St. Luke News & Happenings

Canopy Update

Dear friends in Christ, Last weekend in my homily I talked about the importance of cultivating a spirit of gratitude.  With that in mind, I want to thank you for your generous support of our Canopy Fund.  To date, we have accumulated enough funds to purchase the materials for a front entrance canopy, totaling approximately $114,000.  This includes funds collected from your donations, canopy fundraiser dinners, our annual parish Event, and funds from Scrip. At this point, we now need to raise funds for the cost of installation.  We have received three quotes and so far the lowest is for $40,000.  A group has been…

Friendship Family for International Students

Dear St. Luke’s Parishioners,   Would you be interested in being a friendship family for an international student at Grand Valley? Friendship families welcome international students by making them feel at home here in the US and helping them to adjust to life here.   Ways that you can help include: Inviting the student to have dinner with you from time to time Sharing American holidays like Thanksgiving with the student Taking them to fun, cultural, or sporting events in the area Helping them to study to get their driver’s license Practicing speaking English with them if they are from…

Nursery Volunteers Needed

SUNDAY MORNING NURSERY NEWS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! This January, St. Luke’s began offering Nursery service for preschool children during the 10:30 a.m. Mass. We are still in need of adult volunteers to staff the Nursery. The aim is 8-10 volunteers, so that each volunteer would serve about once a month. Below are the requirements.  18+ adult, willing to take a criminal background check.  Have previously taken or willingness to take soon a one-time 3-hour VIRTUS child-protection class offered locally. There will be a meeting for current and new volunteers on Monday, March 3, at 6:45 p.m. Volunteers under 18…