During Lent, our parish will offer Stations of the Cross every Friday at 12:15 p.m. This time will allow parishioners who feel more comfortable going out during the daylight hours to attend. We also will participate in the East Utica Stations of the Cross that alternate every Friday among parishes at 7 p.m.
Walk through St. Luke’s ‘The Acts of the Apostles’
Join Father Jim on a guided tour of the Acts of the Apostles on three Tuesdays during Lent — from 7 to 8 p.m. March 14, 21 and 28 from in the Salerno Room.
Lenten helping hand
Join our parish as we prepare sandwiches for the less fortunate and bring them to a local food pantry. We will be making sandwiches on four Saturdays during Lent — at 10 a.m. March 11, 18, 25 and April 1 in our kitchen. Young and old alike are welcome to help out.
Operation Rice Bowl
Rice Bowls will be available soon for distribution. Please use the Rice Bowls. They are the traditional Catholic Relief Services Lenten help for those in need.
Abstinence: All Catholics who have reached their 14th birthday are bound to abstain from meat on the following days: Ash Wednesday, all Fridays of Lent and Good Friday.
Fasting: All Catholics from their 18th through 59th birthday are bound to observe the Laws of Fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.
Fasting, almsgiving and prayer: From its earliest days, the church has urged the baptized and the catechumens to observe the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving and prayer as a preparation for the celebration of Easter. Failure to observe individual days of penance is not considered serious, but failure to observe any penitential days at all or a substantial number of such days must be considered serious. During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, self-imposed times of fasting, and generosity to local, national and worldwide programs of sharing.