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Archbishop Cordileone asks all the faithful of the Archdiocese to contact their state Assembly representative to voice their opposition to SB360, proposed legislation that threatens the confidentiality of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. The state Senate has already approved the bill, which would take away the full right to confession from priests and everyone who works with priests in parishes and Church agencies statewide. Pastors received an email from the Archbishop, advising that the Office of Human Life & Dignity is organizing a letter-writing campaign on the weekend of June 22-23. Letters will be ...

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The Filipino Ministry Consultative Board of the Archdiocese of San Francisco is inviting you to a recollection entitled, “Journeying Together to Build the City of God—One Church, Many Cultures” on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Parish Center of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Burlingame.  The recollection speaker will be Rev. Angel Quitalig, Pastor of St. Mark Catholic Church. The recollection starts with Registration and Breakfast at 8:30a.m. and will adjourn at 1:30p.m. For more information and to register, contact: Deacon Ven Garcia at (415) 215 4961 Estelle Oloresisimo at (4...

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Join the EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION around the St. Luke Church grounds, in honor of Christ’s Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity present in the Blessed Sacrament, immediately after the 10:30a.m. Sunday Mass on June 23, 2019. As one parish community, let us allow the LORD to dwell in our hearts as we adore Him with songs and prayers.  All are welcome to participate in this solemn celebration which will conclude with Benediction. “I am the Bread of Life...Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink...

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Be Christ’s hands to feed our brethren in need.  Please meet in the St. Luke kitchen on June 23rd and 30th, at 8:00a.m. and help prepare sandwiches which will be delivered to the Samaritan House in San Mateo. Contact Peg Culver at 650.349.1408 "The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’" (Matthew 25:40)

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PENTECOST...It’s Our Birthday! The feast of Pentecost is often referred to as the birthday of the Church.  Pentecost is when the apostles went out among the people and began spreading Jesus’ message, thus  establishing the beginning of the Church. Pentecost (Greek for 50th day) is celebrated by Christians 50 days after Easter, and marks the day that the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles while they were cowering and hiding behind locked doors following Jesus’ resurrection. After receiving the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit, the apostles immediately went out and preached Jesus’ ...

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Today, the day before we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit during the first Pentecost, let us heed Pope Francis' call...let us all unite our hearts with Christ's people and bow our heads in prayer... “Saturday, June 8,” Pope Francis recalled, “will be the fifth anniversary of the meeting of the Israel and Palestinian Presidents with me and Patriarch Bartholomew here in the Vatican,” where they prayed in the Vatican Gardens in 2014 for peace. “At 1 p.m.,” the Holy Father continued, “we are invited to dedicate ‘a minute to peace’ – of prayer...

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All are invited to our annual parish picnic on August 17, 2019, Saturday at Boothbay Park in Foster City. Let us all gather together in God's love and relish the camaraderie while feasting on burgers and chili.  Lunch will be served from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. See you all at the picnic! The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common. With great power the apostles bore witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great favor was accorded them all. (Acts 4:32-33)

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As a culmination of this month dedicated to our Blessed Mother, we will have a Rosary Procession around our St. Luke church grounds on May 25th (Saturday), after the 8:30AM Holy Mass.  All are invited to join in prayer and songs of thanksgiving, and implore God's graces through the intercession of our Blessed Mother. "Hail [Mary], full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb [Jesus].” (Luke 1:28, 42)

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Twenty five students will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation during the Holy Mass on May 24th, Friday, at 5:00pm, here at St. Luke Church with Auxiliary Bishop William Justice as celebrant.  All are invited to attend. "For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure." (John 3:34)

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Catholic Charities Sunday

Posted on May 10, 2019 in: General News

This second collection is an annual invitation to parishioners in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to personally invest in the lives of thousands of marginalized and vulnerable residents in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties. Your generous support keeps families together by preventing poverty and homelessness; enriches the lives of aging and disabled adults; welcomes and supports  immigrants and unaccompanied minors, and nurtures the healthy development of children and youth. Pew envelopes are available on Catholic Charities Sunday (Holy Masses on May 11, 5:00pm, and May 12). You can also text CCSunday to 414...

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May 18, Saturday, 10:00 AM Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption 1111 Gough St., San Francisco The Archdiocese of San Francisco is inviting everyone to celebrate the Ordination to the Priesthood of Kyle Joseph Faller, Ernesto M. Jandonero, and Michael Pimentel Rocha, graduates of St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, who will be ordained to the service of this archdiocese. A reception follows the ceremony. Prayers are asked for these seminarians as they prepare for the sacrament. The entire Mass and rite of ordination will be livestreamed on the archdiocesan website, sfarchdiocese.org/events/ordinations-...

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We are inviting all children to take part in the flower offering in honor of our Blessed Mother, at the beginning of the 9:00AM and 10:30AM Sunday Masses during the whole month of May.  The children's offering of love to our Most Loving Mother will delight not only our Blessed Mother but her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, as well. When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son!"  Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. (John 19:26-2...

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Religious Education enrollment for School Year 2019-2020 is ongoing.  Registration forms are available in the Parish and Religious Education Offices or online http://saintlukefc.org/Religious-Ed/Youth-Religious-Ed Register on or before August 31, 2019 to avoid late fees.  You can still register your child after August 31, but late fees will be applied. "The Advocate, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name—he will teach you everything and remind you of all that [I] told you." (John 14:26)

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The Archdiocese of San Francisco is sponsoring the Spring 2019 Confirmation of Adults on Pentecost Sunday, June 9th at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco.  Rehearsal will start at 10:00am at St. Francis Hall and the Confirmation Mass will be at 11:00am in the Cathedral. This is open to all Baptized Catholic Adults needing to complete their Sacrament of Initiation. Please visit the Parish Office on or before May 20th to register. There will be an orientation and catechetical preparation on May 25 (10:30am) here at St. Luke. [Jesus] breathed on them and said to them, ...

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SACRED PASCHAL TRIDUUM 2019

Posted on April 12, 2019 in: General News

Join us as we commemorate as one St. Luke parish community the Lord's Passion, Death and Resurrection... Holy Thursday, April 18, 2019 We are called to celebrate the Eucharist as an act of thanksgiving, remembrance and renewal of our unity with Jesus Christ. MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER (6:00p.m.) ADORATION in the CHAPEL after the 6:00p.m. Mass until 11:00p.m. And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19) Good Friday, April 19, 2019 We have received the gift ...

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FORMED - Register for Free

Posted on April 04, 2019 in: General News

As a treasured parishioner of St. Luke, a gift awaits you... FORMED I The Catholic Faith on Demand Daily reflections, books, movies, studies, talks for all ages. Available for FREE to all St. Luke Parishioners Go To: http://www.saintlukefc.formed.org Click on: “Register Now” (use code DQCXNM if needed) Enter your name, email, zip code & create a personal password. That’s it !! (also available on the App Store) Let our hearts and minds be FORMED and TransFORMED by Christ and the Holy Spirit…   He [Jesus] saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done...

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Holy Thursday (April 18, 2019)

Posted on April 03, 2019 in: General News

All are invited to our Holy Thursday Celebration of the Lord’s Supper and Washing of the Feet at 6:00pm in the main church.  After this solemn celebration, let us all gather together at our annual Holy Thursday Potluck dinner with our families, friends and neighbors at the community center.  Sign up sheets will be in the hall after the weekend Liturgies.  What dish will you share this year?  Please take the time to sign up and help us in the planning and preparation. "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns an...

