Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bulletin for the Week of April 19, 2015 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

With Divine Mercy Sunday last weekend, we ended the Easter Octave and now enter into the regular Easter Season, which will last until Pentecost.  Last weekend was highlighted with First Communion, which went beautifully.  God teaches us by our children, and last week He reminded us how special the Eucharist is and the reverence with which we should approach the Blessed Sacrament.  Thanks again to Phyllis Guidry and Mary Joubert for leading the First Communion Program and the parents of the children who taught them at home.  It takes both, and it was evident throughout the program that our children were well prepared for their First Confession and First Communion.  Please also continue to pray for our young people preparing to receive Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday!

I also wanted to provide you with an update on the Sanctuary Project.  As you may have noticed, our new angels were placed on each side of the tabernacle for Easter, and many people have commented how beautiful they look.  Indeed, they do look wonderful.  The next part of the project will be to re-install the sanctuary light, which we hope to do in the coming weeks.  On the new sanctuary flooring and altar, we are still waiting for the altar to arrive from overseas, and expect it within the next 2 months.  We have to wait for the altar to be installed before we can install the flooring, which has already arrived and is ready.  As soon after the arrival as possible, we will schedule the installations.  Installation is complicated a bit by our busy wedding schedule, as it will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete.  The latest  it will take to schedule the installation is some time in August/September as we have no weddings scheduled during that time.

Insofar as the campaign itself  is going, we have exceeded our goal and have now raised enough funds to update our sound system and to improve our lighting.  A more precise fiscal accounting will be provided after the end of the campaign, which is May 31st.  If you know of anyone interested in donating and they haven't done so yet, please let them know the end of the campaign is near!

I will be out this weekend taking a post-Easter break, and look forward to seeing you all next weekend.  May God continue to bless us all during this Easter Season!

Please mark your calendars and, if possible, attend the following celebrations:

            April 26, 2015 - Annual Parish Easter Picnic following the 10am Mass (alternate weather date is May 3);

            May 24, 2015 - Confirmation (5pm Mass).

These parish celebrations of the sacraments and our parish picnic highlight the joy of the Easter Season in our parish community.

      God Bless

      Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of April 19, 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.

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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