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

  CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2014

Confessions:  Communal Penance at Guardian Angel on Saturday, December 20 at 12 noon; Tuesday, December 16, 7-8 and Saturday, December 20, 1-2 pm both at St. Luke's Church.

Christmas Eve Masses:  Wednesday, December 24:  4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 10:00 pm in the Church;  4:15 pm in the Gym.

Christmas Day Masses:  Thursday, December 25:  8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12 Noon

 

Letter from Archbishop Myers:  Please see attached

 

DECEMBER

 FILIPINO SIMBANG GABI
In keeping with the Filipino Christmas tradition, st. Luke's Church will be joining other Bergen County parishes in the celebration of the Simbang Gabi Mass (Midnight Mass).  St. Luke will be celebrating the Simbang Gabi Mass on Monday, December 22, at 7:30 PM  The Mass will be in English but the songs will be sung in the Filipino Language. There will be a reception in the Parish Center immediately after the mass.  Everybody is invited to have a taste of the Filipino culture and hospitality.  For more information, please call Milette at 201-444-2443 or email at onegoldentouch@aol.com See the list of all the churches that are participating in the SIMBANG GABI MASS celebration on the poster at the front entrance to the church.

 

 PENANCE 
The Sacrament of Penance will be offered during the Season of Advent on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM and Saturdays from 1:00-2:00 PM.  

 

DEANERY COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE
There will be a Communal Penance Service on Saturday, December 20 at 12 noon at Church of the Guardian Angel in Allendale. This is a wonderful opportunity for all to prepare spiritually for Christmas. Please join us.

 

BLOOD AND MARROW DRIVE
Saturday, December 20 from 10 AM to 4 PM
St. Luke's Church - Parish Center
for George Osgoodby of Waldwick
Please see attached notice.
 
 
Be Part of St. Luke's 150 Year History As a Parish
St. Luke's is creating a commemorative book.  We are inviting you to be a patron of st. Luke's for the 150th anniversary book.  For a $25 donation to st. Luke's you can list 2 names for inclusion in the book.  Memorialize a loved one or deceased member of your family.  Show your support for our St. Luke's family.  Checks should be made out to St. Luke's and delivered to the office with the names typed or clearly written exactly as they should appear in the book.  Please label the envelope 150 anniversary patron.  For more information, please contact Deacon Andy Saunders, at liturgy@churchofstlukes.org. He can be reached at the parish office 201-444-0272, ext. 11.
 

 

 
HOLY HOUR
Will not be held this month.  However, we invite you to join us for Silent Day-Silent Night on Monday, December 8 from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm.

 

SILENT DAY-SILENT NIGHT - MONDAYS OF ADVENT
During the Mondays of Advent our church will be open from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm.  Come in to pray, reflect, or read. Let us once again prepare ourselves to welcome the Christ Child into our hearts. experience Him in the silence of your heart.

 

 ROAD TO HOLINESS - PILGRIMAGE TO SPAIN & PORTUGAL 
Great Experiences presents the Road to Holiness, a 10-day trip to Santiago de Compostela, Span and the Shrines in Portugal, including Fatima. Fr. James Manos will serve as Spiritual Director on this trip, which will take place from June 4-14, 2015. Please consider joining us.  Itinerary, cost and furniture information is available in the brochures in 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 is 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.  
 
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.  The next session will be held on January 9 at 9:30 am in the Parish Center.  

 

 

 

 

 

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 TOOTHBRUSHES. 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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