Our Adoration Chapel will be closed Friday, July 3rd, and Saturday, July 4th. Our parish office will be closed Friday, July 3rd.
If you’d like to learn more about the Catholic Church and the process for becoming Catholic, please join us at 7:00pm on Monday, July 13th, in Room 105 of the Parish Center. If you’re already a baptized Catholic, but have not received Confirmation, you can attend this session to find out more about receiving this Sacrament. This will be a very informal session and no commitment is expected. If you’d like more information, please call our RCIA Coordinator, Miriam Berry, at 706-864-4779 or email her at email@example.com.
Work on our new Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto has begun, and it should be completed by mid August! If you would like to purchase engraved pavers for the grotto, you can download a form here. The pavers are $100 each. Please complete the form and either mail it in with your payment, or you can drop it by our parish office during office hours. Payment can be made by cash or check, or you can use a credit card through our online giving site here (make sure to select the Parish Memorials fund). All forms and payments are due in the office by June 30th.
Jesus is the ultimate priest, prophet, and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew scriptures. Explore the biblical archetypes of priest, prophet, and king and see how Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment of each one. Throughout this experience, you will better understand who Jesus really is and also realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission. Join us each Wednesday at 7pm, beginning this Wednesday, July 1st, as we deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ through Fr. Robert Barron’s DVD-based Study Program: Priest, Prophet, King. For more information or to sign up, please email Miriam Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office at 706-864-4779.
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.
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.