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

Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent in the Roman Catholic Church. Many Catholics attend Mass on Ash Wednesday, during which their foreheads are marked with a cross of ashes as a sign of their own mortality.

Wednesday, February, 14, 2018

  • Masses at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM at St. Luke’s Church

 

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross began as the practice of pious pilgrims to Jerusalem who would retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary.

Since most of us will not have the opportunity to make that journey to Jerusalem the practice of journeying the Stations of the Cross as a Lenten devotion developed so that we too may offer our witness to Jesus’ Passion and Death. At each station we use our senses and our imagination to reflect prayerfully upon Jesus’ suffering, Death, and Resurrection, and to simply experience the visual images to reflect on Christ’s love for us.

When can you journey the Stations of the Cross at St. Luke’s? 

  • Fridays during Lent following the 11:00 AM daily Mass
  • Fridays during Lent at 7:00 PM

Children’s Stations:   

  • Sunday, March 18th at 6:30 PM at the Faith Formation Center 

Call to Ministry & Ministry Fair 2018

During Lent you will hear about the many ministry/volunteer opportunities available at St. Luke’s.  We hope each of you will spend time in prayer and reflection seeking to discover how God is calling you to share your time, gifts, and talents to serve. NEW this year – the Evangelization Committee and Pastoral Council will host a Ministry Fair on Sunday, March 18th after the 8 & 11 AM Masses.  Parishioners who participate in the various ministries of St. Luke’s will be available to answer your questions and help you to sign up for ministry.  The Ministry Fair will be held in the Pastoral Center.  Coffee and refreshments will be served so we can have a wonderful time of fellowship as well.  Please join us on the 18th – your presence at St. Luke’s is such a gift!

When is the Ministry Fair at St. Luke’s? 

  • March 18th after the 8:00 AM & 11:00 AM Masses

 Lenten Soup Supper & Prayer Service:

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The Seven Last Words of Christ

You are invited to join with others on this Lenten Journey in an evening of fellowship over a shared simple meal of soup and bread followed by a powerful Prayer Service based on the Seven Last Words of Christ. Supper will be served at 6 PM in the Pastoral Center followed by the Prayer Service at 7 PM in the Church.  Please join us for either or both!

  • Supper at 6:00 PM in the Pastoral Center
  • Prayer Service at 7:00 PM in the Church

Lenten Devotionals for Parishioners of All Ages:

The Evangelization committee will once again provide devotionals to enhance your Lenten Journey. Children and parents should look for the Lenten Journey coloring activity sheet and travel each day through Lent. Adults will want to check out the incredibly moving Devotional composed by parishioners with prayers for this year’s theme – The Seven Last Words. All Lenten materials are available in the Gathering Area and by the Furman St. door.

 

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.
Sculpture by artist Timothy P. Schmalz
Sculpture by artist Timothy P. Schmalz installed in St. Luke’s Courtyard

“In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.” Mt 25:40

 

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 tell me their life stories” Many need help getting back on their feet, others need someone to listen to them. They pour out their hearts. Sometimes I think, what can I do? Sometimes all I can do is hug them, pray with them, and tell them that we care about them.

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.”