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.

 

 

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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
August 28, 2016
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The First Reading in today’s Holy Scripture is from the Old Testament Book of Sirach. At times this Bible book has also been called the Wisdom of Sirach. Similar to Proverbs, Sirach is a series of teachings recorded between 200 and 175 BC.

The first verse of this reading captures one of the key elements of stewardship. It says, “My child, conduct your affairs with humility, and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts.” The word “humility” literally means “of the earth” or in a phrase which might mean more to us “down to earth.” The good steward realizes that he or she receives everything from a loving and generous God. That can be a humbling recognition.

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less,” is how the eminent author and theologian C.S. Lewis put it. We are important in the eyes of God. Jesus emptied Himself in our behalf. He was humility incarnate. Washing the feet of His Apostles, He comes to us at every Mass in common bread and wine.

If we practice and pursue stewardship as a way of life, we choose to let others be more important; we are not controlling; we support others in silent ways. Are you willing to let God take charge of your life? Being a steward means that. That is the message from Sirach, and it is a message given us by Jesus over and over.


Check it Out

Theology on tap

Please save the dates for this summer for Theology on Tap at the
MVR
410 N. Walnut St.
Youngstown
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Wed. Sept. 21 (Speaker TBA).

Sept. 21 marks our 5 year anniversary for Theology on Tap in Mahoning County!

Young Adult Events for 20s and 30s

Theology on Tap is a program that reaches out to young adults who want to explore the role of faith in their daily lives. In this fun and casual atmosphere, you’ll hear straight talk and honest answers to your deepest questions about faith, religion, love, work and other real life experiences. Theology on Tap provides an opportunity to not only learn about the Catholic faith but also meet like-minded people and make new friends. Theology on Tap is open to all young adults, married and single, ages 21-39. We generally meet on the 3rd Wed. of the month and we switch locations every 3-4 months. Join us for an informal gathering of drinks, food, faith and fun for young adults on WED. 9/21 at 7pm at the MVR in Youngstown. Our speaker will be Msgr. David Rhodes with the topic, “What About Women Deacons?” Even though this topic may be interesting to all, we please ask that only those in their 20s and 30s attend these events. For more info, please contact Brooke at bsteines@bspcc.org or by calling Kristina at 330-559-5218Our young adult collaborative team is also planning more events for the year including service projects, concerts, etc. Please save the date for a Build Day with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9am-3pm in Mahoning County.

We hope you can join us this summer! More speakers and topic details to follow.

For more information contact:
Brooke Steines
E-mail:
bsteines@bspcc.org
Or call Kristina Henik @ 330-559-5218

From Mass to Mission

Father Fata preached thought provoking homilies here at St Luke for over 20 years. He has made us laugh, cry, and at times has even struck a nerve. A number of his homilies have been collected and are being published. You are now able to purchase FROM MASS TO MISSION ~ Homilies that Inspire by Joseph A. Fata.

Click here for printable order form

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