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This year on the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, we will be celebrating the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.  It is an ancient tradition for candles to be blessed on this day as we celebrate the coming of Christ, the Light of the World.  We pray that by the power of the Holy Spirit, we might also become beacons of Christ’s light to all. Please bring your candles and have them blessed at all weekend Masses on February 1st and 2nd. Also, in commemoration of the Feast of Saint Blaise (February 3), two candles are blessed, and pressed against the throat while a prayer of blessing is said.  Lege...

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Support St. Luke’s Annual Crab Feed Fundraising Event which will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 in the Parish Center.  Crab feed tickets will be on sale beginning Saturday, February 8th. If you want to choose your table, make sure you purchase your tickets next weekend. "How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!" (Psalm 133:1)    

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Be Christ’s hands and help feed our brethren in need.  Please meet in the St. Luke Kitchen on Sunday, January 26 at 8:00 a.m. and help prepare sandwiches which will be delivered to the Samaritan House in San Mateo. Contact Peg Culver at 650.349.1408 "Then I, the King, shall say to those at my right, ‘Come, blessed of my Father, into the Kingdom prepared for you from the founding of the world. For I was hungry and you fed me.'" (Matthew 25:34-35)

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Moving Through the Loss of A Loved One Monday evenings beginning Monday, February 3, 2020 (runs 8 consecutive weeks) 7:00 pm in the Parish Center of St. Pius Church, Redwood City A focused support group being offered by the St. Pius Grief Ministry. This session is intended for those who would like to participate in a support group focused on progressing through their personal grief journey.  For more information or to register, please contact Grief Ministry at (650) 361-0655 or griefministry@pius.org. Walk ins are welcome. "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death...

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This Wednesday, January 22nd, the Church in the United States observes the annual “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.” This day is set aside to pray for the legal protection of human life and to do penance for the violations to human dignity through abortion. We are called to observe this day through prayer and penance. More information at https://www.respectlife.org/january-22. “I came to give life - life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10) Prayer of Reparation for Roe vs. Wade God and Father of Life, You have created every human person, and have opened t...

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THE WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will be open to all parishioners on Thursday, January 23, at 10:00 a.m. Chris Valdez, Principal of Marin Catholic, will be our speaker on his 500-mile journey, “The Way,” ending at Santiago   de Compostela in Spain. "And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night." (Exodus 13:21)

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Support SB 673! Protect our Kids!

Posted on January 10, 2020 in: General News

PROTECT OUR KIDS! VOICE OUT YOUR SUPPORT FOR SB 673!      On January 15, 2020 the State Senate Education Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Senate Bill 673. SB 673 would enact three amendments in the California Healthy Youth Act.  These amendments will support parental rights in matters of sexual health education of elementary age (TK to 6th grade) students in the State of California.     The Archdiocese of San Francisco is inviting us to show support for Senate Bill 673. Please go to the Archdiocesan website (sfarchdiocese.org/myfamilyrights) to...

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Day of Prayer & Penance for Life and Novena (Jan. 21–29)     On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortion throughout the United States in its companion decisions Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Since that time, millions of children have lost their lives and millions of women and families have been wounded by abortion. The Church designates January 22 as a “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.” As individuals, we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of prayer, fasting and/or almsgiving.     The USCCB spons...

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Stand Up!  On January 25, 2020! Stand Up!  At  the Civic Center Plaza, SF! Stand up! For the littlest among us!     The Walk for Life West Coast 2020 is coming up: Join fellow Catholics and pro-lifers from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the smallest among us at the 16th Annual Walk for Life West Coast. There will be Mass at 9:30 am at St. Mary’s Cathedral celebrated by Archbishop Alexander Sample from Portland, Oregon. The rally begins at 12:30 pm in Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down Market Street, begins at 1:30pm. Last year’s Walk drew more t...

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