Saturday, October 17, 2015

Bulletin for the Week of October 18, 2015 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

What a wonderful weekend we had for the inaugural Festival de la Grande Eglise!!  The weather cooperated and we had good crowds.  All seemed to enjoy the festivities.  My first time participating in the 2 Mile Color Run was great fun for me, as well as the other activities of the day, especially Bishop Jarrell joining us at the 4 pm Mass.  There are many thanks that we need to make, and there is an insert in this bulletin acknowledging those who helped to make the day possible.  We especially thank our sponsors, without whose support the day would have never gotten off the ground.  Please patronize them if you are able.  We will be providing an accounting of the festival as soon as the numbers are available.  Thanks again!!

 Bishop's Services Appeal 

This weekend we will introduce the annual Bishop's Service Appeal (BSA), and a message from Bishop Jarrell will be presented at all of our weekend Masses. The Bishop's Service Appeal funds services and programs that we, as a parish, cannot afford to pay on our own. By pooling the resources of all the individual church parishes in the diocese, services can be provided to the poor and vulnerable that would not be feasible for any individual church parish to provide. In addition to aiding the poor and the vulnerable among us, the appeal supports other diocesan works, such as the education and support of our seminarians and the continued education of our priests. St. Landry is blessed to have a seminarian studying for the priesthood, Ben Pitre (as always, please keep him in your prayers) who directly benefits from the donations made to the BSA. St. Landry could not afford to pay for his education and training, but with funding from the BSA, his education and training is possible.

The BSA pledge cards/envelopes will remain in the pews and at the doors of the church for your use. Donations to the appeal can be made in the same manner as last year. First, for those who use offertory envelopes, you will receive special envelopes for the appeal in the mail with your regular envelopes, and the donations can be placed in the offertory at any Mass. Second, for those who do not use envelopes for the regular offertory, the envelopes in the pews and at the church doors can be used and placed in any offertory at any Mass. Third, for those who prefer to send the donation directly to the diocese, there are instructions on how to do so on the same envelopes located in the church. When making a donation in this manner, please make sure that St. Landry is marked on the envelope so that we are able to track whether or not we have met our goal for the appeal. Finally, donations can be made online at

 Last year, we made our goal for the appeal and we hope to do so again.  Many thanks to all those who gave to the appeal in support of the many good programs provided by the diocese to St. Landry and to the people of our diocese!!

 Next Weekend:  Fr. Ed Brady's Silver Jubilee

As many of you know, my older brother, Ed, is also a priest for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Next weekend, we are celebrating his 25th Jubilee at his parish, St. Anne's in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he serves as pastor.  I will be travelling to participate in the jubilee celebration, so I will not be here for our weekend masses.  As always, your prayers for safe travel are very much appreciated, but also please especially keep Father Ed Brady in your prayers this week in thanksgiving for his priestly vocation and the continued success of his ministry.

God Bless

            Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of October 18, 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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