We will celebrate the feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist, patron of this parish, on Sunday, October 23. He was a Greek physician, a disciple of Saint Paul, and author of the Acts of the Apostles and of the third gospel. His writings emphasize Christ’s compassion. Luke became the patron of artists, doctors and surgeons, and his symbol is an ox.
The 30th annual AIDS Walk Philly will occur on October 16, 2016. This year’s theme is “Getting to Zero” — zero new infections, zero deaths, zero stigma. The AIDS Walk Philly website has posted the day’s schedule and event information.
You may sponsor the Saint Luke’s Hospitality Center team with an online donation by clicking on the link. Our team number is 0038, and a team from Saint Luke’s has walked since the very first Walk in the late 1980s.
Don’t forget that even if you can’t be there, you can still register, raise funds, and even join a team as a Virtual Walker. See the website for more information.
OutFest takes over the sidewalks and streets around the church on Sunday, October 9, from noon to 6 p.m. We always have additional visitors that day and we staff an information table at the corner of 13th and Spruce. Speak with Mike Doyle if you can volunteer to help.
OutFest 2016 will be the city’s 26th celebration of National Coming Out Day.
We will observe the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi and the ceremony of the Blessing of the Animals at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, October 2.
We begin the liturgy outside on the the porch and front steps with all the neighborhood pets in attendance, and make our way into the church for Eucharist after the blessings.