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"There are different gifts but the same Spirit; there are different ministries but the same Lord; there are different works but the same God who accomplishes all of them in everyone. To each person the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good."

— I Corinthians 12:4-7

St. Luke RC Church

Ministries


Everyone has a ministry, and special ministers are a valuable resource for a church. Here at St. Luke Parish we have a great many passionate and committed people serving God, our church, and our community. Everything that needs to be done gets done, thanks to dedicated, caring and loving parishioners who serve others in building Godís kingdom.

Yet there are a number of areas of our church life and ministry in which we need help from our church family – our community. These are opportunities to give back and to grow in your relationship with others and with Christ. Many of these opportunities are where you can use your time, talent and abilities; many that can be done by one or two people, but others are done as part of one of our many groups. Your level of involvement is up to you, but it takes many members to make our house and community run smoothly.

Prayerfully consider how you are being called to be a child of God and get involved in one of our many ministries.

NOTE:  As required by the Diocese of Hamilton, all volunteers at St. Luke Parish are screened to protect all those involved in ministry, both those who minister and those to whom they minister. To learn more about the Volunteering Screening policy in the diocese, CLICK HERE.

Altar Linens Finance Committee Respite Care
Altar Servers Friendship Group Social Committee
Bereavement Grounds Maintenance Social Justice
CWL Knights of Columbus St. Luke School
Children's Liturgy Lectors Ushers
Choirs Parish Council Web Site
Church Decorating Prayer Network Youth Group
Eucharistic Ministers R.C.I.A.    

Altar Linens
Parishioners who care for the purificators, altar cloths, hand towels and Father's albs on a rotating basis.
Altar Servers
The main role of the altar server is to assist the Priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass. Any young person, girl or boy, in Grade 4 or higher, may be trained as a server. For more information, contact Father Jerry. [CLICK HERE for more information on Altar Server Awards.]
Bereavement Committee
When required, this committee assists families in planning the funeral liturgy for their loved ones.
Catholic Woman's League (CWL)
Catholic women, 16 years of age or older, whose goal is to foster family values and social awareness. Involved in monthly meetings and charitable activities. They meet on the first Tuesday of every month (September to June), in the Hinsperger Centre, beginning with Mass at 7:00 pm [CLICK HERE for more information.]
Children's Liturgy
[Sunday School] The Children's Liturgy is worship suitably adapted for young children. Each Sunday during the school year, at the 11:00 am Mass, children may join their peers to learn about God and themselves in a way they understand. A few minutes are spent explaining and talking about the Gospel: the older children are encouraged to take part in the discussion by answering simple questions. Pictures and and relevant crafts are provided as well.
Choirs
Volunteers who are willing to enhance the liturgy musically. We have three different choirs, one for each Mass. [CLICK HERE for more information.]
Church Decorating Team
Members who participate in the decoration of the church for Sunday Mass and special occasions, such as Christmas and Easter.
Eucharistic Ministers
Eucharistic ministers assist with distributing the Eucharist at Mass and bringing the Eucharist to those who cannot be present at church.
Finance Committee
The role of the finance committee is to provide financial oversight for St. Luke parish. They oversee budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting, the creation and monitoring of internal controls, keeping the finances in line, and accountability policies. They regularly report to the Chancery.
Friendship Group
A group of senior ladies – friends (and you are welcome to become one of our friends) – who meet Wednesday afternoons from 1-3 in the Hinsperger Centre. This is a social afternoon. The group does projects to give to various charities.
Grounds Maintenance
On most Saturday's throughout the calendar year a small group from the Knights of Columbus gathers to maintain the looks of the church grounds. They are most active during the summer, meeting every Saturday morning from 9:00 - 11:00.
Knights of Columbus
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to Catholic men who are at least 18 years old. They meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month (September to June), after Mass, in the upper room. [CLICK HERE for more information.]
Lectors
These are lay readers who proclaim the Word of God in the first and second readings; read the introduction before the liturgy opens, and offers the Prayers of the Faithful.
Parish Council
An advisory body to the Pastor, selected by the Pastor and the Parishioners, to meet and support the needs of the Parish. [CLICK HERE for more information.]
Prayer Network
Parishioners willing to pray each day for special intentions. A network is formed to receive call-in intention which each person passes on to make a chain of prayers.
R.C.I.A. (Rite Of Christian Initiation of Adults)
For both those who wish to become Catholic, and for Catholics who want to learn more about their faith. These are courses in Bible study, theology, ethics, church history and everyday concerns. A formal program of Formation is for adults seeking baptism or confirmation in the Roman Catholic Church. [ CONTACT US for more information. ]
Respite Care
Respite Care provides a period of temporary relief and a time for renewal to primary care givers; such as parents, guardians and family members, by helping with the care of persons with the disabilities.
Social Committee
Members are responsible for organizing social functions throughout the year. Activities (for example) may include Nibbles and Dibs, Harvest Dinner, Silent Auction, Trivial Pursuit nights, children's Christmas party, and picnics.
Social Justice
Co-ordinate the education of the parishioners to unjust social issues. Also instrumental in organizing Share Lent, food drives, emergency relief, etc. [CLICK HERE for more information.]
St. Luke Elementary School
Located adjacent to the Church, St. Luke School serves approximately 500 children from Pre-K to Grade 8.
Ushers
Families and/or individuals 16 years of age or older who greet parishioners and visitors, hand out weekly bulletins and tidy up the church after Mass.
Web Site
Originally posted on the Internet in late January of 2003, this web site serves not only our Parish needs, but the worldwide audience who finds value in our content.
Youth Group
Currently inactive.

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