St. Luke's Church

"Where friends meet in faith"

MISSION STATEMENT

To reach out in love to all God's people

by living the healing ministry of

Jesus Christ and St. Luke as a caring,

faith community fed by the Eucharist and

led by the Holy Spirit.

Mass Times

Saturday Evening 5:00 PM.
Sunday Morning
7:30, 9:00, 10:30 and 12 noon
Weekdays 8:00 AM
Saturdays 8:00 AM

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Parish Contact:

Parish Phone:  201-444-0272

Parish Web-Site:  www.churchofstluke.org

Youth Ministry Web-Site:  www.stlukesyouthgroup.org

Religious Education office:  201-447-2779

 

Staff

COMING UP AT ST. LUKES

  


NOVEMBER

 

 
 Thanksgiving
The Parish Office will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 26 thru 28 in observance of Thanksgiving.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!
There will be one Mass on Thanksgiving Day at 9:00 a.m.  We hope you will join us in giving thanks to God for all blessings. 

 

 

 St. Luke's Youth Group's Annual Christmas Wreath and Grave Blanket Sale will be held  2 weekends:                                      
November 29-30 Saturday & Sunday following all masses AND December 6-7 outside church.
Wreaths are $22; Large Grave Blankets $27; Grave Pillows $17.  All proceeds from the sale go to benefit the st. Luke's Jr. and HS Youth Group.

 

Cornerstone:
  Our Heartfelt Thanks to all our Cornerstone Sisters who took the time to help out with Women's Cornerstone of 2014.  Your graciousness in serving others helped us create a spirit filled retreat for our new Sisters.

 

CATHOLIC STORY HOUR:  Join us to learn about our faith through playtime, singing, coloring and more. Young children ages 1-5 and their caregivers are encouraged to join us. Monthly meetings are held on Fridays from 9:30-10:30 am in the Parish Center. For more information, please contact Lisa Pisano at lisadigu@yahoo.com or leave a message at the Parish Office.

 

 Catholic Charities:  As you may have noticed, we recently installed on our property a donation bin for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark. All of the clothing, shoes, and small household items that you generously donate will be sold and the proceeds will be used to support the many programs for the needy as provided by Catholic Charities. Tax receipts are available, either paper or to your smartphone. With the change in weather, this is an ideal time clean out that closet. Catholic Charities will report periodically to us on the amount of money generated for our donation bin. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a larger pick, please call toll free @ 877-343-3651.
 
 Christmas Giving Tree:  Our Christmas Giving Tree will soon be up and decorated in Church.  Below is a list of the organizations each color ornament represents. If possible, kindly attach your gift receipt to your git. We appreciate your generosity this Christmas season.
Green Ornament:  St Luke's Youth Group collecting for the Holley Center and Dept. of Children and Family Services.                  
Blue Ornament:  Blessed Sacrament (our sister Parish)                                                         Prayer Cards - Several Sources with/gift requests on back.  
Please note:  We have set up a box where you may securely place gift cards.

 

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Covenant House Christmas Helpers:  Each year, a week or so before Christmas, St. Luke's takes a bus trip to Covenant House in New York City to throw a Christmas Party for homeless teenagers living there.  It is always a memorable event for the teens as well as the group from St. Luke's. Not everyone can make the trip each year but there are many ways you can help before the event. The following is a list of ways you can assist in preparing for the party. Please see attached form.  

 

 

 

ATTENTION ST. LUKE'S PARISHIONERS: 

HAVE YOU BEEN A PARISHIONER OF ST. LUKE'S

FOR 60 YEARS OR MORE?  

IF SO, PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE, LEAVE YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER AND HOW LONG YOU HAVE BEEN A PARISHIONER.  201-444-0272 X 15.

 

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Marriage Encounter:  Fall is a beautiful season full of color and crisp fresh air. A Marriage Enrichment presented by worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is like autumn because it's a weekend full of fresh air, new beginnings and a time to rejoice in the beauty of your marriage and family.  It's a great time to rekindle communication and enjoy a weekend away. For more information, call Mike and Eileen Morgan at 973-827-9606 or email them at mjwwme@peoplepc.com.        
                                 
Welcome the Dawn:  Men's Meeting Every Wednesday 6:00 to 7:00 AM @ St. Luke's Parish center. All are welcome.
 
Greeting The Sunset:  Men's Meeting Every Thursday 7:30  to 8:30 PM @ St. Luke's Parish Center.  All are welcome.
  
 
  
COVENENT HOUSE COLLECTIONS: NEW/UNUSED JOURNALS AND HOTEL SIZED TOILETRIES, SUCH AS SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER, HAIRSPRAY, HAND CREAMS AND SOAPS. PLEASE BRING TO PARISH OFFICE OR PUT IN JOURNAL BOX IN THE CHURCH.    
      
 

   

MIDNIGHT RUN:  THE YOUTH GROUP IS COLLECTING FULL SIZE BOTTLES OF SHAMPOO. Please bring your donations to the Parish office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

































CELEBRATING 150 YEARS 1864-2014

SAVE THE DATE:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 WE WILL BE CELEBRATING ST. LUKE'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY!  DETAILS TO FOLLOW IN FUTURE BULLETINS.

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