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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on July 24, 2020 in: General News

Dear St. Luke friends,  On this 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Christ shows us another glimpse of what the kingdom of heaven is like.   Like the merchant, we are always in search for fine pearls--those which will bring us happiness and satisfaction.  But Christ, in His abiding love for us, assures us that the priceless pearl we have in Him and our place in His kingdom is the greatest of all the treasures combined, the source of true and lasting fulfillment. As we gather together in our Eucharistic celebration, either in St. Luke or through virtual participation at home, we manifest through our wors...

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This Fall, Saint Luke will offer A BLENDED Learning environment – a combination of VIRTUAL Zoom classes, a bring-home TEXTBOOK, and occasional IN-PERSON session (of 8 to 10 students only) when the county of San Mateo permits it.  Gathering the students for the IN-PERSON session is dependent on whether the public schools in San Mateo will open this Fall.   Enrolment for Religious Education is ongoing.  Registration Forms are available in the office or can be downloaded below.  Classes will start on the First Wednesday of September 2020. For 1st, 3rd through 8th Grade Students: ...

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on July 19, 2020 in: General News

Dear St. Luke friends,  On this 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we are consoled by the Lord that in the midst of the uncertainties we face about the future, His promise to us, His children, remains certain--His love for us conquers all and He assures us of a place in His kingdom in heaven. We have a foretaste of the kingdom of heaven each time we worship God together at the Eucharistic Feast, in St. Luke Church or virtually at home.  We thank the Lord for this gift and we ask Him for the grace to be united together in building His kingdom here on earth. Our small acts of faithfulness, like devoting time ...

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COVID-19 has contributed to the permanent closure of 130 Catholic schools across 23 states.  Additionally, internal surveys show ten percent of Catholic schools are now uncertain if they can open their doors this fall.   That means as many as 500 or more Catholic schools could be in jeopardy. Please join the USCCB in asking Congress to include additional relief for Catholic schools in the next emergency relief package.  Public schools are asking for $300 billion dollars, and it is important to make sure that hard-hit Catholic school families also receive emergency relief.  Please take a momen...

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On this 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we hear Christ sharing with us the Parable of the Sower. We trust that the seeds of faith, hope, and love which the Lord has planted in our hearts will bear good fruits as we share them with our families, our loved ones, and all the people we encounter. Those same seeds are cultivated each time we gather together in Christ's Eucharistic Sacrifice, either at St. Luke or at home through your virtual participation.  Let us ask God to send His Holy Spirit and make our hearts fertile soils for His Word, producing a rich harvest for His kingdom. Starting August 2, 20...

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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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