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There is just one day left until the celebration of Christmas begins. Let’s live this last day of Advent well.   We read in today’s Gospel passage from Luke the wonderful words of the Blessed Mother's “fiat,” her “yes” to God’s plan. “Behold...

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3rd Sunday of Advent: A Reflection

Posted on December 16, 2023 in: General News

Today we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday. “Gaudete” is a Latin word, meaning “rejoice.” The Christian steward should be characterized by a spirit of rejoicing.   Our First Reading, from Isaiah, expresses a fitting motto for us. “I rejoice hea...

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We serve a merciful and patient God. In His kindness, He warns us that we will be called to make an account one day for the way in which we made use of the gifts He has given us.   The most precious gift He has given us is His own Son, Whose birth we are preparing to celebrate.   St. P...

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (A Holy Day of Obligation)
Friday, December 8th, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Our Solemnity Masses will be at 8:30am and 7:00pm.  All are enjoined to celebrate the incomparable goodness of God in sending His Son through the privilege given to the Bles...

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Prepare your hearts for the coming feast of our Lord's birth. Participate in our St. Luke Novena of Masses in preparation for Christmas. 8:30 am December 16 9:00 am December 17 (Sunday) 8:30 am December 18 8:30 am December 19 8:30 am December 20 8:30 am December 21 8...

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Today we begin the beautiful and holy season of Advent. With all that we have going on this time of year, it’s no wonder Advent that does not always seem to get the attention it deserves.  But if we will commit to living this season well, we will experience a deeper conversion to Christ a...

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Upon the request of Our Lady of Fatima, we are invited to make reparation and console Our Blessed Mother’s Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.  Participate in the First Saturday Devotion on December 2, 2023. Join our First Saturday Mass at 8:30am.  Consecration and devotional prayers wil...

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As we prepare with joyful expectation for the celebration of Christmas, Catholic Charities still has a need for gift cards to Safeway or Target if you are looking for a way to give back to vulnerable families and individuals this Christmas. We are very grateful to parishes who have already committed...

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Christmas 2023

Posted on November 30, 2023 in: General News

Christmas 2023
Let us together welcome the Christ Child and celebrate Christmas as one community of faith. Christmas Eve (December 24) 3:15pm Children’s Christmas Carols 4:00pm Mass with Christmas Pageant 9:30pm Christmas Eve Mass Christmas Day Masses (December 25) 9:00am and 10:30am Sol...

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Thank you for supporting Operation Christmas Child. We were able to pack 85 boxes and bring Christmas hope to children around the world. Click here to view the video of our OCC event last November 19th. [Christ] said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder ...

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Let us unite and seek God's help to obtain peace in the world. Join our Cluster Eucharistic Adoration and Prayer for Peace on three Sundays of Advent, December 3, 10 and 17, from 3pm to 5pm in St. Luke Church. Confessions will be available. He makes peace in your borders; H...

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Today we come to the end of the liturgical year, celebrating the magnificent feast of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Our readings provide contrasting images of this King of ours — He has authority over all, and yet, He is humble and tender in His care for us, esp...

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Cluster Thanksgiving Mass Schedule

Posted on November 22, 2023 in: General News

  We will celebrate our parish cluster Thanksgiving Mass on November 23 at 9:00am at St. Timothy Church. Please bring your Thanksgiving dinner bread and wine and receive a special Thanksgiving blessing.  Note: No Thanksgiving Mass at St. Luke Church. ...

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If you have been carrying a burden from a past abortion, you are invited to the next healing retreat for women. Father Vito Perrone, COSJ, and Father James Liebner, SVD, will lead this three-day retreat, which will include Mass, the sacrament of Reconciliation, counseling, and sharing as much as ...

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We are reminded today that we will each be called to give an account for the gifts God has given us — our physical, intellectual and material gifts — as well as the gift of time itself.   Jesus illustrates this truth in our Gospel passage from Matthew. He tells the parable of a we...

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Wisdom is a central theme in our readings today. It is one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, key to living the stewardship way of life in our complex world. As Christian stewards, we should rely on this gift and ask the Holy Spirit to increase it within us.   Jesus teaches the importance...

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Nov. 17-19 - Life Giving Wounds Retreat - A Retreat For Adult Children of Divorced/Separated Parents. More on this link. Job Opportunity: The Office of Human Life and Dignity has an opening for a Social Action and Digital Media Coordinator. To learn more visit this link.  ...

