Dear St. Luke friends,
On this 20th Sunday in Ordinary time, Christ assures us that He is there with us in our struggles, and in the most difficult times in our lives. Just like His encounter with the Canaanite woman, Christ is always there waiting for us to call on Him in faith. He never tires of listening to our cries for help. He never sends us away but draws us close to His Heart, granting us His healing mercies, forgiveness and love.
Christ longs to free us from all torments and bring us to communion with Him through His real presence, mercy and saving grace in the Eucharist and in Reconciliation. As one St. Luke community, let us continue placing our trust in God, as the Holy Spirit comes to unite us in prayers for one another and in worship and thanksgiving at the Lord's Eucharistic Feast. Whether you are celebrating with us in St. Luke or participating in virtual Mass at home, we trust that God is building His kingdom in our St. Luke community as He gathers us all together in His name.
Thanking God for all of you. Let the grace which God lavishes upon us through His sacraments strengthen you as faithful disciples in Christ, in faith, hope and love for God and one another.
Praying for all of you...a safe and blessed week in God's arms.
Rev. Jonathan Paala
1. We will be CELEBRATING MASS OUTDOORS on Saturdays at 5:00pm and Sundays at 8:00am and 10:00am. No signing up required. Chairs will be provided and marked in adherence to the social distancing rule. Please do not move the chairs. Thank you.
2. You are required to submit your CONSENT FORM (click here to download and print) each time you attend Sunday Mass. This is in compliance with the San Mateo Health Officer's guideline and will serve as a waiver to limit St. Luke's liability and will be used for contact tracing purposes. Forms will be kept confidential and will be discarded after 45 days. Thank you for your cooperation.
"O woman, great is your faith. Let it be done to you as you wish."