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When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then.  When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now. (St. Mother Teresa)   If we only knew how much Jesus loves us in the Blessed Sacrament we would never want to leave His Eucharistic presence.  For nowhere on earth are we more welcomed than in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Nowhere can we find comfort and healing than in His Heart overflowing with love for us. Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Thursday, September 5th and 1st Friday, September 6th) begins immed...

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        The Archdiocese of San Francisco Office of Worship is offering six-hour formation sessions for new and experienced Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Readers on November 9 and 16, 2019 at St. Matthias Parish in Redwood City.         In the morning of the first Saturday, ministers are introduced to sacramental theology, particularly that of the Eucharist. Next, presenters who are experts in the field, offer technical and spiritual direction for the minister’s specific liturgical role.         Final...

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The St. Luke Knights of Columbus invites all parishioners to bring their families and friends for a movie night on September 21st, Saturday, at 6:00 p.m. in the community center.  Join us as we bond together and watch "Aladdin" on the big screen.  Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people dwell together as one!” – Psalm 133:1

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Liturgy of the Word for Children, which is offered at our 9:00AM Mass on Sundays, will resume on September 8, 2019.   The Children’s Liturgy of the Word is an opportunity for children to listen and interact with the Sunday morning Scripture Reading in their own level. There is no fee or registration and it is open to all children at Mass who are preschoolers ( 4yrs. old) through children in 2nd grade. Children’s Liturgy of the Word starts when the priest presider at Mass invites the children to gather in front of the altar after the opening prayer.  With the dismissal blessing, the children proc...

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Be Christ’s hands to feed our brethren in need.  Please meet in the St. Luke kitchen at 8:00a.m. on August 31st, Saturday and help prepare sandwiches which will be delivered to the Samaritan House in San Mateo. Contact Peg Culver at 650.349.1408 "The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’" (Matthew 25:40)

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Prayer Vigil for Hong Kong

Posted on August 21, 2019 in: General News

The Archdiocese of San Francisco Chinese Ministry and the Office of Human Life & Dignity invite the faithful to a prayer vigil for Hong Kong at 6:30 pm on August 26 at St. Anne of the Sunset Church (850 Judah St., San Francisco). We are joining our prayers with those of the faithful all over the world at the invitation of Cardinal Tong of Hong Kong. The service will include scripture readings, Eucharistic Adoration, and Benediction.  Hong Kong is experiencing demonstrations in reaction to mainland China's proposed extradition legislation, officially called the Fu...

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LEGION OF MARY 7th ANNUAL CONFERENCE “The Legion of Mary, A School for Saints” September 7, 2019 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. Mass in the Extraordinary Form Rev. Fr. Lawrence Goode Mass Celebrant and Homilist Spiritual Director, Legion of Mary (SF Senatus) Santa Clara Convention Center (Great America Theater, 2nd Floor) With the centennial year of the foundation of the Legion of Mary in 2021 fast approaching, no better way to begin our preparation than by remembering three Legionaries who exemplified the ideals of the Legion.  Frank Duff, our founder, envisio...

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All women are invited and are welcome to join St. Luke's Women’s Bible Study and Discussion Group, which will hold meetings on Thursdays, 9:30a.m. to 11:30a.m., in Room 4 of the St. Luke Parish Center, starting September 12, 2019.  The group will meet from September to May, to discuss various books of the Bible, the scripture readings, and to provide prayer support for its members and the community. Contact Patti Villano: (650) 341-6913 "Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path." (Psalm 119:105)

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The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15) is a Holy Day of Obligation. Holy Day of Obligation Masses at St. Luke Vigil - August 14th - 5:00pm  Feast Day - August 15th - 8:30am & 5:30pm This solemnity proclaims that the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first and model disciple of Christ, had been taken up, body and soul, into heaven at the end of her earthly life, a doctrine that was dogmatically defined in 1950 by Pope Pius XII. Let us consider what a moment the Assumption must have been for our Blessed Mother! In describing this scene, some Church Fathers spoke of Jesus hi...

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     San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone is asking us to join a statewide Novena (nine days of prayer), August 3 - 11, seeking the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe--patroness of unborn children--to defeat a dangerous and unprecedented piece of legislation, Senate Bill 24, that would require medication abortion to be dispensed at California State University and University of California campus health centers.      Archbishop Cordileone urges the faithful to pray as well as to write and call their lawmakers to oppose the legislative bill. The...

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When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then.  When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now. (St. Mother Teresa)   If we only knew how much Jesus loves us in the Blessed Sacrament we would never want to leave His Eucharistic presence.  For nowhere on earth are we more welcomed than in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Nowhere can we find comfort and healing than in His Heart overflowing with love for us. Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins immediately after the 8:30am Holy Mass. Solemn Benediction is...

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