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

 

 

Easter Baskets
The youth group will once again be assembling Easter Baskets for kids through the Department of Family Services and we would love your help!  We are looking for inexpensive Easter baskets and/or any items to put into the baskets such as candy or small toys. The Youth Group also donates candy and filling but the more we get, the more we can make and give oi! Any donations would be most appreciated! All donations can be dropped off at the parish office. Thank you!

 

 
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross devotions are held on Friday evenings during Lent at 7:30 pm.  
Following is a schedule of the groups that will be leading us:
March 27:  Greeters
April 3:  Youth Group's Living Stations

 

Poetry Reading - Saturday, March 28 at 7 pm
Palibrio Editorial & Fr. Edinson Ramirez invite you to the presentation of his new book of poems in Spanish on Saturday, March 28 @ 7:00 pm in the Parish Center.  If You are interested in attending or buying the book, please contact Fr. Edinson at 201-444-0272.

 

 
 HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

As we prepare to enter the holiest season of the year, we will have many opportunities to experience the institution of the Eucharist, the Priesthood and the sacrament of Penance on Holy Thursday, the Lord's Passion on Good Friday and the Lord's Resurrection on Easter Sunday.  Our triduum schedule is listed below:

Holy Thursday - April 2:  

8:00 am Morning Prayer

7:30 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper

Good Friday - April 3:

8:00 am Morning Prayer

3:00 pm Liturgy of the Word

Distribution of Communion with Veneration of the Cross

7:30 pm Youth Group Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday - April 4

8:00 am Morning Prayer

11:00 am Blessing of Easter Food

8:00 pm Easter Vigil Celebrated by Bishop Marconi

Easter Sunday - April 5

7:30 am      9:00 am      10:30 am      12 Noon

 

 
THE LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS
PRESENTED BY THE YOUTH GROUP OF ST. LUKE'S CHURCH
Come!  All are invited to witness this beautiful interpretation in
Music, Scripture and Drama
as we share in Christ's Journey of Love through stories of "those who were there."
GOOD FRIDAY - APRIL 3, 7:30 PM IN CHURCH

 

 
EASTER PLANT AND PALM CROSS SALE
Palm Sunday Weekend
March 28, Saturday after 5:00 Mass
March 29, Sunday following all Masses
Outside of the Church
Beautiful Palm Crosses in assorted color ribbons - $11
Easter plants in a variety of foliage - pick from hyacinth, lilies, mums, daisies and more - wrapped in decorative foil with ribbon $12.00
All proceeds go to benefit the Youth Group of St. Luke's Church

 

 

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.

 

Knights of Columbus Annual Memorial Golf Outing
One June 8, the St. Luke's Knights of Columbus is holding is annual memorial golf outing at the Meadows Golf Club in Lincoln Park. We will once again run the scramble format that everyone has enjoyed the past few years. As in the past there will be awards for team scores, raffle prizes, sponsorship opportunities, and as usual our event will be welcoming to our women golfers. And once again Grand Prize of Nanuet is sponoring our Hole-In-One contest with a 2015 Cadillac to the winner.  Besides the golfers, we also have hold sponsors ranging from $25-$100. The outing's entry fee is $125; under 21 is $100. For more info, contact Joe DeFlora at 201-444-7296

 

2015 Anniversary Masses
The Archdiocese of Newark will celebrate anniversary Masses commemorating special years for couples.  These anniversary liturgies will be celebrated by Archbishop John J. Myers in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark as follows:
On April 19, couples celebrating 50 or more years of marriage are invited to the Cathedral for Mass with the Archbishop at 3:00 pm.
On May 3, all couples celebrating 5 & 25 years of marriage are invited to the Cathedral at 3:00 pm for Mass with the Archbishop. reservations are requested. For further information or to reserve, please call the parish Office at 201.444.0272.

 

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 futher 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.
     
 
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 new Catholic Story House Playgroup will be on Friday, 4/17 at 9:30 am.

 

 

 

 

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 Shaving cream. Please bring your donations to the Parish office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

































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