40 Days for Life
Please join with family, friends, and fellow parishioners to sign up for an hour shift or whatever time you can. Through prayer, fasting, and a peaceful presence, we will offer a loving and gentle witness to women and couples facing a crisis pregnancy. Our hours for the 40 Days for Life Vigil are from 7:00am until 12:00pm on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
The 40 Days for Life Vigil is held at Planned Parenthood at 933 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (downtown). You can sign up in the back of the church or by using the red button below. Any questions, please call Debbie Natali at 412.260.2605
Confirmation 2018 Information
Our 2018 Confirmation date has been announced! The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturday, October 13, with Bishop David A. Zubik.
Important dates for our 9th grade Candidates and families:
- SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) for the Candidates
Saturday, September 29, @ 10:00 am in the Church for Candidates with last names beginning A – L
Saturday, October 6, @ 10:00 am in the Church for Candidates with last names beginning M – Z
- CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL – Wednesday, October 10, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. All Candidates (ONLY), report to the Church at 7:00 pm.
- SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION – with Bishop David A. Zubik on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
10:00 am – Candidates with last names beginning with A – L and Sponsors should gather in the School Gymnasium BY 9:30 am.
1:30 pm – Candidates with last names beginning with M – Z and Sponsors should gather in the School Gymnasium BY 1:00 pm.
- Name-tags will be pinned on the candidates with Confirmation Names.
- Please dress appropriately to honor God and one another as beings created in His holy image.
- PLEASE NOTE: Photography is NOT permitted during the Rite of Confirmation; but photos may be taken after the celebration.
Let the Light of Christ that you received in Baptism continue to shine forth through you always!
If you have further questions, please don not hesitate to contact the Religious Education Center at 412-835-1155 or email Lorie Uhlmann at email@example.com
Divine Mercy Ministry
The Divine Mercy Ministry is now available to go to the bedside of the sick and dying and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. At the request of the family, 2 or 3 members of The Divine Mercy Ministry will come to the bedside of the sick or dying. We will come to your home, hospice or nursing home. In addition, there will also be a group of people who will pray the Chaplet at home or from where they are for the soul, for the family and for those praying at the bedside. To arrange for The Divine Mercy Ministry to come to the bedside of your loved one, call the parish office at 412 833- 1010. Click here to learn more about this ministry.
Church Sanctuary Watercolor
Purchase your print today! – Local artist, Tim Reidy, has painted a watercolor of our church sanctuary. This beautiful rendering, ready for framing, is available for $75.00 with a share of the proceeds going to Ananias Mission, a nonprofit that helps American and Canadian churches work together to help Syrian refugees find safe homes in Canada. Their work started with an effort to help 23 persecuted Syrian Christians escape the war and start new lives. Through a partnership with the Diocese of Saint Catharines in Ontario, Ananias Mission was able to bring these Syrian families to Canada through private sponsorship. They are settled into life in Canada, and they are thriving!
Ananais Mission continues to help resettle Syrian families with parishes in the Diocese of Saint Catharines. This is only possible through the financial support of churches like Saint Louise de Marillac. Right now, there are many refugee families waiting for their chance to begin a new and peaceful life in Canada, and by purchasing a print you are helping Ananias Mission be the hands and feet of Christ to people in a desperate situation. Please stop by the parish office to purchase your limited edition print!
*$50 of the purchase price is tax deductible
Healing and Deliverance Prayers
Looking for peace? Want to grow spiritually? Join us each week at Saint Louise for 6:30-7:30pm Confessions, 7:30pm Novena Devotions in honor of our Lady of the Miraculous Medal followed by healing prayers and prayers for deliverance and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. For additional information please visit the Tuesday Marian Devotions Page.
Please join us this Tuesday evening in church at 6:30pm to pray the Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament. Come to place your personal needs and those of our community and Church before the Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Mother.
Liturgy of the Hours
Liturgy of the Hours is the official prayer of the Church and radiates from the daily sacrifice of the Eucharist to sanctify all hours of work and prayer. We gather in church at 8:30am before the Tuesday 9:00am Mass, and on Wednesday after the 9:00am Mass. Easy to follow booklets are provided. Consider joining us in prayer this week!
“I will pray to you, O Lord, you will hear my voice in the morning; I will stand before you in the morning and gaze on you” (Ps 5:45).