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.

        

Current Mass Schedule and Reconciliation


Are you afraid 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 



Monday, August 15, 2022 

Mass times : 8 am, 10 am, & 7pm


 

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Jer 38:4-6, 8-10

 Heb 12: 1-4

Lk 12:49-53

Lectionary: 120  click link for readings

 

Reflection

An inward transformation occurs in a person who decides to follow Jesus Christ. Things change. They see the world differently, understand their journey more deeply and profoundly, have their sights fixed on eternity and union with God and hold themselves to higher standards and virtues.
It requires a conscious choice to be a Christian, and this choice must be renewed at least daily. While the basic premise of Jesus’ message may appear heartwarming and straightforward: love of God, neighbor, and self, the implications of doing so are challenging. The true disciple is called to live radically, and often finds themselves at odds with the world or even with those in their own homes.

Holding ourselves to higher standards comes with a price. We have to leave other things behind. It is difficult to be people of faith, hope, and love in a world often fixated with its own fulfillment and self-absorption. Justice, temperance, prudence, and fortitude require sacrifice if they are to be lived with integrity. God’s ways are not ours. This becomes crystal clear to those who have enough courage to stand against the tide. Putting love into action requires that we challenge accepted modes of doing business and fight complacency. This is what makes the saints stand out as witnesses. They are simply sinners, just like us, who persevere.

People do not want to be told that they’re sailing their ships in the wrong direction. Clinging to their insistence and need to be correct, they can become defensive when challenged. This can happen even with those closest to us. As much as the Gospel calls us to unity, it also can easily create division. When we love seriously, we encounter more than feelings of warmth and acceptance. “What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like (St.Augustine).” Love also has the courage and honesty to tell people what they may not want to hear but need to, and model,
without wavering, a life of humble, loving, and faithful service. Don’t lose heart! There are many examples of faith before us and around us. If Jesus endured the voices of opposition, so too can we. There is no need to apologize for speaking the truth. ©LPi

 
 
 

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

August  4 KOC & Ladies Auxiliary Installation of Officers

August  6 Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord

August 11 Welcome Dinner for SOF Catechists

August 13  Building Fund second collection

August 14 Building Fund second collection

August 15 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 21 Special Mass for SOF Children & Parents Sunday 11:15 am

August 25 Ladies Auxiliary Social bring a friend 

August 28  First Class for School of Faith

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)


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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.”

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Have you responded to the CMA Challenge?
In the past 12 years we as a parish always met our APA goals. The participation was very good. St. Luke was always praised for meeting our goal, and more. But for Catholic Ministry Appeal (CMA), we as a parish have come up with only 68% of our goal. I know the economic situation is very bad now. But can those who have not resonded to CMA make a sacrifice by participating? 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.



Monday, August 15, 2022

School of Faith Reminder & RCIA

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.


 


OUTSTANDING!!!!

Our homeless brothers and sisters at Pinellas Hope live in tents. Flashlights and rain ponchos are always in great need.

Thanks to the generosity of our parish family the St. Luke Disciples of Hope recently collected 130 rain ponchos, 210 flashlights and 183 batteries for Pinellas Hope!

In addition to this worthwhile project the St. Luke Disciples of Hope collected soap & wash clothes for Pinellas Hope, sponsor the twice yearly Food Drive for F.E.A.S.T the local food pantry in Palm Harbor and meet each month to assemble 200 lunches for the hungry and homeless. 

If you'd like to join this ministry or want to know more about how to use your time, talent and treasures to perform works of mercy click here. 

   


                                                                                               




 

 

 

Volunteers are greatly needed for the Eucharistic Ministry to Home Bound and Care Centers. Procedural training, Diocese Level II background screening and Safe Environment Training required.These expenses will be reimbursed by St. Luke's.

The time commitment is approximately four hours per week. Ministers are needed daily, but especially on Thursdays.

Contact Sister Vigy via the church office at 727-786-3648.

 

Youth Ministry:   Contact Dan Kilbride at [email protected] 

 

 

 

 

 


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.


 


 


 


Care Givers Meeting

1st & 3rd Tuesday of Every Month 10AM-12Noon. Bays End Manor Clubhouse 3432 State Road 580 Safety Harbor. For Information, Contact Cathy 727-771-9018.


Do you Seek the Face of God? Our Lady Queen of Carmel LCC meets in room 4 across from St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church at 715 E. Orange St. in Tarpon Springs on the first Saturday of each month, following the 9 am mass. For more information, contact Pat Mermelstein at 727-534-5729.


The Real Presence

 

 

Please Continue to Pray for Bishop Parkes


Office of the Bishop                                                                                

Statement from Bishop Parkes

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, has issued a statement, providing an update on his health status. Please follow this link to read the statement.

Thank you for your continued prayers for Bishop Parkes.

The Diocese of St. Petersburg has organized H.O.P.E., which stands for Hundreds Of Prayers Everyone. They are asking everyone to offer a prayer for Bishop Parkes and to show support for him in a variety of ways. Here are some suggestions:

 

Formed.org Pick of the Week

 

 

 

 

 

FORMED.ORG. FORMED is Catholic faith “On-Demand” with thousands of movies, video programs, audios and e-books to help the parish grow in faith and it is FREE to ALL members of the parish!

It offers the opportunity to learn and enjoy your Catholic faith at home or on the go, from any device: web browser, phone apps, iOs, Android, TVOS, Roku, Amazon Fire, Tizen and Android TV.

Registering is easy! No parish code & no password to remember but if you do have a problem registering we have volunteers on hand to help!

 

Visit FORMED.org or click here to sign up

  1. Click Sign UP
  2. Select “I Belong to a Parish or Organization.”                  
  3. Find St.Luke by parish name, address or zip code (34684)         
  4. Enter your name and email address and you’re in!
  5. Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED.

Click this link for instructional videos on how to set up any device.

Explore the exciting content below!

   

FORMED Trailer Video from Augustine Institute on VimeoClick the arrow to view!

 

 

Get Connected to Our Catholic Faith through New Programs and Technology

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.


 

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Parish Contributions

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2757 Alderman Rd.

Palm Harbor, Florida 34684

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