Weekly Bulletin - February 23, 2023

Dear Families,

This Lenten season, all of our students in grades 5-8 will be going to Confession during the school day. Father Gary, Father Nehnevaj, and a few priests from neighboring parishes will be here on March 15 (for grades 5-6) and March 22 (for grades 7-8) to hear our students' individual confessions. (Non-Catholic students will simply speak privately to a priest but won't be "confessing" - also referred to as "receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation.")

Unfortunately, there will not be enough time during these school Reconciliation events for parents to have their confessions heard, as it takes a long time for the priests to hear dozens of students' confessions each day. You are always welcome to come to St. Louise Parish to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation every Saturday between 3:00-4:30. For more information click HERE.

Stations of the Cross Silhouette Prayer Service – March 29th

The 4th graders will have a special Stations of the Cross Silhouette Prayer Service on Wednesday, March 29th in the Parish Hall. PK-3 students will be attending at 11:00AM and 4th grade parents and PK-3 parents are invited to attend at that time. Grades 5-8 students will be attending at 2:00PM and 5th-8th grade parents are invited to attend at that time.

St. Louise Parish Stations of the Cross

If you would like to attend St. Louise Parish Stations of the Cross please refer to the following dates and times: February 24th, March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th, March 24th, and March 31st. All of these dates have Stations of the Cross in English at 6:00PM and in Spanish at 7:00PM. The Youth Living Stations of the Cross will be held on Friday, April 7th at 3:00PM.

Blessings for the Lenten Season!

Mr. Mike Fuerte



School Musical Rehearsal


3 PM - 5 PM

8th Grade Fundraiser

Parents Night Out!


5:30 PM - 9 PM

Confessions for grades 5 - 6


School Musical Rehearsal


3 PM - 5 PM

Annual Fund Kick Off


Annual Fund Carpool Treats for Parents


During Drop-off and Pick-Up!

Book Fair


8th Grade Crossroads Meal Program


5 PM - 7 PM

School Musical Rehearsal


3 PM - 5 PM

School Commission Meeting


6:30 PM - 8 PM

2nd Trimester Ends


No School: Teacher Workday on Report Cards


Kids' Club Closed


School Musical Rehearsal


3 PM - 5 PM

Annual Fund Reward Day for All Classes


Reported COVID Cases

St. Louise Parish School had 0 reported COVID cases this week.

Welcome to Lent

Watch this brief video from Archbishop Etienne who introduces the theme of Reflect and Renew and provides ways to go deeper in your faith and grow closer to Jesus this Lent. Go to archseattle.org/Lent for Lent reflections, resources, prayer suggestions to resources, encouragement and more.


Looking for a fun and easy way to fulfill all your volunteer hours while giving back to our school community? Look no further! The St. Louise Parents’ Club is seeking a President-Elect for the 2023 - 2024 school year! 

President - Elect Responsibilities:

  • Represent the Parents Club on the STL School Commission
  • Plan Parent Education Events
  • Shadow and support the Board President in order to take over the position the following year.
  • Take meeting notes at our Parent Club Meetings. We only meet once a month for 90 minutes.
  • Fulfill all your volunteer hours just by serving on the board!
  • Complete your 3rd year commitment by mentoring the following President or serving in any other open position on the board. 

Please reach out to Sara Jordan, syjordan03@gmail.com for more information. 

"Joining the Parents Club was a wonderful way to connect with other amazing parents while finding a meaningful way to support our school.” - President, Marta Masferrer 2022 - 2023

Vision and Hearing Screening


Vision and Hearing screening will be conducted by Jane and parent volunteers on students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7.

If you are looking for volunteer hours please contact Jane at, janer@stlouiseschool.org


Book Fair



We need many volunteers to make this a successful event. For more information on the Fair or to volunteer to help, please click here.

Boots & Beauties

Father & Daughter Dance


6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Save the date for this upcoming father & daughter dance. All St. Louise girls with a dad, grandfather, uncle or other special male guest are invited to attend.

Questions? Contact Silvia Macias at maciassilvia@hotmail.com


8th Grade Fundraiser

Parents Night Out!


5:30 PM - 9 PM



(includes dinner!)

Drop your child off at the St. Louise School Gym (open to Grades K-6). Pizza and snack are provided. A team of 8th graders (along with parent supervision and Kindergarten Instructional Assistant Mrs. Isaksen) from St. Louise will make sure your child has a fun night to remember! Only 25 spots available. 50% of the profits will go towards St. Louise 8th Grade Graduation. Reserve your spot soon for an entertaining evening for both you and your child/children!

Please use this link to fill out your registration and submit payment https://www.osvhub.com/stlouiseschool/forms/school-parents-night-out.

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Taco Lunch Fundraiser


The proceeds will go towards our Standing with Haiti project. 

