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

Advent Program – People of the Nativity

What would it have been like to have witnessed the Nativity?  Participants in this Advent program will explore the question and story of faith through discussion of Marci Alborghetti’s book “People of the Nativity”. The last meeting on Dec. 21st will be a prayer service & Advent reflection in Church. For more information contact Peg Anderton, Pastoral Associate (518-347-9955)

Thursdays, December 7, 14 & 21 at 6:30 pm at St. Luke’s Pastoral Center

Acts of Kindness (Fill the Kindness Gift Box)

Begins the second weekend of Advent. Children of St. Luke’s are asked to fill the Kindness Gift Box for the baby Jesus, which will be presented at Mass on Christmas Eve, December 24th at 5 pm

Saturday Dec. 9th/Sunday Dec. 10th – St. Luke’s Church

Advent Reconciliation at St. Paul’s Church

St. Luke’s, St. Paul’s, Mt. Carmel and St. Joseph’s parishes combined with Faith Formation Reconciliation service for Advent.

Monday, December 11th at 6:30 pm – St. Paul’s Church

“In Excelsis Deo” A Christmas Concert at St. Luke’s Church

Annual concert of Christmas Carols & Hymns, free & open to the public featuring special guest artists and the Choir of St. Luke’s under the direction of Music Director: Maria Riccio Bryce. A free will offering will be collected to benefit St. Luke’s Food Pantry. Refreshment will follow after the concert at St. Luke’s Pastoral Center.

Friday, December 15th at 7 pm – St. Luke’s Church

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The Story of Christmas & Caroling in St. Luke’s Church Courtyard

Begins in church, followed caroling in the courtyard & refreshment at St. Luke’s Pastoral Center.

Monday, December 18th at 6:30 pm

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

 

Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve – Sunday Dec. 24th

5:30 pm – Vigil Mass for the Nativity of the Lord (with Children’s Christmas Pageant)

12 midnight – Midnight Mass of the Birth of the Savior (begins with Musical interlude starting at 11:30 pm)

Christmas Day – Monday Dec. 25th

10:00 am – Feast of the Nativity of the Lord (Please Note this is a NEW rescheduled time)

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.”