Parent Update 12/14/15

December blessings everyone,

Third week of Advent blessings to you all. I hope you can take time out of your schedule to reflect and be blessed with a penance service during your Advent journey. We have one here at St. Louis de Montfort TONIGHT. On the daily Advent program from Matthew Kelly “Best Advent Ever” there was a fantastic overview of the gift of the sacrament of reconciliation in this reflection; watching it will only take 2 minutes of your time: It gave me new insight into forgiveness.

Parish Advent Penance Service: TONIGHT: Monday, December 14th our parish will hold an English penance service beginning at 7:00pm in the church. There will be a Spanish penance service on Tuesday, December 15th also at 7:00pm in the church. This will be a wonderful opportunity to go to confession prior to Christmas and there are usually ~8-10 priests available to hear confessions at the service.

This week is our last week of CLASSES before our Christmas and New Year’s break: WE HAVE CLASSES this Wednesday, December 16th & Thursday, December 17th

NO CLASSES December 23/24, December 30/31 and January 6/7.

Classes will resume January 13/14.

Chapel to Church ½ Marathon Run/Walk: Saturday, January 30, 2016. You can register at and for more information go to: This run/walk will benefit Catholic Charities of Santa Maria Valley.

Thought for the week: “Mercy is the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to the hope of being loved forever despite our sinfulness.” –Pope Francis

Tip of the week:   This weekend of December 12/13 our parish formally blessed and opened the Holy Door for the Jubilee. St Louis de Montfort has been chosen to be a pilgrim station Church for the north of the Archdiocese. This is a great honor. We start the jubilee simply by throwing open our doors to welcome everyone. We are to be an inclusive Church, open to all who “seek you with a sincere heart” as we pray in Eucharistic Prayer IV. I have attached a blessing you can use to bless a door in your home as a door of mercy for the year.

Many blessings,


Kelly McLoughlin

Director of Religious Education

Junior High Ministry

St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church

Proud member of NACYML


Posted December 29, 2015