Gov. Newsom announced steps the state is taking as California, like many states, is experiencing a rise in reported cases of COVID 19. We are reassessing our current plan and working to provide an outdoor alternative by this weekend. 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. Robert
Hello, this is Father Robert Fulton.
While the world waits for things to go back to normal, God gives us the opportunity to find Him in the chaos of our world. The readings for this weekend speak powerfully of this.
I urge you to listen for God’s voice. Commit time each day in quiet prayer. When you do this, the whisper of God will speak louder than the chaos that surrounds us.
To help you, we are distributing missalettes to those who come to Mass this weekend. They do not need to be returned. Use them in your quest to hear God through the readings and Mass.
Missalettes can also be picked up in the parish office lobby.
Bring your chairs from home and listen to Mass under the canopies that have been installed outside of the church. Please remember to wear a suitable face covering and remain socially distanced if you use this option.
Parishioners who wish to remain in their cars may listen on their car radio or watch on their phone, tablet, or laptop.
Communion will be brought to vehicles and those outdoors at the end of each Mass.
Our current schedule of Masses is Saturday at 6:30 pm; and Sunday morning at 6:30, 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 AM. Because of the summer heat, there will be no 12:30 pm or 5:00 pm Mass on Sunday.
You may participate from home by watching our livestream of each Mass. Sunday Mass dispensation continues due to the pandemic.
Confessions are on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the parish office or visiting our Eventbrite page.
Although the office is closed for general office business, you can pick up a copy of the bulletin or a missalette, and drop off your offertory gift in the Parish Center lobby. Your ongoing financial support is needed to help us fulfill our mission.
Pray this week for our school 2nd graders who will receive their First Communion on Saturday, August 8th. First Communion for Faith Formation students and Confirmation for our teens will take place August 22nd and 23rd.
The last of our drive-in movies is the 1980’s favorite “Goonies”, beginning tonight in the parking lot at 8:30 pm. Parents, please take the time to review this movie. It may not be suitable for all age groups. Parking is limited to ensure social distancing, but each week we have been able to accommodate all guests.
Be kind to each other – and I hope to see you soon.