A Letter From Our Pastor

Phone: 337-477-1434 / Address: 221 Aqua Dr, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605

Our mission is to form lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ: men and women who will live out the Gospel in their families and professions after having attended McNeese State University. We seek to provide the tools and formation which allows our students to live a life of virtue, prayer and witness rooted in the Sacramental life of the Church. Our Student Center provides Bible studies throughout the week, as well as a place for prayer and community. Intellectual formation, Retreats, Intramurals, Cajun Dancing, Free Lunch and other events are just a small way we serve the campus. Most importantly, we want to form solid, Christ-centered friendships that will provide the support needed to witness in today’s world.  If you are a new student or you are visiting us for the first time, please know that you are welcome and prayed for daily. Contact us or visit us any time!

My office hours during the school year are Mon-Thurs 1:30-4:00pm
Fr. Nathan Long


Mass Times

Saturday: Vigil 4:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am, 11:00am, 6:00pm
Weekdays: Mon/Wed/Fri: 12:20pm Tues/Thurs: 11:15am
Extraordinary Form: First Friday of the Month at 7am
Holy Days: Schedule Varies (TBA)
Confessions: Everyday 30 minutes before Mass

*Student Candlelight Mass 8pm 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the Month*

Parish Life

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Our Lady of Good Counsel

is a fully-functional Catholic parish situated along the Contraband Bayou. Its beautiful church and Student Center is a short walk from the campus of McNeese State University. Our Lady of Good Counsel is home to McNeese students, faculty and many more local families. The only personal parish of its kind in the Diocese, Good Counsel offers a full range of ministry to students, families, and visitors alike.

Living Stones of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church

I would like to invite you to pray over the following ministries we have available at our parish to see if God is calling you to be open to serve in one or more of them.  Please bring this to prayer and turn this form in by Monday, August 13th. You can mail it in or drop it in the collection basket. Our staff will be in prayer with you. God bless.

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