St. Luke's Welcomes You With Great Joy!

No matter what your present status is in the Catholic Church;
No matter what your current family or marital situation;
No matter what your past or present religious affliliation;
No matter what your personal history, age, sexual orientation, background, lifestyle, race or color;
No matter your own self-image or esteem;
We invite, welcome, accept, love and respect you in the name of our loving and life-giving Savior, Jesus Christ.


Special Upcoming Events

Annual Christmas Concert

Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM

The Story of Christmas & Neighborhood Christmas Caroling

Monday, December 19, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve 5:30 PM Children’s Pageant & Mass

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass – Music begins at 11:30 PM followed by Midnight Mass

Christmas Day 11:00 AM Mass

Mass Schedule

Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday: 4:00 pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 8:00 am and 11:00 am Lord’s Day Mass

Daily Eucharist

Daily Eucharist is celebrated at 11:00 am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
The Rosary is prayed before each Mass at 10:30 am.
On Tuesdays the Novena in honor of the Miraculous Medal is offered following the 11:00 am Mass.

Testimonials

Check out some of our testimonials below!

St. Luke’s Parishioners

“Personal loss brought me here. I have stayed because of the welcoming community. I feel at home.”

 

“I grew up in the parish. I left after I was married, came back because other parishes did not feel like home. This is a very diverse parish, everyone is on the same level no matter what your background or lifestyle or any of those sorts of things.”

 

“I’ve been here since I was a child. My parents brought me here. I stay because it is home to me. I find much comfort at Mass.”

 

“I love the people, the atmosphere in the total surroundings. I live in the neighborhood and walk to church. I love everything about St. Luke’s.”

Kathy

“After a challenging period in my life, I was blessed once again to be given the opportunity to work at St. Luke’s Food Pantry.  There I met many kind and loving “People of God” who extended friendship and showed me St Luke’s way of serving those from our larger community….. with dignity and respect.  For the past two and a half years I have been privileged to see Christ in the eyes of oh so very many who have come to the Pantry for our bags of food to feed themselves and their families. Along the way, they have shared their hopes, amidst their daily challenges, and have asked for our prayers. I have discovered that gratitude is an affirmation of goodness which God, and others, have given us and which helps us achieve goodness in our lives.”

From Daily Bread Food Pantry Guests

“It’s a beautiful thing they do here. They don’t have to do this, they choose to.”

 

“I don’t talk or laugh much but they make me smile.”

 

“It’s not about the food, it’s about the people. They’re interested in who we are and how we are.”

Mary Jane Smith, Daily Bread Food Pantry Coordinator

“People come in and sit and sometimes they tell me the most horrific things. There was a woman, she was a victim of domestic violence, she had scars all up and down her arm. She showed me the scars and she told me that often times people assume she made those scars herself but that wasn’t true. Her husband had done that to her. It took a long time and a lot of help for her to leave that situation and relocate to Schenectady where she was now safe. She’s trying it back on her feet and just needed some help, but most of all she needed someone to listen to her and to reassure her. People come in and they pour their hearts out. Sometimes I think, what can I do? Sometimes all I can do is hug them, pray with them, put them on our prayer chain, and tell them that we care about them. There was a gentleman who came in who had cancer and needed to go down to Sloan-Kettering for his treatment. By the time he paid his rent and his regular bills he had no left money for the train ticket. We didn’t have any in our assistance fund at that time either but I believed his story, I knew he was telling the truth so I gave him the money out of my own pocket. The treatment has been pretty successful, he looks good, he feels good, his prognosis is good – he still comes in, not for food, but just to tell me how he’s doing and to talk to me. It does your heart good to talk with people, to hear their stories when you’ve been able to help and to make a difference.”

From a St. Luke’s Visitation Minister

“I don’t know what I was thinking. I was going to go save people, do them a big favor by visiting them but you know what, I’m the one who’s getting saved! I’m the one who’s benefiting from visiting people in their homes. They are giving so much more to me than what I am bringing to them! It’s a privilege to be allowed into their homes and into their lives.”