Thank you for your interest in St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church. Whether you're just visiting us for a brief time, looking for a new parish home, returning to the practice of your Catholic faith or interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church, we're happy you found us. If you're already a parishioner, glad you're here!
Our Parish Mission:
The people of God in the parish of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, in union with our pastor and parish staff, are centered on the Eucharist and are a welcoming and diverse community. We are committed to proclaim the Good News of God's love by developing the spiritual growth of our parish family, encouraging active participation, personal stewardship and community outreach.
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 7:30 am Morning Mass
9:15 am Choir Mass
11:30 am Children's Mass
4:30 pm Spanish Mass
Adoration following the Spanish Mass the last Sunday of the month
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am
Wednesday: Novena, Adoration & Benediction following morning Mass
First Friday of each month: 11:00 am Healing Mass and Anointing of the Sick
Rosary recitation: 7:35 am prior to the weekday Mass & 3:30 pm before the Saturday Mass Vigil
Saturday: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm or by appointment
Spanish community Sunday: 3:30 - 4:15 pm
Friday, November 1, 2019 ALL SAINTS DAY- Holy Day of Obligation 8:00am, 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Tuesday, November 5, 201 Special Mass for the Departed Souls of Our Parish Family 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Vigil Thanksgiving Mass 4:00pm
Thursday, November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Mass 8:00am
Starting clockwise top left:
Pastor: Fr. Paul Kochu, Assisting Priests: Fr. Matteo Rizzo, Fr. Kevin Tortorelli and Fr. Jesus Martinez
The Donate Button is a new feature designed to provide a safe, secure and convenient way for St. Luke parishioners to make online donations. For more information click on the red WeShare donate button.
"Three Steps Closer To God"
The Altar Server Ministry is a very special group of young people in our parish who have answered God's call to ministry. As an Altar Server, you are one of the liturgical ministers with an important role during the Mass or during other liturgical services. It is a privilege to assist the priest at the altar and help the church community worship in the best possible way.
Altar Servers must have a strong desire to serve, they must have made their First Holy Communion, be in the 4th-12th grade, members of St. Luke parish and attend Mass regularly.
Do you have children or grandchildren who love to sing? If so, consider having them join the Children's Choir.
Please see our Music Director Bruno Soldo, or call the parish office for more details.
St. Luke’s Parish Cookbook, sponsored by The Ladies Auxiliary, will be available for pick up (for those who purchased in advance) and purchase ($10 each) after every Mass over the weekends of November 9-10 and 16-17. The cookbook includes 200 recipes, cooking hints, and an eBook version for free. Don’t miss out! These will sell fast!
The Ladies Auxiliary is also hosting a fun afternoon of BUNKO on Friday, November 15th from 12 noon to 3:00 pm in the Assembly Room. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased by calling Carol Murray at 727-784-3386
Women of the parish, are you looking for fun and fellowship? Are you interested in participating in social and fundraising activities to support St. Luke and our community? Then, please join us for the next Ladies Auxiliary meeting on November 5, 7:00pm
Contact Jean at 727-324-3379
St. Luke Adult Bible Study- The Gospel of Matthew – Started Thursday, October 3
BUT IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO PARTICIPATE!
Feel free to stop by either Monday evenings or Thursday mornings
Join us for this 24 week study of the Gospel of Matthew. The Gospel of Matthew is the primary focus of the Liturgical Year A which begins on Dec. 1, 2019. Experience the Sunday readings with increased wisdom and understanding. Classes are in the Assembly Room, Thursday mornings from 9:30 -11:30 (with fellowship at 9 am) OR Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 pm from Oct 3/7 – Apr 2/6 2020. Cost is $38 for the full 24 weeks (due first class.) For more information or to register contact JoAnn at (813) 240- 8070 or [email protected]
Estimado Recién LLegado(a),
Si usted está buscando una nueva Parroquia, es un visitante de temporada que se nos une por un breve período de tiempo, está volviendo a la práctica de su Fe Católica, o sencillamente está interesado(a) en conocer más sober la Iglesia Católica; nos alegra tenerlo(a) en San Lucas el Evangelista.
Todos son bienvenidos e invitados a registrarse en nuestra Parroquia.
* ¡El registrarse me permite a mí como Pastor, y al personal parroquial, el conocerle a usted mejor, darle la bienvenida y atenderle!
* Esto es especialmente importante durante tiempo de crisis, de manera que podamos ayudarle en sus necesidades espirituales y necesidades de su familia.
* Finalmente, al registrarse como miembro de San Lucas el Evangelista, usted expresa su intención de poner su Fe en acción y unírsenos, según nosotros respondemos el llamado de Cristo para "Amar a Dios, Amar a Nuestro Prójimo, y Hacer Discípulos".
