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 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.
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
September 21, 2014 - Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
“What’s in it for me?” That may be a question we pose often. It is certainly part of our societal lexicon. Whatever may be proposed to us, by governments, advertisements, friends, and even our Church, our parish, we may well respond with something similar to that question, which put another way, can be phrased “What do I get out of this?”
That is surely a challenge when it comes to stewardship because the good steward’s motivation is supposed to be higher, done out of love, not lived because some reward is in the offing. Of course, there is a reward, and that is the point of today’s Gospel, a parable that frequently produces consternation. How can it be fair to pay those who began working late in the day the same as those who began working at the beginning of the day?
The Lord makes it clear what He means, however, with the closing statement, “The last will be first, and the first will be last.” The point is simply that the reward for living correctly, for loving and practicing stewardship, is eternal life with the Lord. We tend to think in terms of hours. God thinks in greater terms, and it is He to Whom we need to respond.
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