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Adult Programs

Adult Programs

Small Christian Communities meet weekly on Thursdays at 9:30 am at the Convent from September to the end of June to discuss the current week's scripture readings and to provide a chance for adults and young adults to meet and share faith-related issues. ...
Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered to bring spiritual, physical and emotional strength. This Sacrament offers peace and courage to overcome the difficulties that are associated with disease, illness or dying. People of all a...
Baptism

Baptism

Baptism is one of the three sacraments of Christian Initiation (along with Confirmation and Eucharist), through which Catholics are incorporated as full members of the Church. Baptism is the foundation for the Christian life; gives sanctifying...
Beyond the Parish

Beyond the Parish

Knights of Columbus     The Knights of Columbus is a broad-based group of catholic men who gather socially, promote Christian practices, and provide service to parishes and the community.Every Friday 6:00-8:00 Fish fry at K...
Bulletin

Bulletin

Please be aware that the bulletins are hosted by the Liturgical Publications of Canada, and not on our website. Our bulletins  
Catholic Women's League

Catholic Women's League

The Catholic Women's League is the major organization for women; it provides opportunities for social life, service, support for many parish functions, and advocacy for important causes.   THE CWL INVITES YOU! An invitation is extended...
Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry

Coordinator of Youth and Children’s Ministries, Kelly Krause – Children’s Ministry Coordinator Childcare We offer childcare for children from newborn to about 3 years old in the nursery downstairs at the 9:30 am Mass. Our volunteers are fully...
Children's Program

Children's Program

Childcare We offer childcare for children from newborn to about 3 years old during Sunday Eucharist. Sunday School We offer Sunday School at each of the Sunday morning Eucharist. Children’s Liturgy of the Word For children from ages approximately 6...
Confirmation

Confirmation

The Christian life is an ongoing journey.  In the Sacrament of Confirmation we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and reaffirm our baptismal commitment to the Mission of Christ.  The Spirit comes to us, enabling and empowering us to live as fully in...
Development and Peace

Development and Peace

The parish supports  Development and Peace , the international aid agency of the Catholic bishops. We have a regular Lenten collection for their work, as well as special collections for emergencies.
Ethical Issues Links

Ethical Issues Links

Ethical Issues  - Check specific issues via the "Laity & Family Issues" button or the "Life Issues" button on the USCCB main page.
Eucharist

Eucharist

The celebration of the Sunday Eucharist is the source and summit of our lives as Catholic Christians.   Preparation for receiving the Eucharist begins at birth as parents teach their children the importance of our Sunday celebration. Coming to the Euch...
Events

Events

125th Anniversary of St. Louis parish was observed over a 6 months period starting with the Opening Mass on June 21st, 2015  with Bishop Daniel Miehm celebrating and closing on the Feast of Epiphany in January 2016 with Bishop Douglas Crosby celebrating. ...
Faith Development

Faith Development

Faith development  is about developing an approach to life -- a lifestyle dominated by values and concerns that resemble God's values and concerns. This isn't something we just "learn". It isn't primarily intellectual, and it doesn't stop when we are ...

Faith Enrichment at St. Louis Church 2017-2018

 All the programs below are free. There is cost for materials. Contact parish office at 519-743-4101 to register and order materials. Programs for Children and Youth: During 9:30 am Mass: Sunday school is for children ages 3-6yrs of age. Liturgy ...
Faith Formation

Faith Formation

As Catholics we are a pilgrim people on a life-long journey of conversion in which we individually and as a community are formed more and more into the image and likeness of God.  It is a journey that for many of us begins with our parents’ decision to...
Faith in Action

Faith in Action

Faith in action amplifies Faith Development by pursuing the practical aspects of developing a lifestyle dominated by values and concerns that resemble God's values and concerns. It isn't just about morality and observing the commandments; these are only...
Help

Help

Can we help you? So you went through our site, but could not find what you were looking for? No worries!  We are here to help you! As time goes on we will start a list of Frequently Asked Questions, so you can find the information at your convenience, ...
Holy Orders

Holy Orders

Holy Orders (Priesthood) is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. Holy Orders in the Catholic Church ...
Marriage

Marriage

"By reason of their state in life Christian spouses have their own special gifts in the People of God. This grace proper to the sacrament of Matrimony is intended to perfect the couple's love and to strengthen their indissoluble unity. By this grace they...
Music

Music

You are warmly invited to participate in our Music Ministry for the praise and glory of God! Music helps our community to pray, celebrate, heal, and to be inspired to go forth and act. It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were...
News

News

The following is just an overview of generic announcements, events and news items from around the community. Don't forget to also visit our Parish  Calendar  and Parish  Events  pages. For an up-to-date overview, please read our weekly bulletin . ...
Office

Office

You can contact our office as follows: St. Louis Parish Office Address 53 Allen Street East Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1J3 Hours (September - June) Monday-Thursday (9-12 and 1-4) Friday (9-12, except summer) Summer hours (July - August) Monday-Thursday (...
Official Links

Official Links

Links to some Roman Catholic Organizations. Diocese of Hamilton  - Information about ethics, justice, youth, programs and church. Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops  - Besides policy statements, this site contains many indices, l...
Other Initiatives

