Thursday, August 8, 2013

Bulletin for the Week of August 11, 2013 - and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

This week we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother on Thursday, August 15.  In the Assumption, we celebrate our Blessed Mother being taken up to heaven body and soul, a day which we ourselves look forward to at the Second Coming.  It is a holy day of obligation, meaning that we are obligated to attend Mass that day just as if it were Sunday.  We have a special mass schedule for that day, beginning with a vigil mass on Wednesday, August 14 at 5:30pm.  Masses on Thursday will be at 8:40am (school mass), 12:05pm and 5:30pm.  In celebration of this holy day, our offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.

In addition, school starts this week and we welcome back all the students, faculty and staff at Opelousas Catholic.  We also pray for students, teachers and staff at other schools or who are schooled at home.  The beginning of the school year brings excitement to all as we think of our young people continuing the journey of their education, not only an education in academics, but also their growth in faith and human maturity.  Of course, they are growing physically, and it always amazes me how much our children grow each summer!

As we begin this school year, let us pray that our children and teachers have a safe and successful school year, developing the talents given to them for use in service to God and neighbor.  May they, and we, continue to grow in religious maturity, that is, in the growth of faith, hope and charity over the coming nine months.

           God Bless!

           Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of August 11, 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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