Saturday, October 4, 2014

Bulletin for Week of October 5, 2014 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

As we enter the month of October, we begin a month devoted to our appreciation of those who have gone before us into the next life. The Cemetery Tours will begin next weekend and will continue the following weekend. During the month, many of you will be cleaning up tombs, and our staff will be sprucing up our cemetery for the various activities. Our celebration will culminate with with All Saints Day on November 1st and All Souls Day on November 2nd. We will have our annual blessing of the cemetery on November 1st after the 4pm Mass, and our annual Memorial Mass for those recently deceased on Sunday, November 2nd at 10am (All Souls Day).

At the Memorial Mass, we will pray for all our faithful departed, but the specific Mass intention will be for those who passed away this past year. We have had approximately 75 of our fellow brothers and sisters who have gone to the next life for whom we celebrated funerals this year, and we want to remember them, their families, and their friends in prayer. We thank God for the gift of their life, and pray for the repose of their souls and the consolation of their family and friends.

As usual, this month we will display in the church a list of those who will be remembered at the Memorial Mass. This list will contain those for whom we've had funerals here at St. Landry and those whose death we were informed of through our ministry to the bereaved. We are happy to add any other of your relatives who passed away last year. If there is someone you would like to have added to the list, please call the office to let us know by October 12.  We will include on the list all that our records show died through September 30th of this year. Those who pass away this month will be included in next year's Memorial Mass. We will also publish a final list in the bulletin for the weekend of November 1st and 2nd.

We are taught in the Bible that praying for the dead is a righteous act (2 Maccabees 12: 43-46). Let us pray together for those who have gone before us, and for each other's consolation caused by the pain of physical separation, with the hope that the pain will be relieved when we all meet in God's Kingdom.

      God Bless

      Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of October 05, 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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