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All Catholic schools in Avoyelles, Natchitoches and Rapides parishes will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter weather advisories. For the most current information about other closures, go to

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be observed in our diocese with an Ecumenical Prayer Service led by Bishop David Talley on Friday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Bishop Talley will preside and be the keynote homilist and will be joined by Rev. George Richard Snow of St. Timothy Episcopal Church, Rev. Grady Blackwell of First St. Mark Baptist Church, and Rev. Ashley McGuire of First United Methodist Church of Alexandria. A light reception will follow at Cathedral Hall immediately following the service.