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Greetings from our Pastor on the Fifth Sunday of Easter
Dear Friends in Christ, On this Fifth Sunday of Easter, Christ manifests to us His enormous love from which no one or nothing can ever bring us apart, not even our greatest trials or suffering.  Christ has planted His love in our hearts, we will never be abandoned or forsaken.  There is no fear or discouragement for He remains with us through His Word and Sacraments until He comes again in glory. God desires that all that we are and all that we do are fully grafted onto the Vine, the one and true lasting love, no greater love than that which is found in...

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ST. LUKE'S HOLY MASS SCHEDULE

Posted on April 24, 2021 in: General News

ST. LUKE'S MASS SCHEDULE (effective March 1, 2021) Weekdays - 10:00am (indoor) Saturdays - 5:00pm (indoor) Sundays - 10:00am (outdoor) Reminders: (1) Please stay at home if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (cough, colds, sore throat, headache and fever).  (2) Maintain a minimum six-foot distance from others. (3) Wear a face covering. (4) Only those who do not have their consent forms on file are required to submit them.  The rest, please make sure that you sign the waiver attendance sheet before leaving the church.   So Jesus said to them, “Truly, tru...

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Greetings from our Pastor on Good Shepherd Sunday
Dear Friends in Christ, On this Good Shepherd Sunday, Christ reveals to us His greatest love as the Lamb of God who was slain, who sacrificed his own life to ransom us from death and give us eternal life.   Christ is our Good Shepherd who knows the depths of our hearts, even before we could utter a word, whisper a prayer or sigh in suffering.  Christ knows our deepest longing, our urgent needs, our heartaches and sorrows, our happiness, our disappointments and trials.  Like a Good Shepherd, He draws us close to His arms and assures us of His love, ...

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On the World Day of Prayer Vocations, April 25, 2021, please consider offering a special Holy Hour at 3:30pm to intentionally pray for an increase and strengthening of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. All are welcome to join at St. Pius, 1100 Woodside Rd., Redwood City or at home. Click here to view the flier. Contact Fr. Cameron Faller for more information 415-614-5683       |     faller.cameron@sfarch.org  ...the Lord appointed seventy-two others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was goin...

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The Archdiocese of San Francisco will be celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation for Adults on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. Adults who did not receive the Sacrament of Confirmation but wish to be Confirmed in order to complete their Sacraments of Initiation are welcome to participate provided they have completed the required preparations.  Please visit the Parish Office no later than May 12, 2021 to register and to sign up for catechetical preparation and orientation.  The catechetical preparation class and orientation will be held on May 16th at 11:00...

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Third Sunday of Easter Greetings from our Pastor
Dear Friends in Christ, On this Third Sunday of Easter, Christ reveals Himself to us as our Advocate with the Father who alone can bring peace to our troubled hearts.  Christ offers to us peace which this world cannot bring.     "Peace be with you." Our Risen Lord stands in our midst, bringing peace to our terrified hearts, fearful and filled with uncertainties caused by the pandemic.  How much He desires to calm the storms in our hearts through His life-giving promises in Scriptures and as He comes to us, real and alive in...

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Greetings from our Pastor on Divine Mercy Sunday
Dear Friends in Christ, On this Sunday of Divine Mercy, Christ reaches out to us in merciful love and empties Himself to bring us life. From His Heart that was pierced for our sins, blood and water gushed forth, and redemption enveloped the whole world. Christ invites us to celebrate that divine mercy, the mercy that is greater than all our faults, all our sins, and all our miseries.  There is nothing which His divine mercy cannot touch, mend, heal and save.  There is nothing which can prevent our Lord from drawing us to the depth of His mercies, not ev...

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The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 619) has again been introduced in Congress to protect babies from infanticide. But efforts to bring the bill to a vote in the House are being blocked. Your action is needed to urge your Representative to sign a discharge petition that would allow this vote to occur. Some states have passed laws to expand abortion and to repeal laws providing specific protections for babies born alive after surviving an attempted abortion. The Born-Alive Act would provide these specific protections nationwide to help prevent newborns from being killed or left a...

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Divine Mercy Sunday (April 11, 2021)
All are invited to commemorate the Feast of the Divine Mercy on April 11, 2021.  There will be a prayer service at 3:00pm in the main Church. How to celebrate the Feast: It was clarified by the words of Our Lord to St. Faustina: 1. We are to prepare with a novena of chaplets starting on Good Friday  2. We are to be purified by the “Tribunal of mercy,” the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 3. We are to venerate the sacred image of the merciful Savior by gazing upon it as a reminder to trust Jesus and be merciful. 4. We are to perform some w...

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Blessed Easter Greetings from our Pastor
Rejoice on this day that the Lord has made! Welcome our Risen Lord Jesus as He visits your homes to celebrate with you and your families. Savor the gladness of Christ’s resurrection and His new life within you. Celebrate His love all the days of your life, for Christ is indeed risen! Alleluia! Alleluia! A most Blessed and Spirit-renewed Easter to our dearest families at St. Luke's!              Easter blessings in Christ,                            Rev...

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Today we remember Good Friday...the day of God's greatest mercies...the day we adore Christ who laid down His life on the Cross for our salvation...the day when Blood and Water flowed out from His side (cf John 19:34) as a fountain of mercy for us. Let us celebrate God's infinite love and mercy for us, as we gather together in our St. Luke's main Church for Stations of the Cross at 12:00 noon.  The Adoration of the Cross and Communion Service immediately follows at 12:30pm.  The Church will be open until 5:00pm for a personal encounter with our Crucified Lord...

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