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Today’s readings remind us of how our God is compassionate and passionately loves us.   “Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture, says the Lord.” Our First Reading from the prophet Jeremiah addresses false prophets who had misled God’s peop...

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Our readings today remind us to live our lives in total surrender to God’s care. The Gospel recounts when Jesus instructs His twelve apostles to begin their missionary work two by two. He encouraged them to take very little — a walking stick and sandals. If you can recall a time you pack...

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Our readings today remind us that, even in our weakest and toughest moments, God has a plan.   In our Second Reading, St. Paul describes a “thorn” that had been given to him. He believed this thorn to be the thing that kept him grounded as he said, “to beat me, to keep me fr...

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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 6, 2024. Join our First Saturday Mass at 8:30am.  Consecration and devotional prayers will be...

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Our readings today remind us that our God is a tender and loving God.   In our Gospel, Jesus heals an ill child. An anxious and loving father sought after Jesus so that his daughter might be cured of her illness. As Jesus was traveling to heal her, they got word that the daughter had died. In...

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As we enter back into Ordinary Time, our readings today remind us that heaven is our true home and that we cannot make it there without God’s assistance.     In our First Reading, the prophet Ezekiel foretells the coming of the Kingdom of God. We can see that Jesus is the cedar tha...

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All are invited to offer thanksgiving to God and celebrate the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday, June 8th, at the 8:30am Mass in our Church.  Join us for the recitatation of the Rosary at 8:00am. WHAT DOES THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY MEAN? The Immaculate Heart of Mary...

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All are invited to honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, June 7th, and celebrate His greatest love for us at the 8:30am Mass in our Church.  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Solemn Benediction follow immediately after Mass. WHAT IS THE SOLEMNITY OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS? T...

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Today we celebrate Corpus Christi — the Body and Blood of Christ. Jesus’ Body and Blood was sacrificed for us on Calvary, but before that excruciating event, He humbly bound Himself to human hands in the Eucharist. As St. Thomas Aquinas expresses, “In this sacrament sins are purged...

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Today, we celebrate an essential doctrine of our Catholic faith — the Most Holy Trinity. It expresses God as three Divine Persons, unified in One Divine nature. It is a topic we could never exhaust nor fully understand until we see God face to face. Although it is incomprehensible, it is still...

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Our Easter season culminates with the glorious feast of Pentecost. We can imagine how incredible that moment was for the apostles and all who witnessed it. The Holy Spirit was alive and working.   The Holy Spirit is just as alive and willing to work here and now in our day-to-day moments as b...

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We often cite Jesus’ quote from today’s Gospel of Mark: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” This was not a suggestion from the Lord. It was quite frankly a command, and it is one which still holds for each of us. Being an evangelist, bein...

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Our readings today teach us what it means to bear fruit as disciples of Christ. We hear in each of our readings that it is from the Lord that good effects will be produced in our lives. In our first reading, we hear about disciples that were preaching the Good News and defending the faith. The wo...

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On this fourth Sunday of Easter, we hear that Jesus is the Good Shepherd and we are His sheep. Our readings today call us to reflect inward — do we allow Jesus to shepherd our lives?   In our Gospel Jesus reveals His radical love for us. He says, “I will lay down my life for the s...

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Our youth and families from our Faith Formation classes need your help to clean our church.  Be part of our St. Luke Spring Cleaning on Saturday, April 27, 10:00am to 1:30pm and email st.lukereed@gmail.com if you wish volunteer.  Click here for more information....

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Grow in your relationship with Christ through scriptures. All are invited to the next series of our St. Luke/St. Timothy Cluster Bible Study program on the Gospel of St. Luke. The next series will start on May 9th and classes will meet every second and fourth Thursday of the month at St. Matthew&...

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In addition to celebrating all Christ did for us this Easter season, we also are reminded of how His sacrifice impacts our lives.   Today’s Gospel reminds us that Jesus should be the center of our lives. This passage begins with two disciples realizing Jesus had just appeared to them. ...

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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 April 6, 2024. Join our First Saturday Mass at 8:30am.  Consecration and devotional prayers will b...

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On this second Sunday of Easter, we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. We celebrate this feast today since God’s mercy was shared with us through the resurrection of Jesus. To put it simply, today, we are celebrating Jesus’ merciful love for us and how we can partake in it.   No matte...

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3:00pm Prayer Service in Commemoration of the Feast of the Divine Mercy (St. Luke Church) Adore our merciful Lord during the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and receive His merciful forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions will be available). Jesus promised to St. Faus...

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Divine Mercy Novena (March 29-April 6)
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA (March 29 to April 6) 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 Saturday, A...

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Today we celebrate Palm Sunday. As we read about the climax of Christ’s mission here on earth, we are reminded that He is the Perfect Steward, a model for us all on our stewardship journey.   Our First Reading, from the prophet Isaiah, portrays a suffering servant. The suffering servant...

