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Saint Luke Roman Catholic Church

5235 South Avenue – Boardman, Ohio – 44512 | (330) 782-9783 | saintlukes@zoominternet.net

Saint Luke Mass

Weekend Masses:
…..Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
…..Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Parish Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Friday 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Confessions

Confessions are available after weekend masses by appointment or you can call St. Charles at 330-758-2325.

Disciple Maker Index Survey

Between February 14 and March 27 all Saint Luke parishioners are asked to complete this short survey.  Click on the link  below or copy and paste it into the  browser on your computer,  tablet or iPad to access the survey.

https://portal.catholicleaders.org/d/b5t36b

Stations of the Cross

Click on the link below to watch a video of the Stations of the Cross at St. Luke’s. When the picture displays, click on the picture to start the video. You may need to skip past YouTube commercials.

Stations of the Cross Video

        Saint 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 4:30pm

Sunday Mass 10:00am

Tuesday and Friday Mass 8:00am

Holy Days, please consult the
bulletin

 

 Catholic Diocese of Youngstown Announces
Parish Merger Plans

The Most Reverend David J. Bonnar, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, has approved a new stage in the diocese’s pastoral planning process for merging its parishes. The decision, which was announced in a news release over the weekend, comes after the bishop’s ongoing consultation with the Diocesan Presbyteral Council (constituted by priests), during the Jan. 12, 2024 meeting. The Diocesan Pastoral Plan was promulgated by the late Bishop George Murry in 2019 and has continued to be developed since the 2021 installation of Bishop Bonnar.

The regional plan for the six-county diocese, that includes all of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, has resulted in structural changes aimed at developing effective ministries and supporting missionary activity, the news release states. Criteria include the number of parishioners and worshipers, parish finances, population shifts within the region, effective use of buildings and effective use of a limited number of priests and lay ecclesial ministers. As a result, almost all of the diocese’s 80 parishes (or churches) are now part of a collaborative unit or exist as a multi-site parish.

At its Jan. 12 meeting, the Diocesan Presbyteral Council formally recommended that Bishop Bonnar merge the following parishes:

MAHONING COUNTY
● Austintown, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and St. Joseph Parish
● Boardman, St. Charles Parish and St. Luke Parish
● Youngstown, St. Columba Cathedral Parish, St. Edward Parish and Holy Apostles Parish

TRUMBULL COUNTY
● Niles, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and St. Stephen Parish
● Warren, Blessed Sacrament Parish, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and St. Mary and St. Joseph Parish

ASHTABULA COUNTY
● Orwell, St. Mary Parish, and Rock Creek, Sacred Heart Parish

PORTAGE COUNTY
● Mogadore, St. Joseph Parish, and Rootstown, St. Peter of the Fields Parish

STARK COUNTY
● Canton, St. Peter Parish, and the Basilica of St. John the Baptist
● Canton, St. Joan of Arc Parish and St. Joseph Parish

These parishes are already working together in ministry partnerships—sharing priests, deacons, diocesan pastoral associates, additional personnel, Mass schedules, and various parish programs and activities.

“I am grateful to the Presbyteral Council for making this important recommendation, which will help ease the burden of pastors who currently need to oversee the administration of separate entities and attend multiple sets of meetings, including parish pastoral councils, finance councils, and parish staff. The time is right for these particular parishes to come together and form one community. We are better when we are together,” Bishop Bonnar stated in the news release.

Read more at: https://www.mahoningmatters.com/news/local/article284549840.html#storylink=cpy

Stewardship Reflection for
March 3, 2024

Third Sunday of Lent

Our readings call us to roll up our sleeves and persevere through the remainder of Lent by committing to a more faithful life with Christ.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus purifies the temple area because it is being misused as a marketplace. He becomes angry at their lack of reverence for God. He spills the coins of the money changers and overturns tables, saying, “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”

Jesus witnessed the way people mistreated the temple — the place to worship God and God alone. He drives out evil and works to purify all that is sinful in that place. This is what Jesus wants to do for us this Lenten season. He wants to remove all impurity and evil in our lives and hearts so that we may have a proper dwelling place for the Holy Spirit. Let us ask ourselves, what areas of our life need cleansing? Let us name those areas and invite Jesus to purify us. He became man to carry our burdens and wipe away our sins. He has given us boundless mercy, but we must do our part to seek it and commit to living a more faithful life as a disciple of Christ. With this knowledge, let us seek to be purified from our sins so that our hearts might be a true temple of the Holy Spirit.

This season of Lent is only halfway done — there is still time to work through our shortcomings and purify our hearts for Easter morning. But let us not waste another moment. Let us name our shortcomings, seek God’s mercy and invite Him to transform our hearts.

Holy Week Schedule

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St. Luke Parish Activities

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