Welcome!

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.

        

 
Weekend Masses
 
Saturday Vigil: 4 pm
Sunday, 8 am, 10 am, 4 pm

 
Weekday Masses
 
Monday-Saturday 8 am
 
Adoration:
First Friday of the month 9am to 12 noon following 8 am mass
First Weekend of the month following 10 am Sunday mass
Last weekend
following 4 pm Saturday mass

 
Reconciliation
 
Saturday 3 pm - 4 pm
 
Rosary
 
7:35 am prior to weekday mass
3:30 pm prior to 4 pm Saturday mass
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
Are you still worried or unable to come to Church at this time? Are you following the Mass on T.V or Radio? View Sunday Mass on EWTN by clicking here!

Are you missing the Holy Communion? Why don’t you call us to let us know that you would like to receive Holy Communion? We are here to help you.

We also depend on your prayers and sacrifices. Please do not forget to send your contributions to your Parish.
1.) Offertory for the whole month-one check
2.) Another check for Building fund. This is where we need more money at this time.
     Direct Mailing of Your Contributions:
     St.Luke Catholic Church
     2757 Alderman Rd
     Palm Harbor, Florida 34684 

 

 

Second Sunday of Advent

 

Is 11:1-10 

 Rom 15:4-9

 Mt 3:1-12

Lectionary: 4  click link for readings


 

Be Alert & Ready

During Advent, we undertake a spiritual journey to meet the infant Christ. Each candle on the wreath has a unique meaning that helps light our way. Click here to read more 


The Advent Season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and to the anniversary of Our Lord’s birth on Christmas. People from earliest time have been fascinated by Jesus’s promise to come back. But the scripture readings for the Season of Advent remind us not to waste our time with predictions. Advent is not about speculation. Advent Readings call us to be alert and ready, and not be weighed down and distracted by the cares of this world. Unfortunately we get so bogged down by material preparations for Christmas. We get so busy shopping, attending parties and social gatherings that we have no time for serious preparation for celebrating Christmas. Much less His second coming. Calm down, stop for a moment and ask yourself what special things can be done during this Advent to improve my spiritual life.

 

Contact Us by telephone or email

      OFFICE 727-786-3648      

      Fax: 727-789-9556

     click a link to send an email

      Email: Parish Office

      Email: Bulletin

      Email: Youth Ministry

      Email: Website

 

Office Hours

OFFICE HOURS 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM MON-FRI

Address

St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church

2757 Alderman Rd. Palm Harbor, Florida 34684

Parish Staff Contact Information

Important Dates

Important Dates

December 6  Feast of St. Nicholas

December 8  Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

December 11 Retirement Fund for Religious Collection

December 12  Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 25  Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

December 30  Solemnity of the Holy Family

January 1         Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Check the Calendar for a complete list of Important Dates and Events.

Calendar of Scheduled Events

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Parish Bulletin (click on copy to see each bulletin)


  • Sun, Dec 11th

  • Sun, Dec 4th

Daily Scripture Reading

Online Scheduling is just a click away!

Click the logo to access Ministry Scheduler Pro, our online scheduling tool for Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers and Greeters.”

 

Dear Parishioners,
 
The birth of the Savior was announced to the shepherds by the angelic song of “Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth to men of good will.” The first recipients, the shepherds, and the Magi, welcomed the message and pursued the star to find out the truth. After encountering the newborn
King, they returned to their daily duties rejoicing and proclaiming the good news.
 
Christmas is the time for us to ponder over the great gifts God has given us, faith in the Son of God, our family and friends, the Church, sacraments, and ministries, time, natural and financial resources and many more. At this Christmas I would like to recognize the gift each one of you are to this parish and to me personally.
 
Despite the hustle and bustle of the Christmas rush, count your blessings. Make it a point to see the realities that surround us, the material world, the people, the daily events, etc. as messengers of God and challenge yourself to consciously be a messenger of our Savior’s peace and good will.
 
Your generous financial support during Christmas have been the lifeline for our Parish. I know the economic situation is bad for all. I know what hardships you have, especially those on a fixed income.
 
Despite the challenges, we all must make the sacrifices to keep our Parish Family strong and moving forward. In the past years I requested a special contribution of $150.00. Can I count on you to contribute at this level and if you feel blessed whatever you can spare for our Parish Family and to Child Jesus?
 
