Saturday, April 9, 2016

Bulletin for the Week of April 10, 2016 and the Pastor's Corner


With Divine Mercy Sunday last weekend, we ended the Easter Octave and now enter into the regular Easter Season, which will last until Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016. Last weekend was highlighted by our children receiving their First Holy Communion at the 10 am Mass.  The liturgy went beautifully, and we are reminded that God teaches us through our children.  Our children reminded us last week how special the Eucharist is and the reverence with which we should approach the Blessed Sacrament. Our children were dressed for the occasion, had their hands folded and approached their First Holy Communion with reverence and awe.  The same should be true for us each time we approach the altar for Holy Communion.  Sometimes in our fallen human nature we can allow repetition to make us treat the extraordinary in an ordinary way.  We should be on guard each time we receive The Blessed Sacrament to make sure we dispose ourselves to treat it as our First Holy Communion, our Last Holy Communion, and indeed, the only Holy Communion we will receive!!

Thanks again to Phyllis Guidry and Mary Joubert for leading the First Communion Program and the parents of the children who taught them at home.  Proper preparation takes a team, and it was evident throughout the program that our children were well prepared for their First Confession and First Communion both in the classroom and at home. Many thanks to all our good parents who made our job that much easier and made last Sunday such a special event.

Please remember that our young adults are continuing to prepare for Confirmation, the last of the Sacraments of Initiation, which will take place on Pentecost Sunday.  Be sure to keep them in your prayers.

Update Valentin Hall Project
No, we are not shutting down Valentin Hall!  We've had more than one such inquiry about the boarding up of the hall windows over the last week.  As I mentioned in previous Pastor's Corners, the first step of the Valentin Hall construction is to replace/restore the windows, and the temporary boarding of the windows is the first step in the window work.  Soon new windows will be installed and the frames will be restored and painted.

We are also in the final stages of the plans and financing of the interior of the hall and the parking lot construction.  At this point, we are very pleased with the way things are working out and we believe the hall will definitely fulfill many of our needs, including adequate space and facilities for our CCD and youth programs, enough meeting rooms for our many different activities during the week, more adequate office space for our staff and clergy, and better kitchen facilities for our social gatherings.  After the construction, we look forward to Valentin Hall being able to better serve our community for many years to come!!  

We hope that in the next few weeks the final plans will be completed, and we will get our final approval and begin construction shortly thereafter.  Please keep the safety of the workers and the success of the work of their hands in your prayers!

Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of April 10, 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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