My senior year of college, I wanted to do something for Lent that would make a difference in my life. I had reached a low point and needed a spiritual lifeline. Through a miraculous turn of events, I stumbled upon a Buzzfeed quiz on Facebook titled “What to Give up for Lent.” Now for those…

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are happy to welcome the McNeese students back after the holiday season. The spring is a time of renewal, and as we enter into the Spring 2021 semester, we are welcoming fresh opportunities and growth for our ministry. As the McNeese campus begins to open back up after being repaired…

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A few weeks ago, I went to lunch with a priest who is a very good friend of mine. We went to Crying Eagle to talk about life & catch up. We sat outside because it felt good; Lake Charles had a cold front (yes, anything under 85 degrees is a cold front in Louisiana).…

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I serve a providential God, don’t I? Do I? Jesus, these days have been strange. It’s my first time to ever fear for my most basic needs. How can joy and sorrow fit so hand-in-hand? I feel you everywhere, yet nowhere all at once. I feel abandoned, yet providentially provided for.  Recently I have felt…

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My Dear Brothers and Sisters,  By God’s will and providence I have been appointed by Bishop Glen John Provost of the Diocese of Lake Charles, to be the pastor and chaplain at Our Lady of Good Counsel.  I am looking forward to serving the McNeese community and Our Lady of Good Counsel in this role.  …

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Be encouraged by Fr. Long’s reflection on this Sunday’s Gospel. To follow along open your Bibles to John 20:19-23 Our Lady of Good Counsel and Cowboy Catholics remain dedicated to the mission to form lifelong disciples. We are working on ways to aid in spiritual growth digitally, offer support to you and your families, and…

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Be encouraged by Fr. Long’s reflection on this Sunday’s Gospel. To follow along open your Bibles to John 14:15-21 Our Lady of Good Counsel and Cowboy Catholics remain dedicated to the mission to form lifelong disciples. We are working on ways to aid in spiritual growth digitally, offer support to you and your families, and…

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Be encouraged by Fr. Long’s reflection on this Sunday’s Gospel. To follow along open your Bibles to John 14:1-12 Our Lady of Good Counsel and Cowboy Catholics remain dedicated to the mission to form lifelong disciples. We are working on ways to aid in spiritual growth digitally, offer support to you and your families, and…

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Be encouraged by Fr. Long’s reflection on this Sunday’s Gospel. Our Lady of Good Counsel and Cowboy Catholics remain dedicated to the mission to form lifelong disciples. We are working on ways to aid in spiritual growth digitally, offer support to you and your families, and continue to carry out the Lord’s mission in our…

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Dear OLGC and Cowboy Catholic Family, Beginning May 1, 2020, we are reopening public Masses limited to ten persons per Mass. You all remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays. You are not required to be at Mass at all during this time, but we do want to make it available for…

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