In various ways and various places the churches have marked the days
around the winter solstice (adapting when possible in the southern
hemsphere when December and January surround the summer solstice).
Christians have quite naturally kept from their former religions and
traditions all manner of customs and rituals, giving these a home
around the many-faceted celebration of the Word-made-flesh, the
manifestation of God-with-us.
present Roman calendar has a period of three to four weeks before
December 25th. This is called Advent and it is filled with beautiful
scriptures, songs, prayers and gestures. These have no single focus but
abound with images: of God's promise and human longing, of the beauty
in both darkness and light, of the earth's sorrows and its fullness, of
the goodness and mystery of time. The spirit of the church's Advent is
in the silence and song that arise from constant attention to the human
We invite you and your family to join us for a
CELEBRATION OF THE ADVENT SEASON IN SONG, STORY, AND REFLECTION.
Sunday, Dec. 6 after 6:30PM Mass
ValLimar Jansen and Tom Kendzia
Wednesday, December 16th at 7:30PM
your parish community in the celebration
of the Sacrament of Penance.
Sunday, December 20 at 4PM in the
invited to attend this free family concert of joyful songs old and new.
Christmas Memorial Service
December 18th at 7:30PM
On the evening of
Friday, December 18th St. Luke’s will be holding a
Candlelight Holiday Memorial Service in the church sanctuary at 7:30
p.m. to remember our loved ones who have died. During this busy, and
often difficult, holiday season we invite family and friends to
participate in this evening of thoughtful prayer, reflection, and
You are welcome to bring a photo or other small remembrance of
your loved one to display during the service. If you would like the
name of the deceased mentioned during the service, please plan on
arriving at 7:15 p.m. We look forward to having you join us for this
special evening of shared sorrow and joy in the presence of our Lord!
December 5th, 10AMTo print a signup form for the annual Jingle Bell Run which benefits
Our Little Brothers and Sisters Orphanage in Haiti click
Christmas Eve Children’s Pageant
2015 at St. Luke’s
Christmas Eve @ the 6 PM Mass, December 24th
Participants are children in Grades 1-6 (all roles are
Sunday November 22nd through Wednesday December 9th
Before signing up- PLEASE
check to be sure that you can make BOTH rehearsals:
- Sunday, December 13th, 1 - 2
PM in the
- Sunday December 20th, 12:30-2
Rehearsal starts in the Parish Center
more information and to SIGN UP click here.
at St. Luke's
Saturday, December 18th, starting at 4:30PM
Attention all carolers! We will be singing
Christmas Carols on Saturday, December 18th, starting at 4:30 PM to
homes within the parish, especially those who may be homebound (or feel
homebound!) Our repertoire per house is not extensive – “Jingle Bells,”
“Silent Night” and “We Wish you a Merry Christmas.”
If you or your
family would like to join us, please call Julie Basque at 508-366-8509,
ext 4. Nice voices are a bonus, but love and enthusiasm for visiting
others is our only prerequisite! Call Julie too if you want us to sing
at your home this year!
Eve, Thursday, December 24,
PM Mass in the Church
PM Mass in the Parish Center
PM Family Mass with Parish
PM Spanish Language Mass
Day, Friday, December 25, 2015
There is no 7:30am or 6:30pm Mass on Christmas Day.