Sunday, June 8, 2014

Bulletin for the Week of June 8, 2014 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

Today we celebrate Pentecost Sunday.  Pentecost is our celebration and remembrance of the coming of the Holy Spirit to each of us, giving us the Grace to imitate Jesus in living our lives.  Jesus told the apostles that he would send His Spirit, Who would teach them all things.  The Holy Spirit teaches us all things as well, and prompts us to love God and each other as Jesus did.  Our devotion to living a life in Christ should be total, not partial.  Of course, none of us has reached a point of complete imitation of Christ, so we continue to examine our lives and change, or convert, in accord with the prompting of the Holy Spirit.  The first rule of knowing we are living in accord with The Holy Spirit is that we follow all things that Jesus commanded us, beginning with the commandments as taught by Jesus and His Church.  In doing that, we can learn to love as Jesus loved.

After today, we return to what is known as "Ordinary Time."  The primary liturgical color returns to green and the paschal candle will be moved back to the baptistry to be used for baptisms and funerals.  The term "ordinary" is not meant to diminish this time of year as if it is not important to our spiritual growth, but simply indicates that we are not in one of the special Church Seasons that has a particular emphasis on the life of Christ, such as Advent and  Christmas (The Incarnation), and Lent and Easter (The Paschal Mystery).  Rather, we focus on learning about our faith and the things Jesus commanded us by learning what he taught in His public ministry and how He lived as an example to us.  

Next Sunday, we will celebrate God revealing Himself in the life and teachings of Jesus as The Most Holy Trinity.  This revelation allows us to better understand God the Father in the life of His Son Jesus, as well as the gift of Grace to imitate Jesus' life by the power of the Holy Spirit.  The following weekend we will conclude our special feasts by celebrating God being with us until the end of time in the Eucharist, which is known as Corpus Christi Sunday, or The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.  Please remember we will have a Eucharistic Procession in the church after the 10am Mass in celebration of this gift, with Eucharistic adoration continuing that day until 4pm, at which time there will be Benediction.  Please make plans to spend an hour with Jesus on this very special day!!

After these celebrations, we will remain in Ordinary Time until the Church New Year, the 1st Sunday of Advent. As always, we should continue to learn about Jesus and our faith through Sacred Scripture and the sacramental liturgies, especially Mass and Confession. Our journey towards Christ should be constant and consistent, regardless of the time of year!

     Fr. James Brady


Ben is a lifelong parishioner of St. Landry Church.  He graduated from OCS in 2002 and from LSU in 2006 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.  As a member of the NROTC while attending LSU, he was commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy upon graduation.  He served five years in active duty which included a three and a half year assignment to the submarine USS Olympia stationed in Pearl Harbor, HI.  Ben entered seminary formation in 2012.  In May of this year, Ben graduated from St. Joseph's Seminary College in Covington with a B.A. in Philosophy and will begin his theological studies in July at the Pontifical North American College in Rome for the remaining four years of his formation prior to ordination.  Ben is the son of Ben and Suzanne Pitre, also parishioners of St. Landry.      

The bulletin for the week of June 08, 2014 has been posted. Click here to see it.

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