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 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.
- 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
September 25, 2016
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Throughout his letters St. Paul gives more than hints as to what we should be doing to seek holiness and to live lives that stress Christian virtues. In fact, his comments are often direct and to the point. The excerpt from Paul’s First Letter to Timothy, our Second Reading for today, contains one of those passages, which though brief, is the formula for seeking holiness and living lives of stewardship.
Paul says to Timothy, and thus to us, “…pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Compete well for the faith.” Of course, we are aware that in spite of its simplicity, that is a group of instructions that can be very difficult to really live out. Yet, that is exactly our calling. It all begins with pursuing “righteousness.” We tend to think of the meaning of that as being “goodness,” as in “pursuing” being a good person, but its real roots are deeper than that.
Based upon the original Greek a more accurate translation might be “pursuing justice.” More accurately the translation would be “pursuing justice as Jesus defines it.” That is really our charge — to seek lives of stewardship and discipleship in response to the Lord’s call to us. The Greek philosopher Socrates said, “All men’s souls may be immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.”
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Theology on tap
Young Adult Events for 20s and 30s
Our young adult collaborative team is planning events for the year including service projects, concerts, etc.
Please save the date for an Advent get-together in Youngstown on Friday, Dec. 2.
Check out our new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/yamahoning/
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 months. Join us for an informal gathering of drinks, food, faith and fun for young adults on
WED. 10/19 at 7pm at the Inner Circle Pizza / YSU at 318 Elm St., Youngstown, OH 44503.
Our speaker will be Fr. Peter Totleben, O.P. with the topic, “The Mass and The Meaning of Life.”
Parking may be an issue due to construction. Please come early to find parking.
Even though this event may be interesting to all, we please ask that only those in their 20s and 30s attend these events.
Also please check out our recent article in the Vindicator for more information.
Please spread the word!
For more information contact:
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.