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St. Luke’s annual Good Friday "Reflections on the Seven Last Words of Jesus" will be held on April 19th at 12:45 pm in the main church (right after the Stations of the Cross, and before the 2:00pm Liturgy of the Lord's Passion and Death).  Each year we have 7 parishioners (young and old) give their 5 to 8 minute talk on their thoughts and reflections on one of those 7 Last Words.  We need your participation. Please contact the parish office at 650-345-66-60 or Dan Linkhorn (dlinkhorn@comcast.net) for further details and to inform of your chosen part.  Thank you! First Word ...

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"The Light is On for You this Lent" Confessions on the Thursdays of Lent at St. Luke Church This Lent, the Archdiocese is undertaking an initiative to encourage greater participation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, especially among those who have not received this sacrament recently. 'The Light is on for You' began in the Washington, DC metro area and has spread throughout the country over the last decade. Archbishop Cordileone has encouraged all pastors to open their parishes for confessions on the Tuesdays of Lent from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, as a means of making the sacrament more convenient...

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Stations of the Cross

Posted on March 06, 2019 in: General News

Journey with Christ in His Passion Join us every Friday evening during Lent to pray and meditate on the Stations of the Cross, beginning at 7:00PM in the Main Church. "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." — Hebrews 12:2

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Ash Wednesday (March 6, 2019)

Posted on March 03, 2019 in: General News

As we come together on Ash Wednesday to celebrate this solemn and ancient ritual of penance, let us also remember that God is gracious and merciful to those with repentant hearts. We entrust this Lenten pilgrimage to our all-loving God and ask for His grace to repent and to be faithful to His Gospel. Our Holy Mass schedule at St. Luke:  8:30a.m., 12:10p.m., 5:30p.m. and 7:00pm NOTE: On Ash Wednesday, we unite our fasting and abstinence to the cross of Christ, the sign of God's love for us. “Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mour...

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Be Christ’s hands to feed our brethren in need.  Please meet in the St. Luke kitchen at 8:00AM on January 27, Sunday, and help prepare sandwiches which will be delivered to the Samaritan House in San Mateo. Contact Peg Culver at 650.349.1408 "The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’" (Matthew 25:40)

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All are invited to attend the Healing Mass in Celebration of World Day of the Sick on February 2, 2019, 11:00a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco. “a special time of prayer and sharing, of offering one’s sufferings for the good of the Church and of reminding everyone to see in his sick brother or sister the face of Christ who, by suffering, dying and rising, achieved the salvation of mankind.” St. John Paul II Please offer to bring a loved one, a friend, a fellow parishioner who is struggling and who would be unable to come on their own.  There wil...

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This year on the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, we will be celebrating the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. It is an ancient tradition for candles to be blessed on this day as we celebrate the coming of Christ, the Light of the World. We pray that by the power of the Holy Spirit, we might also become beacons of Christ’s light to all. Please bring your candles and have them blessed at the 8:30a.m. Holy Mass on February 2nd. Jesus spoke to the people saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows [the Lord] will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

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The Catholic bishops of the United States have designated this day as a special day of prayer in reparation for the massive killing that has resulted from the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court Decision handed down January 22, 1973. Prayer of Reparation God and Father of Life, You have created every human person, and have opened the way for each to have eternal life. We live in the shadow of death. Tens of millions of your children have been killed as a result of Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion.  Father, have mercy on us.  Heal our land and accept our offering of prayer and penance. In your love for us, t...

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Blessing of the Throats In commemoration of the Feast of Saint Blaise (February 3), two candles are blessed, and pressed against the throat while a prayer of blessing is said. Legend has it that a mother brought to Saint Blaise her dying son who had a fishbone stuck in his throat and got miraculously healed. We will have the Blessing of the Throats at the 5:00p.m. Holy Mass on Saturday, February 2nd and all Holy Masses on Sunday, February 3rd. “For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations, and sing praises to your name." 2 Samuel 22:50

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Support CHYLL Youth Ministry's Bake Sale next weekend. Donate your favorite home-baked goods OR simply stop by the CHYLL table after the Sunday, January 20th, 9:00AM, 10:30AM or 5:00PM Holy Masses to purchase delicious treats. "And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward." (Matthew 10:42)

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Attention: Legion of Mary Auxiliary Members Our Annual Function will be on Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. here at St. Luke Church.  See you all! "They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." (Acts 2:42)  

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Mark your calendars… St. Luke's 15th Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the Parish Center. Help support our parish's fundraising event.  Plan on purchasing your tickets early to acquire your choice seats. Tickets will be on sale starting the weekend of February 9th and 10th.   "And [the people] devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." (Acts 2:42)

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Join fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 15th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on January 26, 2019.  There will be Mass at 9:30 a.m. celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The rally begins at 12:30 p.m. in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza; and the Walk, down Market Street, begins at 1:30 p.m. Last year’s Walk drew more than 50,000 people.  Help make a difference. Be part of this momentous occasion.   Papal Blessing and Ple...

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Dedicate the new year to our Blessed Mother and our Lord Jesus and start the year blessed by partaking of the Eucharistic Feast... JANUARY 1st, 2019 is the SOLEMNITY of MARY, MOTHER OF GOD.  Our HOLY DAY of OBLIGATION MASSES  will be celebrated in the Main Church on:  December 31st at 5:00 p.m. January 1st at 8:30 a.m. Our remembrance of Mary’s divine motherhood injects a further note of Christmas joy. It is a day of prayer for world peace: Mary is the mother of the Prince of Peace. It is the first day of a new year: Mary continues to bring new life to her children—who are also G...

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Experience the Christmas spirit of giving and hope by being Christ’s hands to feed our brethren in need.  Please meet in the St. Luke kitchen at 8:00AM on December 23, Sunday, and help prepare sandwiches which will be delivered to the Samaritan House in San Mateo. Contact Peg Culver at 650.349.1408 "The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’" (Matthew 25:40)  

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St. Luke 2018 Christmas Schedule

Posted on December 19, 2018 in: General News

"For unto us a child is born...” (Isaiah 9:6) Join us as we welcome the Christ Child… ST. LUKE 2018 CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE DECEMBER 24th, MONDAY            3:15PM Children and Youth Choir Concert            4:00PM NATIVITY CHRISTMAS PAGEANT & MASS            6:00PM CHRISTMAS EVE MASS           10:30PM CHRISTMAS EVE MASS DECEMBER 25th, CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES            7:30AM, 9:00AM, 10:3...

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Let us journey with our Blessed Mother during this blessed season of Advent and prepare for the coming feast of our Lord's birth... All are invited to attend the Simbang Gabi Novena Masses starting Saturday, December 15, 2018. Our St. Luke’s parish-sponsored Simbang Gabi Mass is on December 20th, Thursday, at 7:00PM, and will be celebrated here at St. Luke Church. Simbang Gabi Schedule Dec.15 (7:00pm):  St. Bartholomew  Dec. 16 (7:30pm):  Our Lady of Angels Dec. 17 (7:00pm):  St. Mark Dec. 18 (7:00pm):  St. Gregory Dec. 19 (7:00pm):  St. Catherine of Si...

