Since Lent is a penitential season of preparation for Easter, the Stations
of the Cross, which follow the path of Christ from Pontius Pilate’s praetorium
to Christ’s tomb have been a popular devotion in parishes. In
the 16th century, this pathway was officially entitled the “Via Dolorosa” (Sorrowful Way) or
simply Way of the Cross or Stations of the Cross. Stations of the Cross are prayed at St. Luke’s weekly during Lent on Fridays at 7PM in the church.
Every Friday through March 23, from 5-7PM. 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 community in this annual tradition, now in its 12th year.
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.
“On February 5, 2018, Pope Francis has once again demonstrated his great love for this local Church by assigning The Reverend Joel M. Konzen, S.M., as an Auxiliary Bishop. Bishop-Elect Konzen has spent nearly two decades in pastoral service to this Archdiocese, most of it in caring for and educating students at Marist School. He has been an effective and generous administrator and advisor to the educational ministry of thousands of young people and their parents at Marist, Notre Dame Academy, and most recently at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School.
His Episcopal Ordination will be on Easter Tuesday, April 3rd. Please keep Bishop-Elect Konzen, Bishop Shlesinger and me in your prayers as we prepare for that happy day.” -Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory
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.