Saturday, May 23, 2015

Bulletin for May 24, 2015 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

This weekend we celebrate Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit and who will lead, guide and teach us everything we need to know about Jesus' Way.  Most fittingly on this day, we also continue our Easter celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation when our Confirmation candidates are confirmed at the 5 pm Mass today.  Msgr. Russell Harrington, Chancellor of the Diocese of Lafayette, will be the celebrant at the Mass and will administer the sacrament.  With grateful hearts we welcome him to our parish for this celebration.

The Confirmation class has been preparing since January for the reception of the sacrament, and we celebrate with joy their new status as fully initiated Catholics (meaning Catholics who have been baptized, received First Communion and have been Confirmed).  We pray that they will cooperate with the graces received in the sacrament and that by the power of the Holy Spirit will live Christian lives in imitation of Jesus.  Please remember the candidates and their families in your prayer.  Much thanks to Deacon Joubert, who led the formation program for our candidates, and to Mrs. Lois Joubert, who was the administrative coordinator of the program.

This time of year, is also the "ordination season," when we celebrate anniversaries of ordination to Holy Orders. Monsignor Melancon was ordained on July 8, 1963 and I was ordained on July 8, 2006.  At St. Landry, we are also blessed with three deacons who actively serve us: Deacon John Miller, Deacon Sammy Diesi, and Deacon Dwayne Joubert. They serve our community in various capacities, from our youth group to our elderly shut-ins.  They are a great help to me personally and to our church community as a whole, and we thank them for responding "Yes" to God's call.  Each of their anniversaries are celebrated  this time of year, so we want to thank them for their service and remember them and their families in our prayers.  Their ordination dates are as follows:

     Deacon Miller: June 27, 1977
     Deacon Diesi: September 9, 2006
     Deacon Joubert: August 18, 2012

Please remember them especially in your prayers on their anniversary dates.  We also want to remember the two deacons who have served here at St. Landry and have passed to the next life: Deacon Carlo Cannatella and Deacon Arthur B. Lognion.  We pray for their eternal rest with Christ and the continued consolation of their families and friends.  We also pray that God continue to bless St. Landry with such good deacons with a heart for service to our community.

This week also marked the end of the school year for most of our students, and we wish them a safe and happy summer. Many of us will be taking vacations during this time.  A reminder that our worship of God is not suspended when we are on vacation. We all make vacation plans for travel, food, housing, etc.  We should include making plans for Sunday Mass (this especially teaches our children the importance of our faith and practicing it at all times).  We never take vacation from God.  If your vacation plans make it impossible to attend Sunday Mass, it would be good to either reconsider the plans to make attendance at Mass possible, or if you are unable, then you should consult your pastor prior to your departure regarding the availability of a dispensation.

      Father James Brady

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

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

The bulletin for the week of May 24, 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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