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
August 2, 2015 - 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Paul advises us in his letter to the Ephesians (our Second Reading) to “put away the old self of your former way of life… and put on the new self.” Paul is calling for a conversion, a change in how we live. We need to remember the first documented word that Jesus said when He began His ministry was “Repent.” It is also crucial that we keep in mind that the original word Jesus said was “metanoeo,” the Greek word as reported in Gospels. There are two parts to this word: the first meta means “change,” and the second noeo refers to the mind and its thoughts and perceptions.

Thus, what Jesus was really saying to us was “change your hearts and minds.” This is what St. Paul is speaking about when he says we need to “put away the old self… and put on the new self.” We are called to conversion; we are called to a change, a transformation that puts God at the center of our lives rather than self and all that goes with that self-centeredness.

This is the stewardship conversion to which we often make reference. This is not a one-time conversion but an ongoing one, a daily one, perhaps even more than once a day. That may sound impossible, but it is not if all we do and all that motivates us is the desire to live as Jesus wants us to. It is not easy, but it is joyful and fulfilling.


Web-Check-it-Out

This week take a few moments to view this site:

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