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Memorial Mass and Healing Liturgy for Miscarriage and Infant Loss  St. Dominic's at 2390 Bush St., San Francisco Saturday, 11/18, 10 am Contact:  Maria Martinez-Mont | 415-614-5533 | prolife@sfarch.org RSVP:  https://sfarch.org/event/miscarriage-mass-2023/ Plea...

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There is no question that Jesus had a way with words. The Word of the Lord is filled with what we are very familiar with in our society — soundbites if you will, which convey so much meaning. The last verses of today’s Gospel from St. Matthew contain one of those short statements which c...

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Operation Christmas Child 2023

Posted on November 03, 2023 in: General News

Families, we invite you to support Operation Christmas Child and come to St. Luke on Sunday, November 19, 2:00pm to 5:00pm, to be part of this fun charity event. We will be filling up boxes to be sent to kids all around the world.  This event is open to all families with kids of all ages. Cl...

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On November 1, we will commemorate the Solemnity of All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation.  Our All Saints Day Mass times are 8:30am, 5:30pm and 7:00pm. They cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation comes from our God, who is seated on the throne, and from the Lamb.” &mdash...

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Today’s readings are all about love — the radical love of God for His people and the radical love we are called to live out in response. The stewardship way of life is nothing more and nothing less than the practical application of loving God and neighbor in our daily lives. Jesus sum...

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Today’s readings encourage us Christian stewards to always be mindful of who we are and Whose we are in every aspect of our lives. Jesus reminds us of this truth in our Gospel passage today as He cleverly puts the Pharisees in their place during their attempt to verbally entrap Him. They ...

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How easy it is, especially in these times, to be consumed by the cares and distractions of the “here and now,” forgetting about what matters most — living for the Kingdom of Heaven. The stewardship way of life, with its emphasis on the virtuous use of our Time, Talent, and Treasure...

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We have been given so many gifts and blessings by our Heavenly Father. Yet, in our fallen state it is all too easy to take them for granted. Our readings today teach us that we must live with an intentional awareness of our many blessings and use them gratefully to glorify God.   In our Gospe...

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As Christian stewards we are called to a high and holy standard — living as Christ’s disciples every day and with every person the Lord places in our path. But we can move towards this goal in “baby steps.”   Jesus demonstrates this comforting truth through the parable...

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Though we can never fully grasp the infinite perfection of God and His ways, a basic knowledge of Scripture reveals that God’s logic often differs from worldly logic.   Our first reading, from Isaiah, reminds us that God often thinks bigger than we do. “For my thoughts are not you...

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Eucharistic Revival Video Series

Posted on September 23, 2023 in: General News

What: A presentation of the “Elements of the Catholic Mass” video series from FORMED When: At our weekend Masses (right after homily), starting September 30/October 1 For a deeper understanding of the Eucharist and its importance To reinvigorate our worship  To foster a...

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Blessing of Pets (October 1, 2023)

Posted on September 23, 2023 in: General News

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures (feast day: October 4th), St. Luke Parish will have a blessing of pets on Sunday, October 1 at 1:00 p.m. near the Our Lady of Guadalupe Grotto. Bring your creature friends and have them experience God's precious bles...

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Rosary Procession (October 8, 2023)

Posted on September 23, 2023 in: General News

Let us unite as a parish and honor our Lord and Our Lady of the Rosary as we meditate on the life of Christ during the October Rosary Procession around the St. Luke Church grounds on Sunday, October 8, after the 10:30 a.m. Holy Mass. When we honor our Blessed Mother, we honor her Son, Jesus ...

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Cursillo Weekend

Posted on September 22, 2023 in: General News

All parishioners are invited to participate in an upcoming Cursillo weekend, a remarkable and transformative journey in Christian living.  A Cursillo en Cristiandad is a 'short course in Christian living,' and these lay-led weekends were developed as a means of reviving and renewing ...

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Think of the invitations that you have received in your lifetime—invitations that have made a difference and perhaps even changed your life. It’s possible that an invitation led to a friendship, a new hobby, your present job or career, your significant other, or choosing to live in the p...

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Today’s readings are all about relationships. Among the many lessons we have learned from the global pandemic is the deep importance of the relationships and communities in our lives. Our families, neighbors, friends and parish family need us, and we need them to be our best selves.   S...

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Are You Interested in Becoming a Catholic? Do You Know Someone Who May Be Interested? In RCIA, we journey with this question and all of your questions about Catholicism and what it means to follow Jesus as a Catholic.  We share how God created us to love us and what that means for our live...

