Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bulletin for the Week of October 12, 2014 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

The Cemetery Tours begin this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, and will continue next  weekend.  We should remember the spiritual purpose of the tours, which is our prayer and devotion for those who have gone before us who left us a legacy of Faith in Christ Jesus. This legacy includes the Faith that has been handed down to us from the time of the apostles, as well as the things they've done to help us tangibly in our worship today, such as establishing our church parish and constructing the beautiful church which we have the privilege to worship in today.

We remember that the promise of Christ is eternal life, and His Resurrection (and thus our resurrection) on the Last Day is both in body and spirit. We treat the bodies of those who have passed from this life to the next with reverence because it is a Temple of the Holy Spirit while alive on earth, and also because it will be raised up in glory on the Last Day.  Therefore, the funds raised by The Cemetery Tours are used to maintain, repair and beautify our historic cemetery.  It is important that in reverence we properly maintain our cemetery because those who have gone before us have handed down the faith to us that was handed on to them by the generation before, and we are the beneficiaries of our ancestors teaching us our faith by both word and deed.  Our devotion to this endeavor is evidence of that continuing Faith in the resurrection and our appreciation for what has been done for us by our ancestors!

As mentioned in last week's Pastor's Corner, please remember in your prayers and give praise to God for the saints who came before us and pray for those in purgatory as we celebrate All Saints Day and All Souls Day on November 1st and 2nd, respectively.  In addition, our cemetery blessing will take place on Saturday, November 1 after the 4pm Mass, and our annual Memorial Mass will be November 2 at the 10am Mass.  I look forward to praying with you during these days of remembrance.

      God Bless

      Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of October 12, 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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