Tuesday, November 1st, is All Saints Day, which is a Holy Day of Obligation for all Catholics. We will have an 8:00am Mass and a 6:00pm Mass.
In response to the Bishops’ request for prayer for the defense of life, marriage, and religious liberty, we will be holding a parish-wide time of Eucharistic Adoration with a Rosary and Benediction on Sunday, November 6th, 2016, from 10:00-10:30am. Our PSR classes will be attending and all parishioners are invited to join us for this important time of prayer.
We are very proud of our Angel Tree Project because it is an opportunity for Parish Families to give to other Parish Families at Christmas. If your family needs help providing Christmas gifts for the children or if you know of a Parish family who needs help, please pick up an application for each child at the back of the Church. Return the completed application to the Church office as soon as possible. The Deadline to return the forms is November 13. Parishioners can also adopt an Angel Tree Family before 11/10/16. The tree is going up 11/20/16. Gifts are due 12/11/16.
It is a tradition here at St. Luke’s for the finance committee to publish the parish finances for the previous fiscal year July 1 through June 30. As your new pastor, I will continue to make the report available. I personally thank the finance committee for their continuous work in regards to our financial matters. Many thanks to Ruth Bohac, our business manager, for her tedious work as well. You can view our Income and Expense Statement and our Balance Sheet here.
I thank all of you for your generosity and deep love for our parish. Our St. Luke family is very generous and consistent when it comes to parish stewardship. May we continue to grow and build our capital reserves in the next fiscal year. Through the intercession of St. Luke the Evangelist, the patron of our parish, may we all continue to formulate a blue print for future fiscal matters.
We are in need of more Lay Liturgical Ministers for all of our weekend Masses. Please prayerfully consider serving as an usher, lector, or Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Several of our UNG college students have stepped up and volunteered to serve. Will you consider joining them? For more information, contact our Liturgical Coordinator, Miriam Berry, at email@example.com or (706) 864-4779.
Christmas will be here before we know it! The adult choir will be rehearsing special Advent and Christmas music on Tuesdays. If you would like to join the choir for Christmas Masses, you must attend 5 rehearsals and 1 Saturday morning rehearsal in December. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 5-6pm. Contact our Music Director, Eric Alexander, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.