Diocese of Lake Charles
1225 Second Street
Lake Charles LA, 70601
Tel: 337-439-7436
Fax: 337-439-7435
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Offices within Secretariat for Ministry of Pastoral Services:
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Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana
Disaster Preparedness and Response
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Secretariat for Ministry of Pastoral Services
Sr. Mary Vilanney Walsh, RSM

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Director, Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana
Sr. Mary Vianney was named Director of Catholic Charities in January. 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.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Assistant Director, Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Case Manager
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.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Office Assistant
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.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Director of the Seafarers Center
Deacon Lapoint is the "face of the Catholic Church" to the men and women who come to Lake Charles through the Port of Lake Charles.  By providing a friendly gathering space, a phone system to call home, coordinating religious services, and offering rides for local shopping, Deacon LaPoint and his staff help visitors from foreign countries know that someone cares.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Director of the Deaf Apostolate
In addition to his ministry as Pastor of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and his service as Secretary for Clergy and Religious, Fr. Guilbeau has been the "voice" to and for the Deaf Community of our area for more than 30 years, i.e. longer than we have been a Diocese. Through Eucharistic worship, sacramental preparation, the ministry of fellowship, and interpreter services, Fr. Guilbeau is the link of inclusion and connection for an important group of area Catholics and Protestants.

You may use your credit card or an e-check to register and pay for your attendance at the specific events listed below. Thank you for your continued generous support of the programs and ministries of the Diocese of Lake Charles.

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Saint Charles Center Event Registration

Marriage Preparation/Together for Life Registration

Center for Catholic Studies - Course Registration

Respect Life Clergy Cookoff 2019

Diocesan Youth Conference 2019

 

 

Give Online, Give Securely

The Diocese of Lake Charles relies on your support for many of its charities and operations. The security of your online giving is of paramount importance to us. Rest assured that our giving portal is safe and secure. Your generous donations make all the difference!

You may safely use your credit card or write an e-check to make a contribution in support of various ministries of the Diocese of Lake Charles. Your generous commitment to the Diocese of Lake Charles is most appreciated.

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Updated: November 3, 2015

The Diocese of Lake Charles embraces fully the mission of the Roman Catholic Church to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Church in Southwest Louisiana by entering into the Mystery of the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Christ in the sacramental nature of the Catholic Church and with particular emphasis on the call to holiness, service to the poor and marginalized, the education of young people, the promotion of natural marriage and the family, fostering a respect for human life at all stages, responding to the needs of victims of violence and abuse, and witnessing faithfully to the Truth of Jesus Christ in local society and daily life.

DOLC Policies & Guidelines

The Diocese of Lake Charles - Policies & Guidelines, updated August 2015.

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