to Saint Luke The Evangelist Parish - Westborough, MA
St. Luke the Evangelist Parish is a Roman Catholic community in the
Diocese of Worcester. We strive to learn, teach and joyfully live the
fullness of our Faith and serve God and our neighbors in charity and
truth. We faithfully celebrate the Sacraments, pray together as a
community and give generously of our time, talent and treasure to live
and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our daily lives.
Please visit the various areas of our web site to learn about Saint
Luke's staff, activities and ministries.
St. Luke's Lenten Programs and Liturgies
In our busy world, Lent is a reminder that we can begin anew and try
harder to live our faith. Lent provides us with a wonderful
to grow in our relationship with God, by praying more deeply,
experiencing sorrow for what we have done and failed to do, and being
generous to those in need. The ashes on Ash Wednesday remind us of our
death, it’s true, but they do that only to assure us of the new life
that is ours for the asking.
St. Luke’s offers many opportunities to grow in our relationship with
God, and we invite you to find a way that speaks to your heart. Mass is
celebrated during the week (Monday-Friday) at 9:00am. Set
time aside on Tuesday for meditation and prayer with the Blessed
Lenten Guidelines for Fast
from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years of age and older
on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent.
is to be observed by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet
59 years of age on Ash Wednesday & Good Friday. One full meal
and two smaller meals are permitted, but eating solid foods between
meals is not permitted.
Francis, The Joy of the Gospel
five Sunday’s in Lent, beginning the weekend of March 8 & 9,
a weekly article focused on Pope Francis’ homilies and teaching will be
included with each bulletin and available to all parishioners. We hope
these articles will generate much thought and discussion.
We invite you to participate in discussion sessions based on these
articles which will be held on Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings.
There are no sign-ups necessary. While the benefits of the discussion
groups are many, you can still have these conversations with family and
friends if you are unable to attend.
8/9 Bulletin Insert: Praying
with Pope Francis
Monday, Mar. 10, 7:30-9:00pm* & Wednesday, Mar. 12,
10:00-11:30am* Life of Pope Francis, Knights of Columbus film,
discussion to follow
15/16 Bulletin Insert: “Pope
Francis’ New Year’s Resolutions”
Monday, Mar. 17, 7:30-8:30pm
& Wednesday, Mar. 19, 10:00-11:00am
22/23 Bulletin Insert: “The
Quotable Pope Francis”
Monday, Mar. 24, 7:30-8:30pm & Wednesday, Mar. 26,
29/30 Bulletin Insert: “The
Joy of the Gospel” excerpts Chapters 1-3
Monday, Mar. 31, 7:30-8:30pm & Wednesday, April 2,
5/6 Bulletin Insert: “The
Joy of the Gospel” excerpts Chapters 4-5
Monday, April 7,
7:30-8:30pm & Wednesday, April 9, 10:00-11:00am
Lent, our faith community will be joining millions of Catholics
across the country by participating in CRS’ Operation Rice Bowl.
Your family is invited to pick up a Rice Bowl packet in the vestibule
of the church and join in this simple yet powerful Lenten practice.
Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl invites us to pray
with our families and faith communities, fast in solidarity with those
who are hungry, learn about our brothers and sisters around the world,
and give sacrificial contributions to help those in need. Visit orb.crs.org
for additional resources to use at home.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO FOR
us your ideas for a “joy-filled” Lent, we will publish them in the
bulletin and on the website.
Small things make a big difference!
This Lent, let’s begin to rediscover “The Joy of the Gospel” ~
here are some things you might consider. Make the Sundays in Lent less
hectic. Share a meal with your family. Start with a simple blessing and
enjoy each other’s company. You might want to invite someone to join
you. Make the day special – no shopping on Sunday. It may require a
little more planning but the benefits would be worth it. WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO GIVE IT A
Bring some quiet to your day — turn the radio off when you’re in the
Contact Maria at 508-366-5502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Lord, help us to come and sit with You and let us do everything we can
do to draw others to Eucharistic Adoration. Help us to see that every
time we sit with You, You give us a sense of well being, and that well
being helps us walk the talk and not just talk the talk. Jesus, help us
always to be authentic in our lives, by being so in love with You, that
You truly become our central focus and purpose. Let us be all that You
want us to be and let us give to all, that all may see the Christ in
us. Jesus, the gift of Your presence in the Eucharist should fill us
with gratitude and love.
Tuesdays, 9:30am - 6:30pm
3:00pm Divine Mery Chaplet
6:30pm Benediction or Night Prayer
of the Cross
will be Stations of the Cross every Friday after the 9:00am
Soup & Stations for Children and families April 4 at 6pm
40 Days for Life
The Respect Life Ministry will once again take part in
40 Days for Life
, engaging in
peaceful prayer outside Planned Parenthood in Worcester.
This spring’s campaign, run
simultaneously in hundreds of cities, goes from Ash Wed. to Palm Sunday,
We’ll be going to Worcester 2 Tuesdays, March 11th and March 18th, from
1pm, while the parish has adoration.
Please prayerfully consider if God is calling you
to join us as part of your Lenten observance.
For more info, call Lee at 508
window depicting Saint Luke is located in the vestibule of the church.