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

INDEPENDENCE DAY
...is Saturday, July 4.  the Parish Office will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of the holiday.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
 
ITALIAN FESTIVAL PLANNING MEETING
Planning is about to get underway for the St. Luke Italian Festival, which will be held in October...but we need many hands to help plan the festivities! Want to get involved? Join us at our first planning meeting on Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 pm in the Parish Office meeting room.  Any questions? Contact Elaine at the Parish Office: 201.444.0272 ext. 26
 
ST. LUKE HOSPITALITY MINISTRY
We are currently forming a St. Luke Hospitality Ministry to assist with light receptions throughout the year. If you think this might be of interest to you, we welcome you to contact Fr. James at the Parish Office (444.0272) for further details. All are welcome!
 
 
SUMMER SINGERS
From July 4th to August 30th, you are invited to come up as Summer Singers and become the choir for that mass.
All are welcome - children, adults and families!  
Bring yourself and your love of singing!
Don't keep your talent to yourself, 
SHARE IT WITH THE LORD!!
Contact Jay Brown for more information
201.444.0272 x30
music@churchofstluke.org
 
 
 MIDNIGHT RUN SUPPLIES
Next Spring, our Youth Group will again participate in Midnight Run, bringing food and assorted items to the homeless on the streets of NYC. We are now collecting toothbrushes and toothpaste. If you would like to donate these items, please drop them off at the Parish Office anytime. thanks for helping the Youth Group to provide these items.
 
 
 Sponsor a Youth Group retreat Candidate 
Are you looking for a way to share in faith?  Here is a great opportunity!
The Youth Group is holding their annual High School Summer Retreat SUNRISE VI from June 30 to July 2. This retreat, which has been planned by the SUNRISE VI Team, is a wonderful three days away with Jesus as our 'Host."  
But sometimes the cost of attending a retreat can be prohibitive for someone who might have trouble affording it. Would you like to sponsor a teen? The cost of the retreat is $135. Any donation you make is well spent and much appreciated! Your contribution goes toward building Church among our young people and we thank you for your support.
Please contact Kathy McCann, Youth Minister, at 201-444-0272 ext 20 with any questions you might have. Donations can be addressed to the St. Luke Youth Group and either sent to or dropped off at the Parish Office, attn:  Kathy McCann. God bless and thank you!
 
 
 
 
 
SUMMER SCHEDULE
Following  the schedule of the Archdiocese offices, St.  Luke's parish offices will close at 12 noon on the Fridays in the summer months. We will return to our regular schedule on the First Friday after Labor Day.
   
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Starting on the First Friday in June, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place on the First Friday of each month, twelve months of the year.  The time will be from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm.
 
 

Catholic Story Hour 

Catholic Story Hour is in need of a facilitator or team, starting this fall of 2015.  Lisa Pisano, our current facilitator is retiring.  The program is built to be flexible so that it can fit the needs of the members. The meeting dates and times can be set by the facilitator and the church's space availability. The facilitator does not need to have a child in this age group to be eligible. Please join us in prayer for the continuation of this program. To learn more about this volunteer position, please contact Lisa Pisano @ lisadigu@yahoo.com or Ann Woods @ 201-670-8856, annrald@hotmail.com or leave a message with the church office. Thank you.
 

 

 
2016 Mass Book 
The 2016 Mass Book is open. Mail-in requests as well as in-person intentions are available.   We ask that you limit your requests to 5 Masses.

 

 
 
 
 BLESSED SACRAMENT FOOD PANTRY
The Blessed Sacrament Food Pantry is supported through generous donations from our parishioners. Food donations are delivered once a month to Newark. We have had a special request for donations of BREAKFAST CEREALS.  If you would like to contribute, please bring your food items to the church (or the parish office during the week). We thank you for your generosity. Also......

 

Volunteers needed for Food Drive:  
Volunteers needed for the monthly food drive.  Anyone interested please call Terry McCann at 201-280-8371. Join us every few months for a rewarding experience.

 

 
Office of family Life Ministries/Parent Support Groups
The Office of Family Life Ministries sponsors three support groups for Parents Grieving the Death of a Child. Groups meet year round on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm (July/August at 7:00 pm) at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Center in Bloomfield, and on the third Monday of each month at St. Peter the Apostle Parish Center in River Edge.
The Support Group for Fathers Who Have Lost a Child meets quarterly at Notre Dame Parish Center in North Caldwell. There is no preregistration for any of the groups, and there is no fee. For further information, please contact the Office of Family Life at 973.497.4327 or email mccormja@rcan.org

  

    

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.
 

 

 
 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.
     
 
 

 

  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.    
      
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

































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