Altar Rosary Society
The St. Luke Altar Rosary Society is composed of parish members who want to grow spiritually through devotion to the Queen of the Rosary. Meetings are preceded by the recitation of the rosary to secure her patronage and for the mutual spiritual benefit of all members throughout the world. Entrusted with the care of the Altar, the Society has fund raisers to purchase candles for the church an provide the linens for the Altar.
A typical meeting may consist of a speaker, discussion of church needs or fundraisers, followed by refreshments and a social hour. Special events are held at Christmas, Mother’s Day, and a spring picnic.
Members of the Altar Rosary Society are often called upon to host social gatherings after the many special events held at the church. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00p.m. in the Martha and Mary Room. Recitation of the rosary begins at 6:45pm.
Holy Name Society
The Confraternity of the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus (Holy Name Society) promotes reverence for the Sacred Names of God and Jesus Christ, obedience and loyalty to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and the personal sanctification and holiness of its members. Members are called to contribute to the evangelization mission of the Church and to make perpetual acts of reverence and love for our Lord and Savior. The apostolate of the society is to assist in parish ministries by performing the Corporal Works of Mercy: to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, give drink to the thirsty, shelter to the homeless, tend the sick, visit those in prison, and bury the dead; as well as the Spiritual Works of Mercy: to convert sinners, instruct the ignorant, counsel the wayward, comfort the sorrowing, bear adversity patiently, forgive offenses, and pray for the living and the dead.
A very active group, the Holy Name members meet the first Wednesday of every month in the St. Peter room and is open to all who would like to join.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus are a men’s social and service group that supports the work of the parish on many levels. The Council was originally founded in 2002 through the efforts of the St. Luke men. It is named after Bishop James Malone, past Bishop of the Youngstown diocese. The council is very active in the parish and provides funds for various projects, sponsors parish events and assists in Liturgical celebrations when needed.
Members of this committee provide expertise, guidance, and direction for the financial health of the parish. They review revenue and expenditures and offer suggestions as to accounting/bookkeeping methods and procedures so accurate records are kept. Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month.
Praise God in his holy sanctuary,
give praise in the mighty dome of heaven.
Let everything that has breath,
give praise to the Lord. Hallelujah! Psalm 1:6
Members are responsible for engaging in specific planning for all parish liturgies and the church environment. This includes all weekend masses, holy days, communal penance services and holidays. If you have ever been curious as to inner workings of good liturgy, join the Liturgy Committee! Meetings are the fourth Monday of each month in the Martha and Mary room at 7:00p.m.
Parish Life Committee
The Parish Life Committee is a segment of parish council comprised of selected, discerned members of Pastoral Council. They promote fellowship through the planning of a variety of social events for the entire parish and often assist in serving refreshments after special celebrations. They meet one half hour before Parish Council, at 6:30pm in the Martha and Mary room.
Parish Pastoral Council is advisory to the Pastor and coordinates all the efforts within the life and ministry of the parish. It is comprised of parishioners selected each year, parishioners appointed by the pastor, and representatives of the parish staff. Standing commissions of the Pastoral Council include:
The Council is also a vehicle for achieving full participation in parish life. Meeting monthly, the Council focuses significant attention on prayer and formation, seeing itself as more than merely involved in a ‘business’ meeting. Discernment for membership on the Pastoral Council takes place each year in May. Meetings are the third Monday of the month at 7:00p.m. in the Martha and Mary room.