Saturday, November 21, 2015

Bulletin for the Week of November 22, 2015 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

Thursday of this week we celebrate Thanksgiving Day.  Mass that day will be at 9 am and I hope to see you there.  Although Thanksgiving is a secular holiday, it is certainly religious in its theme.  This year, we have much to thank God for as a church parish and a community.  The generosity of so many of our parishioners in volunteering their time, talent and treasure has been such a great blessing to me as your pastor, and I am grateful to God for the blessing that each of you are to me in my priestly life and in the furtherance of the mission of St. Landry Church.  Our mission is quite simple:  To grow in our knowledge and love of God the Father through the life of Jesus Christ, His Son, with His Grace prompting us to serve all in charity by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are blessed with three devoted deacons and a hard- working and dedicated staff who make all the good things happening here possible. Thanks to them and all of you. I am very blessed to be your pastor!

My hope is that during this time of the year all of us are able to look back and see the blessings that God has given us as a church community and individually during the year and to thank Him.  Of course, some of us have suffered during the year, and many have said "good-bye for now" to loved ones who have passed into the next life.  However, even if it has been a difficult year for you individually or as a family, we can still thank God for the hope of eternal life that He has given us, a hope that eases the pain of suffering and death in this world with the belief that we will all be joined together again, without pain or suffering, in God's Heavenly Kingdom.  Let us take the time to thank God for all His blessings, great and small.

Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King, the end of the Church's liturgical year.  This celebration is a reminder to us that Jesus can help us to overcome any problem we might have if we let Him reign in our hearts.  The primary goal of our life here on earth is to live with God for eternity in the next life, and as Christians this must be our first priority. We make this our first priority by following God's commands as Jesus teaches us through His Church in Sacred Scripture and Tradition, and by cooperating with God's Grace and living a life of virtue and prayer in Faith, Hope and Charity.  No matter what the circumstances in our lives here on earth, we always have the hope of eternal life in heaven, and nothing on earth has the power to take that away from us. In sum, we celebrate the gift God has given to us in Jesus' life, death and resurrection, and we renew our resolve to live a life on earth worthy of the eternal life God has promised. Let us praise Christ our King!

God Bless

            Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of November 22, 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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