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  • MISSION STATEMENT St. Luke the Evangelist Parish is a Roman Catholic Community dedicated to carrying out the Gospel

    message of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Our mission is to - welcome, evangelize and educate; provide spiritual nourishment; promote Christian values; foster peace and justice; encourage service to others.

    5605 Cloverly Ave., Temple City, CA 91780 • (626) 291-5900 • www.stluketemplecity.org

    Catholic Community FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT

    March 22, 2020

    SAINT LUKE THE EVANGELIST

    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. — Psalm 23:1

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    ST. LUKE CATHOLIC CHURCH 5605 Cloverly Ave.

    Temple City, CA 91780

    (626) 291-5900 (626) 287-2332 (FAX)

    www.stluketemplecity.org

    PASTOR Fr. Mark A. Strader

    (626) 291-5900 x233 [email protected]

    PAROCHIAL VICAR Fr. Tommy Roide

    (626) 291-5900 x229 [email protected]

    SEMINARIAN Joseph Morrell

    SUNDAY ASSISTANCE Fr. Thinh Nguyen and Salesian Priests

    PASTORAL OFFICE HOURS Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-7:30 pm

    Saturday/Sunday: 8:00 am-1:00 pm The Office is Closed Tuesdays from 11:45 am to Noon for Staff Prayer.

    MASS SCHEDULE WEEKEND MASSES

    Saturday 5:30 pm (Keyboard/Cantor)

    Sunday 6:30 am (Organ/Cantor)

    8:30 am (St. Luke Singers) 10:30 am (Lightshine Choir) 5:30 pm (Keyboard/Cantor)

    WEEKDAY MASSES Monday-Friday

    9:00 am (Rosary at 8:20 am)

    PARISH INFORMATION

    Please submit information by the Monday before the publication date;

    printed as space allows.

    COVID-19 UPDATES AND IMPACT ON PARISH ACTIVITIES

    Content Submission Deadline March 29 Bulletin:

    Due Monday, March 23 Please deliver submissions to the Pastoral Office or send to [email protected]

    Catholic Relief Services Collection Our parish will still take up The Catholic Relief Services Collection scheduled for the weekend of March 22-23. This collection supports six Catholic agencies that touch more than 100 million lives around the world. The funds help provide food to the hungry, support to displaced refugees, and Christ’s love and respect to all people.

    Please make checks payable to St. Luke Church. Envelopes can be found with your monthly envelope packet. If you use your own envelope, please note that the check is for Catholic Relief Services. Please mail the donation to the Pastoral Office or drop in the office mailbox. Thank you for your support!

    STEWARDSHIP NEWS

    Public Celebration of Mass & Parish Activities Suspended Until at Least April 19 or Otherwise Extended

    Effective Immediately and Until Further Notice (as of March 22): • No Masses, meetings, events or activities will be conducted on parish property. It is highly recommended that parish groups do not meet together off property. • Public celebration of Mass suspended until at least April 19 or otherwise extended. • Pastors to remind faithful to keep the Sabbath holy: read the Gospels, pray with your family at home, make a spiritual communion. • Sacrament of Reconciliation cannot be offered at this time. Please make your own Act of Contrition. • Eucharistic Ministers should not visit the sick. • Anointing of the Sick by a priest is only allowed in extreme emergency (not able to visit hospitals, convalescent homes, senior homes, etc.). • No Funerals, except for graveside services (no more than 10 people). • No Weddings ore Baptisms at this time. • Holy Week and Easter Services will not be held. • St. Luke Catholic School is currently closed and students are “remote learning.”

    Continuing Your Weekly Offering As we navigate through these unprecedented times we appreciate your continued support with your weekly offering for our parish operations. Please know your contribution is vital to our mission as a church. We have a small budget and need to continue paying our bills.

    Contributions can be mailed to the Pastoral Office, dropped in the office mailbox, or contributed through our online giving program. Visit www.stluketemplecity.org for details. Thank you for your generous support!

    - Church, Pastoral Office and Chapel are Closed -

    Stay up to date at: http://stluketemplecity.org/covid-19-notice.html

    Know of your priests’ daily prayers for you as we journey together. -Fr. Mark and Fr. Tommy

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    Father Mark's Corner

    We invite you to take a look at St. Luke Parish’s Electronic Giving Program. Make donations online via a secure network on a one-time or scheduled basis. Our Online Giving Option is a great way to stay up to date with your donation schedule, during the busy summer and holiday months, and when you are unable to attend services.