Other Initiatives

The parish supports several other organizations devoted to helping others. Of special note are Right to Life, the Knights of Columbus, and Marillac Place (a special project of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society). In addition to the Prayer Shawl...
Other Links

Other Links

Extra links Waterloo Catholic District School Board  - Quality inclusive faith based education. Catholic Register  - Dioceses of Toronto newspaper. National Catholic Reporter  - US Catholic paper with current material from Cat...
Out of the Cold

Out of the Cold

ST. LOUIS OUT OF THE COLD PROGRAM FIRST SUNDAY IN NOVEMBER THROUGH TO THE LAST SUNDAY IN APRIl run for 16 years and in 2016 was changed to Sunday Night Community Suppers. St. Louis Out of the Cold program started in 1999 and runs each Sunday night...
Outreach

Outreach

We believe that we are citizens of the world, part of a global community in which we share responsibility for the care for our earth, for one another, and especially for the poor and the marginalized. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells us that the...
Parish Enrichment

Parish Enrichment

There are many opportunities to participate in the enrichment of St. Louis Parish. St. Louis Parish hosts a number of events throughout the year to support the community and fellowship within among its parishioners.  All are welcome to attend any o...
Parish Social Events

Parish Social Events

Regular Parish Social Events Perrenial plant sale Mid September Spaghetti Supper October Mission Craft and Bake Sale November Advent Concert Late November Valentine's Party Mid February Parish Picnic...
Pastoral Team

Pastoral Team

The Pastoral Team work closely together to identify the needs and co-ordinate the pastoral care of church members and others in the community.  
Penance

Penance

Our Christian life is an ongoing journey.  On this journey we often wander off course.  In the Sacrament of Penance we celebrate God's mercy and God's willingness to forgive us for our sins and failures to live as children of God.  The Sacrament of Pe...
RCIA

RCIA

Sacramental preparation is offered to adults in the form of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). This involves participating in a journey of exploration with other adults preparing for Baptism and/or Confirmation, as well as for first Eucharist....
RCIA-Notes

RCIA-Notes

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) This is the time of the year [Fall] when adults, who are not fully initiated members of the Roman Catholic Church, are invited to discern the possibility of becoming fully initiated. Those who are not...
Reconciliation schedule 2016

Reconciliation schedule 2016

AREA ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICES 2016 The following are dates and times of Penitential Services in our area by date: Sunday, December 4th 1:00 pm St. Jerome’s Catholic Community, Waterloo Thursday, December 8th 7:00 pm St. Joseph Church, K...
Resource

Resource

There are several resources available from our Parish. Please contact the office  if you have any requests, and we will be happy to assist you. For your convenience, we have also added several online links and resources.  Please follow the category th...
Sacraments

Sacraments

The liturgical life of the Church revolves around the sacraments, with the Eucharist at the center.  The Church celebrates seven sacraments: Baptism , Confirmation , Eucharist , Penance , Anointing of the Sick , Holy Orders , and Matrimony . The sacrame...
Simple Living

Simple Living

The "rat race" is a major obstacle to the spiritual life. Being "too busy" to pray, think, serve, or even enjoy life is a curse of our modern, consumer-driven course down the fast lane. Although our activities may be done on behalf of our children or...
Social Justice Links

Social Justice Links

Social Justice for all Development and Peace  - This is the major Catholic international organization for long term and emergency assistance. Their link page references many other useful sites (especially Social Action and International Development.) ...
Spiritual Links

Spiritual Links

Retreats and Renewals Catholic Canada General Reference  - Rich site containing a variety of information. Loyola House  - Offers a number of silent directed retreat options, including weekend, 8-day and longer retreats. Queen o...
St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society  is a well established Catholic organization that supports the poor in our community through fund raising, food distribution, and provision of clothing and basic household needs. They have regular collections through ...
Twitter

Twitter

Latest Twitter from Diocese of Hamilton and Pope Francis.
Visitors and Newcomers

Visitors and Newcomers

We are the oldest parish in Waterloo, Ontario, located very near the uptown. Since the beginning, the parish priests have come from the Congregation of the Resurrection. We pride ourselves on a lively liturgy, a welcoming attitude, and an extensive outreach...
Vocations

Vocations

To view some new videos about Consecrated Life and the Priesthood please visit the Congregation of the Resurrection and Vocation Culture . On this day dedicated to prayer for vocations, we urge all the faithful to assume their responsibility for...
World Youth Day 2016

World Youth Day 2016

World Youth Day will be held in Krakow, Poland July 25 – 31, 2016. Some of our young parishioners are attending the event. Here are their latest news tweets: Here are some more links to the event and media items, such as videos and p...
Youth Group

Youth Group

"What is needed today is a church which knows how to respond to the expectations of young people. Jesus wants to enter into dialogue with them and, through His body, which is the church, to propose the possibility of a choice, which will require...
Youth Programs

Youth Programs

"What is needed today is a church which knows how to respond to the expectations of young people. Jesus wants to enter into dialogue with them and, through His body, which is the church, to propose the possibility of a choice, which will require...