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Easter Triduum 2024

Posted on March 22, 2024 in: General News

The Easter Triduum begins with the Vigil of Holy Thursday. It marks the end of the forty days of Lent and the beginning of the three-day celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ - Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday. The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council re...

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As we are nearing the end of our Lenten journey, our readings today remind us of the goodness that our God has to offer us.   In today's Gospel, Jesus announces that the “hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.”  All that He came to do on this earth was soon to ...

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It has been said many times over and in a variety of ways that stewardship is based upon gratitude. Gratitude for what, we might ask? For the variety of blessings each of us receives, understanding full well that each of us is gifted in different ways and perhaps even in different measures. However,...

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 Make this LENT a meaningful one and grow closer to the Lord. Join our Cluster Lenten Recollection on Saturday, March 9, 2024, 9:30am to 2:00pm at St. Luke Church. Our speakers are Laura Bertone and Sandra Kearney from the Office of Worship of the Arch...

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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 March 2, 2024. Join our First Saturday Mass at 8:30am.  Consecration and devotional prayers will b...

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Our readings call us to roll up our sleeves and persevere through the remainder of Lent by committing to a more faithful life with Christ.   In today's Gospel, Jesus purifies the temple area because it is being misused as a marketplace. He becomes angry at their lack of reverence for God....

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2nd Sunday of Lent: A Reflection

Posted on February 23, 2024 in: General News

Today's readings are a powerful testimony to God’s profound love for each one of us. It is a reminder for us, as Christian stewards, to surrender all that we have to the Gracious Giver.   The First Reading from Genesis is the infamous story of God putting Abraham to the test. God co...

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First Sunday of Lent: A Reflection

Posted on February 16, 2024 in: General News

Today's readings remind us why we partake in this 40-day Lenten journey — to prepare our hearts for the resurrection of Christ on Easter.   St. Peter reminds us in our Second Reading of the blessings we receive from Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection — “Chri...

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Walk with Christ this Lenten Season

Posted on February 12, 2024 in: General News

This season of Lent, we enjoin you to walk with Christ and encounter His great love as we... meditate on the Lord's passion and join the STATIONS OF THE CROSS (Fridays of Lent, 6:00pm) receive Christ's forgiveness during CONFESSION (Saturdays of Lent, 3:30pm-4:30pm; and Sundays ...

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Our readings today remind us that Christ came to serve. Jesus’ entire life was focused on others. He came to fulfill His Father’s mission — the salvation of mankind. He labored for this mission by becoming the humblest of servants.   In today's Gospel, Simon says to Jesu...

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Ash Wednesday (February 14, 2024)

Posted on February 02, 2024 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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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 February 3, 2024. Join our First Saturday Mass at 8:30am.  Consecration and devotional prayers wil...

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40 Days for Life

Posted on January 30, 2024 in: General News

Join 40 DAYS FOR LIFE campaign for life of the unborn.  Our cluster churches St. Luke and St. Timothy have pledged Sunday, March 10, as our day of vigil and prayer outside the Planned Parenthood in Redwood City, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in support of 40 DAYS FOR LIFE.&n...

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Healing Mass (February 10, 2024)

Posted on January 27, 2024 in: General News

Our clustered parishes will be offering a Healing Mass in observance of the World Day of the Sick and the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on Saturday, February 10, at 10:30am in St. Luke Church. There will be an anointing of the sick and blessing of car...

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Our readings today remind us of God’s authority.   As we reflect on our Gospel, we recognize that God possesses all authority and that we want to give Him all authority. Jesus was teaching in the synagogue on the Sabbath. All were fixed on His words and astonished at what He had to say....

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All are invited to participate in the following Reflect Life Events on Human Trafficking: ENGLISH WEBINARS: How Cyber exploitation leads to Human Trafficking. Wed. February 7, 2024, 6:00pm. Register here to get a link:  sfarch.org/event/cyber-exploitation/   Online Rosa...

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Today’s readings call us to be decisive in our faith.    Simon, Andrew, James, and John demonstrate this decision for us in their response to Christ’s calling, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." In both instances, the men immediately abandoned what...

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Understanding our losses as “Life has changed…not ended” Sister Toni Lynn Gallagher invites us to review the nature of grief and how to live into hearts of love. Those interested in being part of a bereavement ministry to the parish or who wish guidance for themselves are in...

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Today, we celebrate the Epiphany of our Lord. The Gospel account of the three magi traveling to meet Baby Jesus is one that we know well. Yet, when we pause to reflect on this moment when these men met Christ for the first time, we recognize that there is much to be said for us still today. When ...

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Pray to Protect Human Life

Posted on January 11, 2024 in: General News

JOIN 9 DAYS for LIFE: January 16-24, 2024 Click here to join thousands praying for the protection of human life. January 22: DAY of PRAYER for the LEGAL PROTECTION of UNBORN CHILDREN Click here to participate in the DAY of PRAYER for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of ...

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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, January 5, 2024, in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Eucharistic Adoration follows ...

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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 January 6, 2024. Join our First Saturday Mass at 8:30am.  Consecration and devotional prayers will...

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