    The church also continues to benefit from the consistency in donation support and a reduction in check and cash processing time in the Pastoral Office. Plus, there is no cost involved. If you are interested in signing up or would like information, please call the Pastoral Office at (626) 291- 5900 or visit the Parish Web site, www.stluketemplecity.org.

    About the Parish Electronic Giving Program ~ Create an Automatic Donation Plan or Schedule Donations ~

    It’s Easy and Convenient to Provide Continued Support to Your Parish.

    Writing my reflections weeks or months ahead of time there may arise situations in life that cause us to take pause and shuffle our original plans. I submit this observation by a Franciscan priest sent to me by a parishioner that in light of our impending struggles we may see the positive that may come from looming fears and pandemic disaster.

    Each of us are able always to make the choice of which path we follow or the lens through which we view events. As a Christian people, I believe my brother priest captures this moment precisely, forcing us to reflect upon this current darkness with an eye of hope.

    Yes there is fear. Yes there is isolation. Yes there is panic buying. Yes there is sickness. Yes there is even death. But, They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise You can hear the birds again. They say that after just a few weeks of quiet The sky is no longer thick with fumes But blue and grey and clear. They say that in the streets of Assisi People are singing to each other across the empty squares, keeping their windows open so that those who are alone may hear the sounds of family around them. They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound. Today a young woman I know is busy spreading fliers with her number through the neighborhood So that the elders may have someone to call on. Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples are preparing to welcome and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting All over the world people are looking at their neighbors in a new way

    All over the world people are waking up to a new reality To how big we really are. To how little control we really have. To what really matters. To Love. So we pray and we remember that Yes there is fear. But there does not have to be hate. Yes there is isolation. But there does not have to be loneliness. Yes there is panic buying. But there does not have to be meanness. Yes there is sickness. But there does not have to be disease of the soul Yes there is even death. But there can always be a rebirth of love. Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now. Today, breathe. Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic The birds are singing again The sky is clearing, Spring is coming, And we are always encompassed by Love. Open the windows of your soul And though you may not be able to touch across the empty square, Sing. -Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM

    Lockdown

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    Livestream of non-public Masses from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels: www.lacatholics.org/emergency. Daily Mass (M-F): 12:10 pm Sunday Mass: 10:00 am (English), 12:30 pm (Spanish Mass)

    Watch Mass from Home Masses from the Cathedral

    9:00 am Sunday Mass EWTN Catholic Network DIRECT TV - Channel 370 DISH Network - Channel 261 AT&T U-Verse - Channel 562 Time Warner Cable - Channel 167

    KDOC Public Channel 50

    Monday, March 23

    Jesus Banuelos, Carmen Salinas, Robert Moreno

    Tuesday, March 24

    Joseph Tzu Li Ching, All Souls Memorial, St. Luke Parishioners

    Wednesday, March 25

    Carol Mc Mann, Souls in Purgatory, St. Luke Parishioners

    Thursday, March 26

    Migah Eliyse De Leon, Audrey Gaudy, Robert Smith

    Friday, March 27

    Alfredo Berroyo, Eliseo D. Zuniga, Leovigildo Rubia

    Saturday, March 28

    Pat Buccola, Claire Marquardt, The Poor Souls

    Sunday, March 29

    Joseph Tzu Li Ching, Joe Garcia, Lou Cambiaso, Xuan Nguyen, Dominic Nguyen, Joseph Nguyen, Gladys Sinnott, Ricardo De La O, St. Luke Parishioners

    MASS INTENTIONS Week of March 23, 2020

    During the suspension of Masses, please know that our parish priests are keeping

    your intentions in their daily prayers.

  • Pastoral Office • (626) 291-5900

    • SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN • DID YOU KNOW...

    Applications for the 2020-21 School Year Available

    • Serving Students TK-8th Grade • St. Luke Catholic School

    (626) 291-5959 • www.stlukelions.org

    Early abuse identification is key We can do our best to ensure that the children in our community are as safe as possible, an

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