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St. Luke Christmas Giving Tree

Posted on November 29, 2018 in: General News

Let us bring the hope and love of the Infant Savior to those in need!  As we approach Christmas, we invite everyone to once again share with our needy brethren your blessings from God, through our annual “CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE,”  This year, our Giving Tree supports the Catholic Worker House charity drive, the poor & homeless families (Queen of Peace Shelter) and hospice men (Gift of Love Home).  Simply take an ornament (or more if you are able) to help grant a needy brethren’s wish.  The Giving Tree will be in place throughout the Advent Season.  Please put your UNWRAPPE...

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December 8th, Saturday, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and is a Holy Day of Obligation. St. Luke Holy Day of Obligation Mass Schedule December 7, Friday Vigil Mass at 6:00PM December 8, Saturday Mass at 8:30AM only It has been clarified by the USCCB (US Conference of Catholic Bishops) that "when consecutive obligations occur on Saturday-Sunday or Sunday-Monday, the faithful must attend Mass twice to fulfill two separate obligations." Therefore, the people are to attend one Mass for the Immaculate Conception (from Friday evening up to 4:00 pm on Saturday the 8th), and a Mass for the cele...

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On behalf of Fr. Jonathan and St. Luke Parish, the Knights of Columbus are organizing a Christmas Potluck Dinner on Dec.15th, after the 5:00 p.m. Mass. Bring your favorite seasonal dish, some Christmas cheer, and heartwarming presence for a festive evening. Sign-up sheets will be available in the Community Center after all weekend Holy Masses. Please sign up with your name, number of members attending and a choice of your dish (appetizer/entrée/dessert). "The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior ...

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Altar Servers Sign-up

Posted on November 24, 2018 in: General News

Starting December 1st, there will be a sign-up for those who wish to commit as Altar Servers during the weekend Holy Masses.  The parents can sign up on behalf of their children. "God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them." (Hebrews 6:10)  

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Prepare for the coming feast of our Lord's birth...All are invited to the Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass on December 5, Wednesday, 7:30PM at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco.  Our St. Luke’s parish-sponsored Simbang Gabi Mass is on December 20th, Thursday, at 7:00PM, and will be celebrated here at St. Luke Church. For more details, click here for Simbang Gabi 2018 Schedule. "Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet when ...

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Let us bring the hope and love of the Infant Savior to those in need!  As we approach Christmas, we invite everyone to once again share with our needy brethren your blessings from God, through our annual “CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE,” which we will launch on November 25th, 2018, Sunday. This year, our Giving Tree supports the Catholic Worker House charity drive, the poor & homeless families (Queen of Peace Shelter) and hospice men (Gift of Love Home).  Simply take an ornament (or more if you are able) to help grant a needy brethren’s wish.  The Giving Tree will be in place throughout the A...

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Thanksgiving (November 22, 2018)

Posted on November 16, 2018 in: General News

Our Lord fill our Hearts with Thanks AND Giving All throughout the year, we celebrate the Eucharist each day.  Eucharist means THANKSGIVING. On this Thanksgiving Day, God calls us to gather at His Eucharistic table and offer Him thanks for all the blessings He has bestowed upon us.  On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018 our St. Luke Holy Mass is at 9:00a.m. and there will be no Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. NOTE: Offices are closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd. Offices will reopen for regular service hours on Monday, November 26th. A meaningful an...

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St. Luke's Youth Ministry C.H.Y.L.L. (Christ Helping Youth Love Life) invites all high school teens to Search: An Advent Retreat, next Sunday, December 2nd.  There will be inspiring talks from Culture Project and Echoes of Worth, fun fellowship and most importantly, time with Jesus during Eucharistic Adoration.  This will be a meaningful way for teens to begin the Advent Season.  When: Sunday, 12/2 from 2:00 pm - 8:00 p.m. Where: St. Luke Catholic Church, Foster City Dinner & Snacks provided. Cost is Free. Goodwill Donations accepted. Youth Ministers, for more information &am...

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Help "Keep Christ in Christmas" by sending religious cards—a message participating in the New Evangelization from you!  Religious Christmas Cards are on display after Liturgies on Sunday, by the Knights of Columbus.  View these cards in advance at http://www.Christischristmas.com Knights of Columbus representatives will also be accepting applications from prospective members after the Liturgies. "But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of r...

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Support CHYLL Youth Ministry's Bake Sale next weekend. Donate your favorite home-baked goods OR simply stop by the CHYLL table after the Sunday, November 18th, 9:00AM, 10:30AM or 5:00PM Holy Masses to purchase delicious treats.  Proceeds from the sale will help CHYLL ship the Operation Christmas Child boxes of gifts to needy children in Latin America & Africa. "And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward." (Matthew 10:42)

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"Operation Christmas Child"

Posted on November 03, 2018 in: General News

“Operation Christmas Child” donations will be collected until November 7th at the Office of Religious Education. The Amazing Journey of a Shoebox Gift Begins with You and Results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication. Click link for further details. http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

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November 2 is the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls' Day) and is a First Friday. All Souls' Day Holy Mass is at 8:30am.  The First Friday Eucharistic Adoration starts right after the 8:30am Holy Mass and ends with Benediction at 7:30pm. The souls of the just are in the hand of God,      and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;      and their passing away was thought an affliction      and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace.  - Wisd...

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NOVEMBER 1st is the SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS and is a HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION St. Luke Holy Mass Schedule:  8:30am and 5:30pm NOTE: EUCHARISTIC ADORATION starts right after the 8:30am Holy Mass and ends with BENEDICTION at 5:00pm just before the All Saints' Day evening Mass. And He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.  (Romans 8:27) Today the Church celebrates all the saints: canonized or beatified, and the multitude of those who are in heaven enjoying the beatific vision th...

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"All parents of high schoolers are invited to attend the PARENT NIGHT on Sunday, November 4th, after the 5:00pm Youth Mass, presented by the Culture Project and C.H.Y.L.L. Calling ALL BAKERS! Support C.H.Y.L.L. Youth Ministry and sign up to donate your favorite home baked goods for the BAKE SALE held every3rd Sunday of the month. “OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD” donations will be collected until November 7th at the Office of Religious Education.  REHEARSALS for the Youth Music Ministry are held during the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 4:15pm. &nbs...

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All Souls Envelopes

Posted on October 19, 2018 in: General News

All Souls Envelopes are now available for everyone to fill out.  Please drop your filled out envelopes in the All Souls Box in the Community Center. The Masses on November 1st and 2nd and all Mondays of November will be for the special intention of the souls written on the All Souls Envelopes. "The souls of the just are in the hand of God and no torment shall touch them." (Wisdom 3:1)  

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Next Sunday, October 28, at the 10:30AM Holy Mass, there will be a special Commemoration Rite for all the souls who died this year and of all your departed loved ones.  All are invited to pray for families and friends who are now in God’s hands. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."  (John 3:16)

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Let us all unite as a parish in praying the Holy Rosary in honor of our Blessed Mother Mary, and gather together in procession outside St. Luke Church on Saturday, October 27th, after the 8:30AM Holy Mass. When we honor our Blessed Mother, we honor Her Son, Christ Jesus our Lord. "They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers." Acts 1:14  

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BAKE SALE Please support CHYLL Youth Ministry by purchasing delicious baked goods after the 9:00AM,10:30AM and 5:00PM Holy Masses on Sunday (October 21st). Or stop by the table if you would like to sign up to donate your favorite home baked goods for the Bake Sale every 3rd Sunday of the month. OCTOBER'S CHYLL NIGHT - ILLUMINIGHT All high school students are invited to October's CHYLL Night next Sunday  (October 28th), for “IllumiNight” after the 5:00PM Holy Mass.  Dinner will be provided. Wear black and be prepared to see the light!   PARENT NIGHT Save the date! ...

