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Entries for March 2020

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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All are enjoined to gather together in imploring God's mercies, as Pope Francis leads a Prayer Service from St. Peter’s Basilica, tomorrow, Friday, March 27, beginning at 10:00am, California PST. FOLLOW THE EVENT at this link. The prayer service includes the Liturgy of the Word, as well as adoration and benediction with the Blessed Sacrament. Pope Francis will give a special “urbi et orbi” apostolic blessing — “to the City of Rome and the world” — with the possibility of attaining a plenary indulgence. While the normal conditions for obtaining a plenary indulgen...

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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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IMPORTANT ADVISORY

Posted on March 16, 2020 in: General News

We regret to inform you that due to the health crisis, there will be no daily and Sunday Masses until further notice.  Please tune in to EWTN for daily TV Mass (5:00am, 9:00am, 4:00pm & 9:00pm) or KTSF 26 or KOFY 20 for Sunday TV Mass at 6:00am.  For live online broadcast of the Holy Mass, please visit the Catholic TV Network or mass-online.org. At this crucial time, let us enter into a spiritual communion with our Eucharistic Lord and ask Him to come into our hearts at least spiritually, and continue to fill us with the grace that we need to be nourished and strengthened, even though w...

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Join us as we adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament on the 1st Friday of the month, March 6th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel.  Benediction is at 7:00 p.m.  The Stations of the Cross will follow in the main church. “Look upon the hour of adoration assigned to you as an hour in paradise. Go to your adoration as one would to heaven, to the divine banquet. You will then long for that hour and hail it with joy. Take delight in fostering a longing for it in your heart. Tell yourself, ‘In four hours, in two hours, in one hour, our Lord will give me an audience of grace and love. He has invit...

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Our St. Luke Parish is taking stringent measures due to the novel coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak.  Please read the memo of our pastor, Rev. Jonathan Paala.  Thank you for your cooperation and we pray for God's protection and care upon all. 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 thr...

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