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Let’s be honest. If we are striving to live the stewardship way of life, it’s not going to be easy. Dying to self and living for Christ and others is tough. It’s the work of a lifetime. But in the end, it’s the only work that really matters and the only life that truly satisf...

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Join Us! As the Archdiocese of San Francisco offers its first-ever Young Married Couples’ day retreat.  Hosted at St. Stephen Parish (451 Eucalyptus Drive, SF), all couples married 5 years or less are invited.  Marriage experts insist the success of a marriage depends heavily on...

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Our Gospel passage, from Matthew, leads us to take a serious look at whether our lives give God the glory He deserves. It comes in the form of a question that Jesus poses to the disciples. He leads up to it gently enough: “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they offer varying...

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Our Gospel today from Matthew reminds us to trust in Him even when it seems He is not answering our prayers.   God wants to lead us to the joy of heaven to spend eternity with Him. For that, we must be strong in faith and live our lives as an act of love and gratitude to Him. In other words, ...

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Faith Formation classes will start on September 6. Parents, please enroll your child now. You can register at the table in the community center after the weekend Masses.  You may also come to the office for registration. For 1st, 3rd through 8th Grade Students Click here to download ...

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Catholic Charities Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation Adult Day Services is a licensed program enhancing the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities in San Mateo County who experience losses in physical function, cognitive issues, memory or social support. Services...

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Stewardship spirituality invites us to surrender control of our lives to God in grateful recognition that all that we have is a gift from Him.   While today’s readings remind us that, of course, God is always in control of His creation and His creatures, they illustrate what amazing thi...

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The Book of Daniel, from which our First Reading is drawn, was written some two centuries before the birth of Christ. This is only significant in that many of the prophets (Daniel is considered one of the major prophets) lived as many as six centuries before Christ. However, regardless the timeline,...

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Come let us adore and worship our Lord, whose Sacred Heart longs to pour out upon us His graces and gifts. All are invited to the 8:30am Mass on the first Friday of the month, August 4, 2023, in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Eucharistic Adoration follows i...

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Upon the request of Our Lady of Fatima, we are invited to make reparation and console Our Blessed Mother’s Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.  Participate in the First Saturday Devotion on August 5, 2023. Join our First Saturday Mass at 8:30am.  Consecration and devotional prayers will ...

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The stewardship way of life could be described as a daily pursuit of the kingdom of heaven. In our Gospel passage from Matthew today, Jesus employs three parables to describe this kingdom.   In the first of today’s parables, our Lord reminds us that living for Him and for His kingdom wi...

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The stewardship way of life could be described as a daily pursuit of the kingdom of heaven. In our Gospel passage from Matthew today, Jesus employs three parables to describe this kingdom.   In the first of today’s parables, our Lord reminds us that living for Him and for His kingdom wi...

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Today’s Gospel passage from Matthew is filled with lessons both cautionary and consoling for the Christian steward as Jesus uses several parables to describe the kingdom of heaven and our role in it.   First, He compares it to a field where both wheat and weeds have been sown. Both weed...

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We will have our St. Luke “Spring” Cleaning Day on Saturday, August 12, 10AM – 3PM. Volunteers sought to help make St. Luke’s shine! Church, chapel, community center, exterior & grounds. Please arrive at 10AM and give a minimum two hours’ tim...

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The theme of humility is central to our readings today. God Himself is a humble God, so if we wish to follow Him as Christian stewards, we too, must be humble. In fact, humility is key to the stewardship way of life, and to a peaceful and fulfilling life.   In our Gospel passage from Matthew,...

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Come let us adore and worship our Lord, whose Sacred Heart longs to pour out upon us His graces and gifts. All are invited to the 8:30am Mass on the first Friday of the month, July 7, 2023, in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Eucharistic Adoration follows imm...

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Today’s readings take us back to some basics of stewardship living and demonstrate the genius of this way of life.   Our First Reading, from 2 Kings, shows us the necessity and power of hospitality. It recounts the story of a woman who showed loving hospitality to a ...

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Upon the request of Our Lady of Fatima, we are invited to make reparation and console Our Blessed Mother’s Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.  Participate in the First Saturday Devotion on July 1, 2023. Join our First Saturday Mass at 8:30am.  Our Consecration and devotional prayers wil...

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Today’s readings call us to tackle the challenging issues of fear and trust — two concepts that must be confronted and dealt with by all of us who wish to live the stewardship way of life.   The Lord knows that facing down our fears and choosing to trust Him with all areas of our ...

