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.