This weekend we celebrate “Pentecost Sunday.” Pentecost is our celebration and remembrance of the coming of the Holy Spirit into the world to and for each of us, giving us the Grace to imitate Jesus in our lives. The Holy Spirit is also the heart of our One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church (See Acts 15:28, describing the Council of Jerusalem and its decisions being that not only of the Apostles, but of the Holy Spirit as well).
Jesus told the Apostles that he would send His Spirit, Who would teach and remind them of all the things He taught.… Read More
Happy Mother’s Day!! Today, we celebrate Motherhood, a most noble and wonderful vocation dedicated to the nurturing and Christian formation of children (regardless of the age of the children!). The good of children is entrusted to mothers and fathers by God. The vocation of motherhood is first and foremost taught by the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and is best exemplified in a particular way by Our Blessed Mother. First and foremost, Mary was a disciple living concretely her Christian vocation and rejoicing in it, even when it was very difficult.
Motherhood is a blessing and gift from God.… Read More
This weekend, we will conclude our celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation when our Confirmation candidates are Confirmed at the Sunday 5pm Mass. The Rev. Msgr. W. Curtis Mallet, the Vicar General of our diocese, will be the celebrant and homilist. With grateful hearts we welcome him to our parish for this celebration. This is a special time not only for our candidates and their families, but for our entire parish community.
The Confirmation class has been preparing since January for the reception of the sacrament, and we celebrate with joy their new status as fully initiated Catholics (meaning Catholics who have been baptized, received First Communion and have been Confirmed).… Read More
First, a reminder that our parish picnic is this weekend after the 10am Mass!! Due to inclement weather last weekend, it was moved to this weekend. It is our community’s celebration of Easter and has always been an enjoyable event for the young and the “more mature” alike. We hope you are able to make plans to attend and join in the celebration. Food, fun and fraternity all in one place. I look forward to seeing you there!
Many thanks to all who coordinated, volunteered and participated in the process of assembling our parish directory, especially Bea Beaugh, who was willing to take on the responsibility of leading the project. … Read More
This weekend we celebrate the 4th Sunday of Easter, commonly referred to as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” It is called “Good Shepherd Sunday” because of the Gospel readings of the day (there are three readings that are rotated each year) are taken from the 10th chapter of St. John’s Gospel. In the 10th chapter of John’s Gospel, Jesus describes Himself as the Good Shepherd who will lay down His life for His sheep. He also tells us that He knows His sheep and they follow Him, that He will give them eternal life, and that no one can take them out of His hand. … Read More
DUE TO PREDICTED RAINS THIS WEEKEND, OUR PARISH PICNIC HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH FOLLOWING 10AM MASS! Look forward to seeing everyone then! … Read More
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 20, 2018. Last weekend was highlighted by our children receiving their First Holy Communion at the 10am Mass. The liturgy went beautifully, and we are reminded that God teaches us by 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. … Read More
Today is Divine Mercy Sunday, marking the end of the Easter Octave. The Easter Octave is the eight day celebration of Easter from Easter Sunday until today. We continue the Easter season until Pentecost Sunday in May. Looking back over the last couple of months, we have so much to be thankful for as a church parish, especially to those who made our Lent and Easter so beautiful and spiritually meaningful. We are blessed to have Msgr. Melancon living in our parish. He took on extra duties during Lent here at St. Landry and at Opelousas Catholic, helping to lead both us and our children through Lent.… Read More