Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bulletin for the Week of October 26, 2014 - and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

What a beautiful weekend for our Cemetery Tours last week! Last weekend was picture perfect, and the tours were a great success over the last two weekends.  There was much preparation and hard work put into this year's tours by many people.  We thank the Cemetery Tour Committee and all those who supported, assisted and helped in making this year's tours such a great success. We also want to thank all who came and took the tour, both parishioners of St. Landry Church and our visitors. Proceeds from the tours are used for cemetery maintenance, as this month we remember and reverence those who have gone before us and have handed down to us their faith, culture and wisdom.

In that regard, we are at the time of year when we remember those who have passed into the next life before us. We especially remember our deceased loved ones on All Saints Day, which is November 1, and All Souls Day, which is November 2.  Two things we should be reminded of during this time.  First, if you have family members who are buried in St. Landry Cemetery, please check on their tombs, and if necessary, spruce them up or repair them.  Our cemetery is beautiful, and we hope to maintain that beauty through the continued effort to maintain the tombs properly.  We hope that families will continue the tradition of reverencing their ancestors by proper maintenance of their tombs.  Second, our cemetery was built at a time when families maintained the tombs of their family members as well as the grounds. Because of this, cemetery endowments were not deemed necessary, so our cemetery has no endowment for perpetual maintenance.  As a church parish, we maintain the cemetery without charge of a cemetery maintenance fee, and the cost of maintaining the grounds for some 4,000 tomb sites is, to say the least, substantial.  Therefore, please consider a donation for cemetery maintenance.  Special envelopes are in the church for this purpose.  Thanks so much!

Please also note the special liturgies we will have next weekend.  All Saints Day, which is this coming Saturday, is not a Holy Day of obligation.  However, we should make the effort to attend this wonderful celebration of all the saints God has created.  Our All Saints Mass will be at 9am on Saturday in the church.  Because of this celebration, there will not be Mass at 8am Saturday morning in Valentin Hall Chapel.  Our annual Cemetery Blessing will then take place after the 4pm Saturday Mass, beginning at approximately 5:15pm.  Finally, our annual All Souls Day Memorial Mass will be at the 10am Mass on Sunday, November 2.  Please see the bulletin insert for more information.  Hope to see you at these special liturgies!!

      God Bless

      Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of October 26, 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.

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