Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bulletin for the Week of March 2, 2014 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

This week we begin the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent is a time when we reflect on our struggles in this life, and we watch Jesus show us the way to eternal life. I am once again looking forward to making this Lenten Journey with you.

Lent recognizes that we still struggle in our earthly life despite the fact that our Savior died and rose from the dead. Salvation is ours, but we still struggle in this life until our passing into eternal life. The reason for this is that God will not impair our freedom to make us follow Him.  Our love of God and our neighbor is a choice, and a choice is no choice if we are not free to make it.  Scripture tells us that we are all sinners, and our sins always affect us and others negatively.  Sin produces our struggle in this life, whether it be our own sins or the sins of others that affect us.

During Lent, we will examine the nature of sin in a series of homilies after our parish mission next week, which will help us to learn how to "Embrace Calvary."  The Lenten Parish Mission will be given by Deacon Randy Hyde and will be introduced next weekend at all Masses, followed by the mission on March 9, 10 and 11 at 6pm in the church.   Mass will precede the Parish Mission presentations at 5:30pm for those who may not have had an opportunity to attend Mass during the day.

Enclosed in this bulletin is an insert containing the Liturgical Schedule for Lent, as well as additional opportunities for prayer, study and fellowship during the Lenten Season.  We hope that these activities can help all of us to grow closer to Jesus during the season of Lent and to celebrate the joy of Easter more deeply.  In recognizing our own sinfulness in Lent, we better understand the gift from God the Father in the life, suffering and death of His Son, so that in the Resurrection we celebrate at Easter we can better appreciate the gift of eternal life despite our sins.  Hopefully, we will then be more open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit to live better lives!  Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ!!

     Fr. James Brady

St. Landry Church Lent Activity Schedule

Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday – Friday at 12:05pm; Saturday 8am (Church)
Confession Schedule
Monday – Friday from 11:30am to 12pm
Saturdays from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Sundays 4 to 4:45pm
Citywide Penance Service – Monday, April 14, 6-7pm
Stations of the Cross
Fridays at 5:15pm in the Church
Followed by soup and bread dinner in Valentin Hall **********************************************
Lenten Mission
“Embracing Calvary”
Presented by Deacon Randy Hyde
Introduced at Sunday Masses, March 8th and 9th
Mission: March 10th, 11th and 12th
Mass at 5:30pm; Mission begins at 6pm
Additional Weekly Activities
All Activities are in Valentin Hall

Tuesdays at 6pm – Lenten Gospel Study (Note: Begins March 6, the Thursday after Ash Wednesday).  Also, the group will not meet March 11 due to the Parish Mission, but rather will meet that week on Thursday, March 13 at 6pm).  The study is in a modified “Come Lord Jesus!” format designed for Lent.

Wednesdays at 6am – “That Man is You!”

Wednesdays at 5:15pm – “Come Lord Jesus!” Group

Adult Confirmation Class – Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation for adults (21 years of age or older) will be provided on Monday evenings.  The Sacrament will be administered at the Easter Vigil (April 19 at 8pm).  Please call Deacon Diesi at the office (942-6552) for more details.

The bulletin for the week of March 02, 2014 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.