The Gospel Of Luke 1:26-38
The angel Gabriel was sent from God
to a town of Galilee called Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph,
of the house of David,
and the virgin's name was Mary.
And coming to her, he said,
"Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you."
But she was greatly troubled at what was said
and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.
Then the angel said to her,
"Do not be afraid, Mary,
for you have found favor with God.
Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,
and you shall name him Jesus.
He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High,
and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father,
and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever,
and of his Kingdom there will be no end."
But Mary said to the angel,
"How can this be,
since I have no relations with a man?"
And the angel said to her in reply,
"The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.
Therefore the child to be born
will be called holy, the Son of God.
And behold, Elizabeth, your relative,
has also conceived a son in her old age,
and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren;
for nothing will be impossible for God."
Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done to me according to your word."
Then the angel departed from her.
On the second Sunday of Advent, we light two candles on the wreath, and we listen to John the Baptist, preaching, baptizing, and urging also us to prepare for the coming of Christ. Come to worship, to see “the salvation of our God.” #StLuke 'sWaukesha
Congratulations to our 5th grade Reading Olympics team for taking 2nd place in the Fall Competition! Teams from 12 public and private schools in Oak Park & River Forest took part in the competition. 🎉🎊🎉
Way to go, Bearcats!!
Thank you to our first grade students for leading a beautiful Advent prayer service. 👼
Did you know that each of the four Advent candles represents something different?
✨The 1st candle symbolizes Hope, reminding us that Jesus is coming.
✨The 2nd candle symbolizes Faith, reminding us of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.
✨The 3rd candle symbolizes Joy, reminding us of the Joy the world experienced at the coming birth of Jesus.
✨The 4th candle symbolizes Peace, reminding us of the message of the angels: “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men.”
The Gospel Of Jesus According to Luke 21:25-28, 34-36
Jesus said to his disciples:
“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars,
and on earth nations will be in dismay,
perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves.
People will die of fright
in anticipation of what is coming upon the world,
for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
And then they will see the Son of Man
coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
But when these signs begin to happen,
stand erect and raise your heads
because your redemption is at hand. “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy
from carousing and drunkenness
and the anxieties of daily life,
and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.
For that day will assault everyone
who lives on the face of the earth.
Be vigilant at all times
and pray that you have the strength
to escape the tribulations that are imminent
and to stand before the Son of Man.” 7sorrowsrosaries.com
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Throw back Thursday - During Anti - bullying week, Year 4 explored many types of bullying behaviour. Pupils discussed possible solutions of how to tackle bullying and support others. As a year group we decided to wear odd socks to represent that we are all different yet unique! #Year4#StLuke ’s #OddSocks
Today’s Gospel reading, seen from St. Luke, introduces an eschatological discourse to encourage believers to remain steadfast to the end, witnessing for Christ. Throughout the history of the Church numerous martyrs have testified in their court trials that they were Christians, that they feared none but God alone, and that they preferred to die rather than renounce their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. However, most of us will not have to testify before rulers and powers intent on forcing us to deny Jesus or die. Some of us may be required to do so; may the words of our Lord today inspire us to stand firm.
Nonetheless, most of us are put on trial multiple times per week in the court of public opinion. These “trials” are held in the grocery store, in the office, at school, and even in Church buildings. This type of repeated trial has been referred to as a non-bloody way of being put on trial repeatedly for our faith in Christ. This can be draining, but Jesus tells us: “By patient endurance you will save your lives” (Lk 21:19). Therefore, rely completely on the Holy Spirit. May the Spirit radiate in your time of trial as it did with St. Stephen, the first Christian Martyr. May our hope of eternity not be dashed as we fight daily to remain faithful to Christ the Lamb of God who took away our sins. Amen. – Fr. Michael Omughele
Today’s Gospel reading is from Luke (21:12-19)
Your endurance will win you your lives
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Men will seize you and persecute you; they will hand you over to the synagogues and to imprisonment, and bring you before kings and governors because of my name – and that will be your opportunity to bear witness. Keep this carefully in mind: you are not to prepare your defence, because I myself shall give you an eloquence and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resist or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relations and friends; and some of you will be put to death. You will be hated by all men on account of my name, but not a hair of your head will be lost. Your endurance will win you your lives.’
The Gospel Of Jesus According to Luke 20:27-40
Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection,
came forward and put this question to Jesus, saying,
“Teacher, Moses wrote for us,
If someone’s brother dies leaving a wife but no child,
his brother must take the wife
and raise up descendants for his brother.
Now there were seven brothers;
the first married a woman but died childless.
Then the second and the third married her,
and likewise all the seven died childless.
Finally the woman also died.
Now at the resurrection whose wife will that woman be?
