Friday, December 27, 2013

Bulletin for the week of December 29, 2013 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

Last week at Christmas we thanked God for his Love for us by celebrating His Incarnation and sending His Son to live among us. By Jesus' life, death and resurrection He gained for us our eternal salvation. Hopefully, our focus last week was one of appreciation of God's Love, and that this Love for us will prompt us to return the favor by turning away from our sins, following His commands, entering into a prayerful relationship with Him, and turning our lives over to Him.

As we continue the Christmas Octave and Season, our focus shifts to the celebration of the Holy Family and Our Blessed Mother. Both the Holy Family and our Blessed Mother are gifts God has given to us as models for our families and of our individual discipleship. They provide examples to us as ways to grow closer to Him. In our Blessed Mother, we see God's gift of humanity to itself, that is, she and her cooperation with God's Grace is a gift to us because of her unique role as Mother of God. We also are called to be gifts to each other by being a light in the world bringing Jesus' peace to each other, just as she did.

In that regard, I want to thank all of you for being a light to me through your kindness over the past year, and especially during this Christmas Season. Your generosity in so many ways continues to be humbling and is very much appreciated. Unfortunately, there are too many of you to thank individually for all that you have given to me, both tangibly and spiritually, during this Christmas Season. Please accept this note of appreciation as my sincere gratitude for the gift you are to me. I am very blessed to be your pastor, and I thank God for allowing me to be so. Please continue to pray for me, and I will continue to pray for you. May you have a blessed 2014!

     Fr. James Brady

Special Thanks

     Special thanks to the American Bank and Trust Company for providing our parish calendars. They have been doing this for years!!

     Please remember to thank them whenever you can.

The bulletin for the week of December 29, 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.

And we're also on Facebook --- friend us! You can see our updates on our page SaintLandryCatholicChurch.