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Be a Voice for Mission...World Mission Sunday (October 21, 2018) "Together with the young people, let us bring the Gospel to all" Your prayers and generous support on World Mission Sunday, through the Society for the Propagation of Faith, directly benefit the Mission Church in its service to the world's most vulnerable communities, reaching out to our poor and marginalized brethren. Be a voice for Mission in Latin America...where catechists and youth travel to remote areas to bring the Good News of God's great love to families. Be a voice for Mission in Asia...where six million children receiv...

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We at St. Luke are inviting all who might be interested in serving or would like to deepen one's formation as Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and Reader. There will be a 2-day training session for new and experienced ministers and readers at St. Timothy Church in San Mateo on November 3 (10:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.) and November 10 (10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.). Please contact our Parish Office to register (registration fee will be shouldered by St. Luke). For more details, visit this link: https://sfarchdiocese.org/documents/2018/6/Fall%202018%20Brochure%20-%20EMHC%20and%20Reader%20Training.pdf "Are t...

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Blessing of Pets (October 7, 2018)

Posted on September 28, 2018 in: General News

In commemoration of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures (feast day: October 4th), St. Luke will have a blessing of pets on Sunday, October 7, 12:00PM at the Church. Bring your creature friends and have them experience God's loving blessing.  "Wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds, kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth, young men and maidens, old men and children. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens."  (Psalm 148:10-13) 

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All are invited to join the 8th Annual San Francisco Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 6, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco.  Be part of this momentous occasion, which will begin with the Rosary at 9:00AM, followed by Mass at 10:00AM, and Procession and Consecration at 11:30AM. For more details, please visit http://rosaryrallysf.com/ 

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Guardian of the Blessed Sacrament Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament here at St. Luke takes place in the Chapel every Thursday and First Friday of the month, from 9:00AM to 7:00PM. Much of that time there are parishioners in the chapel who come to adore the Blessed Sacrament.  However, there are some time gaps when there is no one in the chapel. In order that there is at least one parishioner in the chapel guarding the Blessed Sacrament during the entire time of the Exposition, there will be a sign-up sheet on the table in the Chapel foyer every day, with half-hour time slots, each sl...

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Be Christ’s hands and feed our brethren in need. Please meet in the St. Luke kitchen every 4th and 5th Sunday of the month at 8:00a.m. and help prepare sandwiches which will be delivered to the Samaritan House in San Mateo. Contact Peg Culver at 650.349.1408 "For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; Iwas a stranger, and you invited Me in." (Matthew 25:25)  

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The St. Luke’s Women’s Bible Study Group is offering a 6-week series on the Theology of Women. This will cover women in the Old Testament, the New Testament and women in the Early Christian Church including Martyrs, Deacons, and Mystics.  We will examine the little known leadership roles of these women and their impact on our personal spiritual journey. Presenter: Dr. Ellen Six, Adjunct Professor at Dominican University and Author of award-winning memoir “Dancing Among the Tombstones” Dates:    from October 4 to November 8 (Thursdays) Time:     10:00 ...

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Adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament September 7, 2018 (First Friday of the month) after the 8:30a.m. Holy Mass (Chapel) Benediction is at 7:30p.m. The same Jesus of Nazareth Who says, “I have come that you might have life, and have it more abundantly,” Who heals the broken-hearted, Who gathers the little ones to Himself, is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. The Blessed Sacrament is the Sacred Heart of Jesus living in our midst to fulfill a promise made long ago, “I Myself will pasture My sheep.  I Myself will give them rest, says the Lord God.  The lost I will seek ...

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All are invited to our St. Luke Annual Parish Picnic this coming Saturday, September 8th, beginning at 11:00a.m. in Boothbay Park, Foster City.  Come and relish the camaraderie while feasting on burgers and chili.  Lunch will be served from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. See you all at the picnic! The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common. With great power the apostles bore witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great favor was accorded them all. (Acts 4:32-33)

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The Women’s Bible Study and Discussion Group meets in Room 4 of the St. Luke Parish Center on Thursdays, 9:30a.m. to 11:30a.m., September to May, to discuss various books of the Bible, the scripture readings, and to provide prayer support for its members and the community. The group will resume on September 13, 2018. All women are invited and welcome to attend. Contact Patti Villano: (650) 341-6913 Jesus said, "Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock." (Matthew 7:24)

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All high school teens are invited to NORCAL JAM on FIRE, Saturday, September 15, from 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo.  Join fellow NORCAL Teens as we kick off this year’s St. Luke Youth Ministry.  Hear inspiring speakers and participate in powerful praise & worship. For those interested, sign up sheets are located in the Youth Ministry table in the Parish Center. He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him praise, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.” (Revelat...

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The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15) is a Holy Day of Obligation. Holy Day of Obligation Masses at St. Luke Vigil - August 14th - 5:00pm  Feast Day - August 15th - 8:30am & 5:30pm This solemnity proclaims that the Blessed Virgin Mary had been taken up, body and soul, into heaven at the end of her earthly life,  a doctrine that was dogmatically defined in 1950 by Pope Pius XII.   The Assumption completes God's work in Her since it was not fitting that the flesh that had given life to God Himself should ever undergo corruption. The    &...

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The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Networking and Recruitment Potluck Gathering at the St. Luke Garden Area on August 11, Saturday, after the 5:00PM Vigil Mass.  All families of the Knights and all who are interested to join are welcome. Then Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” (Matthew 9:37-38)

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Adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament August 3, 2018 (First Friday of the month) after the 8:30a.m. Holy Mass Benediction is at 7:30p.m. The Blessed Sacrament is JESUS, the Source of all life, of all light, of all love, living in our midst to fulfill a promise made long ago: “ I myself will pasture My sheep.  I myself will give them rest, says the Lord God.  The lost I will seek out, the strayed I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heal.” (Ezekiel 34:15-16) Our Lord loves us so much that He humbled Himself and took the form of bread, never abandoning us, dwellin...

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Please note that we have a new procedure for the scheduling of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Gift Bearers.  If you wish to serve as an Extraordinary Minister or Gift Bearer during the weekend Holy Mass, please sign up one week in advance at the sheet posted on the Bulletin Board.  Thank you for your cooperation. Also, just a friendly reminder: Please remember to take an Extraordinary Minister crucifix lanyard and wear it while serving. Jesus said, "I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the b...

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All are invited to our St. Luke Annual Parish Picnic this coming Saturday, September 8th, beginning at 11:00a.m. in Boothbay Park, Foster City.  Come and relish the camaraderie while feasting on burgers and chili.  Lunch will be served from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. See you all at the picnic! The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common. With great power the apostles bore witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great favor was accorded them all. (Acts 4:32-33)

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Movie Night (July 28, 2018)

Posted on July 12, 2018 in: General News

The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Movie Night, featuring “The Life of St. Paul” on July 28th, Saturday, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center.  Entrance to the movie is free and there will be beverages and food available for purchase.  Please watch the movie trailer after each Holy Mass on the weekend of July 14th and July 21st.  If you are coming, please sign up so we will know the head count.  But If you fail to sign up, you are still welcome.  This is a wonderful opportunity to be with your families, friends and the St. Luke community. 

