Saturday, March 7, 2015

Bulletin for the Week of March 8, 2015 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

This week, we welcome Mr. Paul George (no, not the small forward/shooting guard who plays for the Indiana Pacers).  Paul George is a nationally renowned speaker and has given presentations at Steubenville Conferences and other large faith rallies, and he will be presenting our annual parish Lenten Mission.  The theme of the mission is "Our Lenten Journey."  The mission will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday beginning with Mass at 5:30pm followed by the mission presentation at 6pm.  Mr. George is a husband, father, and follower of Jesus.  A passionate believer and communicator of the Gospel, he has traveled the world proclaiming God’s love and freedom as a parish youth minister, diocesan director, author, and full-time evangelist.  He holds a master’s degree in theological studies from the University of Dallas.  He currently lives in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he directs the campus ministry program at University of Louisiana/Our Lady of Wisdom Parish and serves as a professor of theology at the Aquinas Institute on campus.  Mr. George also co-founded and directs Adore Ministries, a nonprofit Catholic organization whose mission is to call all people to worship God with their entire lives.  He and his wife have four children.  We are very blessed to have him present our parish Lenten mission this year, and we thank him for being willing to come and help us on "Our Lenten Journey."

It has been heartening to see so many of you make the effort to attend daily Mass and receive the Eucharist, our spiritual food for life's journey.  Many of you have also been attending Stations of the Cross on Friday's at 5:15pm,  when we remember and meditate on Jesus' Passion and Death.  Of course, I want to encourage all to continue these wonderful practices during the entirety of Lent, and also to invite all who have been unable to come to begin to do so.  These are such fruitful ways to observe Lent in the area of prayer. Following the Stations of the Cross on Fridays, we also have a soup and bread dinner in Valentin Hall sponsored by the Parish Advisory Board.  All are invited, and it is a wonderful way for families to observe a Lenten discipline together and at the same time get to know fellow parishioners.

Finally, just a reminder that it is never too late to participate in Lenten activities here at St. Landry.  There are many additional opportunities for prayer and study during this season, and all are invited (feel free to invite others as well, including non-parishioners or non-Catholic friends).  These activities are listed in the calendar in this bulletin and on flyers on the tables in the back of the church.  As mentioned above, it's never too late to start these activities and all are welcome.  We hope you are able to participate in at least some of these activities as we journey through Lent and move towards celebration of the immediate events that led to our salvation, the Death and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior.

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      God Bless

      Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of March 08, 2015 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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