Coming soon to a Catholic Church not so far, far away… May the Power of God Be with You! Come and join in the fun of St. Luke’s VBS 2015!! We are so blessed that two of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecelia from Nashville, TN, will be with us again this year. They will be leading us as we learn more about the power of God as it works in the lives of His saints. VBS will be held in the Parish Center June 22-26, from 9:00am– 2:00pm each day. We will have our last chance registration after the 8am and 10:45am Masses on June 7th. You may also register in the parish office during office hours. Please contact Kelley Peffer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about registration or volunteering.
A few weeks ago, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding a case that could essentially have the effect of forcing every state to recognize same-sex marriage. This case is of profound consequence for our country, and it is important that we understand the arguments, particularly, why it is not discrimination or bigotry or intolerance to uphold the traditional understanding of marriage as being between a man and a woman. The following article provides a helpful summary of the arguments: http://dailysignal.com//2015/04/21/what-you-need-to-know-about-gay-marriage-and-the-supreme-court/
Please pray for the Supreme Court that the right and just decision will be made.
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.
The Eucharistic Congress, held annually in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, is the blessing of the vision that Archbishop John Francis Donoghue had in calling for the first gathering in 1996.
St. John Bosco reminds us, “My dear ones, the Visit to the Blessed Sacrament is an extremely necessary way to conquer the devil. Therefore, go often to visit Jesus and the devil will not come out victorious against you.” Here at St. Luke, we offer 40 hours of Eucharistic Adoration in our beautiful St. John Paul II Chapel. Please call the parish office at 706-864-4779 to sign up to spend an hour with Jesus and conquer the devil.
You’re cordially invited to take part in our continuing study of the beautiful, powerful, profound account of Our Lord’s life written by St. John, the “beloved disciple.” Join us in study, fellowship, and prayer led by Dr. Paul Thigpen. We’ll meet from 9:15am to 10:30am in Room 103 of the Parish Hall basement. Coffee and light breakfast snacks will be served.