Sadly, we announce the death of Deacon Eugene Brady, the father of Fr. Jim Brady. Deacon Brady passed away Sunday morning, 10/22. His funeral arrangements are as follows:
Friday, October 27, 2017
St. George Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, La.
Visitation from 11:30am to 12:30pm in church.
Funeral Mass @ 12:30pm
The family invites all in attendance to a reception immediately following the Mass on the campus of St. George’s.
Please keep Fr. Brady and his family in your prayers during this difficult time.
PRO-LIFE BABY BOTTLE COMPAIGN THIS WEEKEND – DesOrmeaux Foundation
Baby bottles will be available today after Masses for donations to benefit our local pregnancy resource center, maternity home, and mother & baby boutique which provide necessary items for both mothers and children. The mothers also receive free pregnancy testing, consultation, education on chastity, shelter, food, and other services to provide the women and children their needs. This is an opportunity to not only say that we are Pro-Life, but to let our actions show that we are Pro-Life! Please return your donations in the bottles next weekend and return the baby bottles so that they may be re-used. … Read More
Many, many thanks to all who helped, supported and attended the festival last weekend. Once again, it was a success and would not have been possible without the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers and their gifts of time, talent and treasure. Feedback from those who came out has been completely positive and it appears that a good time was had by all. An insert has been placed in this bulletin specifically thanking all who helped. Please be sure to patronize our sponsors when you can! A financial accounting will be provided once all the information is available, although we can say that it was a financial success and that we raised approximately $30,000!! … Read More
Yesterday we hosted the 3rd Annual Festival de la Grande Eglise, and we hope the weather cooperated and a good time was had by all. There are many thanks that we need to make, and there will be a special insert in the bulletin next weekend acknowledging those who helped to make the day possible. We especially thank our major sponsors, without whose support the day would never have gotten off the ground. Please patronize them if you are able:
American Bank and Trust Company
Dupre Carrier Godchaux
Friend of Fr. Lafleur
Gaiennie Lumber Company
Going, Sebastien, Fisher and Lebouf
Iggie Castille State Farm
Knights of Combus Council #1173
Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home
Lenard Bertrand General Contractors
Mama’s Fried Chicken
Sandoz Law Office
As usual, we will provide an accounting of the festival as soon as the numbers are available. … Read More
Please make plans to come our third annual “Festival de la Grande Eglise,” which will be held next Saturday, October 7, 2017. We are very excited about this year’s event after a very successful festival the last two years. The festival is a celebration of our church and local community and their history, but it is also intended to be a fundraiser to help defray the costs of maintaining historic St. Landry Cemetery, which was built at a time when cemetery endowments did not exist (families generally cared for cemeteries and the tombs of their loved ones). With over 4,000 tomb sites, maintenance is both difficult and expensive. … Read More
In this weekend’s bulletin is our annual financial report for fiscal year 2016-2017 (side by side with the budget published last year). On the flip side of the page is our budget for the upcoming fiscal year, 2017-2018. I have worked with the Finance Council to provide you with an understandable presentation of our church finances. As pastor, I am accountable to you for the proper use of the offerings given to support church ministry and operations, and the report is a way to keep you informed of the financial status of parish. Overall, our financial status continues to be stable, and I thank you for your support over the last year.… Read More
Festival de la Grande Église
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Silent Auction & Live Jazz Music
Featuring Jeremy “JB Saxx” Benoit
5:30 Cash Bar / Silent Auction, 6 PM Meal & Entertainment
Sponsored by: Dupre’ Carrier Godchaux Agency
Location: Delta Grande, Downtown Opelousas
Saturday, October 7, 2017
St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas
Begins at 7 a.m. Judging begins at 11:30 AM.; Awards at 3 p.m.
Sponsored by: Tony Chachere’s Foods
2 Mile Color Run
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Race begins at 9 a.m.
Sponsored by: Iggie Castille Insurance
Tours of Historic St.… Read More
Diaconate Ordination of Benjamin Pitre
On September 28, 2017, our very own parishioner of St. Landry, Benjamin Pitre, will be ordained to the transitional diaconate at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy. Many of you will be travelling to Rome for the ordination, as will I. It is a wonderful day for our parish, as it will be the first ordination to the transitional diaconate since Bishop Jarrell, who recently celebrated the 50th Jubilee of his ordination.
We also look forward to Benjamin’s priestly ordination, which is scheduled for June 23, 2018 here in the diocese. He will celebrate his first Mass of Thanksgiving here at St.… Read More
This week we will begin presentations on my sabbatical in Rome during the first 4 months of this year. Last weekend we published a tentative schedule. Unfortunately, I got confused on some of the dates/days, so the schedule will have to be re-worked a bit in the coming weeks. My goal is to schedule the presentations at a time when it will not interfere with other parish activities, such as bible studies, service group meetings and administrative meetings. A new schedule will be published in the coming weeks.
For now, we will have the first two presentations this week and the third in the second week of September on the 13th (the topic will be The Holy Land). … Read More