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 or our 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 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
and Saturday from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Click to read more about our new procedures.
Already familiar with our procedures? Reserve your Confession times below!
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. Emmanuel Francis
Hello, this is Fr. Emmanuel Francis, the Associate Pastor for St. Louise de Marillac.
The Sunday readings remind us that God has His own ways which are different from ours: God’s logic is different from human logic.
In the Parable of the Vineyard Labourers, God’s ways are a mystery, as manifested by the fact that those who were called at the 3rd, 6th and 9th hours received the same wages.
God’s logic is different from ours, and so is His Divine Will from our finite and limited human will. We must always remember that GOD ALWAYS KNOWS MOST AND BEST.
The attitude of a Christian must always be: LORD, I TRUST IN YOU! IF THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, THEN IT IS WHAT I WANT. MAY THY MOST HOLY WILL BE PRAISED AND GLORIFIED.
Through this Parable God calls us to different ways and at different hours, but gives us the same reward in Heaven.
“I am the Savior of all people, says the Lord. Whatever their troubles, I will answer their cry, and I will always be their Lord.
Sunday is Catechetical Sunday – an opportunity for all Catholics to dedicate themselves to the mission of handing on the faith. Let us pray together and commit to actively be witnesses to the Gospel in our daily lives.
Next Sunday members of the Confirmation leadership team will collect canned goods to support Shepherd’s Pantry, a local food distribution program. Please bring your donations to the Parish Office or to Mass next Sunday.
Baptisms, funerals, and weddings can now be scheduled for outside services. Please call the parish office for more information.While we wait to return to Mass inside of the church, we continue our weekday 8:00 am and Sunday Mass schedule. Please join us here or participate on your computer at home.
Your offerings help us to continue the ministry of this parish. Thank you for your generosity.
Father Robert returns next week to share this weekly message. I appreciate having this opportunity to introduce myself to the community and I look forward to meeting you soon in person.
May God bless you all.