Friday, May 23, 2014

Bulletin for the Week of May 25, 2014 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

Congratulations to our high school Seniors! Opelousas Catholic held its graduation last Friday night here in the church, and our students attending other schools or who are home-schooled are graduating during this time as well. We congratulate them all and pray that they continue their life's journey in faith. This weekend we celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation, and welcome Bishop Jarrell, a native son of St. Landry Church, as God imparts a sealing and strengthening of their Baptismal Graces on our Confirmation candidates.

The last few weeks have been busy for most of us! With the late Easter Triduum and then First Communion, the parish picnic, Confirmation, graduations and all the other various awards banquets, recitals and tournaments that mark the end of the school year, very few of us did not have "extra duty" helping with or attending these events.'s time for summer vacation!

Hopefully, many of us will have the opportunity to take a break and enjoy our families and friends over the summer, with many taking a family vacation. This is a good and healthy thing. It is good to remember, though, that during this time we do not take a vacation from God. This Spring, we've travelled through the disciplines of Lent and the joys of Easter, and hopefully have grown closer to God during this time. Summer vacation is not a time to allow the gains we have made in our relationship with God to dwindle. Regardless of the time of year, we never take a vacation from God. How would we like it if He took a vacation from us? As we plan our vacations, wherever they may be, we should be sure to research not only the accommodations and activities during that time, but also how, when and where we will attend Mass. God wants to be with us at all times. The question for us is do we want to remain close to Him!

     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 May 25, 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.