Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bulletin for the Week of June 16, 2013 - and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

This weekend we celebrate Father's Day. Many thanks for all our devoted fathers who lead and guide their families by teaching and example through the ways of the world to the presence of Christ, and thus to God, The Father. We pray that in their fatherly vocation they may always stay focused on the true good for their families, the salvation of the souls entrusted to their care. Happy Fathers Day!

At St. Landry Church, our patron serves as a father to us as a church family.  We celebrate the feast of our patron, St. Landry, today (St. Landry's actual feast day is June 10, but we celebrate it today as a full community since he is our patron).  He is a wonderful patron for us in both his teaching and example, and as we learn more about him, we can learn more about what our goals should be as a church community.  His life has a great similarity to what Pope Francis is calling us to be, and the homily this weekend will focus on St. Landry and how we can respond to his example individually and as a church community.

Please note that in the bulletin this week is a survey regarding Opelousas Catholic.  It is the last sheet of the PDF file. An explanation is provided below.  We hope that you are able to take the time to provide the Board of Pastors input on how we can improve the services Opelousas Catholic provides our families.

           God Bless!

           Father James Brady

Opelousas Catholic Survey 

In this bulletin is an insert containing a short survey regarding Opelousas Catholic.  Msgr. Keith DeRouen was recently appointed Chancellor of OC and has asked the members of all "owner parishes" to provide feedback regarding our school.  For your information, there are five "owner parishes" of OC:  Holy Ghost, Immaculate Conception (Washington), Our Lady of Mercy, Queen of Angels and St. Landry.  The pastor of each owner parish is a member of the Board of Pastors, which is charged with leading and guiding OC.  The Chancellor is appointed by the Bishop to be the head of the Board of Pastors and the primary contact of school personnel with the Board.

After being appointed Chancellor, Msgr. DeRouen asked for input regarding the administration of OC so that the Board of Pastors can effectively address any needs at OC.  We ask that you use the survey inserted in this bulletin for this purpose.  The survey is not limited to families who send their children to OC.  All parishioners are invited to respond, including current OC families, alumni, and families with children who chose other ways to educate their children.  In short, we seek input from our entire community.

The survey is short and should not take too much time to answer.  Msgr. DeRouen asked that all surveys be signed.  Be assured that confidentiality will be maintained, as only the pastor of each parish will know the identity of the respondent.  For tabulation and discussion by the Board of Pastors, the names of the respondents will be removed.  Next weekend, there will be a basket in the back of the church for responses, or if you prefer they can be dropped off at the parish office during business hours.  We ask that responses be received by Monday, June 24.

Thank you in advance for your participation.  We hope this survey will help the Board of Pastors in continuing to make OC a place where our children can be educated and formed in our Catholic Faith while developing to the fullest potential the natural intellectual and physical abilities God has given them.

The bulletin for the week of June 16, 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.

Don't forget, we're also sending out live updates via Twitter. Our Twitter name is StLandryCath. You can see updates by clicking here.

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