Tuesday, February 20th
LC Ministerial Association
During Lent, the Lumpkin County Ministerial Association
sponsors an event titled simply “Lenten Services”. After a short reflection, a light lunch of soup and sandwiches are served. Donations are suggested. These Lenten services begin every Tuesday at 12noon at the Dahlonega United Methodist Church. All are welcome.
Wednesday, February 21st
5pm Parish Holy Hour & 6pm Mass
6:30pm Simple Supper sponsored by the Youth Group. Please bring a dessert of an monetary offering to help offset the cost. 7pm Dinner & Doctrine with Stephen Estes from Hidden Lake. Middle School & High School Youth group meet on tonight with babysitting is provided for the younger children.
Thursday, February 22nd
10am Funeral Mass for Phillip Harold Aubertine.
Reception following in the Parish Hall.
Contact MaryAnn Clagett at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to assist.
Please remember the Aubertine family in your prayers and the soul of Phillip Harold Aubertine.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace. Amen
The Men of St. Luke’s Annual Fish Fry
5-7PM in the Parish Hall every Friday through March 23.
The menu: fish dinners of baked salmon, fish & chips, crab cake sandwiches, or our very own Chef Joel’s “Special”
will be served, accompanied by side dishes such as baked potatoes, French fries or a vegetable medley. Kids meals are available with options of fish & chips or pasta with sauce. Beverages include soft drinks, water and coffee. Discounted family pricing available. Please join the parish family and local.
7pm Stations of the Cross in the Church
We pray for our Confirmation Candidates as they prepare to for Confirmation.
We welcome our recently appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Bishop, Bernard E. “Ned” Shlesinger III.
Lord, You send out Your Spirit to touch the hearts of all people, so that they may believe in You and in Jesus whom You sent. Look kindly on all candidates for Confirmation as they listen to Your voice. Open their hearts to Your Spirit and bring to fulfilment the good work that You have begun in them. As we prepare these children for Confirmation, make each of us an instrument of Your love. Teach us to appreciate what is holy in others, and to be patient with what we do not understand. Deepen our faith in the Gospel and help us to pass it on by our example. We pray that You will continue to guide us and sustain us. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (no exception for St. Valentine’s day) and March 30, 2018, Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.
During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to sacrifice self-control through fasting and practice self-discipline in other ways throughout the season.
Our wonderful Parish School of Religion program was visited by the videographer for the Archdiocese, Allen Kinzly to interview our children to “Ask the Archbishop” a question. Enjoy!
You may see some of our kids on these videos.
http://ow.ly/c4ji30i19cc – Episode 12
https://youtu.be/3p1hWYfMIcg - Episode 11
https://vimeo.com/236993761 – Episode 10
https://vimeo.com/241063122 - Episode 9
To view other episodes go to: https://vimeo.com/channels/1262285
It is that time to sign up for the Ellijah Cup for 1st QTR 2018. Those who sign up pray for vocations. Fr. John will call you up after Holy Communion to receive the Ellijah Cup
Please click the link to select your day.We have over 60 men studying for the priesthood in our Archdiocese and 3 are from our awesome parish! Thanks be to God!
Our St. John Paul II Chapel at St. Luke the Evangelist
Please consider spending an hour with our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration. We are certainly going to need prayer and reflection during the days ahead! We need people to help keep our 40 Hours of Adoration well-attended.
To sign-up or for more information, please contact Kathy Krause at email@example.com.
Archbishop Gregory has promulgated our Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan which calls for the active participation of all of our parishes and institutions in pursuing four themes as faith goals for our archdiocese over the next five or six years: Knowing Our Faith, Living Our Faith, Sharing/Keeping Our Faith, and the Evolution of Our Parishes. The archbishop has encouraged us to read and study the pastoral plan which is available on the archdiocesan website: www.archatl.com.