Saturday, October 24, 2015

Bulletin for the Week of October 25, 2015 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

As mentioned last weekend, I will be in Philadelphia this weekend to participate in my brother, Ed's 25th Jubilee of his priesthood.  Many of you have commented on your good wishes and prayers for him.  Be assured I will carry them with me and give them to him.  I will be out most of this coming week, returning Thursday afternoon.  Your prayers for safe travel are appreciated, and I look forward to being back next weekend to celebrate All Saints and All Souls Day with you.

Next weekend we will celebrate All Saints Day on Sunday and the following Monday, November 2, is All Souls Day.  There will be many activities in our parish during this time, and we hope you are able to attend as many of them as possible.  Over the weekend, our Sunday Mass schedule will remain the same as usual for All Saints Day.  After the 4 pm Mass on Saturday, October 31, we will have our annual cemetery blessing beginning at about 5:15 pm.  On Monday, All Souls Day, in addition to our usual 12:05 pm Mass, we will also have our annual Memorial Mass for those who passed away this year at 6 pm, at which our adult choir will provide the music.  The list of names of those of our community who have gone on to the next life is located on a poster by the Marian Altar in the church.  Please keep them and their families in your prayers.

All Saints Day is the celebration of what is commonly referred to as the "Church Triumphant," those people who have gone before us from this life to the next, and whose souls are now in heaven living in eternity with God. We hope many of our family members and friends are members of Church Triumphant, and we celebrate them because while living here on earth, they gave us an example of living a life in Christ, which is the greatest gift any of us can give to another.  All Souls Day celebrates what is known as the "Church Suffering," meaning that they have passed from their human life on earth and are now in purgatory.  They "suffer" not because they are in pain as we think of it, but because they have not yet reached fullness of union with God.  One day, we pray, they will be in heaven. Praying for the dead is a good and pious act as taught to us in the Second Book of Maccabees, and is one of the traditional Spiritual Works of Mercy.  Both these pious devotions (All Saints and All Souls) are good for us and help us to grow in our knowledge and love of Jesus, so I encourage everyone to not only attend our Masses and blessings, but also to participate in other prayer services and memorials during these days.

St. Landry Church given Preservationist of the Year Award!
The Board of Directors of the Preservationists of St. Landry, Inc. has chosen St. Landry Catholic Church to be this year's recipient of their annual Preservationist of the Year Award.  The award was made in light of the renovations to the church made during The Sanctuary Project.  The award will be presented at their general membership meeting on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 4 pm at the Michel Prudhomme home located between the church grounds and the hospital.  All are invited to attend, and we hope you are able to do so.  We thank the Preservationists of St. Landry, Inc. for their kind recognition of the beauty of our church and our community's effort, in good stewardship, to preserve it for generations to come.

God Bless

            Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of October 25, 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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