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July 6th, First Friday of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Spend some moments in solemn adoration of our most precious Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament...experience His healing and renewing love… The same Jesus of Nazareth Who says, “I have come that you might have life, and have it more abundantly,” Who heals the broken-hearted, Who gathers the little ones to Himself, is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament.  The Blessed Sacrament is the Sacred Heart of Jesus living in our midst to fulfill a promise made long ago,  “I Myself will pasture My sheep.  I Myself will give...

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Our second collection on June 30th/July 1st will be for the Missionary Cooperation Plan, endorsed by the Mission Office of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.  Bishop Udumala Bala of Warangal Diocese, India will talk about the mission and evangelization work in the rural tribal area in his diocese known as the TRIBAL LAMBADA MISSION. Your generous donation will help our tribal brothers and sisters who are deprived of basic necessities like clean water, electricity, proper housing, education, healthcare and sanitation. Share in the Bishop's love of Christ and his mission work of evangelization and...

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For those who have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation and for those who are interested in becoming Catholic or wish to know more about the Catholic faith, St. Luke will be having the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) and Faith Formation programs, headed by Deacon Mar Tano (Tel.650.867.5542) and Dr. Ellen Six (Tel. 650.341.0683).  Our Faith Formation program will be held every last Monday of the month from 7:00p.m. to 8:00p.m., beginning September 24th. The RCIA will be scheduled separately. Please call our formation heads for questions and to confirm your participation. And Jesus came ...

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Volunteer Catechists Needed

Posted on June 21, 2018 in: General News

We are in need of volunteer catechists for our Religious Education Program.  No teaching experience is required. Training will be provided. If you are interested or have questions, feel free to send your email to: "Attn: Sister Ruth Linaac, RVM" st.lukereed@gmail.com “All who undertake to teach must be endowed with deep love, the greatest patience, and, most of all, profound humility.  The Lord will find them worthy to become fellow workers with him in the cause of truth.” —St. Joseph Calasanz  

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We are seeking volunteers for our annual St. Luke Labor of Love Community Cleanup Day on June 16th (Saturday) from 10:00AM – 3:00PM.  We need all your help to give our St. Luke facilities – the Church, Chapel, Community Center, gardens and property a sparkling spring cleaning!   If interested, please sign up to work either indoors or outdoors.  The indoor team will clean the pews, woodwork, windows, and dust the rafters (you might have noticed those cobwebs!) The outdoor team will focus on clearing away debris, raking, planting, trimming, weeding, window washing, etc.  With m...

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In celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi (Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ), there will be a Eucharistic Procession around the St. Luke church grounds on June 3rd, Sunday, after the 10:30 a.m. Holy Mass.  There will be Eucharistic songs while we adore the Blessed Sacrament during the procession.  Upon returning into the church, we will have Benediction (blessing with the Eucharist).  Please join us in honoring Our Lord who is truly and corporally present in the Holy Eucharist. "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever....

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All new and current Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are required to attend the Rehearsal on the new Communion procedure on May 30th (Wednesday) at 7:00PM here at St. Luke. "For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” (John 6:33)

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As a culmination of the month dedicated to our Blessed Mother, we will have a Rosary Procession around our St. Luke church grounds on May 26th (Saturday), after the 8:30AM Holy Mass.  All are invited to join. "Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God." (Luke 1:30)

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Prayers for the Sick

Posted on April 26, 2018 in: General News

We are updating our list of sick parishioners to be included in our Bulletin and Sunday Mass prayer intentions. If you have sick relatives whom you want us to include in our prayers, please call or email our Parish Office. Their names will be in our list for 4 weeks.  If you want us to continue praying for them, please notify the office.  Otherwise, their names will be deleted. "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." ~ Revelations 21:4

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We are in need of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to serve at all Masses.  We will be conducting a meeting on Thursday, May 3rd at 7:00PM.  All those who are currently serving as Extraordinary Ministers, as well as those who would like to serve, need to attend the meeting. It is necessary for you to sign up in order to plan the meeting accordingly. Sheets are located in the community center. "The culmination of the Mass is not the consecration, but Communion."  - St. Maximilian Kolbe In Communion, the Holy Spirit unites us to our Lord who comes to dwell in the depths of our souls.

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Bask in the Lord’ Healing Love... Adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament April 12, 2018 (Thursday) Eucharistic Adoration begins right after the 8:30AM Holy Mass, with Benediction at 7:30PM. "Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you - for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart...don't listen to the demon, laugh at him, and go without fear to receive the Jesus of peace and love... Jesus is the guest of our soul who knows our misery; He comes to find an empty tent within us - that is all He asks."  - St. Therese of Lisieux Prayer for t...

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“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession* and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. (No. 699) There must also be deeds of mercy, which are to arise out of love for Me. You are to show mercy to your neighbors always and everywhere. (No. 1109) ~ Our Lord Jesus re...

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Bask in the Lord’ Healing Love... Adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament April 6, 2018 (First Friday) Eucharistic Adoration begins right after the 8:30AM Holy Mass, with Benediction at 6:00PM. "Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you - for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart...don't listen to the demon, laugh at him, and go without fear to receive the Jesus of peace and love... Jesus is the guest of our soul who knows our misery; He comes to find an empty tent within us - that is all He asks."  - St. Therese of Lisieux  

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EASTER TRIDUUM

Posted on March 29, 2018 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 reminded us of the extraordinary significance of the Triduum : "Christ redeemed us all and gave perfect glory to God principally through his paschal mystery: dying he destroyed our death and rising he restored our life. Therefore the Easter Triduum of the passion and resurrection of Christ is the culmination of the entire lit...

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Archbishop Cordileone encourages the faithful to attend the annual Chrism Mass which will be celebrated on Thursday, March 22nd, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption at 5:30PM.  The Chrism Mass is a celebration of the whole Church of San Francisco, during which the Archbishop will bless the sacred oils, which will be used in sacramental celebrations in all of the parishes throughout the year.  In this Mass, all the priests of the Archdiocese will renew before the Archbishop and the congregation their commitment and dedication to their priestly ministry.  We extend this invitation to the Chr...

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All are invited to join the Potluck meal fellowship and gather as one St. Luke parish community on Holy Thursday, March 29th, after the 6:00PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper.  Sign-up sheets for the Potluck are located in the Community Center after the weekend Holy Masses.  Volunteers are needed for the preparation and cleaning.  Please get in touch with the Parish Office.

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Next weekend, March 17th and 18th, the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal (AAA) will be launched in our parish. Every year the funds raised through this effort are a source of hope and inspiration for many within our Archdiocese. As a parish, we rely on each and every family to join together to help us do our part for the vision and mission of the Church.  The AAA is an opportunity to join with our brothers and sisters in the parish and throughout the Archdiocese to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and serve one another as Christian stewards. Thank you for your generous support and God bless you.

