Dear St. Luke friends,
On this 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Christ invites us to a deeper and more personal relationship with Him. Just like St. Peter in the Gospel, we are asked by the Lord, "Who do you say that I am?" In the silence of our hearts, let us allow His divine Spirit to speak to us and reveal who God is in our lives. And as St. Peter testified in all ardor, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God,” let us ask for the grace to proclaim and share with others who Christ is in word and deed.
In our proclamation, we trust that Christ, who founded the Church upon the rock, is our cornerstone and nothing can separate us from Him, not even our human failings. God's mercies abound to those who turn to Him with humble hearts. The Spirit of God also powerfully works, guiding the Vicar of Christ and the Church, making it flourish, and empowering us all to love and serve God and one another in love, building His kingdom in our families, our community, and throughout the world.
As we gather again to celebrate the Eucharist here at St. Luke or virtually at home, let us thank God for the gift of being part of His Church where we are nourished as disciples of Christ. We ask that God will raise up more disciples for the building up of His Church here on earth as it is in heaven.
God bless and hold you and your loved ones in the palm of His hands.
Rev. Jonathan Paala
1) WEEKEND MASSES will be CELEBRATED 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.