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Located in Lake Charles, St. Margaret is near the heart of the diocese. Since 1940, we have helped our people grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Pastor: The Very Reverend Marcus M. Johnson, V. F.                                            Vicar Forane of the Central Deanery



St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church began as a small mission of what is now the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Lake Charles. The Most Reverend Jules Jeanmard, Bishop of Lafayette, established the parish in 1945 with a boundary that covered most of southern Lake Charles. In 1949, the Sisters Mariantes of the Holy Cross arrived as teachers and established St. Margaret School.

Currently ministering to 1600 families, St. Margaret of Scotland Parish is one of the largest parishes in the Diocese of Lake Charles. Along with the staff of St. Margaret Catholic School, our parish consists of many dedicated volunteers who offer their time, talent, and treasure to form our vibrant community of faith.



(337) 439-4585



2500 Enterprise Blvd.
Lake Charles, LA 70601


Office Hours

Monday-Thursday:            8:30am-4:00pm

Friday:  8:30am-Noon

Catholic schools, which always strive to join their work of education with the explicit proclamation of the Gospel, are a most valuable resource for the evangelization of culture.
— Pope Francis

Under the present Principal Mrs. Wendy Wicke, St. Margaret Catholic School provides elementary education in an environment embracing Church, family, and community. In the Catholic tradition, the school strives to help its students achieve spiritual growth and academic excellence. St. Margaret Catholic School is dedicated to the spiritual, physical, and academic development of children through programs emphasizing religious education, basic academic skills, art, computer, music, and physical education.