Receiving the Sacraments during Easter

Blessed Is He Who Comes In The Name Of The Lord!

Due to Virus COVID-19 and the prohibition of gatherings by Decree of the Archbishop of the Catholic Church in Russia, many people ask what to do about receiving the sacraments before or on Easter.

Unfortunately, the situation is challenging, and love for our elderly or sick neighbors requires us to move around as little as possible, since we all wish to stop the spreading of the pandemic and the suffering we see people undergo, for example, in Northern Italy. 

So, for now, on the one hand, it would not be wise to come to the church and gather there waiting for the sacraments. Likewise, it is important to avoid public transportation.

On the other hand, it is not mandatory either to receive the sacraments right now. The Church requires us to receive the Easter sacraments (forgiveness of our grave sins and Holy Communion) at any moment between Ash Wednesday and Pentecost (May 31st, 2020).

Therefore, we invite those who do not feel an absolutely urgent need for Confession right now to prepare for a real celebration of faith and love, which will take place when we can gather again. Then we will be able to receive the sacraments of both Reconciliation and Communion. In the meantime, we can evoke in our hearts the desire to receive the sacraments of the Lord.

However, who feels the urgent need to receive the sacrament of forgiveness and does not see how to reconcile his or her desire to receive the forgiveness of sins with the necessary love for our neighbor can write to Fr. Stephan Lipke, S.J., (WhatsApp 79031921270) in order to find a solution. You are most welcome to communicate with us!

In this special situation we all need help, support, and orientation!

Please read below for more details, also follow us on Facebook as we will keep you posted frequently, believing the difficulties will cease, with the grace of God, shortly, and we see you again!

Facebook Livestream

Dear all,
I hope we are all taking all precautions to stay safe from the virus, which better not to mention.

As you are all aware of the Decree issued by the Archbishop to limit the Church services to minimum necessity, we look for available possibilities to stay in contact and provide the services, every Sunday, until we’re advised otherwise.

Father Stephan will arrange through his Facebook Account Livestream for Sunday Mass on time convenient which he will announce on his page address:

We hope that will keep us close, and we pray for all to be healthy.

Notices for 2020

Activities of the English Parish for THIS CALENDAR YEAR!

Parish Council

The Parish of Saint Louis (English) Community have elected its Council.

  • Antoine Schmouni, Chairman
  • Andrew Hardisty, Appointed Officer
  • Brother Vladimir Pashkov, Appointed Officer
  • Father Stephan Lipke, Advisor
  • Ruth Vergara, Secretary
  • Joel Santanna, Elected Officer
  • Sister Maximillian Mwenda, Elected Officer
  • Peter Amoah, Elected Officer

Council Meeting Minutes 07.04.2019

Council Meeting Minutes 05.05.2019

Council Meeting Minutes 02.06.2019

Council Meeting Minutes 06.10.2019

Council Meeting Minutes 03.11.2019

We are pleased to announce the nomination of the Choir’s Officers, as follow:

  1. Leader: Juliet Coquilla
  2. Assistants:
    1. Jocelyn Baldamor
    2. Anna Paculan
  3. Secretary: Salie Garcia
  4. Treasurer: Cynthia Malones

The Officers still to be approved upon first meeting of the Council.

With the Grace of God, Father Stephan made great effort, thankfully, for sending the donations for the Volcano victims in the Philippines, with Acknowledgement Letter from the receiving organization.

April 5: Palm Sunday

April 12: Easter Sunday

April 26: Pilgrimage (subject to certain issues that should be cleared by the Ministry of Health of Russia, during this week)

May 24: May Flower Procession

June 21: Catechism

July-September: Pilgrimage

September 20: Catechism

October 25: Living Rosary

November 29: Advent Recollection

December 20: Christmas Party

Monthly Blessings!

We invite all to come forward at the end of the mass to receive special blessing of the Priest, accordingly!

  • First Sunday of the month, for those who are celebrating their Birthdate during the current month;
  • Second Sunday of the month, for those newly joining our Community;
  • Third Sunday of the month, for the married celebrating their Anniversary during the current month, and
  • Fourth Sunday of the month, for those who are leaving our Community for short, or long leave.
  • Special Prayers to be asked for ahead, allowing to inform the Priest celebrating the mass at that day, in proper time manner.

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