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.… Read More
We wish Father Brady the best in his new assignment @ St. Pius in Lafayette and look forward to welcoming Msgr. Harrington as our new pastor here @ St. Landry!
Effective July 2, 2018:
Reverend James Brady, JCL, has been appointed as Pastor of Saint Pius X Parish in Lafayette for a period of six (6) years. Father Brady is currently Pastor of St. Landry Parish in Opelousas.
FATHER JAMES BRADY, JCL
Reverend Monsignor Russell J. Harrington has been appointed as Pastor of Saint Landry Parish in Opelousas for a period of six (6) years. Msgr. Harrington is currently Pastor of Saint John Berchmans Parish in Cankton.… Read More
This weekend, as part of our Diocesan Centennial Celebration, we celebrate as a parish the 100th Anniversary of the creation of our diocese, The Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana. Here at St. Landry Church our patron, St. Landry of Paris, serves as a “father” of sorts to our church family. The feast of St. Landry is today, June 10, so we decided to celebrate it today in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration. There will be a reception in the Valentin Hall kitchen after the 10am Mass, and I hope that you are able to come and celebrate the rich history of our church parish and diocese.… Read More
Deacon Benjamin J. Pitre will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priesthood on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Lafayette. He cordially invites everyone to his 1st Holy Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, June 24 at 10AM here at St. Landry. A reception will follow at the OCS Gym. Deacon Pitre is the son of Ben & Sue Pitre. He is a lifelong parishioner of St. Landry Catholic Church, a 2002 graduate of Opelousas Catholic School, a 2006 LSU graduate, served in the Navy as a nuclear engineer officer for 5 years. He entered seminary formation in 2012 at St.… Read More
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, commonly referred to as “Corpus Christi.” In this solemnity, we celebrate the continuing gift God gives to us in the Eucharist, the gift of His very own Presence and Grace, the gift that feeds us and strengthen’s us to cooperate with His Grace to live a Christian life.
Sunday after the 10am Mass we will have a special devotion to the Eucharist in celebration of this feast. Following Mass we will have a Eucharistic procession in the church and then silent Eucharistic adoration for the afternoon.… Read More
This week, we returned to what is known as “Ordinary Time.” The primary liturgical color returns to green and the paschal candle will be moved back to the baptistry area to be used for baptisms and funerals. The term “ordinary” is not meant to diminish this time of year as if it is not important to our spiritual growth. Rather, it simply indicates that we are not in one of the special church seasons that has a particular emphasis on some aspect of the life of Christ, such as Advent and Christmas (The Incarnation), and Lent and Easter (The Paschal Mystery).… Read More
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