Saturday, March 12, 2011

St. Landry Catholic Church Parish Lenten Mission - March 14 through March 16, 2011

Our Lenten Parish Mission will take place March 14, 15, and 16, 2011 but will be introduced at this weekend's masses. The theme of the mission is “The Mystery of Suffering: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?”

The mission will be presented by Fr. Brady and will be introduced at the Masses on Saturday, March 12 at 4 PM and on Sunday 13 at 8 AM, 10 AM, and 5 PM. The mission nights will begin 6:30 pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with Mass. The mission talk will take place after Mass beginning at about 7 pm. Each talk will last 45 minutes to an hour, so the mission should be concluded by 8 pm each evening.

The mission will address issues related to the mystery of suffering, beginning with how God created the world “good”, the fall of mankind, suffering in the Old Testament, and how Jesus redeemed suffering in his life, death, and resurrection. Some of the topics addressed will be:

  • The fallacy of the gospel of prosperity
  • What does it mean when we say suffering is “redeemed”?
  • What does it mean when we “offer up” our sufferings?
  • What is the meaning of “sacrifice” in our lives?
Suffering is something we don’t talk about enough, and at times may not be prepared to endure. The mission will try to help us penetrate the mystery of suffering and help us to be more cognizant of God’s Love for us and each other in our suffering.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!