Según usted complete la forma de registro adjunta, favor notar que usted has sido llamado(a) a San Lucas el Evangelista y que yo he estado orando por usted.
Atentamente en Cristo,
Padre Paul Kochu, Pastor
Purpose or Mission: To challenge the youth of the parish to support the Church’s mission to “Love God, Love Our Neighbor and Make Disciples,” by Courageously Living the Gospel every day.
We invite the youth, their family and friends to encounter Jesus through Scripture, Sacraments and the parish community while having fun and enjoying fellowship.
Requirements: Most activities are age specific with particular grades in mind: elementary focus is 3rd, 4th and 5th grade; middle school 6th, 7th and 8th. Our high school age students are welcome to help be role models and buddy up with a younger friend during combined events.
Recent social events have included everything from Glow in the Dark Dodge Ball, arts and crafts, to free movie passes and Tampa Bay Rays baseball tickets.
We need more kids, more parents and more parish volunteers! Click here to see photos of all the fun!
Time Commitment: Varies with activity but making the time to hang out with likeminded friends is always worthwhile.
Meeting Times: October 27th, November 3rd, & November 10th 12:30 -2:00 pm
3rd grade and up including high school and college students of the parish to mentor and join in the fun!
Meet at the St. Clare Building for Faith, Food , Friends and Fun.
Call or text Janiceann Gaide-OLoughlin
[email protected] alderman.org
HOLY SPIRIT Praise & Worship
Saturday, November 2, 2019
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle
5815 5th Ave North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Spirit filled speakers
Sr. Briege McKenna, Johnnette Benkovic-Williams,
Lloyd & Nancy Greenshaw & Fr. Peter Mitchel
No Charge- A free will offering will be taken
Friday Movie Night at St. Luke in St. Clare Building
Come and watch a free movie in St. Clare. Interested in coming? Text Janice at 813 230 6412 ahead of time to reserve your “movie ticket".
Doors open at 7:00 pm to socialize and play games. Bring a snack to share.
October 25th (time changed to) 7:15 -8:45 pm David /Solomon Expanding the Kingdom
Fast-paced, entertaining, documentary, Bible study, apologetics course and Church history rolled into one adventure.
Click the "At the Movies" icon for more information and future dates.
During the month of October please remember to pray the Rosary for the World Missions. The power of the Rosary is also needed to end abortion. Please preserve the sanctity of life say the Rosary especially September 25th to November 3rd during the 40 Days For Life Campaign.
Our parish offers many opportunities to join in sharing this powerful prayer: before daily Mass, prior to the 4:00 pm Sunday vigil Mass, Friday nights at 7:00 pm in the church during the month of October with the Ladies Auxiliary and public square rally at noon Saturday, October 12th
Purpose or Mission: To increase awareness of the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death. To encourage support for a lifesaving prayer project in our parish and Diocese to promote Pro-life outreach programs: 40 days for Life, Kimberly Home, the annual Poinsettia Drive and political involvement.
Requirements: A respect for all human life and the commitment to end abortion.
Time Commitment: May vary as spent includes daily prayer and special projects.
Meeting Times: As needed at Ministry Fairs, and holding prayer vigils at abortion sites.
Contact: Carol Taylor
EVENTS For 40 DAYS FOR LIFE September 25th to November 3rd
September 22nd Kickoff Vigil with Bishop Parkes 3 pm at St. Michaels Parish.
October 3rd St. Luke's day of commitment to pray the Rosary on the sidewalk outside US 19N abortion site
October 12th Public Square Rosary Rally at noon in front of US 19N abortion clinic
St. Luke's Respect Life Prayer
(We have prayer cards available for your asking)
O Blessed Mother,
Pray for us your children
That we may be strong against the forces of death.
Look down upon the babies not allowed to be born,
On the poor, on the victims of social injustice,
On the elderly and sick killed by the indifference or misguided mercy.
Help us appreciate the miracle of life as a gift from God,
And may we become a People of Life! Amen.
Let us pray that we will make stewardship a way of life with God by sharing His blessings through our faith, hope and love - time, talent and treasure.
As we plan the things in our lives that are most important to us:
Help us to put our faith into action
Help us to share our time to serve those in need.
Help us to become less preoccupied with material possessions.
Help us to share our treasures to do Your work.
Help us to serve our Church, our community and our world.
Fill our minds with Your truth and our hearts with Your love, so that we may bond together as a community of faith, a parish family, a caring people.
We do this, O Lord, as a sign of our love and in thanksgiving for the many blessings we have received, through Christ our Lord.
If not us, who?
If not here, where?
If not now, when?
If not the Kingdom, why?
Let's us all be Good Stewards of our time, talents and treasure.