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.
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
March 29, 2015 - Palm Sunday
The end of our Lenten journey is imminent. Have we altered our lives? Have we rededicated ourselves? Have we renewed our covenant with the Lord? These are major conversions and changes, and perhaps the best question we can ask ourselves is quite simply, “Is anything different?”
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “the real aim of Lent is, above all else, to prepare us for the celebration of the death and Resurrection of Christ… the better the preparation the more effective the celebration will be.” We have been called to a conversion of heart.
In the few days we have remaining we must strive for some form of purification, by some effort to reject sin and selfishness. As good stewards we need to identify something in our lives, someone in our lives perhaps, with which or with whom we must reconcile. First and foremost we must reconcile with God; if we fix that relationship, everything else naturally follows.
We have been given gifts through the Holy Spirit. This is a vital time for us to use those gifts to build the Kingdom of God. St. David of Crete said this of Palm Sunday: “Let us run to accompany the Lord as He hastens toward His Passion, not by covering His path with palms, but by being humble and by trying to live as He would wish.”
This week take a few moments to view this site:
www.ainglkiss.com —Bible Old and New Testament, Saints, Rosary for Kids, Stations of the Cross for Kids, Sacraments, Places for Mom and Dad, Free Ebooks for Grown-Ups