Hurricane Laura Update
Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana was blessed to be protected from any major damage from Hurricane Laura so that we can stay open and be of service to the people of Southwest Louisiana. We were able to open the day after the storm and begin helping people who were still here in Lake Charles. We have been able to deliver approximately 258 pallets worth of materials to 20 different locations throughout the Diocese. Pallets included things like food, water, cleaning buckets, cleaning supplies, diapers, etc. We have been helping with hotel vouchers, receiving and delivering basic supplies, and are just beginning some basic case management to help to support families that have been impacted by Hurricane Laura. We are committed to continuing to serve the evolving needs of the Community.
Please call our main line 337-439-7436 for assistance. If you would like to donate, you can do so by clicking the Donate Now button, or sending a check to 1225 2nd Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601. Thank you for your generous support.
Prayer for the Recovery of the Diocese of Lake Charles
following Hurricane Laura
Heavenly Father, Who willed that the fallen hut of David be rebuilt; that Your people return from exile to repopulate their lands, rebuild Jerusalem and restore the Temple; that Your Son, Jesus Christ, would be the new temple and that He would build a new Jerusalem, firmly set on the twelve apostles of the Lamb; look, Gracious Creator, upon our devastation now in the Diocese of Lake Charles and along the coast; rouse up in the hearts of many good and faithful workers the courage, perseverance, and fortitude to bring Your task to a successful completion, where what is recovered will give Your name glory and be protected from the onslaught of the Devil; put to flight lethargy of spirit and fortify our wills so that the good works of Your faithful people will be seen as fulfilling Your work; grant us understanding, God of all light and reason, so that we will comprehend Your ways and see in every suffering and tribulation an occasion to embrace Your will and grow in love for You. Grant, loving Father, through that same Jesus Christ, our Lord, all these prayers by the intercession of Our Lady Star of the Sea, You, who live and reign in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
The Most Reverend Glen John Provost
Bishop of Lake Charles
On the occasion of Hurricane Laura
August 27, 2020