Get Involved with Liturgical Ministries
Join a liturgical ministry, shown below, by contacting the Parish Office at 708-771-8250 or the Coordinator of Ministries at 708-435- 8922. You can also leave a message at the Parish Office number for the appropriate ministry leader who will return your call. Some ministries may not be active currently due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Altar Servers (Youth)
Students in grades 4-8 assist at the weekday and weekend Masses as well as funerals, weddings, and other liturgies.
Altar Servers (Teen & Adult)
High school students and adults assist at weekday morning Masses as well as special Masses on holidays and special functions such as Confirmations.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Catechists provide an age-appropriate reflection for two groups of children between the ages of 3-5 and 6-8 at the 9:30 Mass at St. Luke Church.
These volunteers are dedicated to maintaining the interior of our beautiful church, its sanctuary and various appointments. They care for the liturgical vestments, altar server albs and the sacred vessels used at our Eucharistic celebrations. They help polish, dust and perform other light maintenance duties associated with the upkeep of our church.
Liturgical Environment of Art
This group prepares the church to reflect the beauty and significance of the various liturgical seasons throughout the year.
This committee meets monthly to help prepare the various liturgies and prayer services celebrated at both St. Luke and St. Bernardine churches. It considers the ways the ministries work together to celebrate the Eucharist in rite, sacred music, and prayer.
Each fall before the beginning of each liturgical year, the parish opens its Mass book to enable parishioners and others to select Masses in memory of a person or for a special intention. The Mass book opening is announced in the parish bulletin and at Masses. You may request a Mass at anytime throughout the year by contacting the Parish Office.
On behalf of our St. Luke and St. Bernardine parish community, we extend our deepest sympathy at the death of your loved one.
To start arrangements for a Mass of Christian Burial at either St. Luke Church or St. Bernardine Church, your chosen funeral director will contact the parish to set up a time. Local funeral homes are familiar with our parish and will work with us and you to schedule a funeral Mass. Our Coordinator of Ministries will contact you to set a time to choose readings, music, and talk through details of the liturgy.
Additional Funeral Resources
Mass of Remembrance
Each November the parish celebrates a Mass of Remembrance. Invitations to participate go out to all families of those who have had a funeral Mass in the parish during the prior year. Additionally, any parishioner who wishes to remember someone who has died in the past year, regardless of where the funeral Mass was celebrated, may call the parish office at 708-771-8250 and ask that the deceased person’s name be added to the list. The date of this Mass varies each year. It is announced several weeks before the Mass takes place.