Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bulletin for March 09, 2014 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

This past week we began the Lenten Season, a time of prayer, almsgiving and fasting. During the Lenten Season, we focus on many things, such as repentance and the forgiveness of sins and increased prayer, almsgiving (charity) and fasting (discipline).  Sin, whether it be our own sin or the sin of others, is the cause of suffering in the world, beginning with the Sin of Adam. Suffering caused by the sin of others is "innocent" suffering, whereas suffering because of our own sins can be referred to as "culpable" suffering. We all have a mix of innocent and culpable suffering as we have all sinned and are all burdened by Original Sin. Jesus, Our Savior, had all innocent suffering because He was Divinely conceived and committed no sins. All His suffering was due to the sin of humanity, that is, us. Suffering is a mystery and can be difficult to understand. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do good things happen to people we think are bad? We take solace that Jesus redeemed all suffering, and gave it a purpose, namely our salvation and the salvation of the world.

This weekend our Lenten Parish Mission, presented by Deacon Randy Hyde, will be introduced at all of the Sunday Masses. The mission will address the issue of suffering and how we can "Embrace Calvary."  The mission will then take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, March 10, 11 and 12.  Mass will be offered at 5:30pm each night, and will be followed by the mission talk beginning at 6pm. Please mark your calendar and make every effort to attend, as learning how to embrace the sufferings of Jesus at Calvary is one of the most important things as Christians we can do, as by doing so we can better understand Jesus’ Love for us and our response to that Love.  Hope to see you there!

A reminder that there are many additional opportunities for prayer and study during Lent here at St. Landry, and these activities were listed in a bulletin insert last weekend and are contained on the calendar in this bulletin.  We hope you are able to participate in these activities as we journey through Lent and move towards the immediate events that led to our salvation, the Death and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior.

     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 09, 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.

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