We’re a vibrant parish located near uptown Waterloo, Ontario. You’ll find our community is warm, inclusive, and always thrilled to welcome newcomers and visitors.
Letter from Bishop Crosby removing the dispensation from the obligation to participate at Sunday Mass, effective on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), June 11, 2023.
Saturday at 5 pm
Sunday at 9:30 am and 11:30 am
Office open Mon.- Thu. 9 AM – NOON and 1 PM – 4 PM
Pickleball open Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from 9 AM till noon in St. Louis Gym. Max. capacity 30.
Christmas Season Mass Times:
|4th Sunday of Advent (vigil)||Sat. Dec. 23||5 PM (Vigil Mass)|
|4th Sunday of Advent||Sun. Dec. 24||9:30 AM & 11:30 AM|
|Christmas Eve (vigil)||Sun. Dec. 24||5 PM & 8 PM|
|Christmas Day||Mon. Dec. 25||9:30 AM & 11:30 AM|
|St. Stephen’s||Tue. Dec. 26||No Mass|
|3rd,4th,5th day of Christmas||Wed. Dec. 27,Thu. Dec. 28,
Fri. Dec. 29
|Holy Family (vigil)||Sat. Dec. 30||5 PM (Vigil Mass)|
|Holy Family||Sun. Dec. 31||9:30 AM & 11:30 AM|
|Mary, Mother of God (vigil)||Sun. Dec. 31||5 PM (Vigil Mass)|
|Mary, Mother of God||Mon. Jan. 1||9:30 AM (ONLY!)|
|9th,10th,11th day of Christmas||Tue. Jan. 2,Wed. Jan. 3,
Thu. Jan. 4
|12th day of Christmas||Fir. Jan. 5||No Mass|
|Epiphany (vigil)||Sat. Jan. 6||5 PM (Vigil Mass)|
|Epiphany||Sun. Jan. 7||9:30 AM & 11:30 AM|
Faith Enrichment at St. Louis this Winter (contact parish office for more information):
Starting – Study of the Mystery of Jesus’ Passover from the Gospel of John on Thursdays at 1 PM starting Jan 18th. Frances Hogan (lay missionary and experienced educator) leads a series of meditations on the Passion Narrative of the Gospel of St. John. She presents the Gospel in lay language for a contemporary audience. Eight one hour sessions.
Starting – The Great Adventure Bible Timeline with Jeff Cavins – This Bible Study program takes you on a guided journey through salvation history. Jeff Cavins will show you how 14 books of the Bible tell the biblical story from beginning to the end and gives you keys to understanding the amazing story woven through Scripture. Using a unique colour-coded chart, you will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and discover how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our Faith. (The presentations have been updated since we last studied it in 2015.)
Offered either on Monday nights at 7:30 PM starting Jan. 15th, 2024 OR on Sundays at 12:30 PM (till 1:40 PM with substantial snacks provided.) starting on Jan .14th. (No sessions on long weekends etc.) 12 sessions between January and April 2024 & 12 sessions later during the Fall of 2024.
Ongoing – Book Group and discussion (Tuesdays after morning Mass 9:30 – 10:30 AM) starting October 3rd “My Sisters The Saints – A Spiritual Memoir” by Colleen Carroll Campbell. It is a story of 15 year quest to understand the meaning of her life and identity in light of her Christian faith and contemporary feminism. Colleen is an award-winning author, print and broadcast journalist and former presidential speechwriter. Her book My Sisters the Saints, won two national awards and has been published in five languages. She is the recipient of two honorary doctorates and numerous other awards. The book is read together during the session and discussed. No homework. Come when you can.
Ongoing – Lectio Divina – based on the readings for the following Sunday once per month – 2nd Thursday at 7 PM – Next dates: Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8. The goal of Lectio Divina is an expanding capacity to listen with the heart to the word of God in all of life’s situations, leading to a more constant awareness of God’s presence. It is a listening that leads to a new way of seeing and an integration of prayer, work and relationship with others. The 5 stages of Lectio Divina include reading, meditation, prayer, contemplation and action.
Special Social Events:
Christmas Family Fun Night – Friday December 8th 6- 8 PM in the Large Hall – Gingerbread Nativity Scenes, Reindeer Games and Carol Singing.
The St. Louis Yule Band Advent/Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 – 8 PM at St. Louis Church. Cash donations will go to the CWL and St. Vincent de Paul of St. Louis Parish.
St. Louis Epiphany Potluck Dinner and Party – Saturday, Jan. 6th starting at 6 PM in the Large Hall.
St. Louis Mid Winter Dinner and Ceili Dance – Saturday, Jan. 27th starting at 6 PM in the Gym and L. Hall. See poster here.
(Waterloo Knights of Columbus) Friday Knight Fish Fry Dine in: please contact Martin at 519-884-2060 to reserve your place. To order take-out, call Derek at 226-748-8378 by 4 PM on Friday. PICK UP TIMES: 4:30 – 6 PM; 1 PC $15, 2 PC $18 – Tax incl.
Links to Masses, Readings and Reflections:
Here is the link to the Diocese of Hamilton website with latest updates and special prayers.
Here is the link to Daily Mass Readings (using New American Bible translation).
Here is the link to Daily Office (Liturgy of the Hours) and also to Daily Mass Readings
Here is the link to the Catholic Mom’s daily Gospel reading reflection.
When travelling here is a link to find Mass times and locations when on the road.
Meet our pastoral team!
Time for Eucharist and sacraments are listed on the right side of the home page. Links to our main topics of information are provided at the top menu. You can also browse recent parish bulletins for more information about what is going on in our parish.
The news link will provide you with major parish news and events. For a quick overview, have a look at our calendar. We try very hard to keep this information updated on a weekly basis. Eucharist intentions and schedules for Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, etc. are not available at this moment; you must pick up your schedules at the back of the Church.
Take time to explore our site. We have many opportunities for you to get involved, either as a provider or recipient of sacraments. Check the parish enrichment for an overview of our current programs. Each will list specific committees, activities, and contact persons (in case you have questions, feedback, or a desire to volunteer).
The resources, as well as the get faith formation, will continue to grow throughout the lifetime of this site — so keep your eye on the changing contents. The resources will have links pointing to valuable sources of Catholic information and news, including the Diocese, Catholic Bishops’ Conferences, and the Vatican. There are also links to specialized sites, Catholic newspapers, and selected Universities.
Faith formation focuses on numerous opportunities for you to grow in your spiritual life.
Because we have such a diverse community, we also focus heavy on outreach.
Feel free to direct any questions to the parish office.
Travelling? Click here to go to a Canada Mass Times website.