News For February 27
From the Diocese:
  • Beginning March 2nd, Ash Wednesday, masks will be optional at all Masses.
  • Eucharistic Ministers must still wear masks while they are distributing communion.
In the event of inclement weather, the Mass schedule will continue as normal even if school is cancelled.
Individuals wishing to attend Mass on inclement days are encouraged to enter the church via rectory side entrance. The front doors of church will not be open. Individuals are encouraged to be cautious and careful if attending these Masses. It is very possible snow removal will not have taken place at Mass time.
  • Also note that if school is cancelled on a Tuesday or Thursday, then the Adoration Chapel is closed too.
Online Mass
Local Mass is shown on Ch. 11 KPLR at 8:30 am on Sundays
8th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings may be found - HERE
We place ourselves before the Lord, beginning with an act of contrition: My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.
We remind parishioners that their financial support remains an integral part of parish life and the continued operation of our parishes and their mission of Christian service. We encourage the Faithful to continue giving of their time, talent, and treasure at this difficult time. Encourage you to use online giving, mail, or drop-off your Sunday Offertory at the rectory or Parish Office. Please remember that St. Luke's mailing address has changed to 1201 Lebanon Ave.  
An Act of Spiritual Communion
It has long been a Catholic understanding that when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion, it is possible to make an Act of Spiritual Communion which is a source of grace. Spiritual Communion means uniting ourselves in prayer with Christ’s sacrifice and worshipping Him in the consecrated bread and wine which are His Body and Blood. Always remember that the consecrated bread is the Body and Blood of Christ and the consecrated wine is the Body and Blood of Christ, even if you receive the Eucharist only under one species.
The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. An act of Spiritual Communion increases our desire to receive sacramental Communion and helps us avoid the sins that would make us unable to receive Holy Communion worthily.
A Prayer for Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You in my body, my soul, and my whole being. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, Come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if you were already there And unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen. 
The Adoration Chapel is CLOSED.
We offer Adoration on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Chapel from 6:00 am until 6:30 pm. Evening Prayer is offered on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.
We are hoping to open our Eucharistic Adoration Chapel another day of the week, on Wednesdays. If you would like to sign up for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays between 6:00 am - 6:00 pm (Chapel will close at 7:00 pm), please call Mary Ellen Herrmann at (618) 234-4945.
Please forward this email to other parishioners. Encourage them to let the Rectory Office know their email address so they may get these directly. (Emails will not be shared) 
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