Saturday, May 31, 2014

Bulletin for the Week of June 1, 2014 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

As was mentioned last month in The Pastor's Corner, we are going to undertake "The Sanctuary Project Campaign," which officially begins today and will be explained in the homily at all the Masses this weekend. The primary goal of this campaign is to restore and update the sanctuary area of our church (to replace the worn carpet in the sanctuary and install a fitting altar) and to provide adequate bathroom facilities in the church. Your response to this project has been wonderfully supportive in the outpouring of generosity and assistance even before the campaign has officially begun. I am very excited about the project. In the project, we will be exercising good stewardship by properly caring for the beautiful church with which we have been blessed, and by doing our part to provide a fitting place for worship now and for those to come after us. Brochures explaining the project have been placed around the church doors and in the pews for you to review.

As with any project of this nature, I know there are and will be concerns about the work undertaken and what will be changed in our spiritual home. In the last major renovation of the church interior in 1961, many people were upset because of the extent of the changes as well as the removal of many of the sacred items from the church, items that many used in their prayer and devotions. This project is intended to enhance and update what we already have in our church, and will actually restore some of the items previously removed from the church (our beautiful and historic sanctuary lamp, for example). The project has been undertaken in collaboration with our Parish Advisory Board, Finance Council, outside consultants and our parish staff, and has been in the planning for several years. In the end, there may be some relocation of some things as we restore and re-install some of the items previously removed from the church, but the goal is to update, restore and enhance the beauty of the sanctuary area we already have, not to de-construct it.

In that regard, many of you may have questions about the project or would like to know more details about it. On Friday, June 6 at 6pm we will have an "Open House" in the church, at which time a relatively brief presentation will be given about the project, including the viewing of samples of the flooring and the altar marble. After the presentation, I will be available as long as needed to address any questions or concerns that you may have about the project, and to receive your input. I look forward to seeing you there and look forward to moving forward in making God's House a beautiful and fitting place of prayer and worship!

     Fr. James Brady

Devotional Candles

As you may have noticed, a devotional candlestand has been placed in the church. We received it as a gift from St. John Berchman Church in Cankton, and it has been placed in the rear of the church near the statue of St. Anthony of Padua. Many thanks to the good people and pastor of St. John's! Having the candlestand in the church should alleviate the need to obtain candles in the sacristy, and make them more accessible to you. As in the past,  devotional candles can also be obtained during office hours in Valentin Hall.

The bulletin for the week of June 01, 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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