Encounter + Grow + Witness
October 11, 2020
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Louise Church,
The 2020 Election is just around the corner and it is very important you are informed about the issues on the ballot. The Archdiocese of Detroit does not endorse nor oppose candidates or parties, because no politician, political party, or platform aligns perfectly with the Gospel. That being said, the Achdiocese's role is to help educate on the moral implications of civic issues so that Catholics can draw on these principles and Church teachings to guide their voting decisions. You can view the very important information by clicking on the following link: http://www.aod.org/election-2020
Our CSA Campaign is in full swing. You should have received the CSA information and pledge card from the Archdiocese in the mail. If you did not receive the information, please call the parish office and a pledge form will be mailed to you. For more information, see the link under the CSA header located below. I ask you to prayerfully consider your pledge. Our goal for this year is $62,000. If we do not meet this goal, the money will have to be paid from our savings account. Since we have been unable to have the fundraisers we have had in the past, it is vital we reach our goal. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity in the past and look forward to your continued support.
Praise and Worship with Adoration is back at St. Louise! Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 1 for "A Time for Prayer and Praise for Our Nation" featuring our music minister, Greg Crachiolo, from 6:30 - 7:15 pm and Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 7:15 - 7:40 pm. Masks and social distancing are required. All are welcome.
Religious Education classes continue to meet in the classrooms located in the main office area and the social hall from 5:15 pm to 6:45 pm. Masks are required for all who enter the building and students are required to keep their mask on during class time. Please sanitize your hands when entering the building.
I encourage and 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.
Our new weekday Mass Schedule is now in place. Mass will be on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, THURSDAYS at 12 NOON and Fridays at 12 Noon. There WILL BE NO Mass on Wednesdays. Hopefully this will not be an inconvenience but an opportunity for more to attend daily Mass. After celebrating Mass during the week, you are invited to stay and recite the rosary. What a wonderful way to complete your celebration! In order to properly sanitize the Church after Mass on the weekend, the rosary will not be recited.
Our business office is open to assisting you with any questions, concerns, issues you may have regarding Masses, weddings, baptisms, funerals, etc. Please see below for the days and times we are open. You are required to wear a mask when entering the office building and keep it on during your stay.
Every day brings new challenges. Every challenge needs a prayer. Remember, the power of prayer is strong when the number of prayer warriors is large!
Sunday 9:30AM 11:30AM
Wednesday CANCELED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 23
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 15 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
Every Tuesday Main Church 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Followed by Benediction and Holy 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:
Prayer for Pandemic Protection
God our Father,
We come to you in our need to ask your protection against the 2019 N-Corona Virus, that has claimed lives and has affected many. We pray for your grace for the people tasked with studying the nature and cause of this virus and its disease and of stemming the tide of its transmission.
Guide the hands and minds of the medical experts that they may minister to the sick with competence and compassion, that must find a cure and solution to this epidemic.
We pray for those afflicted. May they be restored to health soon.
Grant us the grace to work for the good of all and to help those in need.
Grant this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, you Son, who lies and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
- 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