Diocese of

Lake Charles

USA USA

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Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Lake Charles / Lacus Carolini (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: New Orleans

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Peter Claver (September 10)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: August 31

Liturgical Calendar πŸ“…

History

Contact Info

Address: 414 Iris St., P.O. Box 3223, Lake Charles, LA 70602, USA

Phone: +1 (337) 439-7400

Present Prelates

Bishop (2007.03.06 – ...):Bishop Glen John Provost (74)Bishop Glen John Provost (74)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Lake Charles (Roman Rite)

Bishop Glen John Provost (74)Bishop Glen John Provost (74)
(2007.03.06 – ...)

Bishop of Lake Charles (USA)

Pro venturis serit

Born:1949.08.09 (Lafayette, LA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1975.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:2007.04.23

Priest of Lafayette in Louisiana (USA) (1975.06.29 – 2007.03.06)

Chaplain of His Holiness (1988.07.08 – 2007.03.06)

Bishop of Lake Charles (USA) (2007.03.06 – ...)

Bishop Edward Kenneth Braxton (79)Bishop Edward Kenneth Braxton (79)
(2000.12.12 – 2005.03.15)

Bishop emeritus of Belleville (USA)

Mane nobiscum Domine

Born:1944.06.28 (Chicago, IL, USA)
Ordained Priest:1970.05.13
Consecrated Bishop:1995.05.17

Priest of Chicago (USA) (1970.05.13 – 1995.03.28)

Titular Bishop of Macomades rusticiana (1995.03.28 – 2000.12.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Louis (USA) (1995.03.28 – 2000.12.12)

Bishop of Lake Charles (USA) (2000.12.12 – 2005.03.15)

Bishop of Belleville (USA) (2005.03.15 – 2020.04.03)

Bishop Jude Speyrer
(1980.01.29 – 2000.12.12)

To bring glad tidings

Born:1929.04.14 (Leonville, LA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1953.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1980.04.25
Died:2013.07.21 († 84)

Bishop of Lake Charles (USA) (1980.01.29 – 2000.12.12)

Special Churches

Churches by City (47)

Beaumont (←), Alexandria (↑), Lafayette in Louisiana (β†’)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 14,548 kmΒ²

Population: 100,075 Catholics (31.8% of 314,529 total)

Pastoral Centres: 37 parishes

Personnel: 60 priests (41 diocesan, 19 religious), 31 deacons, 33 religious (20 brothers, 13 sisters), 9 seminarians

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