St. Luke Roman Catholic Church

5235 South Avenue - Boardman, Ohio - 44512          (330) 782-9783

saintlukes@zoominternet.net

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Parish Mission Statement

We are members of St. Luke Parish, a Roman Catholic Community of Faith within the Diocese of Youngstown.  We are deeply rooted in both Scripture and tradition.

Born in Baptism and sustained by the celebration of the Eucharist, we embrace our life in Christ through prayer and sacrament, service and outreach, proclamation of the Word and formation in faith.  Guided by the Holy Spirit and motivated by our love of God and of all people, we are both a sign and an instrument of the Kingdom of Promise.

Our unique blessing and gift is that we are a parish family which creates a warm and welcoming worship environment and participates fully in the planning and celebration of the Liturgy.

 

St. Luke Stewardship Prayer

Heavenly Father, life is your gift to us.  You call us to live our lives in service to others.

Guide us as we choose each day to show your presence to all those we meet.

Give us the courage to do whatever we can, with whatever we have, to bring your love to our community, and the world.

MASS TIMES

  • Saturday at 4:30pm
  • Sunday at 9:00am and 11:00am
  • Monday at 8:30pm
  • Tuesday through Friday at 8:00am
  • Holy Days, please consult the bulletin

Stewardship Reflection for
April 26, 2015 - 4th Sunday of Easter

Traditionally, the Fourth Sunday of Easter (today) is also called Good Shepherd Sunday. Christ tells us in today’s Gospel from John, “I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me.” The image of Christ as the shepherd is one of the oldest in the Church. Even in the Catacombs there is an ancient drawing of Christ carrying a sheep on his shoulders.

Sometimes it is difficult for us to view ourselves as sheep. There is something passive and reliant in that image which may bother our sense of independence. However, if we are honest with ourselves, we know that we need the Lord’s help and guidance. An essential part of living a stewardship way of life is placing our lives in the hands of our Good Shepherd nonetheless.

Throughout this Easter Season we celebrate that one mystery — that Christ gave His life for us on the Cross. If we accept the fact that He is our Savior and that He is our Shepherd, we are better able to serve as shepherds to one another. Stewardship is a life of giving self, a life of self-giving. We must constantly work to live up to the Lord’s expectations of us, but we also must always know that He is our shepherd, our Good Shepherd, and He is always there for us.


Web-Check-it-Out

This week take a few moments to view this site:

americancatholic.org: On this site you will find reliable information on the Catholic and Christian faith. Much of this comes through the online edition of our family magazine, St. Anthony Messenger, and through our catalog of books, videos, and subscription products. Our sister site, Catholic-SAMPler.com, offers free samples of Franciscan Media products. A variety of features, like Saint of the Day and Minute Meditations, appear exclusively on American-Catholic.org. CatholicGreetings.org offers attractive Catholic e-cards for all occasions.