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 and 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.

Click here to view parish events on our Calendar page

 
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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.

 

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 17, 2014 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In last week’s Gospel we heard Jesus reprimand St. Peter by saying, “Oh you of little faith…” This week Jesus responds to the appeal of a Canaanite woman by healing her daughter and saying, “Oh woman, great is your faith.” We all know how important faith is; but, quite frankly, few of us really understand what faith is.

Faith is not believing in something we cannot prove, although skeptics and even many of us may see it that way. Faith involves trust and confidence. When the Lord challenges Peter’s faith, He is really saying, “Peter, do you not have confidence in me?” And when he heals the woman’s daughter He is saying “You trust me so much.”

Trust is at the foundation of stewardship. Most of us realize that “trust” is built by knowing someone well. Stewardship calls us to get to know the Lord. This is accomplished by prayer and reflection and study. We may make a greater effort during Lent at this, but we need to build prayer and reflection into our lives throughout the year. The better we know the Lord, the more we will trust Him. To have great faith in God, we must be intimate with Him, one with Him. In a recent homily, our Holy Father Francis put it this way, “Put on Christ in your life and you will find a Friend in Whom you can always trust.”


Web-Check-it-Out

This week take a few moments to view this site:

www.cptryon.org/prayer Prayer pages to feed the web-surfer spirit. Prayer books online. Learning about prayer.

Check out the YouTube Video of the Week at

Our YouTube Video of the Week is from Dr. Leo Buscaglia, who brings a message of love...and a humorous look at human behavior!  See it at http://catechistcafe.weebly.com/

Diocesan Library Resource of the Week