Reflections with Fr. Mark
Dear Parishioners,

There are often moments in our journey of life and faith that we may be “tested” or persecuted.  As with most things in life, we can falter, doubt, fear or give up.  Our readings today and our celebration of the Memorial of Apollinaris, bishop and martyr, encourage us to “stay the course.”  

In fact, there are times when we “seek a sign” or give into the “magical” in our journey of faith.  Our readings remind us, “that there is something greater than Solomon here.”

Jesus would not give in to demands to those “seeking a sign,” especially when done out of some wish for a magical moment.  Rather, he invited us into a trusting relationship with him in ALL that we do and ARE. Sometimes we forget Jesus is not some magical presence in our tabernacle or communion; BUT a real person who seeks to be in relationship with Him.  This relationship he seeks with us IS real, inviting, and our choice.

Do we see some ONE in our relationship with Jesus?  If not, there is the problem.  If so, wonderful you have become an adult in your faith journey.  Now, continue the journey in that loving relationship, knowing, trusting and loving Jesus who leads us to our eternal reward.

Be assured of our prayers for you each day as we continue our journey together and apart.

Blessings,

Fr. Mark
St. Luke COVID-19 Phased Reopening Plan
As of July 15, 2020

Following Governor Newsom’s latest directives, the following is now in effect:

  • In-person Masses are cancelled until further notice.

  • Confessions are suspended until further notice.


  • Sunday "Drive-thru" Communion Reception time has changed to 10:00-10:45 am in the church parking lot. Masks must be worn in car and communion in hand ONLY.

  • The Pastoral Office is now closed to the public until further notice; however, office will continue to be staffed to receive phone calls and conduct parish business Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  

  •  Parish buildings and grounds are closed to the public (staff and vendors excluded). 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
While the  doors  of the church may be closed,  our Church is never closed.