The Pastor’s Corner
My thanks to all of you who kept myself and our pilgrims to France in your prayers over the last two weeks. As we return to St. Landry, my hope is that we will bring with us a renewed spirit of devotion to our patron and to the heritage of our French spirituality, which is so richly illustrated in the depictions of French saints and devotions in the stained glass windows and statues in our church. My personal thanks to all those who helped defray the cost of my trip, especially the Doucet Family, who made a generous donation for it in memory of their beloved sister, Cecilia, who recently passed to the next life. Please keep Cecilia and the family in your prayers.
A busy Spring continues in the upcoming weeks here at St. Landry. Next weekend we will celebrate Mother's Day, a day we celebrate to express our appreciation of mothers and the important work that they do. Prior to Mother's Day, more than 40 mothers will participate in a women's retreat at Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House in Grand Coteau. Please keep these women in your prayers for a fruitful retreat and renewed spirit in their motherly vocation.
The following weekend, May 19, we have rescheduled our Easter Picnic. Please mark your calendars to join us after the 10am Mass on the parish grounds for food, fun and fraternity for all ages as our parish celebrates the gift of The Resurrection given to us during the Easter Season. Please also pray for good weather!
Finally, please also make plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Monsignor Melancon's ordination to the priesthood on May 26 at the 10am Mass, followed by a reception at the Opelousas Catholic cafeteria. Both he and Monsignor Metrejean celebrate their 50th jubilee's this year, and we want to thank them for their service to the Church, especially their service to our Opelousas community. Msgr. Metrejean will have a celebratory Mass at Our Lady Queen of Angels on Friday, May 24 at 6pm followed by a reception in the parish hall. All are invited to participate in these celebrations. If you plan to attend Msgr. Metrejean's jubilee Mass and reception, please RSVP to Elaine Dartez at 942-5628 by May 15.
Father James Brady
The bulletin for the week of May 05, 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.
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