Saturday, May 9, 2015

Bulletin for the Week of May 10, 2015 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

Happy Mother's Day!! Today, we celebrate Motherhood, a most wonderful vocation dedicated to the nurturing and Christian formation of children (regardless of the age of the children!). The good of children is entrusted to mothers and fathers by God. The vocation of motherhood is first and foremost taught by the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and is best exemplified incarnately by Our Blessed Mother, Her being a model of Christian discipleship.

Motherhood is a blessing and gift from God. As in all things, God teaches us how to properly respond to the gifts He gives. In other words, what is truly "good" is taught to us by God. Therefore, the standard for being a "good" mother or father is provided by God in the life of His Son and as taught by His Church, as well as the good example of saintly mothers, especially our Blessed Mother.

In every generation there is "conventional wisdom" of what being a "good mother" means. Indeed, the specific circumstances of a mother's life does impact what it takes to be a good mother. However, the core of a mother's mission remains constant in every generation and never changes: Nurturing by word and deed the seeds of salvation God has planted in their children so that their children can one day live in the Communion of Saints in heaven. Any conventional wisdom that is inconsistent with this core mission does not teach "good" motherhood.

Today, we thank all our mothers who have given to each of us true goodness in the lives that they lead. We pray for all mothers who struggle in their vocation through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, the Seat of Wisdom. We pray also, through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, the Mother of Consolation, for mothers whose children have passed from this life into the next. Finally, we thank God for the blessing of children and motherhood in His plan of salvation!!

    Father James Brady

Parish Picnic - Many Thanks!

 Many thanks to those who helped at our parish picnic last week. Fun and fraternity was had by all, and it was a great way for us to celebrate Easter and spend time together as a parish family. Besides the many individuals who made the picnic possible, especially to coordinators Dirk and Dee Boudreaux, we would like to thank also the following groups and businesses for their support:

B&D Marble and Granite                  Tony Chachere's St. Landry Altar Society
Knights of Columbus Council 1173        The Catholic Daughters of America - St. Landry Court

Mission Weekend

Next weekend, we will have our annual mission appeal through our participation in the diocesan Mission Cooperative Program.  This appeal is a reminder to us of the universality of the church and our responsibility to help our brothers and sisters in need as Jesus teaches us.  We are so blessed to live in a prosperous society, and none of us can truly understand what it is like to worry day to day about food, clothing and shelter (not to mention medical care and education).  This blessing is completely gratuitous, as we had nothing to do with our place of birth, just as those we help had nothing to do with the location of their birth.  Through no fault of their own, they live in great poverty.  Mr. Michael Heinzman from the Diocese of Forte-Liberte, Haiti will speak with us about the diocese and how we can help with our donations.  More information about the diocese will be in the bulletin next week, and we look forward to meeting Mr. Heinzen and generously responding to this appeal in the second offertory next week.

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

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

The bulletin for the week of May 10, 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.

Don't forget, we're also sending out live updates via Twitter. Our Twitter name is StLandryCath. You can see updates by clicking here.

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