Thursday, March 21, 2013

Message from Father Brady, Walking with Jesus, and the Bulletin for the Week of March 24, 2013

Message from Father Brady: 

This weekend, we celebrate Passion Sunday, or Palm Sunday. It marks the beginning of our remembrance this coming week of the events that give rise to our salvation. There are several special liturgies and other events this week. Please take a look at the insert in last week’s bulletin for our Holy Week schedule of liturgies and events ... or download it separately here.

In the back of the church, we also have printed meditations for holy week entitled Walking with Jesus in Holy Week. Please download a copy here and meditate on these thoughts over the entire week starting on Palm Sunday.

A special effort should be made by each of us to attend the major liturgies of the Easter Triduum, that is Holy Thursday Mass celebrating the institution of the Eucharist, Good Friday Services commemorating our Lord’s Passion, and the Easter Vigil. We are blessed that we will have five parishioners being baptized, received into the Church, or Confirmed at the Easter Vigil. These Liturgies are moving and beautiful, and are a fitting way to celebrate these most important events.

Easter weekend often begins early in the secular world, with our children having off from school and many places of employment closing early for the holiday. This provides time for us to attend the Triduum Liturgies. A thought for reflection this week: If we can make time for other social events during the Easter Holiday, then should we not also be able to make time to attend the Easter Triduum Services? And if we cannot make the time, then do we need to examine our priorities?

This week we also celebrate on Tuesday, April 2, the 104th anniversary of the first Mass celebrated in our current church building. We should take time to give thanks to God for our beautiful church and for the people who in their gifts of time, talent and treasure left such a wonderful spiritual legacy from
which we benefit so greatly!
God Bless!

Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of March 24, 2013 has been posted. Click here to see it.

The calendar on the website has been updated with all events for the coming week along with prayer intention information and information on the second collection for all of the masses. Take some time to look at our calendar here.

Updates are also being made to our St. Landry Catholic Church blog. You can get to the blog from the church home page under the Bulletins and News section or you can just click here to go to it.

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