Fifth Sunday of Easter

April 24, 2016 Dear People of God, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Hans Leo Hassler, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Alice Parker were among the composers of the beautiful music we heard sung to us last Sunday at 2:00 pm.  Matt Walker, the conductor, led about forty secondary singers from Xavier High School,...

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 17, 2016 Dear People of God, Congratulations to Keith Watson as well as his parents and relatives.  Keith is making his First Holy Communion at our 10:00 am Mass this weekend. Keith has been faithfully meeting with Ann Deer and Charlene Talir, Sundays after 10:00 am Mass for the...

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Concert at St. Luke’s ~ April 17, 2016 @ 2:00pm

XAVIER VOCAL MUSIC DEPARTMENT presents Voce 2016 Spring Tour  Sunday, April 17, 2016 2:00 p.m. St. Luke the Evangelist Voce is the auditioned chamber choir at Xavier High School located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The ensemble is comprised of 47 singers and performs extensively around the community and state, representing...

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Is God Calling You?

IS GOD CALLING YOU? Some people have a job in the Church and others are invited into a ministry. What is the difference? If you are doing it just because no one else will, it’s a job.  If you are doing it to serve the Lord, it’s a ministry. If you...

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Congratulations to our newly Baptized!

Avery June DeVille with proud parents, Shea & Ty DeVille and Godparents, Samantha Calcaterra & Cari Wilber  “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” – Matthew 19:14  

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Third Sunday of Easter

April 10, 2016 Dear People of God, Thank you everyone who worked so hard to make our Easter so beautiful; the flowers, music, prayers smiles, and thank you everyone for your donations too.  It all helps.  We honored well Our Lord’s passion, death and resurrection.  Especially as our world gets...

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Easter Sunday

March 27, 2016 Dear People of God, “Christ is Risen! Indeed He is risen!”  These are the joyful words of Easter greeting our spiritual ancestors gave to each other in the first centuries.  With Jesus’ resurrection, everything changed.  The ancient fear of death changed to joy of sharing Jesus’ jubilant,...

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Palm Sunday

03-20-2016 Dear People of God, Happy Holy Week! We may have seen an occasional poster with block letters proclaiming “BEYOND SUNDAY.” “What”, we may ask ourselves ” is this all about?”  It is about financing Catholic education.  We know that there is more interest in private education free from uneven...

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Beyond Sunday

As we approach the 189th anniversary of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, we have been blessed with extraordinary growth and an increasingly diverse population, but with this expansion comes new and exciting challenges. Here at St. Luke’s, we, too, have faced the challenges of growth, and we have responded with...

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5th Sunday in Lent

March 13, 2016 Dear People of God, For your information, there has been a change in my ministry status at Immaculate Conception. Deacon Ken Clemens will relieve me of managerial duties there beginning the week after Easter. I will continue to supply the Sacraments of Eucharist and Penance, that is to say Mass and Confessions,...

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