I wish you a very Blessed Christmas on behalf of Fr. Camilo, Sr. Vigy, the Parish Staff, E.C.C., Staff, and the dedicated volunteers.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father Paul Kochu, Pastor

 


 
What Does the Catechism Say About the Eucharist?
“The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound upwith the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.” “The Eucharist is the efficacious sign and sublime cause of that communion in the divine life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being. It is the culmination both of God’s action sanctifying the world in Christ and of the worship men offer to Christ and through him to the Father in the Holy Spirit.” Finally, by theEucharistic celebration we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all. In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith: “Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking.” Catechism, Pt. 2, Sect. 2, Chpt.1, Art. 3, Sect. 1324-7
 

 

               

You are invited to spend time one-on-one in front of the Blessed Sacrament the first Friday of the Month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

The Real Presence

 

 



                                                                             

ST. LUKE'S MINISTRY FAIR

What a wonderful success! We had several hundred Parishioners enjoy some refreshments and talking to representatives of 21 ministries and fellow Parishioners over the weekend; some braving heavy rains to visit. Further, 78 Parishioners indicated their interest in joining one of our groups. Our thanks to allwho helped make this event possible.
 
If you were unable to stop in we would urge you to click here for more information and descriptions of the various ministries. 
 
Remember God wants us to contribute Time, Talent, and Treasure. It is a small way we can give back for all that He has given us, and you will have fun doing it.
 

 

 



 

 

 

Youth Ministry:   Contact Dan Kilbride at [email protected]ukeAlderman.org 

 

Family Apostolate Recent Events...more to come

 

 

 

School of Faith Reminder & RCIA

School of Faith Has Started but it is never too late to enroll a student!

  • Late registration for 2022/2023 is still being accepted. Please act as soon as possible to get the necessary materials for your child on time.
  • Print one family form per family and a child form for each child (front and back).
  • Fill the forms out completely and bring them to the SOF office, Sunday 11:00am 12:35pm.
  • Do not forget to print a copy of the SOF calendar for your reference.                                                                                                                              

If you have any questions call the SOF 727-786-3648, ext. 104.

 

 

Registration is still open for late enrollment

School of Faith 2022-2023 Information & Registration Forms

Just click on the links below and print the forms!

School Calendar 2022-2023 

Registration Fees 

Family/Household Information

Student Registration Forms  Please complete one form per child.


 

 

Free Resource for the Parish

 

Formed.org Pick of the Week

The Power of Prayer

        

 

 

                                                   

St. Luke's Prayer Chain (727) 460-9540 


 

 


Our Bishop's Bold New Website

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I am happy to inform you of a news website that is officially launching today that is designed for you. The website is called GulfCoastCatholic.org and it will provide articles that help you to know, live and share the faith.

All of us in Tampa Bay, the Suncoast and the Nature Coast are geographically connected by the waters of our coastline and spiritually connected by the waters of Baptism. Our logo is a visual reminder of these connections.

Whether it’s stories about faith and family or news about our pope and our Church, GulfCoastCatholic.org will provide timely and relevant articles for staying up-to-date with Catholic life.  We will also share stories about people who are Courageously Living the Gospel

I encourage you to subscribe to our free, weekly e-newsletter, the Wednesday Wave. Then, you can stay informed and hopefully inspired

Thank you for your faithfulness and may God bless you and all of your loved ones!

Bishop Gregory Parkes
Bishop of St. Petersburg


 

Office of the Chancellor for Canonical Affairs

Prayers and Donations for Ukraine

Various Catholic agencies around the U.S. are collecting donations to assist with the crisis in Ukraine. If you would like to provide financial assistance, please click on any of the following links:

Catholic Relief Services

Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia

Catholic Near East Welfare Association

Aid to the Church in Need – Support for Religious Sisters in Ukraine

Please pray for an end to the senseless violence that has so severely disrupted the lives of our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, as well as their family members throughout the world.

 Click to download Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for Russia and Ukraine.


 

 


St. Luke Early Childhood Center

St. Luke Early Childhood Center is celebrating 35 years as a quality preschool!

We feel so blessed to work with the youngest members of our faith community! Our mission is to provide the foundation for a lifelong love of learning by nurturing the whole child through exploration and creativity in a Catholic spirit.

We are currently registering for the 2022-2023 school year. Please visit our website at www.StLukeECC.com for information and to access our registration form. Registration forms are also available at the main entrance
to the church.

If you have any questions, please call us at 727-787-2914. We would love to have you join our ECC family!

 

Catholic Ministry Appeal

Across the Diocese, nearly 13,000 families have made a commitment online, in the mail or at their parishes. These gifts will fund efforts that nurture spiritual life, embrace God’s call to serve and accompany missionary disciples.

To learn more about the Catholic Ministry Appeal and the incredible Catholic ministries it supports, visit dosp.org/catholicministryappeal.

Please give what you can. But please participate. Every family, every person is important. Keep up the prestige we have had for the past 12 years.  Fr. Paul


 

Legacy

 

 

 

Parish Contributions

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