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Join Our Ministries

Posted on June 22, 2023 in: General News

If God has called you... To be an adult or young altar server, 4th grade to high school, or To be a greeter at our 5pm Saturday Vigil Mass and 9am Sunday Mass, or    To help beautify and maintain our church plants and flower please click here and submit your response. ...

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Middle and High school students, apply to be part of the Youth Ministry core team today! We will be planning events, such as attending OnFire NorCal Jam at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in September.  Contact the parish office or Jana Cadiz at 650-580-9871. Click here to submit you...

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The readings for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time provide us with profound insights into the essential aspects of living the stewardship way of life on our Christian journey.   In the first reading from Exodus, we witness the encounter between God and His chosen people at Mount Sinai. The Lor...

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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops designates June 22-29 Religious Freedom Week. This year we are offering several events in observance of the week.  Parental Rights and Religious Freedom Talk  Location:  Mater Dolorosa Church: 307 Willow ...

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MEMORIAL OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY 8:00am Rosary, 8:30am Mass, Saturday, June 17, 2023   Jesus Wants Devotion to the Immaculate Heart At the third Fatima apparition, in July 1917, after the terrible vision of Hell, Our Lady presented devotion to her Immaculate Hear...

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SOLEMNITY MASS in HONOR of the MOST SACRED HEART of JESUS June 16, 2023 at 8:30am Come let us adore and worship our Lord, whose Sacred Heart longs to pour out upon us His graces and gifts.   We consecrate ourselves to the Sacred Heart by acknowledging Him as Creator and Redeemer and as...

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Today we observe the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. This beautiful feast celebrates the gift of the Eucharist, which the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches is the source and summit of our Christian faith. “For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spi...

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Today we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity. The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that the Holy Trinity is the “central mystery of the Christian faith” (261). The concept of the Triune God — Three Persons in one God — is truly a mystery, almost too lofty fo...

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Join our First Saturday Devotion in honor of our Immaculate Mother on June 3, 2023 beginning with the 8:30am Mass, followed by the recitation of the Holy Rosary and Consecration prayers.  Jesus Wants Devotion to the Immaculate Heart At the third Fatima apparition, in July 1917, after...

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Pentecost Sunday Reflection

Posted on May 26, 2023 in: General News

Throughout our readings today, we see the amazing truth that the Holy Spirit gives us gifts and guidance in a very personal way. We are meant to use these gifts to build up the Body of Christ in a way that is unique to each one of us.   Our first reading, from the Acts of the Apostles, recall...

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Today, we celebrate the great feast of the Ascension of our Lord, that glorious moment when Jesus, 40 days after His resurrection, was lifted up — quite literally— into heaven, as the apostles watched in stunned amazement. It is recounted in both our first reading, from Ac...

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On this sixth Sunday of Easter, our readings remind us that God must come first in our lives, and that love of God shows itself in concrete actions — this is precisely why the stewardship way of life is so necessary.   Our second reading, from St. Peter, challenges us to,  “S...

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St. Luke has established a hospitality ministry so we can be a more welcoming parish. Parish volunteer greeters will be at every weekend Mass. If you would like to be a volunteer greeter, contact our office.  If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to was...

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The readings on this fifth Sunday of Easter present us with themes of dwelling places and home. As Christian stewards, we are well aware that this world is not our permanent home. We are merely pilgrims here, making our way through the stewardship way of life to our true home, heaven.   Yet, ...

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Join our First Saturday Devotion in honor of our Immaculate Mother on May 6, 2023 beginning with the 8:30am Mass, followed by the recitation of the Holy Rosary.  Jesus Wants Devotion to the Immaculate Heart At the third Fatima apparition, in July 1917, after the terrible vision of&nb...

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Click on the links below to view opportunities to help us grow in our Christian faith. Praise & Worship (with Eucharistic Adoration & Confessions) (November 17, 2023), St. Patrick Seminary, Menlo Park, CA St. Gregory Catholic Church Healing Mass, Hacienda St., San Mateo, CA  O...

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Good Shepherd Sunday Reflection
Today’s readings on this fourth Sunday of Easter offer us a glimpse into the heart of our loving Savior. He is the Good Shepherd and we can confidently place our trust in Him as we live the stewardship way of life.   This endearing image of Jesus as our shepherd, and His personal love f...