Charger Cards - March Promotion

Class that earns the most rebates from 3/1- 3/27 will win a Donut Party! 

Purchase via RaiseRight App anytime online. See below for instructions.

Charger Cards Regular Window Hours

  • Charger Card window from 8:30am to 9:30am every Monday and Friday 
  • After the 9am mass on Sunday, 2/26/2023.

Purchase via RaiseRight App anytime online. Ready to use in less than 5 minutes!

App for online purchases

  • Download and use the RaiseRight app 24/7 on your phone to make e-card purchases and physical cards that can be sent directly to your home. Note: Online purchase fee is only $0.29 when you use your Bank info. 
  • To enroll see here.   
  • Enrollment Code: 24B7587912L17

*Note: If you need Charger Cards outside of the above time window, please contact Ashley, Kami and Marta at chargercards@stlouiseschool.org.

*Rebate amount required for 2022-23 school year is $125. Note: We take check, cash or credit cards (4% fee for all credit card orders)

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Social Chair

The Parents’ Club is seeking a volunteer to help coordinate a couple of social events throughout the school year such as student dances and family outings for the 2023-2024 school year. Please reach out to Sara Jordan, syjordan03@gmail.com for more information.

St. Nicholas Chair

The Parents’ Club is seeking a volunteer to plan a St. Nicholas Celebration in December during the following school year (2023-2024). This event can be as small or as big as your heart desires! A group of volunteers will help make your vision a reality. Please reach out to Sara Jordan, syjordan03@gmail.com for more information.

Walk-A-Thon Chair

The Parents’ Club is seeking a volunteer to shadow our Walk-a-Thon Chair during the 2023-2024 school year, to take over for the 2024-2025 school year!

Come be a part of planning this amazing event and learn the ropes from James. He’s been leading this event for YEARS and has it down to a science. If you enjoy seeing the school community come together and bringing a bright, cheery smile to our student’s faces - please reach out to learn more. Please send inquiries to James Britt, jbritt79@hotmail.com and Sara Jordan, syjordan03@gmail.com.

Playground Supervisor

Looking for volunteers that can help supervise our main lunch recesses from 11:50 am – 1:00 pm. It’s a fun way to watch your child play with their classmates and attending to the needs of all the kids. Current needs are for Tuesdays and Thursdays, either weekly or every other week. No experience necessary. Parents with younger children can bring them along. For more information, contact Ann Marie Sweeney, annmaries@stlouiseschool.org.

Carpool Director

MONDAYS: 1:50 PM - 2:20 PM 



Please contact Vice Principal, Joellyn Jaster, joellynj@stlouiseschool.org if you can help during carpool for one or more days.

Track Coach & Coordinator


The St. Louise Athletic Board is looking for volunteers to serve as track coaches and a Track Coordinator so that we can field a team this Spring. If you are interested and would like more information, please e-mail, jcfawcett@aol.com.


In addition to fasting from food, there are other ways to fast that can help us renew our faith in Jesus, like time on our screens and social media. The point is to use whatever we give up as an opportunity to offer it to Jesus and grow closer to him.

What's that dirt on your head? Why can't you eat pepperoni pizza on Fridays? Click here for six common questions Catholics hear during Lent and some answers to have ready.



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6:30 PM - 8 PM

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Lenten Small Group Bible Study



6:30 PM - 8 PM

Fr. Nehnevaj is leading a small group Lenten Bible Study on the Thursdays during Lent. There will be small groups for middle school, high school, and adults. A group for everyone in the family to join. Contact Fr. Nehnevaj for more information, fr.n@stlouise.org.

St. Louise Parish Lenten Season 2023

Prayer and Faith Formation Opportunities During Lent

Thursday Daily Mass moved to 7:30AM (No 9AM Mass) during Lent

Adoration Friday Mornings during Lent starting at 8AM until 8:50AM

Stations of the Cross

Fridays, 6PM (English)* Livestreamed

*Bilingual on the first Friday of each month at 6PM

Worship aids for the stations are available on our parish website.

February 24, March 3 (Bilingual), March 10, 17, 24, 31

Fridays, 7PM (Spanish)* Livestreamed

*Bilingual on the first Friday of each month at 6PM

February 24, March 3 (Bilingual at 6PM), March 10,17, 24, 31

KC Fish 'Fry'

Knights of Columbus will be hosting Fish Frys on March 3, 31 and St. Patrick's Dinner on March 17. All events are 5-7pm in the Parish Hall.

Lenten Small Group Bible Study

Every Thursday during Lent 6:30-8PM, in the Parish Hall

Lenten Retreat

A Day to Reflect—“Let Us Pray” with Roberta Small.

Saturday, February 25 from 9AM-1PM, in the Parish Hall

Stations of the Cross

“Redemptive Suffering” with Fr. Bryan Dolejsi.

