Reception of Communion (during Lockdown)

Reception of Holy Communion will be available to the faithful during this current Lockdown announced on Nov. 19th, 2020. How to prepare to receive Holy Communion: We are all reminded that when coming to receive communion during these unusual circumstances, we must receive with the same reverence as during a regular Mass in the church. … [Read more…]

Celebrate the Sacrament of Confession in Person

(Updated December 4, 2020) Please follow the NEW protocols outlined below. With the inclement weather having arrived, confessions will now take place inside the church in the Sunday sacristy (near the washrooms). Please enter through the main doors of the church, and wait in line on one of the physical distancing markers in the vestibule.  … [Read more…]

PopeFrancisPrayer – Covid-19

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER TO MARY DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope.  We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of Your People, know what we need, … [Read more…]

Eucharistic Adoration During Pandemic

COVID-19 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION (During Lockdown): Updated March 29th, 2021 Eucharistic Adoration has been re-located into the Adoration Chapel. Revised Adoration Schedule is as follows:  Mon, Wed & Fri             9:00 am – 9:00 pm (closed from noon – 1 pm) Tues & Thurs                 9:00 … [Read more…]

St. Martha’s Guild

St. Martha’s Guild: Members of the Guild participate in a “corporal work of mercy” at St. Luke’s by preparing and serving lunches after Funeral Masses.  It is open to both men and women and requires about a two hour commitment on an “on call” basis. To volunteer, please leave your name and contact information at … [Read more…]

Pastoral Care

“The life and death of each of us has its impact on others”                                                                                     … [Read more…]

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacraments of Penance and the Anointing of the Sick are the two Sacraments of Healing that were instituted by Christ to strengthen us in our physical and spiritual weakness. Any Catholic whose health is in a critical state can receive this sacrament more than once, on such occasions such as grave illnesses or serious … [Read more…]

Marriage

The Sacrament of Matrimony, or marriage, is a unique sacrament because it is the man and the woman that mutually administers the sacrament upon each other in the presence of a priest or deacon and other witnesses. It is a sacred covenant, a public promise made by the husband and the wife to be true … [Read more…]

Baptism

“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made … [Read more…]

What are Sacraments?

“The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1131). The human experience involves true interaction, a tactile experience that engages our senses. When Jesus established the Sacraments, He was thinking about the best way we can … [Read more…]