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Come let us adore and worship our Lord, whose Sacred Heart longs to pour out upon us His graces and gifts. All are invited to the 8:30am Mass on the first Friday of the month, May 5, 2023, in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Eucharistic Adoration follows imme...

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Eucharistic Congress (June 10, 2023)
Register now for the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Eucharistic Congress.  It will take place at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, with the 5:30 p.m. Mass celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and Archbishop Peter Sart...

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Today’s readings focus on a theme of “sojourning.” As Christian stewards, we know our lives are a sojourn toward the ultimate destination of heaven.   Our Gospel passage today describes the sojourn of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. The two are dejected and desponde...

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Join our Sandwiches on Saturday Ministry on April 22, from 9:30am-10:30am.  Meet at the church kitchen. Donations of fruits and wrapped snacks are welcome. Contact Peg Culver at (650) 349-1408. And if you give yourself to those who hunger And satisfy the desire of the afflicted, Then ...

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Middle schoolers, high schoolers & young adults: you are invited to attend the Youth Ministry Movie Night on Saturday, April 22 after the 5pm Mass in the community center. We will be watching Rise, the journey of an NBA Champion and his family with faith by their side. Pizza, nachos & movie ...

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The Christian steward approaches life with an “Easter vision” rooted in gratitude for the salvation our Lord has won for us through His death and Resurrection. Today’s readings on this Divine Mercy Sunday teach us how this approach plays out in daily life and remind us that we can ...

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All are invited to our cluster churches' prayer service to commemorate the Feast of the Divine Mercy on April 16, 2023, beginning at 3:00pm in St. Timothy Church.  There will be an Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions will be available. How to celebrate the Feast: ...

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Divine Mercy Novena (April 7-15)
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA (April 7 to April 15) Let us plead for God's mercy and place our trust in our Savior, who redeems us and carries the weight of our sufferings. Let us together pray the Novena to the Divine Mercy, which begins on Good Friday and culminates on Saturd...

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Easter Triduum 2023

Posted on April 06, 2023 in: General News

Let God's Spirit stir up in us a loving participation in the rites of this most sacred week, transforming us and drawing us deeper into the life and love of Christ poured out on the Cross, and risen in glory on Easter Sunday.  We ask that our most Blessed Redeemer might shower our f...

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Christ's New Passover Promise: Palm Sunday Reflection
This weekend is a unique one in that we have two gospel readings, both from Matthew.  The first is known as the “Procession Gospel”, which describes our Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, even though his public ministry is about to come to a close.  Before this, He ha...

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Holy Week 2023

Posted on March 25, 2023 in: General News

Let God's Spirit stir up in us a loving participation in the rites of this most sacred week, transforming us and drawing us deeper into the life and love of Christ poured out on the Cross, and risen in glory on Easter Sunday.  We ask that our most Blessed Redeemer, and His greatest love ...

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We Shall Arise with Christ: Reflection on the Fifth Sunday of Lent
Thirty-two days ago, on Ash Wednesday we started our Lenten journey. Today on the 5th Sunday of Lent, we are invited to reflect on the journey we have made so far. Each Sunday readings unveil for us fresh dimension to discover and to reflect on. We can see the progression in themes from the thi...

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Today’s readings on this fourth Sunday of Lent are filled with contrasting images — God’s vision versus human vision, the light of Christ versus the darkness of sin, spiritual blindness versus spiritual sightedness. Embracing a stewardship way of life can free us from spiritual bli...

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The first reading shares the strong water imagery of the gospel; God provides for us in all ways, including our very human need for water.  Our physical thirst reveals the neediness of our human condition; it is never satisfied for long, and we must stay close enough to a source of water to con...

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All parishioners and liturgical ministers are welcome to join the Lenten Recollection and Certification on Saturday, March 11, from 10:00am to 3:00pm at St. Luke Church. You may write your information in the binder provided at the community center or register at the parish office.  Lunch will b...

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2nd Sunday of Lent: A Reflection
The first reading this weekend is once again taken from the Book of Genesis.  We are introduced to Abram, who will later be named Abraham.  We are tipped off that something deep is going to happen: “Abram” means “father who is exalted”, which is very interesting bec...

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You can still join our Cluster Bible Study Program for Beginners. Classes meet twice a month (2nd and 4th Thursdays), 7:00-8:30pm in St. Matthew Room 4 of our Church. Call the parish office at (650) 345-6660. Click here for details. For whatever was written in earlier times was written fo...

