Pastor’s Corner – June 17, 2018
Happy Father’s Day!!
Happy Father’s Day! Many thanks to all our devoted father’s who lead and guide their families by teaching and example. The ultimate goal is to make our way to Christ, and thus to God, The Father. We pray that in their fatherly vocation they always stay focused on true good for their families, which is the salvation of the souls entrusted to their care. Again, Happy Fathers Day!
Msgr. Russell Harrington
Speaking of Father’s, we will welcome a new “spiritual father” to our parish in two weeks. As I promised last week, here’s a little more information about Msgr. Harrington, our new pastor and shepherd:
Born October 10, 1953
Raised in Acadia Parish in the Mermentau/Estherwood/Midland area
Graduated from Immaculata Seminary High School in 1971
Graduated from St. Joseph Seminary College in 1974
Studied Theology at St. Augustine Seminary in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ordained Transitional Deacon in 1978
Ordained a Priest May 25, 1979
Vicar for Priests/Diocese of Lafayette 1996-2014
Chancellor/Diocese of Lafayette 2002-2016
Director of Seminarians/Diocese of Lafayette 1998-2001
Our Lady of Wisdom/UL Campus – Pastor, 1979-1984
St. Peter, Grand Prairie – Pastor, 1984-1988
St. Elizabeth Seton, Lafayette – Pastor, 1988-1994
St. John’s Cathedral, Lafayette – Associate Pastor, 1996-1998
St. Patrick’s, Lafayette – Pastor, 1998-2000
Assumption Church, Mire – Pastor, 2000-2012
St. John Berchman, Cankton – 2012-2018
As I mentioned at Masses last week, Msgr. Harrington is smart, personable, approachable and has a heart for the people he serves. We are very blessed to have him as our new pastor, and we continue to pray for his smooth transition into life here at St. Landry!
Reminder: Fr. Ben Pitre’s First Mass is next weekend at the 10am Mass, with reception to follow at the Opelousas Catholic Cafeteria