Parish Internal Support
Mission Statement: Upon being informed by Father Andy of the passing of a parishioner (or family member), the Bereavement Ministry contacts the bereaved to offer sympathy and support. The bereaved is told that the Bereavement Ministry will have members present before and during the Funeral Mass to assist the family.
Bereavement provides comfort and support to the bereaved under the direction of Father Andy. A reception (hosted by Outreach members) or a deli tray is offered to the family.
Contact: Diane Phillips
Prayer Blanket Ministry
Mission Statement: To use my artistic abilities and people skills to motivate and help produce our ministry so that all can enjoy in the making of blankets and the sick will be comforted.
The Blanket Ministry meets the second Thursday of each month September through May from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. Volunteers cut material, sew pockets on the blankets and insert prayer cards and rosaries. They are then blessed with the intention of covering the needy recipient with prayer.
Contact: Cathie Donnellon
Mission Statement: To use our patience, energy and fun-loving spirit to love, teach, and care for the children so that parents can enjoy a peaceful mass and enrich their parish.
St. Luke Nursery is available for children from infancy to age four. Our goal is to provide these children with a nurturing environment so that they may experience God’s love as they play and learn. Our nursery provides families the opportunity to attend the 11:00 AM Sunday Mass while knowing their child is being cared for in a safe and loving environment. St. Luke Nursery staff consists of outstanding capable members of our Church who have completed a screening process which includes fingerprinting, a background check and completion of the Protecting God’s Children workshop.
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Contact: Debbie Walsh
Mission Statement: To use my expertise and patience to teach rosary making so that we may enable those in mission areas to pray and grow in faith and love of Jesus and Mary through rosary devotion.
The Rosary Makers group makes cord rosaries to be given out to the missionaries overseas and in the U.S. Materials are provided.
Meeting Days/Times: Weekly on Thursday, 10:00 AM to 12 Noon, Faith Hall
Contact: Arlene Tomaro
Special Event Coordinator
Mission Statement: To use my artistic abilities and knowledge of culinary arts to make all the Special Events here at St. Luke eventful, so that all can share and enjoy the fellowship.
I am the Special Events coordinator for St. Luke's and am involved with the other ministries when a Special Events function arises. I have an outstanding team of ladies who are wonderful, they play a major part in the functions. I am very well versed in the ins and out of the catering world as I have attended Johnson and Wales Culinary School. We do perform all the Special Events such as the recent celebration of Father’s Rooney’s 50 year anniversary. We do not meet formally, however most of my ladies including myself attend the 8:15 AM Mass. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in assisting.
Contact: Judy Stamer
Come browse our wide selection of rosaries and bibles. We also carry a selection of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation gifts at reasonable prices.
Gift Shop Hours:
· Saturday following the 5:00 PM Mass
· Sunday following the 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM Masses
· The shop remains open for approximately 30 minutes or until there are no more customers in the shop
Contact: Joni Shipley
Annulment Companions Ministry
Mission Statement: The purpose of my ministry is to use my training and knowledge of the Code of Canon Law, as it pertains to the annulment process, to ease the frustration and confusion associated with the gift of annulment. Through careful management and encouragement, the Parishioner is motivated to journey toward Sacramental reflection and healing.
Annulment Companions are volunteers who have completed courses in this area of Canon Law at the Diocese of St. Augustine. They are appointed by the Parish priest and serve as conduits from the Parishioner to the priest and the Tribunal. Their role is a supportive one, helping individuals sort through the confusion and frustration of the annulment process. By interviewing an individual, the companion is able to ascertain the appropriate steps required.
They provide the paperwork along with instruction for completion of all documents. When the paperwork and fees are returned to the companion, the request is filed with the Tribunal. The companion will monitor the progress of the case and will provide feedback as necessary. This process is done in strictest confidence. The companion assists Parishioners to reconcile with their Faith.
Contact: Vicki Kelly