First and foremost, Saint Luke's Greeters create a positive welcome experience for all church visitors. A friendly and positive welcome experience could be most impactful for people who have been away and are now returning to the church, or visiting Saint Luke's for the first time. Saint Luke's Greeters will also assist people with any special needs such as the elderly or physically challenged, assist with the seating of latecomers or seating at Masses that have high attendance. In addition, Saint Luke's Greeters take up the collection offering.
We always welcome people who are interested in being a greeter. At this time we can use some help. Many of us consider the fact that we are at the Mass anyway so, why not assist this simple ministry while we are there. All are invited, men, women, young adults and families.
If you have any questions, or if you are interested in assisting the Greeter Ministry please contact the rectory office.
Going Through A Difficult Time,
Don’t Suffer Alone . . .
We’re brought up to be strong, self-sufficient, independent people. We tend to think that if we ask for help, it is a sign of weakness. So we try to keep our struggles hidden and are reluctant to ask for help. However, that’s not God’s plan. Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
God wants us to care for others - and allow others to care for us in our time of need. If you’re grieving or sad or struggling with a difficult situation in life, don’t suffer alone. Ask for help. Here at St Luke’s we have a team of Stephen Ministers who are ready to listen, care, encourage, pray, and help you through a tough time while maintaining confidentiality. Find out more about Stephen Ministry by contacting Elaine at the Parish Center at (201) 444.0272 ext 12.
Sr Lois Jablonski, SSJ is one of our Pastoral Associates, assisting with the pastoral care of our parish community. She ministers to homebound, hospitalized and nursing home patients, visiting them and offering them prayers, conversation and Holy Communion. If you or someone you know is in need of this, contact Sr Lois at 201.444.0272 ext 15.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Adults who desire to be fully initiated members of the Catholic faith community are invited to journey through the RCIA process. Those who have never been Baptized and those who have been Baptized but who have not celebrated First Communion and/or Confirmation as Catholics begin the process by first speaking with the Parish RCIA Coordinator. For further information, please contact: Deacon John McKeon 201-444-0272 x13
Small Christian Communities
This ministry's goal is to involve parishioners and others from outside the parish community in prayer, reflection and support, following the example set forth by Jesus. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in St. Luke's Small Christian Communities. For further information, please contact: Deacon John McKeon - 201-444-0272 x13