Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bulletin for the Week of September 14, 2014 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

Jesus' words after the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper, and after he had washed His disciples’ feet: [If] I washed your feet...then you must wash each other's feet....What I just did was to give you an example: as I have done, so must you do." Jn 13: 14-15. As Jesus teaches us, our worship of God in the Eucharistic celebration does not end after Mass, but rather is just beginning. We receive in the Eucharist the grace to live our Christian lives in serving God and each other. This service extends outside the walls of our church to our neighbors. We help others by serving in our church and helping those in need. Thus, our worship of God and our spiritual lives are incomplete without this service. Traditionally, we have categorized service in the gifts of "time, talent and treasure." This weekend, we will conduct our annual Ministry Fair, when we focus on "time and talent."  Next weekend, we will talk about "treasure" in the annual financial report.

     Our annual Ministry Fair is an opportunity to see the various ways we can serve here at St. Landry and to consider giving our time and talent for the church's ministry, whether the ministry is within the church building or out in the community. There are opportunities for service individually and in a group or social setting. There's something for everyone. Since service is the primary function of a deacon, Deacons Diesi and Joubert will preach the homily this weekend about the importance of service in our spiritual life.

     This year, we have an updated ministry booklet in the church for you to review for possible areas of service.  The booklet contains most of the ministries and activities that we have at St. Landry throughout the year.  One new activity is "That Man is You," a program designed to help men in their vocations, which will begin meeting on September 17.  Deacon Joubert is coordinating the program, which has been very popular and helpful to men across our diocese.  We hope our men, especially husbands and fathers, will take the time to check out the program.  The meetings are in the morning before work, beginning at 5:45am in the Valentin Hall dining area.  

     Please stop by the Ministry Fair after Mass and see the various ways you can serve God with your time and your talent!

      God Bless

      Father James Brady

Many Thanks for the Fr. LaFleur Memorial Mass

     We thank all of those who helped with the beautiful liturgy last weekend at the 10am Mass for the Fr. LaFleur Memorial Mass.  The Rev. Msgr. Jefferson DeBlanc gave a beautiful homily, and we thank him for his willingness to celebrate with us.  We give our heartfelt appreciation to Deacon Joubert, who coordinated the liturgy, as well as the ministers, young people, choir and various groups (Catholic Daughters, Knights of Columbus, and Military Honor Guard) who participated in the liturgy.  We especially thank the Friends of Fr. LaFleur, coordinated by Richard and Carrol LaFleur, for helping to cultivate devotion to Fr. LaFleur and promote his cause for sainthood, helping to make our St. Landry Church community richer in our history and more firm in our faith! 

The bulletin for the week of September 14, 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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