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HOLY WEEK 2018

Posted on March 08, 2018 in: General News

Holy Thursday (March 29)    6:00 PM: Mass of the Lord’s Supper  Adoration in the Chapel until 11:00 p.m.  Friday of the Passion of the Lord (March 30)              12:15 PM: Stations of the Cross              1:00 PM.:  Seven Last Words              2:00 PM:  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion              7:00 PM:  ...

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14th Annual St. Luke Crab Feed

Posted on March 08, 2018 in: General News

Our heartfelt gratitude to all those who participated and worked so hard in making our recent 14th Annual St. Luke Crab Feed Fundraiser event a success.  It could not have sailed on without your efforts and sacrifices.  The Lord knows who you all are—may God reward you a hundredfold.

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Stations of the Cross

Posted on March 01, 2018 in: General News

Journey with Christ in His Passion Join us every Friday evening during Lent to pray and meditate on the Stations of the Cross, beginning at 7:00PM in the Main Church.  

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Receive our Lord’s peace, healing and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation... All are encouraged to attend St. Luke's Penance Service on Thursday, March 15th in the Main Church starting at 6:00p.m. Priests will be available for confession.  

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Catholic Men’s Conference with Archbishop and ETWN Guest... Saturday, March 10, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Registration 8:00 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.) St. Bartholomew Church, 600 Columbia Dr., San Mateo  Saturday, March 10, is the San Francisco Bay Catholic Men’s Conference, “Called to Lead.” Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate Mass, and sacramental confession is available. Tim Whitmire, founder of The Iron Project, will take part; Fr. Joseph Illo is Retreat Leader; and keynote speaker is Doug Barry, founder and director of the Catholic ministry RADIX and host of EWTN’s new...

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Ash Wednesday (February 14, 2018)

Posted on February 03, 2018 in: General News

Ash Wednesday ushers in the beginning of our Lenten journey.  We are marked with ashes to remind us to turn away from our former sinful ways, return to our Lord and faithful to His Gospel. Our Ash Wednesday Holy Masses on February 14th in the Main Church are: 8:30AM, 12:10PM, 5:30PM and 7:00PM. 

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ANNUAL AUXILIARY FUNCTION Legion of Mary, Mater Ecclesiae Praesidium St. Luke Church February 10, 2018 11:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Program of Activities: I. Legion of Mary Tessera Prayers II. Lunch III. Allocutio by Fr. Larry D’Souza IV. Concluding Prayers  

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The Women’s Bible Study and Discussion Group will have its first meeting of 2018 on January 11, 2018 in Room 4 of the St. Luke Parish Center. This group will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings to discuss various books of the Bible, the scripture readings for the following Sunday, and to provide prayer support for its members and the community.  Readings for Sunday, January 14, 2018 are:  Old Testament     1 Samuel 3:3-19  Psalm 40:2,4,7-10 and  New Testament   1 Corinthians 6:13-20 All women are welcome.  

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JANUARY 1st, 2018 is the SOLEMNITY of MARY, MOTHER OF GOD.  HOLY MASS  will be celebrated in the Main Church at 8:30 a.m. NOTE: Offices are closed on New Year's Day and will resume services on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. A BLESSED and SPIRIT-FILLED 2018 to all!    

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Our Heartfelt Gratitude

Posted on December 28, 2017 in: General News

Our heartfelt gratitude to all those who donated for the Christmas Giving Tree and the poinsettia plants, and to those who helped and worked so hard to make our Christmas liturgical celebration meaningful.  A blessed Christmas season to all!

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Saint Luke Christmas 2017

Posted on December 14, 2017 in: General News

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us;     upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero,     Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:5 JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF THE CHRIST CHILD FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT MASSES DECEMBER 23 (Sat.): 5:00PM DECEMBER 24 (Sun.): 7:30AM, 9:00AM, 10:30AM CHRISTMAS VIGIL MASSES, DECEMBER 24th (NATIVITY OF THE LORD) 5:00PM: CHRISTMAS MASS (NATIVITY PAGEANT) 10:30PM: CHRISTMAS MASS AT MIDNIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES, DECEMBER 25th (NATIVITY OF THE LORD - A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGA...

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Poinsettia Plants Needed

Posted on December 14, 2017 in: General News

Once again, we are counting on your kind donation to help us decorate our altar for the Christmas Liturgy.  Your gift of poinsettia plants will be most appreciated.  The plants can be delivered to the parish starting December 21st until December 23rd, during office hours.  Thank you.  God bless you a hundredfold.  

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To celebrate the Christmas season, all are invited to a Christmas Potluck Dinner, organized by the Knights of Columbus, on December 16th, after the 5:00 p.m. Mass.  Bring your favorite seasonal dish, some Christmas cheer, and a healthy appetite for a festive evening.  We will be having Christmas Caroling.  There is a sign-up sheet outside the Community Center after all Masses.  Please sign-up with your name, number of members attending and a choice of your dish (appetizer/entrée/dessert).

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Prepare for the coming birth of our Lord...Receive our Lord's pardon and forgiviness... Our St. Luke Advent Penitiantial Service will be on December 14th, Thursday, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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Youth Ministry Cookie Jar Sale

Posted on November 30, 2017 in: General News

Beautifully decorated Christmas Cookie Jars make delicious gifts for neighbors, teachers, friends  - ANYONE!  Limited quantities are available for purchase in the Community Center after the Sunday Masses starting December 3rd.  

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Simbang Gabi 2017

Posted on November 30, 2017 in: General News

SIMBANG GABI SCHEDULE December 15-23, 2017 All Masses at 7:00pm and will be held at the parishes listed below...     Sponsor and Venue Date St. Catherine of Siena  Dec.15, 16, 23 Our Lady of Angels Dec. 17 St. Bartholomew Dec. 18 St. Gregory Dec. 19 St. Mark Dec. 20 St. Luke Dec. 21 St. Matthew Dec. 22 ...

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December 8th is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass Schedule: December 7th, Thursday Vigil Mass will be at 5:00pm December 8th, Friday Holy Masses will be at 8:30am and 5:00pm Alleluia, alleluia.  Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you;  blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Alleluia, alleluia.  (Luke 1:28, 42)  

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St. Luke Christmas Giving Tree

Posted on November 30, 2017 in: General News

Let us bring Hope and Joy to those in need!  As we approach Christmas, we invite everyone to once again share with our needy brothers and sisters the blessings you have received from our Lord through our "CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE”. This year, our Giving Tree supports the Catholic Worker House charity drive, the poor & homeless families (Queen of Peace Shelter) and hospice men (Gift of Love Home). Simply take an ornament (or more if you are able) to help grant our needy brethren's wish.  The Giving Tree will be in place throughout the Advent Season.  Please put your UNWRAPPE...

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Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, Holy Mass is at 9:00A.M. May Our Hearts be Filled with Thanks AND Giving All through the year, we daily celebrate the Eucharist, which means THANKSGIVING; so it’s all the more important to celebrate Mass on this Thanksgiving Day. Have a blessed and safe holiday! Thanksgiving Day Prayer From the depths of my heart I thank You, dear Lord, for Your infinite kindness in coming to me.  How good You are to me!  With Your most holy Mother and all the angels, I praise Your mercy and generosity toward me, a poor sinner.  I thank You for nourish...

