Service Opportunity: Advent Family Service Day
All families are invited to participate in an Advent Family Service Project on Saturday, December 1, 2018. This project will contribute to Pittsburgh’s “Red Door Program”. Families are asked to bring donations and help prepare 250 bagged lunches to help feed the hungry.
- When – Saturday, December 1, 2018… 9:30am – 11:30am
- Where – St. Louise de Marillac… the school cafeteria.
- What – Many hands to prepare the bagged lunches… small children may decorate bags and/or make cards for lunches.
- Food Donations:
- Bread, fruit cups, applesauce cups, small bagged snacks, small packaged cookies.
- Winter Donations:
- Large and x-large gloves, large and x-large socks, hats, hand/foot warmers (“hothands”).
- Contact: To RSVP and/or choose a donation, please contact Lorie Uhlmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-835-1155.
*If you unable to attend, you may still donate. Please email or call to see what you can contribute.
Interim Mass Schedule
Beginning on Saturday, October 20 the Mass schedule at St. Louise will be as follows:
- Saturday (Vigil)
- 6:00 pm
- 8:00 am
- 10:00 am
- 12:00 pm
- 4:30 pm
Beginning on Saturday, October 20 the Mass schedule at St. Joan of Arc will be as follows:
- Saturday (Vigil)
- 4:00 pm
- 9:00 am
- 11:00 am
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).