For all seven had been married to her.”
Jesus said to them,
“The children of this age marry and remarry;
but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age
and to the resurrection of the dead
neither marry nor are given in marriage.
They can no longer die,
for they are like angels;
and they are the children of God
because they are the ones who will rise.
That the dead will rise
even Moses made known in the passage about the bush,
when he called ‘Lord’
the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob;
and he is not God of the dead, but of the living,
for to him all are alive.” Some of the scribes said in reply,
“Teacher, you have answered well.”
And they no longer dared to ask him anything.
A big week for Miss Myah . 2 days of high school orientation, which she loved, she is extremely excited to start this new chapter and Today she received a Pope Francis Award for Volunteering her time to the St Luke’s School and Parish . Very proud of her dedication to give back to the the St Luke’s Community #stluke ’s #stpatrick ’s #highschool#endofanera#newbegings
Lord, make us faithful. We fail to love like You do, and we become liars. As we continue to deceive ourselves - in our guilt we falter to remain faithful even in little things.
Jesus, left to ourselves, we are capable of great evil. Have mercy Lord. Help us to be faithful. Teach us to be faithful. Make our heart humble like Thine.
Receive, O Lord, this intention of ours as a prayer pleasing to You.
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The Gospel of Jesus According to Luke 17:26-37
Jesus said to his disciples:
"As it was in the days of Noah,
so it will be in the days of the Son of Man;
they were eating and drinking,
marrying and giving in marriage up to the day
that Noah entered the ark,
and the flood came and destroyed them all.
Similarly, as it was in the days of Lot:
they were eating, drinking, buying,
selling, planting, building;
on the day when Lot left Sodom,
fire and brimstone rained from the sky to destroy them all.
So it will be on the day the Son of Man is revealed.
On that day, someone who is on the housetop
and whose belongings are in the house
must not go down to get them,
and likewise one in the field
must not return to what was left behind.
Remember the wife of Lot.
Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it,
but whoever loses it will save it.
I tell you, on that night there will be two people in one bed;
one will be taken, the other left.
And there will be two women grinding meal together;
one will be taken, the other left." They said to him in reply, "Where, Lord?"
He said to them, "Where the body is,
there also the vultures will gather." 7sorrowsrosaries.com
Our 7th grade student scientists put their theories to the test at the annual science fair today. Students learn how to form a hypothesis, run experiments, gather data, analyze data, and present their findings.
Do you remember your science fair project? What was it?!
I’m sick 😷🤧 Have been sick for a couple weeks. Finally back in SF after palm springs & vegas so went to the doctor this morning. Waiting for prescription for antibiotics (sinus/eye infection, throat & ears...mess!) there was a little chapel in the medical building at St. Luke’s. While i was in there the organist Larry came in, unlocked the old pipe organ & let me play. Omg it had been 25 years since i used to play the organ in church! It was installed in 1915, so cool. ❤️ What a fun surprise to the day. Ok...light at the end of this sick tunnel!! #sick#sickmask#californiafires#stluke#chapel#churchorgan#pipeorgan
St DIDACUS (Confessor †1463 AD)
Luke 12: 32-34
In illo tempore: Dixit Jesus discipulis suis:
Nolite timere pusillus grex, quia complacuit Patri vestro dare vobis regnum.
Vendite quae possidetis, et date eleemosynam.
Facite vobis sacculos, qui non veterascunt, thesaurus non deficientem in caelis:
quo fur non appropriat, neque tinea corrumpit.
Ubi enim thesaurus vester est, ibi et cor vestrum erit.
At that time: Jesus said to His disciples:
Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom.
Sell what you possess and give alms.
Make to yourselves bags which do not grow old, a treasure in heaven which faileth not:
where no thief approacheth, nor moth corrupteth.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Born ca. 1400 AD in Andalusia, Spain, even at a young age, St Didacus was called to the religious life. Still young, he retired to live with hermits not far from his village, where he spent several years in vigils, fasting, and manual work. Like the ‘Fathers of the desert,’ he made objects with willow branches and gave them to almsgivers who visited to the two hermits.
Remarkable from childhood for his love of solitude and conversations concerning holy things. St Didacus was above all a contemplative, and his abundant good works were the fruit of his ardent love of Christ. His charity for the sick was especially moving.
God inspired him to enter into the Order of the seraphic St Francis of Assisi (Order of Friars Minor); he did so at the convent of Arrizafa, not far from Cordova. He did not aspire to ecclesiastical honors, but to the perfection and inviolable observance of his Rule — an admirable ideal, the practice of which, according to Saint Thomas Aquinas, is equivalent to martyrdom in merit. He made himself the servant of all his brethren. Any occupation was his choice.