Pastor’s Corner – March 18, 2018

This Fifth Sunday of Lent marks the beginning of the special sub-season called “Passiontide,” which extends up until Holy Saturday. During this time the Church’s liturgy becomes more somber and a sorrowful mood is reflected in the various practices that occur in the liturgy.  The most obvious example of a more somber mood is the veiling of statues and images, which remains an optional practice in the United States and a practice that we have adopted at St. Landry.


Some have asked why we cover the statues in the church during this time?  The reason for the tradition is that in His sorrowful Passion, Jesus’ face and whole body were so disfigured by the blows and scourges he received that he was scarcely recognizable. … Read More

Pastor’s Corner – March 11, 2018

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, almsgiving 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.… Read More

Pastor’s Corner – March 04, 2018

Today we celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Lent, and the focus this week is on our faith.  As we hear in our Gospel reading this week from St. John, Jesus threw the money changers out of the Temple in Jerusalem because they were making His Father’s House a marketplace.  After the Resurrection the apostles recalled Jesus’ words as well as the prophecy of the Old Testament predicting this event and came to believe in what Jesus had spoken.  Many in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus entrance also began to believe when they saw the signs he was doing.  Jesus, however, did not entrust himself to them because “he knew them and didn’t need anyone to tell him about human nature, as he understood it well.”  The same people would soon call for Jesus’ crucifixion.… Read More

Lenten Mission by Father Bryce Sibley!

St. Landry Church Parish Mission

March 5th, 6th and 7th at 6pm (Mass at 5:30pm)

“Finding God: A Primer on Prayer”

Presented by Fr. Bryce Sibley

Fr. Bryce Sibley is a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette. He received his Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree from the Angelicum and his Licentiate from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, both in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood in the year 2000 and has served in various parish teaching assignments, as well as being active and renown as a speaker, writer, and blogger.… Read More

Pastor’s Corner – February 25, 2018

Today we celebrate the 2nd Sunday of Lent, and our Gospel reading of the day is “The Transfiguration.”  The Transfiguration represents many things, including Jesus’ fulfillment of the teachings of the Law and the Prophets and the glory that is to come.  However, this weekend, the focus relates to last weekend’s theme of repentance, or “change.”   We must first be open to change our lives to conform with the teachings of Jesus.  If we do not, then we have what is referred to as a “hard heart.”  God cannot work with a hard heart because we are free to accept or reject His Grace, so if we have already decided not to change our lives, then God will not force us to change, as that would impair our freedom. … Read More

Pastor’s Corner – February 18, 2018

On this First Sunday of Lent, we hear the words of Jesus after His forty days in the desert:  “This is the time of fulfillment.  The kingdom of God is at hand.  Repent, and believe in the gospel.”  Today, we focus on Jesus’ command to repent and believe in the gospel.  The word “repent” is used in common parlance as meaning sorrow for one’s sins.  However, there are several nuanced meanings of “repent,” which is used to translate a Greek word in the bible.  The original Greek word also means “to change,” especially to change one’s mind or to change the “inner person,” particularly in accepting the will of God. … Read More

Pastor’s Corner – February 11, 2018

This Wednesday is “Ash Wednesday” and marks the beginning of our annual Lenten journey. The season of Lent is a time to focus on repentance and the forgiveness of our sins as well as disclipline in our spiritual life.  We amend our lives by focusing on three things: Prayer, Almsgiving and Fasting.  As your pastor, it is part of my mission to provide you with the tools you need to be disposed to receive the gift of God’s Grace.


During Lent, we will have many activities to help foster a good prayer life. In its totality, prayer is simply our relationship with God.Read More

Happening during the season of Lent…

Weekday Mass Schedule

Monday – Friday at 12:05pm;

Saturday 8am (Church)


Confession Schedule

Monday – Friday from 11:30am to 12pm

Saturdays from 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Citywide Penance Service – Monday, March 26, 6-7pm


Stations of the Cross

Fridays at 5:15pm in the Church

Followed by soup and bread dinner in Valentin Hall


Lenten Mission

“Finding God: A Primer for Prayer”

Presented by Fr. Bryce Sibley, S.T.L

Mission: March 5th, 6th and 7th

Mass at 5:30pm; Mission begins at 6pm




All Activities are in Valentin Hall:


Mondays at 10am and 6pm – Bible Study.… Read More

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