Saturday, September 19, 2015

Bulletin for the Week of September 20, 2015 - and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

Jesus' words after the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper, and after he had washed His disciples feet: [If] I washed your feet...then you must wash each other's feet....What I just did was to give you an example: as I have done, so must you do." Jn 13: 14-15. As Jesus teaches us, our worship of God in the Eucharistic celebration does not end after Mass, but rather is just beginning. We receive in the Eucharist the grace to live our Christian lives in serving God and each other. This service extends outside the walls of our church to our neighbors. We help others by serving in our church and helping those in need. Thus, our worhsip of God and our spiritual lives are incomplete without this service. Traditionally, we have categorized service in the gifts of "time, talent and treasure." This weekend, we will conduct our annual Ministry Fair, when we focus on "time and talent."

Our annual Ministry Fair is an opportunity to learn the various ways we can serve here at St. Landry and to consider giving our time and talent for the church's ministry, whether the ministry is within the church building or out in the community. In supporting our church community, everyone who is able should have some service to our church in order to fully participate in our parish life.  For families, what a great way for parents to teach their children the importance of service in following Jesus.  In our parish, there are opportunities for service individually and in a group or social setting. There's something for everyone. Since service is the primary function of a deacon, Deacon Joubert will preach the homily this weekend about the importance of service in our spiritual life.

One special area of need for our parish this year is the preparation of the grounds for The Festival de la Grande Eglise as well as volunteers for the festival itself.  There is a special workday next Saturday to clean up the grounds, and I hope you can make the time to pitch in, as well as volunteer to work during the festival.  There are signup sheets in the back of the church with festival committee chairs to answer any questions you may have.  Please help...we need it!!

Many Thanks for the Fr. Lafleur Memorial Mass

We thank all of those who helped with the beautiful liturgy at the Fr. Lafleur Memorial Mass. Archbishop Timothy Broglio gave a beautiful homily, and we thank him for his willingness to celebrate the Mass with us.  We give our heartfelt thanks to all who participated in the liturgy:  Bishop Jarrell, the priests and deacons, as well as the lay ministers, young people, choir and various groups (Catholic Daughters,4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Knights of Peter Claver and Military Honor Guard). We especially thank the Friends of Fr. Lafleur, coordinated by Richard and Carrol Lafleur, for helping to cultivate devotion to Fr. Lafleur and promote his cause for sainthood, helping to make our St. Landry Church community more rich in our history and more firm in our faith!

            Father James Brady


The bulletin for the week of September 20, 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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