer, instruction, and direction, residents are blessed with enlightenment from God which gives a man confidence in what he must do next.  Click on either of the links above for more information.
      
Contact Information

For further information on vocations, please contact Rev. Jeffrey Starkovich, Rev. Nathan Long, Rev. Susil Fernando, any pastor, or associate pastor. These priests would be pleased to give you additional information about the priesthood.

Office of Vocations
Diocese of Lake Charles
P. O. Box 3223
Lake Charles, LA 70602-3223

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337-439-7400, Ext. 220
337-436-7223

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337-824-1164

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Director, Vocare
337-477-1434
 

414 Iris Street
Lake Charles LA, 70601
Tel: 337-439-7400, Ext. 217
Fax: 337-439-7413

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1225 Second Street
Lake Charles LA, 70601
Tel: 337-439-7436

Sr. Mary Vianney Walsh, RSM -  Director of Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana
Sr. Mary Vianney, a native of Boston, graduated from Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 1969, received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph College in Hartford Connecticut in 1992 and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University in 1995.  As an RN, she worked in medical/surgical intensive care, nursing supervision, and as research assistant on a grant to research the needs of the elderly in rural Minnesota.  
  
In the area of social work, Sr. Mary Vianney has served as a Hospice social worker, from 1996-2005 as a clinical social worker, and from 2005 to the present as head of nursing services for seminarians and clergy assigned to Rome.  She also served as consultant and counselor in the field of medical services for various religious congregations in Rome.  In 1999, she qualified for Academy of Certified Social Workers certification, achieving 4,000 hours of supervised social work by a licensed clinical social worker.

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Mrs. Walker employs her great experience in case management and social service to assist clients with their emergency financial needs.  She is available by appointment to individual clients, matching them with available resources.
 
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Mrs. Hypolite retired from one career as a school secretary only to graciously agree to serve as Office Assistant at Catholic Charities. Her responsibility is to manage the clerical and logical business of a busy social service ministry.