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.
15th Annual Diocesan
Catholic Men's Conference
All men are invited to this important annual Conference, scheduled for
Center, on Saturday, March 21, 2015. NOW is the time to order your
tickets At $45 because the ticket price will increase to $60 as of
March 2nd. For a Conference brochure, see Our St. Luke Parish Contacts
either Rich Reilly (508-836-3715) or Jay Woodman (508-330-7071). You
can also obtain further information by visiting our website - www.firstmensconf.org
- or calling 508-929-4345.
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.
again, Saint Luke's will be having Soup and Stations at 6 pm on
February 27th.This is a truly lovely and moving service, in which we
travel the Passion of Jesus through the Stations of the Cross,
accompanied by music, word, and prayers. Afterward we all go to the
Parish Center for Clam Chowder, Macaroni and Cheese, and Salad.
Although it was designed to be understood well by children, many adults
come to this and enjoy it very much. If you have any questions, call
Ellen Linn at the Rectory, 508-366-5502.
Days for Life
The Respect Life Ministry will once again take part in
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
Please sign up at 40daysforlife.com/Worcester
to cover some time. Any time that you can commit to helps
All Women of St, Luke's
St. Luke’s Woman’s Club will be sponsoring their annual Lenten Evening
of Reflection on Thursday, March 19. We always have a great evening.
Mass is at 7:00 PM in the church followed by light refreshments and a
wonderful guest speaker in the Parish Center.
Our guest speaker this year is Dr. Nikki Verploegen, co-founder of
TATENDA International, a nonprofit which provides retreats and
motivational instruction for caregivers and pastoral workers. Join us
for this opportunity to relax and deepen our faith through spiritual
reflection and prayer. Bring your daughters, mothers, aunts and
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, 7:30am - 6:30pm
3:00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet
6:30pm Benediction or Night Prayer
will be Stations of the Cross every Friday after the 9:00am
Mass except on Marach 6 and March 13 when Msgr. Mike will be away.
window depicting Saint Luke is located in the vestibule of the church.