Wednesday, March 1, 5:30-7:30PM.

Stations followed by a soup supper in the Parish Hall donations to support Standing With Haiti.

Parish Lenten Penance Service

- with Individual Reconciliation (English).

Wednesday, March 8, 7PM, in the church

Individual Reconciliation

Thursday, March 9, 8-10AM, in the church

All Saturdays* 3PM–4:30PM (Eng. & Sp.) or by appointment

*except April 8 (Holy Saturday)

Mass for the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Saturday, March 25, 9AM Mass (English) Livestreamed

Palm Sunday: April 1–2 (Regular Weekend Mass Schedule)

Mass: Saturday 5PM

Mass: Sunday 9AM*, 11AM (Bilingual), 1PM* (Spanish), and 5PM Lifeteen

* Processions at the 9AM and 1PM, from the Parish Hall.

Ecumenical Blessing of Palms prior to the 9AM: TBD

The Sacred Triduum

Please note Adoration chapel will be closed from 7PM Holy Thursday to12:01AM Easter Sunday.

Holy Thursday: April 6

No regular daily Mass

9AM School Prayer Service (St. Louise School and school families)

7PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper* (Bilingual) Livestreamed (incense will be used)

*All are invited to pray with the Blessed Sacrament until midnight.

11:50PM Night Prayer in the Parish Hall

Good Friday: April 7

8AM Morning Prayer in the church

3PM Youth Ministry Living Stations of the Cross

6PM Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (English) Livestreamed

8PM Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (Spanish) Livestreamed

Holy Saturday: April 8

9:30AM Morning Prayer in the church

2PM Easter Basket Blessing in the church

8:30PM Great Vigil of Easter (Bilingual) Livestreamed (incense will be used)

Easter Sunday: April 9

7AM (English) Livestreamed

9AM (English) Livestreamed (incense will be used)

11AM (Bilingual) Livestreamed

1PM Mass (Spanish) Livestreamed (incense will be used)

No 5PM Lifeteen Mass

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A Message from Father Gary

Dear Friends of St. Louise, 

March 4 and 5, the second weekend of Lent, I will do a pulpit exchange with Fr. Tom Belleque, pastor of St. Anthony in Renton, as part of our joint partnership with St. Anne de Hyacinthe Parish and School in Haiti. As most of you know, the sister parish and school relationship between St. Anthony and St. Anne’s began 10 years ago, while I was still pastor at St. Anthony’s. In 2021, following the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, then the earthquake a few weeks later, followed by Tropical Storm Grace, I spoke with Fr. Tom, and said that the people at St. Anthony must truly be feeling those tragedies, because a number of them had served on the delegation teams that had gone to Haiti over the years. Fr. Tom agreed, and asked if St. Louise might be able to help, because St. Anne’s school had grown so much that it was difficult for St. Anthony to continue providing the funds for the teachers’ salaries and a hot lunch for the students each day. How could I say No?


Our pulpit exchange will help to prepare the parish for Fr. Frank Rouleau’s visit next month. You might remember him from his last visit. Fr. Frank is a priest of the Diocese of Norwich, Connecticut, and serves as the priest assigned to oversee the sister relationship that the Diocese of Norwich has with the Archdiocese of Port au Prince. He was instrumental in helping St. Anthony’s establish the sister-parish relationship with St. Anne. He lived in Haiti for many years, but is now living in the United States due to the dangerous state of affairs in Haiti, with gangs essentially in control since the assassination of the president. 

Be sure and mark your calendars for two important events. One is the fundraising Mexican dinner in the Parish Hall on Saturday, March 25, following the 5PM Mass. Tickets are on sale after Mass and are also available through our parish website. Also, Fr. Tom, Fr. Frank and I will give a panel discussion on our sister parish and school relationship on Monday, 6:30PM in the Parish Hall. 

We hope that next year the pastor of St. Anne, Pe Josue Seide, will have his travel visa in hand and will be able to visit us in person. Know that the funds you donate go to pay the teacher salaries, serve a hot lunch for the students each day, help to maintain the parish vehicle, and last year, made repairs to the school building sustained in the 2021 tropical storm. This school would not exist without our help. 

Thank you for your generosity and prayers for Pe Josue and the people of St. Anne de Hyacinthe!

Fr. Gary Zender

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"For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control."

~ 2 Timothy 1:7

On Tuesday, students dressed up for Mardi Gras!

For Lent, students had a simple lunch of rice and beans and reflected silently.

After reading the book, Snowflake Bentley (the true story of a man who dedicated his life to studying and photographing snowflakes), the fifth graders created their own unique Snowflake creations using marshmallows and toothpicks.

On Ash Wednesday, all students attended a service prayer during school.

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