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1st Sunday of Lent: A Reflection

Posted on February 24, 2023 in: General News

1st Sunday of Lent: A Reflection
Last Wednesday we began the season of Lent. We received ashes on our forehead with the sign of the cross. In Scripture, ashes are a sign of repentance for sin so, our reception of the ashes must reflect our attitude during Lent – awareness to sin and our dire need for repentance and forgivenes...

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Following God's Path of Love: Reflection on the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Talk about setting the bar high!   This verse at the end of today’s Gospel passage from Matthew sets the tone for all of the readings this week.   The stewardship way of life, giving away the best of our time, ...

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Ash Wednesday (February 22, 2023)

Posted on February 18, 2023 in: General News

Ash Wednesday, 46 days before Easter Sunday, signals the beginning of the season of Lent and is a day of fasting and abstinence.  Our Ash Wednesday Mass times are: 8:30am, 5:30pm and 7:00pm As we receive the ashes, we express our sorrow over our sins and ask for the grac...

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Meditate on Christ's passion and experience God's great love for us. Join us for Stations of the Cross on Fridays of Lent, beginning at 6:00PM in the main Church. “Looking to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cr...

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Lenten Confession

Posted on February 18, 2023 in: General News

Have a deeper relationship with the Lord this Lenten season. Encounter God’s love, peace and forgiveness.  Confession schedule every Saturday during Lent: 3:30pm—4:30pm in Room 4 of our church. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins...

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HELP SAVE LIVES IN REDWOOD CITY! You can protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilization to pray and fast for an end to abortion! Through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach, 40 Days for Life has inspired 1,000,000+ volunteers! With God’s hel...

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Be the Salt and Light of Christ: A Reflection on the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today’s readings are part pep talk and part marching orders for us Christian stewards. They offer wonderfully clear guidance on what matters most to God in the way we prioritize our lives and the way He intends for us to use the gifts He has given us.   The first reading, from the proph...

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Living a Blessed Life: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection
The Gospel Reading for today is what is popularly called the Sermon on the Mount. Many think it is the absolute epitome of Jesus’ teachings. To be sure it tells us how we are to live our lives, the attitudes we are to have. We must remember that those who were waiting and hoping for the Messia...

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World Day of the Sick Healing Mass (February 11, 11:00 am)
Our clustered Churches are offering a Mass on the World Day of the Sick,which is also the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, on Saturday, February 11, at 11:00am in St. Timothy Church. There will be anointing of the sick at the Mass and blessing of caregivers and healthcare professionals. Fr. Andrew...

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Bear the Light of Christ: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection
The resounding message in today’s reading is Jesus as the Light and Salvation of the world in whom we should place all our trust. Psalm 26 expresses our assurance - The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The Lord is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid? ...

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Webinar on Human Trafficking (February 8)
The Respect Life Ministry at the Archdiocese has a new Webinar coming up on February 8, on the Feast of  St. Bakhita about Human Trafficking.  When: Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 6:00pm (PST, California time) Guest speaker Susan Patterson, Director of Through God's Grace Ministry,...

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Answer God's call to serve.  We are inviting adults who wish to help and serve at Mass and guide and train young altar servers.  There will be a training for Adult Servers on February 5 (3:00pm-4:00pm) and February 11 (10:00am-11:00am) at St. Timothy Churc...

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We are Called: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection
It is easy to see foreshadowing of John the Baptist in Isaiah’s reference to himself as one “formed as God’s servant from the womb.” After all, we see John’s first moment of action when he leaps in Elizabeth’s womb, recognizing Jesus in joy even before either of t...

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Calling all current and incoming Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Communion.  Participate in the Lenten Recollection and Certification on Saturday, March 11, from 10:00am to 3:00pm at St. Luke Church. You may write your information in the binder provided at the community center or registe...

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The Epiphany of the Lord: A Reflection
Many of you have probably heard the song “The 12 Days of Christmas.” It’s a true classic. But not everybody is familiar with the real 12 days of Christmas. In the Church, the Christmas season actually begins the day after Christmas and ends 12 days later. Today, on the twelfth day ...

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Walk for Life West Coast (January 21, 2023)
Join fellow Catholics and pro-lifers from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the voiceless among us at the 19th Annual Walk for Life West Coast.   The Walk for Life Mass at 9:30am will be celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the As...

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God: A Reflection
On the Octave of Christmas, the church celebrates the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God.  Over the past two centuries, there has been much confusion surrounding the idea that the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of God.  How could God, having always existed, have a m...

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