Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bulletin for the Week of December 01, 2013 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

This weekend, we continue our journey towards Christ with the beginning of our liturgical year. Today, the 1st Sunday of Advent, marks our liturgical “New Year,” which appropriately begins with our preparation for and anticipation of receiving the gift of Christ at Christmas. The Nativity of Our Lord marks the beginning of Jesus’ earthly life, the life of Our Savior that leads to the salvation of the world. The remembrance of these events is intended to help us all re-focus on Christ and His Church by entering more deeply into the Mystery of the Incarnation: God becoming Man. The first step in preparing to receive Christ fully was heralded by John the Baptist, Jesus forerunner, who preached repentance and forgiveness of our sins in order to "prepare the way of the Lord."

In that regard, the Diocese of Lafayette is once again sponsoring “The Light is on for You” campaign. All church parishes within our diocese will have their “light on for you” on Wednesdays from 6:30 until 8pm for Confessions. Confession is a beautiful sacrament often under-utilized by Catholics. Confession gives us God's Mercy, which we have discussed over the last few months as not only granting us forgiveness of our sins, but also the Grace to overcome them and live a life fully in union with Christ.  As the words of absolution say, God grants us "pardon and peace."  Confession allows us to tangibly experience God’s mercy in the forgiveness of our sins, and His Grace gives us the strength to cast off the burden of sin to live in true freedom and know Him ever more deeply. Confession will prepare us to receive Jesus more fully at Christmas, so I hope we all take advantage of the Sacrament of Confession during the Advent Season.

Please know of my prayers that all of us are blessed with the greatest gift of all at the end of this Advent Season, the gift of a deeper relationship with Christ!

     God Bless!

     Fr. James Brady

The Light is on for YOU

On all Wednesdays of Advent---December 4th, 11th, and 18th—from 6:30-8:00pm, we will be offering confessions here at St. Landry, together with all the Catholic parishes in the Diocese of Lafayette. This outreach is called “The Light is On For You,”  and is an effort on the part of our Diocese to highlight the importance of the Sacrament of Confession in the life of Catholics and to make it as easy as possible for every Catholic to come or to return to this great source of God’s mercy and healing love.  You are welcome to come here or to go to any other Catholic parish in the Diocese.  Please make plans to come yourself and please invite others to take advantage of this great opportunity to be reconciled and begin anew your journey in faith this Advent.


     St. Francis says that it is in giving that we receive and what better way to give than to give of our time and share in our Faith. This Saturday is Outreach Saturday and as always we invite all able bodied parishioners to join us this December 7th as we spread the Gospel of Hope to those in our community. Please consider in this time of giving, Christmas, to experience the gift of giving.
     We will follow the usual schedule.  If you are not familiar with the schedule, please call the office at 942-6552.

     God bless you,

     Deacon Sammy Diesi 

The bulletin for the week of December 01, 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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