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.
the Sabbath Challenge on the six Sundays in Lent
Go to Mass with your family,
Share a Sunday meal together,
Stay away from the Mall,
February 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25
Who knows, it might change your life.
Catholic Men's Conference
Hear dynamic talks from outstanding Catholic leaders: Marcellino
D'Ambrosio, Robert Rogers, Elvis Grbac, Ryan Tremblay and Fr. David
Cavanaugh. Bishops and diocesan and religious
priests will hear confessions. Bishop McManus will offer Mass.
Saturday, March 17th - Assumption College
For a Conference brochure, further information, or registration, call
508-929-4345. Visit our website - www.firstmensconf.org
- for information and ticket purchases.
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.
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 crsricebowl.org/
for additional resources to use at home.
The Lent 2018 40 Days
will run from Ash
Wednesday, February 14th to Palm Sunday, March 25th.
Please consider praying for the daily prayer intention found
as part of your Lenten observance.
On Friday, March 2
There will be special Stations of the Cross devotions. We will begin in
the Church at 6:00pm with the Stations of the Cross. A Lenten soup
supper will follow in the Parish Hall. The Soup & Stations
evenings are geared to families with children, but are open to the
of Reflection -Women of St, Luke's
in the Church followed by a guest speaker at the Parish Hall, light
refreshments will be served.This is a beautiful gift to give to
yourself during Lent.
March 22 - 7:00 PM
Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00PM.
Tuesdays, 9:30am - 6:30pm
Reconciliation 5:45-6:15 PM
Prayer for Sanctity of Life at 6:00PM.
Adoration Music at 6:10PM
Benediction at 6:30PM
Would you like to learn more about Catholic teaching on how we should
care for Creation? The Environmental Stewardship Ministry will be
conducting an adult study group to explore the encyclical Laudato Si:
On Care of Our Common Home.
We will provide a student study guide to support facilitated
discussions on this complex topic. We will discuss the social justice
implications of pollution and the challenges of meeting the goals of a
prospering economy while protecting the environment. The program will
be at the Parish Center starting on Tuesday
February 13th at 7:30-8:30PM and will continue every Tuesday through
A diversity of perspectives and backgrounds will enrich our discussion.
To sign up or ask questions please email or call Pete Dunbeck – email@example.com /
781-856-8962 . If you would like to participate but this
time slot does not work, please send an email to be put on a list for
Enrich your Lenten Meditation
with a spiritual study on...
us from the love of God, but the practice of virtue can restore right
relationship with Him. This Lent we shall journey from sin to sanctity
with Bishop Robert Barron’s spiritual study on the Seven Deadly Sins
and their corresponding virtues. Bishop Barron is the acclaimed author
and theologian who wrote and produced the popular series on Catholicism
seen during Lent here at St. Luke’s several years ago.
SEVEN DEADLY SINS AND SEVEN LIVELY VIRTUES
meets Wednesday, evenings
Thursday, mornings 9:30-11:30am in the Parish Hall, facilitated by
. For more detail on dates and a link to the study guide please see the bulletin.
the Sacrament of Reconciliation
A five week program that will explore why the Catholic Church
encourages the use of the sacrament of reconciliation; how to go
yourself if it has been a long time, and an opportunity to ask
Using “Formed” – our Parish Spiritual Formation Website- as our
starting point- each week we will watch a 30 minute video and then
allow for discussion and questions. All Sessions are Tuesday Evenings, beginning
February 13 through March 13, 7:00 – 8:00 pm in room 23 of the Parish
Julie Basque, Pastoral Assoc., will be our facilitator. For more
information or to register (space is limited to 14) please call
508-366-8509, ext. 4 or email Julie at Jbasq@verizon.net.
Book Group - The Passion and the Cross
(5 week series)
by Ronald Rolheiser
Thursday, February 22 through Thursday, March 22
Maria & Bob Gasser
18 Mountain View Drive
and the Cross, written by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser offers a
series of meditations on the central mystery of our faith, and invites
us to a new understanding of redemption, suffering and loss.
Please call Maria at 508-366-5502 if you are interested.
of the Cross
There will be Stations of the Cross every Friday after the 9:00 AM mass
We will have a Parish
Reconciliation Service on Wednesday, March 21st at 7:30 pm.
In addition, there will be opportunities for the sacrament of
Reconciliation on Tuesdays
betwen 5:45 -6:15 PM as well as Saturdays 4:00-4:45 PM and by personal request.
window depicting Saint Luke is located in the vestibule of the church.