Saturday, November 7, 2015

Bulletin for the Week of November 8, 2015 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

Many thanks to all who participated in our Memorial Mass on All Souls Day last Monday.  What a beautiful liturgy, and I know the families who grieve appreciate the support of those who were able to attend.  We thank all our servers, lectors, choir members and sacristans, as well as Deacon Joubert who coordinated the liturgy.  Their work and dedication is very much appreciated.  Please be sure to keep in your prayers those who mourn and for the repose of souls in purgatory.

Mark Your Calendar for Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet
We are rapidly approaching Thanksgiving and the end of the Liturgical Year, which concludes November 22 when we celebrate The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.  The feast day reminds us that we should give praise to God the Father for the gift of His Incarnate Son Jesus and that the Spirit of Christ the King should always reign in our hearts.  As has now become custom, we will also have our appreciation banquet for all our volunteers that evening after the 5 pm Mass at the Opelousas Catholic cafeteria.  At the risk of omitting someone (please accept my apology in advance!) these volunteers and their spouses are invited:

          Members of The Altar Society and Knights of Columbus
          Money Counters
          Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
          Altar Servers and their parents
          Festival Volunteers
          Members of the Parish Advisory Board and Finance Council
          Members of our choirs and musicians
          CLJ/Bible Study Leaders
          Youth Group Volunteers

We thank all of our volunteers for their gift of time and talent. Without these gifts we would not be able to function as a healthy church community.  Please make plans to attend, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Food Boxes During November
As usual we will focus on helping those who are in need during the holiday season. We will again place boxes at the doors of the church during the month of November for non-perishable food donations. The donations will be sent to ICONS, our local food pantry, for distribution to those in need in our community. Please be generous in helping during the holiday season.

Veterans Day
This week, on Wednesday, November 11, our country celebrates Veteran's Day, a day when we take time to give thanks to those who have served in our armed forces. As we are reminded every time armed conflict occurs in our world, in order to protect individual and societal freedoms, including the freedom to practice our faith, an armed force is often necessary. We are thankful for the brave men and women who have served or are currently serving in our armed forces, and we pray for them and their families.  John's Gospel tells us: "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends." We thank God for raising up these men and women who are willing, if necessary, to lay down their life so that others have the opportunity to live a life in freedom and full human dignity. We pray that God will continue to bless our country, and that He bless and keep in his care our veterans and active service members. May we always appreciate what they have done for us!

God Bless

            Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of November 08, 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.

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