Lenten Offerings: Study Groups, Activities, Reflections, Mass Schedules, Bulletin, and more.
The community of St. Luke's offers many opportunities to enrich your Lenten journey. Simply click to choose or join below. We have grouped these into three categories:
Reflections and videos
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ake a moment of quiet reflection during Lent on your own schedule. Join or leave the groups at any time.
Study groups and classes
earn, explore, and discuss any of the THREE powerful topics. A great way to stay faith-focused during Lent.
Prayer groups, Masses, and more -
opportunities to enhance your prayer life during Lent.
Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule in this section.
Wishing you a blessed Lenten Season!
1. Reflections & Videos
Choose from the following 4 Lenten communications.
1. Daily Texts
Keeping it simple... short, inspirational daily text messages.
Click Here To Receive Lenten Texts
2. Daily Email R
eflections for Lent
Short, thought-provoking, and relevant. Learn more about Lent, the traditions of Lent and Easter, and receive food for thought and reflection.
Click for Reflections
3. Bishop Barron's
Word on Fire
One video per week throughout Lent.
Click for "The Resurrection" in English
Why does it matter that Jesus rose from the dead?
You will learn why the Resurrection has such explosive power, how St. Paul went from ardent persecutor to bold missionary, and what to expect of our own resurrected bodies at the end of time.
Click for "The Resurrection" en Español
4. Bishop Barron's
Word on Fir
Most of us want to pray better, but how?
This 4- part series introduces us to some of the Church's greatest spiritual masters.
Each video shares practical ways to deepen our prayer lives and connect with God, especially through the Mass.
Click to Join "Prayer" Video Series
You will receive one video per week for 4 weeks.
2. Study Groups & Classes
There are 3 classes being offered.
1. No Greater Love
A Biblical Walk Through Christ's Passion
Five Thursdays during Lent: March 14th - April 11th
7:00 PM at the Parish Center
Filmed on location in the Holy Land,
No Greater Love
is a five-part video series. Best-selling author Edward Sri guides you through the last hours of Christ's life in this biblical pilgrimage.While taking this study, you will walk step-by-step with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Mount of Calvary.
Every step of the way, biblical experts reveal how Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations, biblical symbolism, and historical context shed light on the mystery of Christ's suffering and death. With these insights, Catholics can come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of God’s immeasurable and unconditional love.
each class starts with a 30 minute video presentation followed by discussion.
No preparation or fee to participate.
Click to Join "No Greater Love" Study Group
2. Laudato Si' - Study Group
What Do Catholics Say About Care For Creation?
Thursdays, March 14 – April 18
10:00 - 11:30 AM in the Parish Center
The St. Luke’s Environmental Stewardship Ministry will be conducting an adult study group to explore the encyclical
Laudato Si: On Care of Our Common Home
. We will provide a study guide to support facilitated discussions on this complex topic. We will discuss the social justice implications of pollution and the challenges of meeting the goals of a prospering economy while protecting the environment. A diversity of perspectives and backgrounds will enrich our discussion.
Click to Join Laudato Si' Study Group
3. Kingdom of Happiness
Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life
Join us in a
Lenten Journey through the Beatitudes!
This 8 week program, led by Melissa Baril-Lower, offers
hope to the tired, overburdened, and unhappy
reminds us that we are made for happiness.
Jesus showed us the way in the Beatitudes!
Class will be held in the Parish Center. Each session will have a video, discussion, and reflection.
Don’t worry if you cannot make every class. There is an option to access the videos online.
The cost is
$25 for the Study Guide
(If cost is an issue, we can help.)
Click above to watch the trailer.
Choose to attend either a morning class or an evening class:
Wednesdays from 10:00am - 11:30am
March 6th through April 24th
March 11th through April 29th
Click to Join "Kingdom of Happiness" MONDAY Evening
Click to Join "Kingdom of Happiness" WEDNESDAY Morning
Prayer Groups, Masses, and more
St. Luke's Respect Life Ministry
Respect Life Ministry
offers Lenten opportunities to pray, care for, and learn about the issues surrounding those precious lives that are most vulnerable.
a documentary film about the dangers of assisted suicide, will be shown in the Parish Center on
Tuesday, March 26th, at 9:45 am and at 7:00 pm.
Discussion of the pending Massachusetts legislation will follow, led by Kris Corriera from Witness for Life.
The event is free.
RSVP to the Rectory 508-366-5502.
40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign
Please join the Respect Life Ministry in prayer for an end to abortion, either in
at St. Luke's on Tuesdays 9:30 - 6:30; or
outside Planned Parenthood in Worcester, on
Tuesday, April 2nd and Tuesday, April 9th
For more information:
Click to view Parish Calendar for Lent 2019
Click for March 3rd Bulletin
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