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.
Celebrating the Eucharist
- Saturday Mass at 4:30pm
- Sunday Mass at 9:00am and 11:00am
- Monday and Thursday Communion Service at 8:00am
- Tuesday and Friday Mass at 8:00am
- Wednesday no services
- Holy Days, please consult the bulletin
Stewardship Reflection for
October 22, 2017
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
The last line of today’s Gospel Reading from St. Matthew contains one of the more well known of Jesus’ quotes. When asked a bit of a trick question by the Pharisees, “Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?” Jesus responds by asking them whose image is on their Roman coins, to which they respond simply “Caesar’s.”
Jesus’ response to their reply is known to most of us, “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” The Lord’s answer is far more perceptive than we might think, and it gives another message to us, one we must always remember. If we are followers of Christ, and if we work to be His disciple, the Lord might ask us, “Whose image is on your soul?” We have learned in the First Chapter of Genesis that God created us in His image.
The coin may be stamped with Caesar’s image, but each of us is stamped with God’s image. Thus, Jesus is implying that the coin may be Caesar’s but each of us belongs to God. In that regard we should be striving to be all those things to which Jesus called us.
That is in effect what a stewardship way of life is — recognizing that God is in each of us, we are to place ourselves in service to God and to one another. That is what is really meant by “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”
Theology on tap
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 months. Join us for an informal gathering of drinks, food, faith and fun for young adults.
Join us for an informal gathering of drinks, food, faith and fun for young adults on WED. 11/15 at 7pm at YSU’s Inner Circle Pizza (318 Elm St. in Youngstown). Our speaker will be John Rindy, Director for the Office of Career Education & Development at Slippery Rock University, with the topic, “You’re Either Networking or You’re Not Working: How Faith, Happenstance, Economics and Self-Knowledge Result in an Awesome Career.” Please also save the date for WED. 12/20 for our Advent social (also at the Inner Circle). We will not have a speaker for December but will still meet for fellowship!
Even though this event may be interesting to all, we please ask that only those in their 20s and 30s attend these events.
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Our Catholic Young Adult Collaborative is also planning get-togethers throughout the year.
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