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St. Luke Youth Ministry will be having a Yard Sale on Saturday, November 18th, from 9:00AM to 2:00PM. Accepting donations (toys, games, gently used clothes, jewelry, sporting equipment, small furniture)... Donations for water and baked goods to sell are needed... Contact: jmasar@sbcglobal.net or 650-430-7938 Proceeds to benefit Youth Ministry and Victims of Northern CA fires

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All are invited to the Appreciation Dinner for Deacon Paul Lucia on his 75th birthday, and in honor of his years of invaluable service to our parish, on Saturday, November 11, 2017 after the 5:00PM Holy Mass in the Community Center.  

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All Hallows’ Eve (Vigil of All Saints) is on Tuesday, October 31. November 1, 2017, Wednesday, is the Feast of All Saints and is a HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION, with attendance at Mass obligatory for Catholics. Two more holy days of obligation will occur in 2017: Friday, December 8, the Immaculate Conception of Mary; and Monday, December 25, Nativity of Our Lord. All Saints Day Mass times at St. Luke Church are:  8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  *Please Note: No Vigil Mass on October 31st.  

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To help bring the St. Luke parishioners together in a spiritual activity, the St. Luke Knights of Columbus is spearheading "The 5th Sunday Rosary Program". The Knights, their families and our parishioners will be meeting every time a 5th Sunday occurs during a month, to pray the rosary. The next 5th Sunday schedule is on October 29 and the rosary meet will be conducted after the 10:30 a.m. Mass in St. Luke's Chapel. Parishioners are advised to bring their rosaries. We request all parishioners to participate in this rosary program and help our parish grow in a more spiritual way. 

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October 22, 2017, is World Mission Sunday - a day that leads us to the heart of our Christian faith - leads us to mission! Your generosity on World Mission Sunday supports the work of priests, religious and lay leaders in the Missions who share our faith with those in need.  Mission is at the heart of our faith.  Live your faith through your gift in this Sunday's collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith!

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All Souls Envelopes

Posted on October 19, 2017 in: General News

All Souls Envelopes are now available for everyone to fill out.  Please drop your filled out envelopes in the All Souls Box in the Community Center. The Masses on November 1st and 2nd and all Mondays of November will be for the special intention of the souls written on the All Souls Envelopes.

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Next Sunday, October 29th, at the 10:30 a.m. Holy Mass, there will be a Commemoration Rite for all our faithful departed.  All are invited to pray for family and friends who are now in God’s hands.

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In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Fatima, all are invited to unite as a parish in praying the Holy Rosary in honor of our Blessed Mother Mary and gather together in procession outside St. Luke Church on Saturday, October 28th, after the 8:30AM Holy Mass. When we honor our Blessed Mother, we honor Her Son, our Lord Jesus.

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We are appealing to our parishioners who might be interested in serving as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion or Readers. There will be training sessions at St. Charles Church in San Carlos on October 21 (from 10am to 3pm) and on October 28 (from 10am to 12pm).  St. Luke will shoulder the registration fee. If you are interested, you can still register and contact the parish office until October 10, 2017 (Tuesday).

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All are invited to the Consecration of the Archdiocese of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday, October 7, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco.  Be part of this historic occasion, which will begin with the Recitation of the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary at 9:00AM, followed by Mass at 10:00AM by Archbishop Cordileone. The Procession of the Blessed Sacrament and the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary will follow at 11:30AM.

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First Youth Mass at St. Luke

Posted on September 21, 2017 in: General News

We would like to invite all high school teens to the first Youth Mass here at St. Luke on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 5:00PM. The newly formed Youth Music Ministry will be providing music for the Youth Masses every 1st Sunday of the month at 5:00PM.  All interested youth are invited to their weekly Sunday practice at 4:15PM.

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Blessing of Pets

Posted on September 21, 2017 in: General News

In remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures (and whose feast day is on October 4th), St. Luke will have a blessing of pets on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 12:00 noon, at the church. Bring your creature friends and have them experience the loving blessing of our Creator.  

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“Moving Through the Loss of A Loved One:  The Next Step” is a focused support group being offered by the St. Pius Grief Ministry this fall.  This session is intended for those who have previously attended a Grief Support group session and/or would like to participate in a support group focused on progression through their personal grief journey.  This session will be held on Monday evenings at St. Pius beginning  Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:00PM in the Parish Center.   For more information or to register, please contact the Grief Ministry at 650-361-0655 ...

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Liturgy of the Word for Children

Posted on September 14, 2017 in: General News

Liturgy of the Word for Children, which is offered at our 9:00AM Mass on Sundays, will resume on October 1, 2017.   The Children’s Liturgy of the Word is an opportunity for children to listen and interact with the Sunday morning Scripture Reading in their own level. There is no fee or registration and it is open to all children at Mass who are preschoolers ( 4yrs. old) through children in 2nd grade. Children’s Liturgy of the Word starts when the priest presider at Mass invites the children to gather in front of the altar after the opening prayer.  With the dismissal blessing, the children proces...

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We are appealing to our parishioners who might be interested in serving as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion or Readers. There will be training sessions at St. Charles Church in San Carlos on October 21 (from 10am to 3pm) and on October 28 (from 10am to 12pm).  St. Luke will shoulder the registration fee. If you are interested, please contact the parish office on or before October 2nd.

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COME LET US ADORE OUR LORD JESUS

Posted on August 31, 2017 in: General News

September 1, 2017 - FIRST FRIDAY OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS Spend some moments in solemn adoration of our dearest Lord Jesus truly present in the Blessed Sacrament and experience His healing and renewing love… The All-day Adoration in the Chapel will begin immediately after the 8:30a.m. Holy Mass. Benediction will be at 7:30p.m. If Jesus were actually visible in church, everyone would run to welcome him, but he remains hidden in the Sacred Host under the appearance of bread, because he is calling us to faith, that all would come to him in humility. "The Blessed Sacrament is the ‘Livi...

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Materials and Supplies Needed

Posted on August 31, 2017 in: General News

We are busy preparing the classrooms for the upcoming school year.  We need materials and supplies - both large and small to get the rooms equipped for our Religious Education classes. We are getting the new Youth Ministry room ready as well.  Please look for information in the upcoming bulletins and the Youth Ministry bulletin board.  Youth Ministry members will also be in the Community Center during Sunday Masses to provide details on how you can help.  Thank you and God reward your generous help.

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All parishioners are welcome to attend the parish council meetings held on the 3rd Monday of most months in the Church Community Center  at 7:00PM. Parishioners wishing to speak or make a presentation to the council must register to do so at least one (1) week prior to the meeting.  Please fill out the request form available at the parish office, indicating the topic you are wanting to discuss.  Your presentation will be the first order of business under our “open forum” session. The next meeting will be on August 14th.    

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33 DAYS OF TOTAL CONSECRATION TO JESUS THROUGH MARY St. Francis of Assisi Church 1425 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto, CA 1st Day * August 12th, 7:30PM * Introduction and Talk about “Spirit of the World” by Fr. Brian Dinkel, IVE   2nd Day * August 26th, 7:30PM * “Knowledge of Self” by Fr. Brian Dinkel, IVE   3rd Day * September 9th, 7:30PM * “Knowledge of the Blessed Mother and Jesus” by Fr. Brian Dinkel, IVE   4th Day * September 15th, 6:00PM Mass * Followed by The Consecration to Jesus Through Mary.  This is ...

