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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Signup for July4/5, 2020)
On this 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we are consoled by Christ's words, “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) During this pandemic, the Lord asks us to surrender to Him all our burdens and find true rest in Him.  Christ is delighted to offer Himself to us and shower the lightness of His love each time we celebrate His Eucharistic...

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Signup for June 27/28, 2020)
This Sunday, the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we are called once again to gather together in thanksgiving to God who encourages us to put Him first in our lives. We are to follow Christ in all that we do, as He reminds us, “whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because the little one is a disciple—amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.” (Matthew 10:42) Trusting that cups of water of kindness continue to be offered among our families, friends or strangers in need. Cups of prayers go as wel...

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Father's Day Blessings and Signup (June 20/21, 2020)
In gratitude to our Father in heaven for His love, and for the gift of our own fathers, or of those who have been like fathers to us, let us honor them by returning their love and lifting them up in thanksgiving at our Eucharistic Celebration. Whether you are with us this Sunday at St. Luke's or at home participating in televised or online Mass, be assured of our Almighty Father's blessings and graces this Father's Day! Important reminders for those who will be attending St. Luke's Sunday Mass: 1) As directed by the County Medical Officer, for ...

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Corpus Christi Sunday (June 13/14, 2020)
This Sunday, the Feast of Corpus Christi, we gather once again in thanksgiving to God for the gift of Himself in the Eucharist.  We thank our Lord for the nourishment and strength He lavishes upon us as He offers Himself to us, for He said, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is My flesh for the life of the world.” (John 6:51) Continued prayers for the health and well-being of all our friends at St. Luke, especially those who cannot be with us in church phy...

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Resumption of Public Masses (Most Holy Trinity Sunday)
Dear friends at St. Luke,   With gratitude to God, after two months of Eucharistic fasting, we are pleased to announce that we will resume public Masses at St. Luke Church on the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. SCHEDULE: Saturday, June 6th, 2020: 5:00pm Sunday, June 7th, 2020: 7:30am, 9:00am and 10:30am  (NO 5:00pm Sunday Mass)   Those who are at risk of COVID-19 or have pre-existing health conditions or are manifesting COVID-19 symptoms (especially fever, cough or difficulty breathing) should still stay at home. You are dispensed from th...

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Pentecost Sunday Greetings from our Pastor
Today, Pentecost Sunday, we are celebrating the birth of our Church, the day of fulfillment of the promise of Christ, the Holy Spirit, Who came as wind and fire upon the apostles. With our Blessed Mother, they devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, proclaiming the Gospel to the ends of the earth.  This same Divine Spirit visits us anew, revives our souls and empowers us to bear fruit for God's kingdom, as He brings us to communion with Christ each time we participate in our Lord's Eucharistic Sacrifice.  The Holy Spirit descends upon us each...

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In today's Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ's promised Advocate - the Holy Spirit who will empower us in fulfilling our God-given mission.  We believe that during this time of trial, our Lord remains with us through the Holy Spirit, so we ask the same Spirit to prepare our hearts for our reunion with Him, our Eucharistic Lord, and with one another, as we gather again in our St. Luke Church to worship God together after two months of sheltering-in-place. (Click here for the Novena to the Holy Spirit.) Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, in part two of his upd...

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In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus assures us of His never ending love, as He promises that He will never abandon us and that He will send us another Advocate, the Holy Spirit to be with us and to uphold us.  Indeed, Jesus remains with us in a real and tangible way through the Eucharist.  During this shelter-in-place, we experience how the Holy Spirit brings us into a spiritual communion with our Eucharistic Lord whenever we participate in the Holy Mass virtually.  The Holy Spirit also ignites the longing in our hearts to reunite with Christ sacramentally after an almost 2-month Eucharistic fast, at that fut...

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Bring a professor from St. Patrick's Seminary & University into your home to give you a college-level course on mystical theology, "Women and the Mystical Tradition of the Church." The fee is nominal; and there are no grades. This live online course of eight weekly meetings, will be from Tuesday, May 12 until Tuesday, June 30, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The instructor is the renowned Dr. Anthony Lilles, of St. Patrick's Seminary and the author of the blogspot BeginningToPray.com. Each meeting is a live thirty-minute lecture and a twenty-minute question-and-answer period. Dr. Lille...

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Good Shepherd Sunday Greetings from our Pastor
Today, we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday.  As a shepherd gathers and takes care of His sheep, so does our Lord enfold us in His infinite love and compassionate care. The COVID-19 crisis we are experiencing now cannot stop our Lord from embracing us in the shelter of His arms, offering us healing, strength and courage. Christ continues to be the Shepherd of our souls during each Eucharistic Sacrifice offered here at St. Luke and at all Churches (in which you participate virtually), and during moments of personal encounter with Him in prayer, as He calls each of ...

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, The month of May is approaching, a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home within the family.  The restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to appreciate all the more this “family” aspect, also from a spiritual point of view. For this reason, I want to encourage everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the month of May.  This can be done either as a group or individually; you can decide according to yo...

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Third Sunday of Easter Greetings from our Pastor
Dear friends at St. Luke,  Greetings on this 3rd Sunday of Easter! More than a month of sheltering-in-place, I hope and pray that you continue to experience God's providence and care, while following vital health precautions within and outside your homes. Just as our Risen Savior manifested Himself to the disciples on the Road to Emmaus, I trust that He continues to reveal to you His love in the Breaking of the Bread, as you gather in fellowship with your families and friends (through social media), and especially as you participate in the Euchar...

