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"As a parish we have recognized needs around us, and have responded generously. Our acts of justice and charity are to be commended from the Angel Tree, Share Lent, Diocesan Collections, Catholic Women's League, Knights of Columbus and the Friendship Group. As we receive, so must we give."

— 2004 Parish Report

St. Luke RC Church

Projects


Each year the parishioners of St. Luke's are pleased to be involved with projects which affect our parish, community and the world.

An Angel card from the tree
Angel Tree
On the first Sunday in Advent the tree is placed at the front of the sanctuary, with the Angels hanging from the branches. In many places it is also called a Jesse Tree. It is to be more like a Charlie Brown tree, rather than the traditional Christmas tree. Parishioners are invited to take a Angel from the tree. Two weeks later, at the weekend Masses, the Angels came back into the church on wrapped gifts. The gifts were then sorted and distributed to our target agencies.

Development and Peace
Social Justice
The parish supports the work of DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE to meet their goals through two annual campaigns:  Share Lent (a fundraiser to finance projects around the world), and Fall Action (an education program to alert Catholics of global justice issues requiring urgent action.)

Chalice
Chalice
CHALICE proclaims Christ's loving care for the poor and suffering by inspiring our Catholic community to support local initiatives in developing countries primarily through the sponsorship of children and elderly in need. Check their website for a list of current projects.

White Ribbon Against Pornography
WRAP Campaign
A little white ribbon becomes a symbol of decency. White Ribbons Against Pornography (WRAP) is part of an international education effort to raise awareness about pornography and its corrupting effects on society.

Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine of the Immaculate Heart Mary
Beginning in 2005, a group of 30 parish families received the Shrine into their homes once each month.

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