St. Luke Roman Catholic Church
5235 South Avenue - Boardman, Ohio - 44512 (330) 782-9783
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 and 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.
- 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
July 27, 2014 - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today’s Gospel continues a series of parables which Jesus shared to teach us and His Apostles and disciples. One of the better known statements from one of the brief parables (The Parable of the Hidden Treasure) is: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field.” Then a Man seeking that treasure sells all He has and buys that field.
We may think that we are the “man” seeking the treasure, which is identified as the Kingdom of Heaven, but that might be incorrect. The field is more likely the world in which we live; the Man is not us, but Jesus; and the treasure is, quite simply, each of us.
Jesus gave everything for us; He gave everything to “purchase” the world; and we must understand that we are the treasure He sought. He has blessed us in incredible ways, but especially as our Savior and Redeemer. Part of being a faithful steward is recognizing those blessings, appreciating those gifts, and making an attempt to return those gifts to Him through our Church and through the way we live our lives. The noted author Dostoyevsky once wrote: “God has such gladness every time He sees from Heaven that a sinner is praying to Him with all his heart, as a mother has when she sees the first smile on her baby’s face.”
This week take a few moments to view this site:
http://cathkids.ainglkiss.com/ —Bible Old and New Testament, Saints, Rosary for Kids, Stations of the Cross for Kids, Sacraments, Places for Mom and Dad, Free Ebooks for Grown-ups.
Check out the YouTube Video of the Week at
Our YouTube Video of the Week is from Dr. Leo Buscaglia, who brings a message of love...and a humorous look at human behavior! See it at http://catechistcafe.weebly.com/
Diocesan Library Resource of the Week