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
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.
In response to the devastation that has impacted the Bahamas and other areas that have yet to be impacted, the Diocese of St. Petersburg is asking for donations for their Disaster Relief Fund. One hundred percent of these disaster relief funds will benefit people affected by natural disasters including Hurricane Dorian. In 2018, the Diocese of St. Petersburg donated $300,000 to the victims of Hurricane Michael in Pensacola-Tallahassee.
A second collection was held at all weekend Masses September 14th & 15th for the victims of hurricane Dorian but you can still make a donation. Click here to make a donation or mail donations to Disaster Relief Fund, Diocese of St. Petersburg, P.O. Box 40200, St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0200
Please continue to keep our brothers and sisters impacted by natural disasters in your prayers!
SCHOOL OF FAITH STARTED SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH.
Monday night classes have been suspended for the coming year but it is still not too late to register for
Sunday Morning classes.
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.
Many of us are reluctant to give away assets while living as we are concerned we may need them, but would also like to do something to help St. Luke parish after our passing.
The Angel Wings Society was created for those who wish to provide funds for maintaining parish facilities and continuing capital improvements by including the parish in their estate plan.
Members meet yearly with the Pastor to discuss plans for the parish, hear financial planning ideas and give input. Each participant receives a gold pin in recognition of their support and is remembered at a Mass each month.
To learn more about leaving a legacy to fulfil the parish's mission to serve our parishioners and the community, please contact our Pastor Fr. Paul or call or email Stephen Putnam at 727-580-0979 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: We offer flexible meeting times and dates to accommodate the various age groups.
Contact: Janiceann Gaide-OLoughlin
[email protected] alderman.org
St. Luke Adult Bible Study- The Gospel of Matthew – Starts Thursday, October 3
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]
* Sunday September 22nd 11:30am-2:00pm 5th - 8th Grade ONLY
FOOD, FRIENDS, FAMILY & FUN...… meet at St. Clare building!
Contact [email protected] or call /text 813-230-6412 for details
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Friday Movie Night at St. Luke in St. Clare Building
Come and watch a free movie in St. Clare. Snacks and drinks provided. Interested in coming? Text Janice at 813 230 6412 ahead of time to reserve your “movie ticket". Deadline is the morning of before noon. If there are a lack of responses movie may be canceled. Janice will respond back to your text to advise that the event was canceled.
Click the "At the Movies" icon for more information and future dates.
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.