Saturday, March 22, 2014

Bulletin for the Week of March 23, 2014 - and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

This weekend we continue our discussion about the nature of sin. Last week, we spoke of sin in general terms, and that sin separates us from God. Ever since Adam and Eve took the bite of the apple, we have needed God to lead us, if only we were not afraid to be led and would trust Him. Trusting God without fear and letting Him lead us to goodness is the way we maintain our right relationship with Him. As free beings with a Fallen Nature, however, it is a struggle to do so, especially when we encounter hardship.

Today we will analyze what makes a good act. In order to do so, we should examine the object of the act (the goal or desired result), the intention of the act, and the circumstances under which the act is done. In order for an act to be completely good, all three of these things must be good. When this happens, then the act is considered "perfect." If any of the three are not good, then they are considered imperfect, and thus lacking of some goodness, and are sinful if we knowingly commit them. Even if our object is good, though, our way to achieve the goal must also be good. We've all heard the saying: "The ends don't justify the means."

Through thoughtful reflection about the things we do, examining the object, intention and circumstances, we hope to live more fully a life of goodness in the way God has taught us. Next weekend, we will welcome Fr. Thomas R. Bouterie from Food For The Poor. During Lent, we focus on prayer, almsgiving and fasting, and our Church provides opportunities for these activities. Next weekend provides an opportunity for almsgiving, helping those, who through no fault of their own, are in need of basic necessities. We look forward to welcoming Fr. Bouterie and assisting him in his ministry to the poor.

     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 **********************************************
Additional Weekly Activities
All Activities are in Valentin Hall

Tuesdays at 6pm – Lenten Gospel Study. 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 23, 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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