Saturday, June 14, 2014

Bulletin for the Week of June 15, 2014 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

We celebrate today The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, or "Trinity Sunday."  We often refer to God as The Most Holy Trinity, so it may seem a bit odd that this weekend we celebrate "God."  The question could be asked, "Don't we celebrate God every weekend?"  And of course, indeed we do!

However, this Sunday we celebrate God's revelation to us of His form united in Three Persons:  The Father, and The Son, and The Holy Spirit.  Prior to the Incarnation, we were only able to relate to God in a very general way, as He was revealed in the Old Testament.  But now, through the Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus and the coming of The Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we can better understand and be in relationship with God in this Revelation of the The Trinity.  We see God as a loving Father (The Prodigal Son) and Jesus as the brotherly example to imitate to be in right relationship with God, and then receiving the Grace of the Holy Spirit to live that life in right relationship with God.  Prior to the human life of Jesus we were unable to relate as personally to God as we can now in prayer and in how to live a life in Him.  Today, we celebrate this greatest of Mercy that God has given to us in Jesus' life, death, resurrection, ascension and Pentecost!  Let us resolve to come to better know the Love of God the Father by imitating the life of His Son by the Power of the Holy Spirit!

     Fr. James Brady


We have planned a pilgrimage to Rome and other parts of Italy in the Spring of 2015 from March 16th to 26th.  In 2013, we went to France and visited places of significance to our spiritual heritage here at St. Landry, including the tomb of St. Landry himself and the places where many of the saints depicted in our church lived and worked, like St. Bernadette, St. Margaret Mary Alocquet, St. John Vianney,  Therese of Lisieux and others.  This pilgrimage will focus more on the Universal Church, centered in Rome, the City of Seven Hills.  Besides the tour of Rome and the Vatican Museums and religious sites (including attendance at the weekly Papal Audience (dependent on Pope Francis' schedule)), it will include trips to the Abbey at Montecassino (founded by St. Benedict), Assisi (St. Francis and St. Claire), St. Padre Pio's Tomb, and Florence (optional, but highly recommended).  Brochures with more detailed information are located in the church for your review, and there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 30 at 6pm in the Valentin Hall Dining Room.  Hope to see you there.
The bulletin for the week of June 15, 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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