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For many, these are tough times. Some of us feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and perhaps even hopeless. Talking over your concerns with a caring person can help you gain some perspective. Praying with someone can help you place your confidence in God who cares for you and your future even more than you! All calls will be treated confidentially. Referrals are available to counselors or other assistance. But we are here to talk with you, pray with you, and share emotional support and accompaniment as we all navigate these difficult times. Deacon Fred Totah: 415-614-5504 Richard Collyer: 415-614-5593 Monday to ...

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Pray for the Protection of Human Life
Walking with Moms in Need.   Sign up today to support this year-long project. Pray for moms in need from your home. Novena to St. Gianna Beretta Molla begins on April 28, 2020.  Sign up today to receive the novena. Beginning on April 28, the feast day of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  will share a novena seeking her intercession for pregnant women and all who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. St. Gianna was a 20th century physician, wife, and mother. You can sign up to receive this ...

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All are invited to e-mail prayer petitions to Deacon Sandoval at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. We will remember those who are suffering illness of spirit, mind, or body, those who are grieving, and those who are infected or affected by the coronavirus. Crisis Helpline Prayer Phone Support is also available. Please e-mail your request to Rcs7777@comcast.net or by phone. We are available particularly for those who are sick, homebound, or in hospital, and those are infected and affected by the coronavirus. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth....

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Divine Mercy Sunday Greetings from our Pastor
In the midst of the COVID-19 turmoil, God's merciful and tender love overflows from His Heart more than ever. God loves all of us, no matter how great our sins. He desires to bring us healing, strength, pardon, peace and hope. He longs to bless us through the Feast of the Divine Mercy. Through this unique grace, the Lord opens wide the floodgates of His mercy so we can enter and turn back to Him while it is still the time of mercy, before He comes again as the just judge. On this Divine Mercy Sunday, we are called to gaze upon Christ's merciful love, which i...

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Easter Blessings!

Posted on April 11, 2020 in: General News

Although the streets might have grown silent and been emptied, the Easter song still reverberates in our hearts, in our homes, in our Church. "We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song," says St. Augustine. Alleluia! Jesus Christ has conquered the grave, and no virus and no circumstance can change that. Let us thank God and rejoice in the blessings which remain -- the sunshine and clear blue skies, blooming flowers, the life of a newborn, the support of families and friends, and the hope we have in our Savior who has triumphed over death and brought us eternal life. Prayers united with your...

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Join Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in a national moment of prayer in this time of the coronavirus pandemic. Together as a nation, we will pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and seek our Savior's healing and protection. GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 10 9:00 a.m. Visit the LA Catholics webpage or facebook.com/usccb to join the live-stream and pray as one nation  and receive a plenary indulgence. "If then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn ...

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Commemorating Holy Thursday

Posted on April 09, 2020 in: General News

Dear friends at St. Luke, We gather again in Spirit to celebrate Holy Week. Today, April 9th, is Holy Thursday, which commemorates the Last Supper, where Jesus had His last meal with His followers before He suffered and died.  This day is also referred to as Maundy Thursday. Maundy comes from the Latin word "mandatum" which means "mandate" or "command." "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." - John 13:34. At the end of the meal, Jesus washed the feet of His disciples as a sign and example of humility and lov...

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Dear Parishioners of St. Luke, With the shelter-in-place extended until May 3rd, I hope and pray that you remain safe and in good health, and that you are led to a deeper encounter with our Lord, as you open yourselves to His will, grace, and love, flourishing within your homes, families and neighborhoods. Heading towards the most sacred time of the Church year, I understand how painful it is for all of us not to be able to gather together to worship God in our St. Luke Church and celebrate the liturgies that bring to life the ultimate meaning of this solemn week – the passion, death and Resurrection of Christ....

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Dear Parishioners, I hope and pray that this message finds you all safe and well within God's care. I hope that amidst the lack of opportunities to prepare during this Lenten season through our parish Eucharistic Celebrations, Adoration, Confessions and Stations of the Cross, you still get nourished through televised or live stream Masses, and you are able to encounter our Lord in a deeper way through personal devotions and prayer with your families. (Please click here for various spiritual resources).  As we approach Holy Week, we ask God to strengthen our faith during this difficult time when we cannot ...

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Since March 19, California has been living under Executive Order N-33-20 requiring all residents to stay home except for those working in defined “critical infrastructure,” and requiring all people at all times to practice social distancing. The Governor’s order can be read here. To help Catholics understand the impact of this directive on parish life and Catholic practice, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has issued a series of messages to the people of the Archdiocese. His messages, and other important documents, can be found on the website https://www.sfarch.org/health-alerts. Archbishop Cordile...

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Dear Parishioners, Hoping you are all well.  Although this current health crisis has disrupted our parish life and activities, we continue to be in solidarity with the whole Catholic Church, in faith, hope, and love, through Christ our Lord who heals. Based on the memo issued by our Archbishop, Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, Mass will be celebrated every day in our parish church with only one altar server in attendance.  Due to the “shelter in place” order, no one else can be present in the church during the celebration of Mass, only one priest and one altar server.  This means that f...

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A Coronavirus Prayer

Posted on March 17, 2020 in: General News

A Coronavirus Prayer
Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love. Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another. Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no bo...

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Prayers for the Sick

Posted on April 26, 2018 in: General News

We are updating our list of sick parishioners to be included in our Bulletin and Sunday Mass prayer intentions. If you have sick relatives whom you want us to include in our prayers, please call or email our Parish Office. Their names will be in our list for 4 weeks.  If you want us to continue praying for them, please notify the office.  Otherwise, their names will be deleted. "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." ~ Revelations 21:4

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