Friday, October 4, 2013

Bulletin for the Week of October 6, 2013 - and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

As we enter the month of October, we begin a month devoted to our appreciation of those who have gone before us to the next life. The Cemetery Tours will begin next weekend and will continue the following weekend. Many of you will be cleaning up tombs and we will be sprucing up our cemetery. Our celebration will culminate with our celebration of All Saints Day on November 1st and All Souls Day on November 2nd. Besides our usual blessing of the cemetery on November 2nd after the 4pm Mass, we have added a special Mass that morning which we hope will become an annual celebration.

The Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 2nd at 10am. It will be a Memorial Mass where we will pray for all our faithful departed, but the specific Mass intention will be for those who passed away this past year. We have had approximately 65 of our fellow brothers and sisters who have gone to the next life, and we want to remember them, their families, and their friends in prayer. We thank God for the gift of their life, and we pray for the repose of their souls and the consolation of family and friends.

Next weekend, we will publish a list of those who will be remembered at the Mass. This list will contain those for whom we've had funerals here at St. Landry and those whose death we were informed of through our ministry to the bereaved. We are happy to add any other people who passed away last year. If there is someone you would like to have added, please call the office to let us know. We will include all who died through September 30th of this year. Those who pass away this month will be included in next year's Mass. We will publish a final list in the bulletin for the weekend of November 2nd and 3rd.

We are taught in the Bible that praying for the dead is a righteous act (2 Maccabees 12: 43-46). Let us pray together for those who have gone before us, and for each other's consolation for the physical separation we have now until we all meet in God's Kingdom. I hope all are able to make it on November 2nd for the Memorial Mass.

           God Bless!

           Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of October 06, 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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