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Introducing Fr. Paul Jussen

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.  …

Gradual Reopening of Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel

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…

I like your shirt; do you want to get married?

Emotional chastity is a term that I only really started hearing about 6-7 years ago. Since then I’ve listened to lots of people talk about it from stages, on the airwaves, and in group settings; but it seems as if nobody is really saying the same things. What I do find is that so many…

Not the Lent I Imagined

I see it as no coincidence that this trying time for Catholics is happening during the Lenten season. “Quarantine” comes from the Italian word “quarantena,” meaning “forty days.”  No social gatherings, no school, no work, no Mass. I don’t know about you, but these were not things I intended on giving up for Lent. But…

COVID-19 Response

Letter from our Pastor Dear Cowboy Catholics, Parishioners, Ministry Partners and Friends, During the most difficult times in human history, the Catholic Church has always been present, offering the mercy and love of Jesus Christ, and offering a powerful spiritual remedy against famine, war, storm, and pestilence. These are days when we can see great…

Worth the Wait

We all desire to love someone deeply and to be loved in return. Pope John Paul II states, “Only the chaste man and the chaste woman are capable of true love.” What does this mean? To love someone well, you must want what is best for that person, and the goal of loving someone is…

The Unspoken Fall

Six years is a long time. It took six years for the Axis powers to surrender to the Allied powers to end World War II. A senator represents their state for six years. Once a child is six years old, they can walk, talk, run, jump and feed them self. In six years, you can…