We will continue to work hard to keep you informed about any changes that directly impact St. Louise de Marillac. We ask that you continue to keep those suffering from this virus, as well as those working as essential workers to keep everyone safe. We at St. Louise are also working to the best of our abilities to guide our community and keep it safe. Please be sure to frequently visit our website, follow us on our social media pages, and text “sldm” to 84576 in order to receive updates as they happen.
Please be aware that the information below is subject to change. Thank you!
Your St. Louise de Marillac Parish
Please review the respective plans and how we’re taking appropriate measures.
Your health and safety is important. If you are ill, symptomatic, or fall into the “most vulnerable” category, please refrain from attending mass or confessions. The dispensation from attending mass is still in order, so we ask that you watch our Mass livestreams on our website , Youtube or Facebook page. Please remember to wear your mask at all times and to wash your hands for more than 20 seconds before arriving. Thank you!
Onsite Masses will be added weekly using a phased-in approach. Click to read more about our new procedures.
Confession Procedures & Reservations
Onsite Confessions will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm and Saturday from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Please note, starting Saturday, October 17, Saturday Confessions will begin at 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm. Click to read more about our new procedures.
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Guidelines for Churches to reopen have been issued and Archbishop Gomez has worked closely with the Los Angeles County Supervisors, the City of Los Angeles and the Public Health Department to determine how we will be able to safely reopen Catholic churches.
You can review the documents below.
- Parish Churches Guidelines
- Protocol for Places of Worship
- Reopening Safer at Work & In the Community
- Covina Recovery Plan Update
A Message from Fr. Robert Fulton
Hello, this is Fr. Robert Fulton.
The first Sunday of Advent is on November, 29th, 2020. It is a quiet, reflective, and prayerful season. We are in waiting for the Lord, when we pray “Maranatha, Come Lord.”
In the Gospel, several servants and a gatekeeper vigilantly await the uncertain return of their master. In our own lives, Jesus instructs his followers to be alert and watchful while doing their Christian duties with sincerity.
This is the spirit of Advent. We pray that in the coming four weeks of Advent, we would show ourselves to be vigilant people awaiting the return of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.
We had a wonderful turnout for our Thanksgiving Drive-Thru! As much as I would have loved gathering together in person, I pray that we will be able to celebrate with one another next year in 2021.
I am pleased to announce that beginning this Sunday, the 9:30 am and 11:00 am Masses will be celebrated outdoors each week when the weather allows. Parishioners may bring chairs from home, watch from home, or may participate in their vehicles if they prefer. Please remember to wear masks and practice social distancing if you choose to be outdoors for Mass.
Our annual McKinley Children’s Center Giving Christmas Tree will be placed outside next weekend, December 5th and 6th, after every Mass. You may also pick up names at the parish office throughout the next week.
The School and Faith Formation Office will be hosting a FREE viewing of Disney’s “A Christmas Carol” in the parish parking lot on Friday, December 4th at 6:30 pm. Be sure to check the website for more details on the event.
We will have a Parish Advent Retreat on Wednesday, December 9th at 7 PM live-streamed on our website and social media. Fr. Emmanuel will be discussing the theme, “Waiting For the Birth of Jesus in Joy and Hope.”
Join us for the Immaculate Conception Vigil Mass on Monday, December 7th at 7:00 PM and on Tuesday, December 8th for our 8:00 AM & 7:00 PM Masses.
Thank you for your continued generosity. Your kindness helps us to continue the ministry of our wonderful parish, St. Louise de Marillac.
May God bless you all.