Liturgical Information

LATEST 5/03/2020

Saint Luke University Parish

Starting Friday May 29th. We are going back to regular Mass times.
Mass will be streamed online at the 10:30 am Mass but only when Mass is inside.

Mass on Facebook: Fr. Bill will do Mass on our Facebook site: Saint Luke University Parish
Facebook Site: Saint Luke University Parish (you do not need an account to watch)
     –  Sunday 7:30 AM
     – Saturday 9:30 AM
     – Tuesday – Friday 9 PM

Sacrament of reconciliation still available
      * Tue – Fri 5 – 5:30 pm   * Tue 7 – 9 pm   * Sat 9 – 9:30 am

Suspended through Monday, May 29
– Public Masses
– Parish office closed
– Faith formation classes

Daily Mass Videos: We will be downloading Masses onto our website, but unfortunately not live. We will try and update them as soon as possible, but it could take a few days. We are sorry about that.

Latest letter from Bishop Walkowiak
Click:  Bishop-Walkowiak-Letter-Parishioners-COVID-19-May-19-2020

 

All public Masses will be suspended throughout the diocese through May 17. The Sunday Mass obligation is waived for all Catholics through May 17.

We also have to cancel Eucharistic Adoration, so there will be no Tuesday evening adoration through May 17. However, I will still offer the sacrament of reconciliation from 7 – 9 pm that evening.

Individual confessions will continue, so we will continue to have daily confessions from 5 – 5:30 pm and Saturday from 9 – 9:30 am.

Thank you,
Fr. Bill Vander Werff

  • Mass:
  • Grow in your faith: This is a perfect time to learn more about the Catholic faith.  Our parish subscription to FORMED offers lots of videos, audio books, and e-books available for download, all for free.  To access, go to: https://stlukegvsu.formed.org.    Our parish access code is 7BPKX7
  • Service to others:
    • I would encourage everyone to check in on family members, friends, and neighbors over age 70. This age group is the most vulnerable to the coronavirus.  Offer to pick up their groceries, prescriptions, or other necessities for them.  And just check in with them on a regular basis to see how they are doing.  Solidarity, not fear, is necessary in times like these!   If you yourself are in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to call the parish at 895-2247.
    • Love INC here in Allendale is looking for volunteers to help deliver food and other necessities to needy families in the area. Please call St. Luke’s to let us know if you are able to help.
  • Prayer: Pray for anyone who may be suffering from the coronavirus or from its economic impact, for caregivers and medical personnel, and for an end to the crisis. Here’s a prayer sent out by the National Knights of Columbus:

A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION IN TIME OF PANDEMIC

O Mary,
you always brighten 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 while remaining steadfast in faith.
O loving Mother,
you know what we need,
and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee.
Intercede for us with your Son Jesus,
the Divine Physician,
for those who have fallen ill,
for those who are vulnerable,
and for those who have died. Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.
Help us, O Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows,
so as to lead us, through the Cross,
to the glory of the Resurrection.
Amen.
Under thy protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God.
In our needs, despise not our petitions, but deliver us always from all dangers,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.
Amen.

Please know that I am praying and celebrating Mass for all of you daily.  Together let us renew our trust in the Lord.

Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Bill