Friday, October 14, 2016

Bulletin for the Week of October 16, 2016 and the Pastor's Corner


The Diocesan Centennial Campaign

This weekend, we formally introduce The Centennial Campaign at all our Masses.  As many of you know, the Diocese of Lafayette has begun a capital campaign called "The Centennial Campaign." It celebrates the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese of Lafayette, which will occur in 2018. Several other parishes, including church parishes located in and near Opelousas, have already participated in the campaign. I am very excited about the campaign as it has the potential to help our parish both in the short term and the long term.  For the last month or so, myself and volunteers have been making in-home visits, and will continue to do so as the campaign continues through November. 

 The response to the campaign has been wonderful.  As of this writing, we have been able to pledge as a community about one-half of our $440,000 goal.  Many people have come forward seeking to donate, asking they be called for an in-home wonderful!  It's so nice to experience the joy of giving with others and to help with the exciting things that the campaign will support.  I will explain in the homily this weekend in more detail how the donations to the campaign will be used, but for now the following five areas will be supported by the campaign:

1. The local church parish (in our case, for St. Landry).
2. Priest welfare and retirement.
3. Seminarian Education.
4. The poor and those in need.
5. Our college campus ministries, particular Our Lady of Wisdom at ULL and the chapel at LSU-E.

The funds that St. Landry receives from the campaign will be used to continue our construction work on the campus, namely Valentin Hall, a few remaining projects in the rectory (bathrooms and three other rooms that have not yet been repaired), and then we will return to the church building (air conditioning components, organ, and repairing water damage in the interior of the church).

For our campaign, it is hoped that a large number of us will be contributors (yes, including the pastor!) of a reasonable amount.  If we all give what we can, and not worry about what we cannot, we should be able to reach our goal without problem. Thanks again to all our volunteers and to those who have already supported campaign as we look forward to bringing the campaign to a successful completion!!

Cemetery Tours

The Cemetery Tours continue this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, and we hope to continue to have beautiful weather as we did last weekend. We should remember the spiritual purpose of the tours, which is our prayer and and remembrance of those who have gone before us and left a legacy of Faith in Christ Jesus and their role in helping to build our Opelousas community. This legacy includes the Faith that has been handed down to us from the time of the apostles, as well as the things that tangibly help us worship today, such as establishing our church parish and constructing the beautiful church in which we have the privilege to worship.  Please come out and enjoy one of the tours!

Fr. Brady

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The bulletin for the week of October 16, 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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