Stewardship, Smiles, Shawls, Saturday Confession, & more
Let's Give 150 People a Reason to Smile!
Staying home and social-distancing has been tough on all of us, particularly on older parishioners who have difficulty leaving their homes and may be living alone. We would like to show these members of our parish family how much we care for them, and that we are thinking of them and praying for their health and well-being.
Can you help us celebrate our friends by making
colorful cards with uplifting messages filled with prayers and good wishes?
" x 11" paper or card stock into quarters
make a card that is
4¼" x 5½"
- this size card will
fit neatly into our special envelopes.
By May 30th
, please bring your cards into the side entrance of the church (the one next to the parking lot.) Drop them into the yellow box under the window.
Parish Center Parking Lot
Saturday, May 16th,
9:30am - 11:00am
Confessions from your car will be offered in the parking lot of St. Luke's Parish Center, using best practices of social distancing. You can arrive together, but please, only one person can be in the car during confession.
Fr. Joe at Drive-Up Confessions
Please follow the traffic flow diagram here: Enter the parking lot through the 2nd entrance from the right. Exit out the 1st entrance, turning left towards W. Main Street. Thanks for your cooperation.
In case of rain
we will be in the church - please use hand sanitizer at entrances, masks, and social distancing. Thank you for your efforts to be safe.
Environmental Stewardship Committee
DAY OF PRAYER
Monday, May 18, 5:00am - 5:00pm
Pope Francis invited
the global Catholic community to commemorate the 5th anniversary of
The Environmental Stewardship Committee of the Diocese of Worcester is holding a day of prayer for our planet, for our brothers and sisters in need all over the world, for stewardship of the Earth, and for mindfulness in our use of the Earth's resources.
The 'Day of Prayer' will be held on May 18th from 5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ou are invited to sign-up to pray for an hour or longer
as per your convenience. Prayer suggestions are given below but are non-restrictive.
Do feel free to add your own prayers, Scripture readings, and reflections.
These can be personal, family groups or parish groups.
Links to prayer and music suggestions can be found below.
Click the box below to sign up for an hour or more.
Thank you and God bless,
Chair, Diocese of Worcester Environmental Stewardship Ministry
Sign Up for Day of Prayer
to begin or end or use during your hour of prayer.
Morning Has Broken
Canticle of the Sun
How Great Thou Art
Psalm 8, Psalm 23, Psalm 104
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Readings and reflections:
Click to read or download
PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION
Diocese of Worcester Environmental Stewardship Ministry:
Pete Dunbeck, St. Luke's, Westborough, Chair
Fr Paul O'Connell, St Anne's, Shrewsbury
Deacon Bill Bilow, St Anne's, Shrewsbury
Gail Hickey, St Denis, Douglas
Gina Kuruvilla, St Mary's, Shrewsbury
Kevin Maldarelli, Sacred Heart, Hopedale
Deacon Colin Novick, Cathedral of Saint Paul, Worcester
Matt Canfield, St Mary's, Shrewsbury
Madeline Colon-Usowicz, Sacred Heart, Webster
Would you like to learn more about Catholic teaching of
Care for Creation?
Click to receive updates from our Environmental Stewardship Ministry.
Join Environmental Stewardship
St. Luke’s Prayer Shawl Ministry
Many parishioners may not be aware of our wonderful group of women in the Prayer Shawl Ministry here at St. Luke’s. Before the pandemic, they would meet once a month in our Parish Center to knit or crochet their own shawl creations. When finished, they pray over each shawl, attach a St. Luke medal to them and give them to our Outreach program.
The purpose of these beautiful, hand knit shawls is to provide comfort to those who are suffering, those who are in mourning, or those who just need to know they are very much loved.
If you know someone who would love to be wrapped in the spiritual hug of a beautiful prayer shawl, let us know. We can deliver the shawl to you or arrange for you to pick it up in the Church.
No two prayer shawls are alike.
To request a shawl, email:
If you can, a small donation would be greatly appreciated.
All donations go towards the purchase of the yarn.
St. Luke's Art Project
Garden of Hope
t continues through the end of May.
If your child would like to contribute, draw a large colorful flower on 8.5 x 11 paper (so it shows up on the banner.) Coloring pages are available. Drop artwork in the yellow box inside the church side door.
Read more here:
A Vibrant Community.....
For more info:
St. Luke's Faith Formation grades K-6 are working on a living virtual rosary, where each Rosary bead's prayer is recited by children of St. Luke's. We need over 60 voices to make this happen! For questions or to sign up, see details in the May 6th Faith Formation email titled "
Be Part of St. Luke's Kids' Rosary
For more info or to participate, put "Rosary" in the subject and email:
Add your voice!
St. Luke's Masses are available to view online.
to watch the beautiful Holy Week and Easter Masses.
to watch Family Home Masses, recorded from Msgr. Mike's family home each week.
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