Encounter + Grow + Witness
April 12, 2021
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Louise Church,
I've had a few questions regarding what should be done with old palm branches and other religious items such as holy cards, sacred images or old bible books that are in either bad shape or no longer useful. The proper disposal for those items is burning, or in the case of old palm branches, bury them in the ground so they can disintegrate using the natural biological process. Some churches collect the old palm branches and burn them as a part of a prayer service. As this is not a matter of liturgical law, I suggest you destroy them on your own, especially if you have an excess of them from the past.
I invite all of you to join our NEW, ongoing, adult faith formation program. This program will be run on a weekly basis, beginning Thursday, April 29, and as it unfolds it will cover a variety of issues and areas relevant to our faith and spirituality. The Spring sessions will be focused on the history of the early church community and the book Acts of the Apostles. Julia will once again be leading this course. For more information, see the bulletin regarding registration and pre-paid purchasing of book.
For those of you who have been disconnected for a while, our parish is in the second wave of the changes the Archdiocese has imposed on parishes. This is called the FAMILY OF PARISHES initiative and will come into effect fully on July 1, 2022. When everything is said and done, it will result in a completely different way the church operates - with massive consolidation of ministries, properties, and resources. There will be much preparation work to do and will start soon as our Family of Parishes is comprised of 6 area parishes. More information on this matter can be found on the Archdiocesan website where there is a whole section designated to this particular matter.
I hope you will continue to offer up a spiritual gift for our country by reciting the rosary, or at least a decade at 7pm everyday. Pray for an end to Covid-19, the end to unrest, anger and mutual disrespect in our country and for the return of civility, harmony, and peace in our society. Every prayer will help.
Looking forward to celebrating Mass with you and keeping you all in my prayers.
Sunday 9:30AM 11:30AM
Holy Days: Please see Bulletin
ATTENDING MASS AT ST. LOUISE
- A maximum of 150 people will be allowed in at any given Mass. No exceptions.
- To ensure an accurate count, there will be only one entrance point to the Church. The door will be locked after we reach our seating limit.
- Face masks or face-coverings are mandatory and must be worn at all times inside and outside the Church facility.
- The Church door will be open 30 minutes prior to the start of Mass. Please do not come any earlier.
- When inside, sanitize your hands and take a seat as directed by an usher. Only three people per pew.
- Offertory collections baskets will be placed and the entrance and exit doors. Drop your donation there.
- If possible, do not use the bathrooms unless it is an emergency.
- Do not socialize in the Church before or after Mass. Exit the Church immediately after Mass.
- The votive/prayer candles will not be available at this time.
- Weekend and weekday Mass times will remain the same as before.
- Until further notice, individual confessions will be heard on Saturday mornings only, 9:45 to 10:30 am in the Church by the music area.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND COOPERATION!
UPDATE TO TEMPORARY OFFICE HOURS
Dear Parishioners of St. Louise de Marillac,
As we continue to figure out this new "normal" way of life, one constant we have in our lives is we are all united in prayer and are under God's grace. We are rooted in His love and OUR roots run deep within our Church.
Sadly, weekly offertory contributions our Church depends on are not being received, for a good reason. St. Louise de Marillac depends on your financial support to continue our parish mission.
Please consider mailing in your donations or by using our online giving option. Click on the the WeShare Online Giving icon and signing up will take just a few minutes.
Prayerfully consider which method is best for you and know we, your Church and it's family, hold you in prayer today and always, no matter what circumstances we face, because we are ALL one in Jesus Christ.
WeShare Online Giving
First Friday of the Month
12 Noon Mass
Saturdays - 9:45 - 10:30 am ONLY
In Church near the music area near the West doors. See From Our Pastor for additional information.
As you temporarily participate at Mass in this different way, you and your families are encouraged to make a daily Spiritual Communion by praying:
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Newsletter for April 12, 2021
- Father Andrew Czarnecki, Pastor
- Deacon Thomas Avery, Deacon
- Greg Crachiolo, Director of Music
- Chuck White, Campus & Event Coordinator
- Shirley Braschayko, Administrative Asst.
- Joseph Manuszak, Social Worker
- Madge Kinsella, Parish Secretary
- Julia Czarnecki, Campus Minister for Spirituality & Faith Formation
- Jenni Briones, Faith Formation Asst.
- Marsha Wisniewski, Christian Service Advisor