Journey from Islam to the Catholic Church

With author, Dr. Derya Little. She will speak about her Journey From Islam to the Catholic Church through Atheism and Protestantism.

Saturday, September 7

After the 9:00AM Mass

Saint Louise de Marillac LeGras Parish Hall

Born and raised in Muslim Turkey, Derya Little rejected her family’s Islamic faith and became an atheist after her parents’ divorce. During her stormy adolescence, she tried to convince a Christian missionary that there is no God but was converted to Christ instead.

While attending a Turkish university and serving as a Christian youth minister, Derya began to compare the teachings of Protestantism and Catholicism, and during her doctoral studies in England, she entered the Catholic Church.

Derya Little has an MA in History and a PhD in Politics. She has written articles for academic journals, Catholic World Report, Crisis Magazine and other Catholic publications. Her conversion story, From Islam to Christ, published by Ignatius Press.

Go to her website

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ChristLife – Discovering Christ


Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, is invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. Discovering Christ helps people enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children.

Discovering Christ consists of seven weekly sessions and a retreat day. The weekly sessions include four components: a meal, prayer time, a video teaching, and small group discussion.

Join us this September for Discovering Christ:

Fridays @ 6:30pm
Sept 27 – Nov 15
Opening session held at St. Joan of Arc
(subsequent sessions alternating between St Joan of Arc & St Louise de Marillac)
Free Dinner & Childcare

St. Joan of Arc & St. Louise de Marillac
Faith Formation Registration Information


Our new on-line registration for 2019-20 Faith Formation sessions is available for St. Joan and St. Louise parishioners and requires electronic Materials Fees collection via debit/credit transaction.
If you DO NOT wish to submit fees payment electronically, please print and complete the Registration Form that may be submitted to the Faith Formation offices (formerly Religious Education/CCD) in person or via mail with a check or cash.  Forms are also available in both Faith Formation Offices, both Parish Offices, and in St. Joan of Arc Church.

click here for “ON-LINE REGISTRATION”

  • Faith Formation Sessions at both St. Joan of Arc AND St. Louise de Marillac will begin the week of SEPTEMBER 9, 2019.
  • The 2019-2020 CALENDAR will be posted upon completion.
  • All 1st time registrants of St. Joan or St. Louise must submit a Baptismal Certificate with Registration Form unless baptized at St. Joan of Arc or St. Louise de Marillac.
  • Family Fees:  $60- one child; $90- two children; $135- three or more children; $25- late fee

Questions… Please contact St. Louise Faith Formation at 412-835-1155 or or St. Joan of Arc Faith Formation at 412-835-3724 .

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.

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.

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.

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).

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