Church and Rectory
70 West Main Street
Westborough, MA 01581
508-366-5502
(Directions)
Handicapped Parking Available

Parish Center
1 Ruggles Street
Westborough, MA 01581
508-366-8509
(Directions)

Lent 2013

Mass Schedule
Lord's Day Masses

Saturday: 5 PM, and in Espaņol 7 PM

Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9 AM,
11 AM and 6:30 PM


Weekday Masses
Monday - Friday: 9 AM Saturday: 8 AM

Holy Day Masses
7 AM, 12:10 PM, 7:30 PM

Rosary
Weekdays after 9AM Mass

Monday Evenings at 7 PM
Marian Movement of Priests Prayer Cenacle

Exposition and Adoration
Tuesdays after 9:00 AM Mass to
6:30 PM Benediction

Latest Sunday Bulletin


St. Luke the Evangelist is a  parish in the Diocese of Worcester, MA




Welcome 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 opportunity 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 Sacrament.

Click for complete Lenten Calendar

Lenten Guidelines for Fast & Abstinence

 Abstinence 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.

Fasting 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.

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel

For 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.

March 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

March 15/16 Bulletin Insert: “Pope Francis’ New Year’s Resolutions”
Monday, Mar. 17, 7:30-8:30pm & Wednesday, Mar. 19, 10:00-11:00am

March 22/23 Bulletin Insert: “The Quotable Pope Francis”
Monday, Mar. 24, 7:30-8:30pm & Wednesday, Mar. 26, 10:00-11:00am

March 29/30 Bulletin Insert: “The Joy of the Gospel” excerpts Chapters 1-3
Monday, Mar. 31, 7:30-8:30pm & Wednesday, April 2, 10:00-11:00am

April 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

Operation Rice Bowl

This 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.

Catholic 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.

Holy Week Schedule

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday
Mass at 9:00 am

Holy Thursday - April 17

     9:00 am  Morning Prayer in Church
     7:30 pm  Mass of the Lord’s Supper
                   Adoration  After Mass
    10:00 pm  Closing Prayer Service

Good Friday   -    April 18

 9:00 am  Morning Prayer in Church
12 noon Ecumenical Service  at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  3:00 pm  Children’s Stations of the Cross
  7:30 pm  Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion & Death


Holy Saturday  -  April 19

    9:00 am  Morning Prayer in Church
    7:30 pm  Easter Vigil Mass


Special Holiday Mass Schedule
      7:30 am
      9:00 am (Children’s Mass)
    10:30 am
    12 Noon

There is no 6:30 pm Liturgy 


WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO FOR LENT THIS YEAR?
Small things make a big difference!

Give us your ideas for a “joy-filled” Lent, we will publish them in the bulletin and on the website.

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 TRY??

Bring some quiet to your day — turn the radio off when you’re in the car.
Contact Maria at 508-366-5502 or email office@stlukes-parish.org .

Eucharistic Adoration
Tuesdays, 9:30am - 6:30pm 
3:00pm Divine Mery Chaplet
6:30pm Benediction or Night Prayer

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.

Stations of the Cross

There will be Stations of the Cross every Friday after the 9:00am  Mass



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, . For more info, call Lee at 508 - 887 - 1064


The stained glass window depicting Saint Luke is located in the vestibule of the church.