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On August 15th, Tuesday, we celebrate the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven.  To celebrate the Assumption is to celebrate a God who lifts us all out of our everyday deaths and ultimately out of our final death as well, and so into life– in the image of Mary. Masses will be celebrated on Monday (8/14) at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday (8/15) at 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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This information has come to our attention through the local St. Vincent de Paul Society and we would like to share it with you. If you encounter a needy family in the community who have children under the age of 18, they will be able to send a text message to 877-877. They will be prompted to add their zip code. Once they do this, they will get a text back giving them the nearest address where they can go for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

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Come Let us Adore our Lord Jesus

Posted on August 03, 2017 in: General News

August 4th, First Friday of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Spend some moments in solemn adoration of our dearest Lord Jesus truly present in the Blessed Sacrament and experience His healing and renewing love…   The All-day Adoration in the Chapel will begin immediately after the 8:30a.m. Holy Mass... Benediction at 7:30p.m.   If Jesus were actually visible in church, everyone would run to welcome him, but he remains hidden in the Sacred Host under the appearance of bread, because he is calling us to faith, that we many come to him in humility. "The Blessed Sacrament is th...

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We, at St. Luke, will be having our annual Parish Picnic on July 20, 2017, Thursday from 5:00PM to 8:00PM at Boothbay Park in Foster City.  Mark your calendars and get to know the people in our community.  Don’t miss out on the barbecue and the famous homemade chili prepared by Dan Damico.  

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To celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ), there will be a procession around the St. Luke church grounds on June 18th, Sunday, following the 10:30AM Mass.  There will be Eucharistic songs while we adore the Blessed Sacrament during the procession.  Upon returning into the church, we will have Benediction (blessing with the Eucharist).  Please plan to join us in honoring Our Lord who is truly and corporally present in the Holy Eucharist.  

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Youth entering 9th Grade and above and interested parents are welcome to attend the St. Luke Youth Ministry kick-off meeting on June 9, 2017, Friday, from 4:00PM to 6:00PM at 100 Shooting Star Isle, Foster City. Please RSVP Holly J. McKelvey -- Email: hollyjmck@gmail.com    

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All are invited to our St. Luke 2nd Annual Pasta Fest, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, on June 24th, 2017 (Saturday), after the 5PM Mass, in the Community Center. Bring your whole family for a delicious pasta dinner which includes  home-made sauce and all-beef meatballs, as well as salad, garlic bread & dessert. There will be raffles, music and other fun activities for the whole family. This is a fundraising event and proceeds will go to St. Luke Parish and the Knights. Tickets will be available for purchase in the Community Center after the Sunday Masses.

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To conclude this month dedicated to our Blessed Mother, we invite everyone to join our Rosary Procession on May 27 (Saturday), after the 8:30AM Holy Mass.  Let us celebrate God’s loving gift to us, our Heavenly Mother, and seek her loving intercession as we pray the Holy Rosary as one parish community.

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May 5th, First Friday of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Spend some moments in solemn adoration of our dearest Lord Jesus truly present in the Blessed Sacrament and experience His healing and renewing love…   The All-day Adoration at the Chapel will begin immediately after the 8:30a.m. Holy Mass... Benediction at 7:30p.m.

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DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, April 23 Our Lord's promise of complete forgiveness is both a reminder and a call. It is a reminder that He is truly present and truly alive in the Eucharist, filled with love for us and waiting for us to turn to Him with trust. And it is a call for us all to be washed clean in His Love through Confession and Holy Communion, no matter how terrible our sins, and begin our lives again. He is offering us a new start. “The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion will obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.” www.divinemercysunday.com ...

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The event which was originally scheduled to be held on May 13th, has been changed to June 24th (Saturday), after the 5:00PM Mass. There were requests from some parishioners to move the event to a later date, because the following Sunday (May 14th) is Mother's Day. We are hoping that this shift in date will encourage more parishioners to sign up for the Pasta Fest and boost the ticket sales, which has been very low so far. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused to the very few who bought their tickets for May 13th. You can request for a full refund from ...

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This Easter and throughout the year may you and your loved ones know peace and live it... understand love and give it... have happiness and share it… Have a blessed Easter  from Fr. Jonathan and the St. Luke Parish Staff EASTER SUNDAY HOLY MASSES 7:30AM, 9:00AM, 10:30AM & 5:00PM

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Holy Thursday, April 13th

Posted on April 13, 2017 in: General News

MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER, 6:00pm The teaching and example of Jesus call us to pour ourselves out in humble love and service to others. EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT in the Chapel until 11:00pm

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Good Friday, April 14th

Posted on April 13, 2017 in: General News

FRIDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD We have received the gift of eternal life because Jesus was obedient to the will of the Father. Stations of the Cross at 12:15pm Seven Last Words at 1:00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 2:00pm Evening Service at 7:00pm

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Holy Saturday, April 15th

Posted on April 13, 2017 in: General News

EASTER VIGIL MASS - 8:30pm By most ancient tradition, this is the night of keeping vigil for the Lord, in which, the faithful, carrying lighted lamps in their hands, should be like those looking for the Lord when He returns, so that at His coming, He may find them awake and have them sit at His table.    

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April 7th, First Friday of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Spend some moments in solemn adoration of our dearest Lord Jesus truly present in the Blessed Sacrament and experience His healing and renewing love…   The All-day Adoration at the Chapel will begin immediately after the 8:30a.m. Holy Mass... Benediction at 7:30p.m.        

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St. Luke Penitential Service

Posted on March 24, 2017 in: General News

Receive God's mercy and forgiveness... Our St. Luke Penitential Service will be on March 31st (Friday) at 6:00PM in the Main Church.

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Stations of the Cross

Posted on March 24, 2017 in: General News

Please join us every Friday evening during Lent.  Stations of the Cross begin in the Main Church at 7:00 p.m. 

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40 Days for Life

Posted on March 24, 2017 in: General News

Give God a beautiful sacrifice this Lent: 40 Days for Life started March 1st and ends on April 9th. Commit yourself to one (or more) hours weekly (or even daily!) to the peaceful sidewalk prayer vigil in front of the abortion business at 35 Baywood Ave, San Mateo. St. Luke Church's assigned day is April 4th (Tuesday), 7:00AM to 7:00PM. There are sign-up sheets in the Community Center. Help save lives...help pray to end abortion...pray for the unborn and for the women who have abortion.

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Family Movie Night!

Posted on March 07, 2017 in: General News

Movie Night - The St. Luke Knights of Columbus invite all parishioners and their friends fora movie night on March 18th (Saturday) at 6 pm, in the community center. We will be showing the Disney movie - "Moana."

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Crab Feed

Posted on January 20, 2017 in: General News

MARK YOUR CALENDAR CRAB FEED March 4th!!! Support Saint Luke Parish’s 12th ANNUAL CRAB FEED, slated to remedy your crabby pangs on Saturday, March 4, 2017 right after the 5PM Holy Mass. Wait for the announcement on the ticket sale. Blessed thanks to those who have made this fundraiser possible.

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Saturday, Oct. 15

Posted on September 26, 2016 in: General News

Knights of Columbus will host St. Luke Church’s first OktoberFest to be held on our property.  There will be food, refreshments, games and fun for the entire family.  Don't forget to sign up in advance at the Church!

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