We will hold a Penance Service on Thursday, December 14 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at our new church on Fairview Rd. We will have nine priests available to hear confessions, including priests who are bilingual. Priests will be stationed around the sanctuary, so confessions will still be private.
Children's Christmas Party
The Knights of Columbus is hosting their annual Christmas party on Saturday, December 16 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Family Life Center. There will be treats, crafts, tree decorating and a visit from Santa!
Special Masses & Celebrations
Singing of Las Mananitas
Tuesday, December 12, 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass
Tuesday, December 12, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Christmas Eve Mass (Fulfills Christmas Day Obligation)
Sunday, December 24 , 4:00 and 6:00 pm
(see midnight Mass below)
Christmas Day Masses
Monday, December 25, 12:00 am (Midnight Mass) and
9:00 am and 11:00 am
At Home Family Activities
We have compiled some great ideas to help you celebrate the Advent season with your family in the comfort of your own home! Check out the resources below to get started!
Advent Liturgical Living 2023 covers everything from traditions, songs, feast days, to activities you can do with your children! Click on the link, to see this wonderful resource.
Free Advent Activities for Kids contains printable advent wreath candles, playlists, videos, and ideas for your home.
Our Giving Tree provides Christmas gifts for refugees and parishioners in need. The Christmas tree with tags will be up the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday. Select a gift tag from our Christmas tree and purchase the gift on the tag. Then, wrap the gift and tape the tag on it so we know who it's for, and place it under the tree by December 17.
Feeding Families Food Drive
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the Feeding Families Food Drive is collecting canned goods for the needy from December 2 - 17. See StLukeKnights.com for the list. Drop off at the church office Mondays through Fridays, 9 am - 4 pm, or after Masses. Ends by 9:00 am on Sunday, December 17.
We also need volunteers to load the food after the 9:00 am Mass on Sunday, December 17. Contact Greg Reeder with questions at KnightsofColumbus@stlukecatholicminthill.org.
Room in the Inn
Room in the Inn is an outreach ministry that serves the homeless December through March. Our work begins on Friday evenings and ends Saturday mornings. There are many ways for you and your family to participate. We need help in the following areas:
· Drivers to transport guests to and from uptown Charlotte
· Innkeepers to monitor the guests overnight
· Friday evening set up, dinner serving, and clean up
· Morning crew to help cook breakfast and clean up, and
· Friday dinner food donations.
For more information or to sign up, please contact Greg Reeder at RoomintheInn@stlukecatholicminthill.org.
Coats for Kids
The Knights of Columbus are holding their annual Coats for Kids collection. They request new and gently used winter coats for children but also accept adult winter coats. The children's coats are given to our Thomasboro Ministry and the adult coats are provided to our Room in the Inn guests, if needed, or donated to shelters. We will collect the coats from December 2 through January 7. There will be boxes at the entrances to the church on Fairview Road. Please consider donating a new or gently used winter coat!