Click here to register your child for the 2016-2017 year! We are making lots of great changes to the program and hope to make this the best year of PSR yet! (Please be aware that there will be a late fee for registering after September 1st!)
The St. Luke Berevement Support Team would like to intoroduce a new monthly sharing group. We thoght it may be helpful to have an ongoing monthly opportunity to just drop in for coffee or lunch, as we sit down together at Panera on Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. Come to share information, concerns, feelings, or questions about your loss -- new or old, a loved one, a job, a life change, health, whatever is contributing to your grief. We will have general support literature available and will follow up with any materials you may need. Come to just one meeting, come every month, or just whenever you need it.
We will meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 11:30AM.
For questions, please call Marilynn or the Parish Office at 216.521.0184.
The Lakewood/West Cleveland Cluster Adult Retreat Committee will be meeting on Thursday, July 21 at 1:00pm in the St Luke Rectory. This is the 13th Adult Retreat planned by the cluster. If you are interested in being a part of the retreat planning, please come to this meeting. The retreat this year will be on Wednesday, October 19th at St Clement Parish starting at 9:00am -1:30pm.
The day will include a speaker with questions & answers, Mass, and a hot catered lunch.This is a sell-out event every year. We know it will be wonderful again this year. We are always looking for people to help plan and organize, many hands make light work.
The 50 Plus Club is hosting a Meet and Greet social on Friday, August 5th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. The event will be held in the St. Luke’s rectory and patio (weather permitting). This is a great opportunity to meet and network with other parishioners. Hors d'oeuvres, desserts and soft alcoholic beverages will be provided. The event is open to St. Luke’s parishioners age 50 plus.
July 31, 2016 C 18th Ordinary Stewardship
“Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” Luke 12: 15
“Vanity of vanities”-life is vanity until we have something worth living for. In the letter of St. Paul to the Colossians, he proclaims that we who have been raised with Christ must “seek what is above, not of what is on earth.” All our life will be in vain if we only seek our purpose here on earth. In the Gospel, Jesus gives us the parable of the rich man who tears down his barns and builds larger ones in order to rest, eat, drink, and be merry. His purpose of life is vanity-it is focused on providing for his needs on earth. “Thus will it be for all who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich in what matters to God.” Our lives will have deep meaning if we seek the things above. Often this is a continual process of “putting to death the parts of you that are earthly, and putting on the new self that is being renewed in the image of the creator.”
Stewardship is a life-long journey of discovering our meaning. It is a process of conversion, growing, and storing our treasure in heaven. It is important to ask ourselves questions:
What is my treasure? What gives me meaning? Am I seeking things on earth or the things above? Where can I grow? What does “being rich” mean to me? Am I of service to others?
*****LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE*****
Affirming, Welcoming, Engaging