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|Archbishop Vigneron has extended the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass.
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February 28, 2021
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Louise Church,
We have entered the season of Lent, a 40-day journey (not counting Sundays), marked by repentance, fasting, reflection, and ultimately celebration. The 40-day period represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and where Satan tempted him. A time for all of us to examine our life, give our struggles to God, and invite him to help us become the-best-version-of-ourself. During this time there is also a strong focus on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
The current dispensation from attending Mass has been extended until March 13, 2021. See Archbishop Vigneron's letter about the this extension and for questions and answers regarding our return to Mass on March 13. Until then, if you have returned to dining out at restaurants, store shopping beyond essential needs, gathering at family events, you are encouraged to return to attending Mass and receive our Lord through the Eucharist.
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:
- 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