Saturday, August 2, 2014

Bulletin for the Week of August 3, 2014 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

  It is good to be back home!  I want to thank all those who helped while I was away on vacation:  Msgr. Melancon and Fr. Leger, our three deacons and of course our staff.  All seemed to run smoothly and I very much appreciate their help in allowing me to get a little break.  As we begin to prepare for the coming year, there are many exciting things going on in our parish, and I just wanted to mention a few that are coming up.

Initially, as you are aware, we will begin work pursuant to the Sanctuary Project Campaign.  For now, the campaign is going well and I am confident we will reach our goal.  Please continue the good work in getting the word out about the campaign!  I will give a more formal report when we have our stewardship weekend and yearly financial report during the weekend of September 20th and 21st.  At that time, we will better know the time frames for when the work will begin and be completed on each project.

In addition, we will have a Faith Rally for Opelousas Catholic and her five owner-parishes, which are St. Landry, Holy Ghost, Our Lady of Mercy, Queen of Angels and Immaculate Conception (Washington).  This Faith Rally has been tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 9am to 1pm at Opelousas Catholic.  All parishioners and their families (it is intended for those in the sixth grade or older) are invited to celebrate a united Catholic Community in Opelousas, and this includes not only families that attend Opelousas Catholic, but all families of these five church parishes, including our families who school at home or at public schools.  Please mark your calendar for this special event, as music, faith sharing, and nationally renowned speakers are tentatively scheduled for the event.  More details will be coming as plans become more final.

Finally, I am excited to announce that we will begin to provide more formal ministerial services to our parishioners who live at the New Life Center.  Although the details are still being worked out, we are excited to be able to work with our brothers and sisters at New Life, and we hope they look forward to working with us!  Once the details are ironed out, we will ask for volunteers to assist in the different ministries and activities, so in the mean time please keep your heart open to helping with this ministry.

      God Bless

      Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of August 03, 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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