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|Archbishop Vigneron has extended the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass.
Learn more at www.aod.org/emergencyresponse.
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November 22, 2020
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Louise Church,
Please see the message above regarding the extention of dispensation from Mass from Archbishop Vigneron. Even though dispensation has been extended, if you have returned to dining out at restaurants, store shopping beyond essential needs, gathering at family events, you are encouraged to attend Mass and receive our Lord through the Eucharist.
Next weekend is the start of the new Church year and the beginnig of Advent! This year has truly been a challenge for all of us but one thing holds true through all this, Jesus has not left our side and still loves us! With the Covid numbers continuing to rise, lets not forget to continue with our due diligence to help reduce our risk of exposure and to those around us. We continue to take all the necessary precautions required to have the Church a "safe" place to attend Mass. To start your Thanksgiving celebration, Mass will be offered at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, November 25. There will be NO Noon Mass on Thanksgiving Day. I would love to see you at any of the Masses we offer, if possible.
Our CSA Campaign is in full swing. I ask you to prayerfully consider your pledge. Our goal for this year is $62,000. As I stated before, 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. For more information, see the link under the CSA header located below.
There is a new pastoral note from Archbishop Vigneron on Families of Parishes located on the Archdiocese website. To read the pastoral note click here.
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.
Just a reminder 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
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