Saturday, March 12, 2016

Bulletin for the Week of March 06, 2016 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

Today is Laetare Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Lent. It marks the "half-time" in our yearly Lenten journey. Laetare means "to rejoice," and this Sunday is a time when we, in the middle of our Lenten journey, joyfully anticipate the Easter mystery celebrated in the liturgies of the Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter).  The priests and deacons wear rose colored vestments this weekend, "lightening up" the Lenten violet.

During this midpoint of Lent, we should reaffirm our commitment to our Lenten disciplines of prayer, alms giving and fasting.  If we have been successful in our Lenten goals, then we should thank God for the Grace to succeed and to continue to recognize that with the help of God's Grace we can overcome sin and temptation and follow His Will in our lives.  If we have not been successful, then in humility we should ask God for the Grace to succeed and continue to do our part to cooperate with His Grace.  In either case, we have the second half of Lent to grow closer to God.  Know of my continued prayers that all of us have a spiritually fruitful Lent, and please be sure to keep me in your prayers!

Now is also an appropriate time to look ahead to the Easter Season.  There will be much going on after Easter in our parish, so please mark your calendars and, if possible, attend the following celebrations:

   April 3, 2016 - 1st Communion (10am Mass);

    May 1, 2016 - Annual Parish Easter Picnic following the 10am Mass (alternate weather date is May 8);

    May 15, 2016 - Confirmations (5pm Mass).

These parish celebrations of the sacraments and our parish picnic highlight the joy of the Easter Season in our parish community. As we continue to make our Lenten journey, let us renew our efforts in the discipline of prayer, almsgiving and fasting so we can more deeply appreciate and celebrate the gift of Easter!

Many Thanks to Fr. Glenn LeCompte and Fr. Jerry Mesley
We thank Fr. LeCompte for providing our parish Lenten mission last week.  His exposition of Sacred Scripture on the theme of God's Mercy was both interesting and topical in this Year of Mercy.  I have had much positive feedback on Fr. LeCompte's mission, and our hope is that it will be fruitful in your Lenten journey.  Thanks to all those who attended!

Last weekend, Fr. Jerry Mesley left for New Mexico, his summer home.  We thank him for his presence here in the parish over the last 6 months, and we pray for his safe journey home.  We look forward to him returning in the Fall as his presence and assistance in the parish is always appreciated

The bulletin for the week of March 06, 2016 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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