This Sunday, the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we are called once again to gather together in thanksgiving to God who encourages us to put Him first in our lives. We are to follow Christ in all that we do, as He reminds us, “whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because the little one is a disciple—amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.” (Matthew 10:42)
Trusting that cups of water of kindness continue to be offered among our families, friends or strangers in need. Cups of prayers go as well to all our friends at St. Luke, for your health and welfare, especially those who still cannot be with us in church physically, but are always united with us spiritually through Sunday Mass at home.
Important reminders for those who will be joining us for Sunday Mass:
1. As directed by the County Medical Officer, for contact tracing purposes, you will need to fill out and sign a Consent Form. One person can do it for the whole household. Consent Forms are available at the entrance of the church. Please bring your own pens. Or, you can download and print the form (click here) and bring it to church when you come to Mass.
2. In compliance with the much stricter mandate from the County Health Officer to observe proper ventilation and disinfection after each Mass, you are advised to occupy the seats in the community center.
3.. Due to limited seating, you are required to sign up (click here) and indicate the number of people attending.
4. Please wear your face mask at all times while in church. Please bring your personal sanitizers as well.
5. To protect the health of all, you are encouraged to receive Holy Communion in the hand. Those who will receive by the tongue will be last in the line.
6. Those receiving Holy Communion are to adhere to the 6ft distancing indicated by the yellow tape markers on the floor. After receiving communion, follow the arrow to go back to your places for prayer.
As always, your patient cooperation, support and prayers are much appreciated.
With reliance on God's continued guidance and providing care upon all, we look forward to another gathering at our Lord's Eucharistic Banquet as one parish faith community.
Rev. Jonathan Paala
"...whoever does not take up his cross
and follow after me is not worthy of me.
Whoever finds his life will lose it,
and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." (Matthew 10:38-39)