Reflections with Fr. Mark
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Prayer changes the heart.  Prayer is our conversational relationship with God. Some approach prayer as a “transactional” process: “I ask, and God grants.”  Well, that may be a bit superficial and childish even if it seems that our scriptures may state it in that way.  

However, on a deeper vein, in growing the depth of our relationship with God we seek not to control God with our asking but to understand the answer that God is granting.  Even in the persistence of some characters in our scriptural stories we see that in the end it is them that is changed—or at least hearts are changed.

Today, I will have received the second Moderna vaccine along with many others. Perhaps this will offer some protection as we continue our ministry here at St. Luke and beyond. However, we place our trust in the Lord who knows our days and what our purpose in life will be.  Perhaps today we simply ask God to grant us a serenity in the things to come while seeking to find God in all things.

Continue the journey…

Spiritual Reflection: “For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds.” ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Blessings of love,

Fr. Mark
NEW MASS SCHEDULE & LIVE STREAM UPDATE
Beginning March 7, St. Luke Church will add the 6:30 am Mass to our in-person Sunday Mass schedule to accommodate the increasing number of persons desiring to celebrate with us (In addition to 8:30 am and 10:30 am).

We ask that you be prompt in arriving as doors may close if we exceed the 25% capacity limit (approx.100 persons). Masks must be worn and physical distancing throughout the brief Mass is required.  

Communion will continue to be received as you depart after the final blessing at three stations: Middle Aisle and Two Rear Doors.  

In addition, after nearly one year of taping Sunday Mass we are pleased to share we will move to live streaming our 10:30 am Sunday Mass beginning March 7. For those choosing to celebrate Mass virtually, you can now join us “live” for Mass at 10:30 am.

The Mass will be available to view on the St. Luke Church website (www.stluketemplecity.org), on the St. Luke Church Vimeo webpage (https://vimeo.com/stluketemplecity), and the St. Luke Catholic School Facebook page (St. Luke Catholic School Temple City). 

If you are unable to join us live at 10:30 am on Sundays, the live stream can be replayed at any time.
 
Drive-thru Reception of Communion will continue on Sundays, 12:00-12:30 pm (shorter time since more people are attending Mass so please be prompt.). Remember, it is easier to access the parking lot by proceeding south on Cloverly and making a right turn into the parking lot.  Please exit by the driveway on Broadway to keep everyone safe.

Drive-thru Confessions will remain on Saturday, 1:00-1:30 pm, unless cancelled for weather or other reasons.  

Weekday Mass is held at 9:00 am inside the church. 

The Archbishop continues to give dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass until further notice. Do not feel you have to attend if you are still fearful, sickly or otherwise uncomfortable coming indoors.  Please continue to join us in spirit and online. If you are sick, do yourself and the rest of the community a favor and please stay at home.

We appreciate your continued support and generosity during these difficult times.  Be assured of our prayerful blessings for each one of you. -Fr. Mark

Parish Weekly Mass Schedule
(Subject to change at any time.)

Weekday Masses (In the church):
9:00 am

Sunday Masses (In the church):
8:30 am and 10:30 am
(6:30 am Mass offered beginning March 7)

Sunday Drive-thru Communion Reception Line:
12:00-12:30 pm
 
Sunday Virtual Mass:
Available online Sunday mornings at www.stluketemplecity.org.
(Live stream of 10:30 am Mass begins March 7.)