Lenten Devotions

Lent is quickly approaching! Check out the Lenten Devotions page on our website to find out about all the happenings we have during Lent this year, including the Holy Week schedule and much more! Click here to go there now.

“Confessing our sins is not going to a psychiatrist, or to a torture chamber: it’s saying to the Lord, ‘Lord, I am a sinner.'” – Pope Francis

This Lent on the evening of March 15, 2017, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., rediscover the healing power of the Sacrament of Reconciliation at any Catholic parish in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. If you’ve been away for a long time, don’t worry. We’ll leave the light on for you…

Please click on the links below for information on The Light is On for You! scheduled for March 15, 2017, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at your neighborhood parish.

Ever Wonder…

WHEN DOES LENT END? WHY ARE THE BELLS NOT RUNG ON GOOD FRIDAY? WHY ARE THE STATUES COVERED?

 
If you would like to have the answers to these questions and learn about the Rites of Holy Week a talk will be presented by Father Daniele Vallecorsa on Wednesday, April 5, at 7:00 PM in Church. We will examine the rites and ceremonies of Holy Week. It will be a great way to prepare yourself for the celebration of these holy days!

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).

Grief Support Group

A support group for those who have lost a loved one to the disease of addiction is now available. The group meets every first and third Monday of the month. It is held at Saint Louise in the LeGras Conference Room starting at 7:00pm. The group is facilitated by a certified counselor, Adrian Miller, MSCP, NCC. This opportunity provides those who have lost a loved one a safe place to share and listen to others who are experiencing this as well. If you have questions or would like more information please contact Adrian at 412-609-4437.

This grief support group is sponsored by the Substance Addiction Ministry (SAM) of the Pittsburgh Diocese. It is open to all persons regardless of their faith or religion.

With Jesus to the Cross

An opportunity to bring the people of our parish together with the Lord this Lent. Fr. Joe is excited to have the help of some of the men and women of our parish to bring people together this Lent for prayer, faith sharing and scripture study of the Sunday Mass readings in small groups. A number of parishioners will be hosting and facilitating a 7-week Lenten Bible study, beginning the week of February 27 (either in their homes, using a parish space, or even at a favorite coffee spot). The listing of study times and locations is located here.

Fr. Joe would like to encourage you all to join a small group, and to invite a friend or neighbor to join you. The signups are done through a Google Form which can be found here.

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.

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.

Tuesday Rosary

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.

Are you in need of a spiritual getaway?

A Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Croatia and Medjugorje will be led by Father Daniele Vallecorsa from May 21-31, 2017. Visits to the shrines and churches of Zagreb, Zadar, Dubrovnik and Sarajevo and 6 days in Medjugorje.  Visits with Franciscan friars Fr. Jozo and Fr. Svetovar. The cost is $2,695 and includes an English speaking guide. Seats are limited. For more information contact Bernadette at Mary’s Travel Ministry at 412-563-3857 or marystravel2@gmail.com
Informational pamphlets are available at Saint Louise Parish Office.

Timeless Treasures Flea Market

The DeMarillac Guild is planning its annual flea market for 2017 on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22. The Guild will be accepting donations from all parishioners of St. Louise. Please watch the bulletin or check the church website for additional information as it becomes available. At this time, only donations of jewelry can be accepted at the Parish Office due to lack of storage space. For more information, call Mary Frances Glausser, 724-941-5128.

List of Acceptable Donation Items