Ministries 2018-06-12T13:56:26+00:00

Each of us, by virtue of our baptism, is called by God to life of holiness. Priests and laity live out that call out in somewhat distinct ways. The lay faithful typically live out their call to holiness in the world through daily striving to live the gospel in their families and in the broader society and culture. The vocation of the priest, on the other hand, is one of ministering to the faithful by teaching, sanctifying, and shepherding, which primarily happens in the parish.

Although the laity live out their baptismal call primarily in the world outside of the parish, they are also called to assist in the ministry of the priest by actively participating in the different ministries of the parish. Our web page lists numerous opportunities that are available at St. Luke’s for you to share your time and talent with others and to help further the work of our parish family. If you would like to assist with any of our important ministries, please contact the designated ministry leader or our parish office.

A listing of the ministries of St. Luke are shown below.
To view a list in table format, CLICK HERE.

To access the Liturgical Schedule per Mass, click below:
Liturgical Schedules

ADMINISTRATION

FINANCE COUNCIL
Assists the Pastor with the stewardship of the material resources of the parish. Meetings occur monthly.
Ruth Bohac
rbohac@stlukercc.org

PASTORAL COUNCIL
Assists the pastor with the pastoral care of the parish. Members are designated by the pastor. Meetings occur quarterly.
Fr. John
jmatejek@stlukercc.org

ST. MATTHEW MINISTRY
Assists in the counting of the Mass collections each week. Volunteers are required to go through screening & training.
Ruth Bohac
rbohac@stlukercc.org

LANDSCAPING COMMITTEE
Cares for the grounds around St. Luke’s, typically the first Saturday of the month. All parishioners are welcome.
Tony Faiia
tony.faiia@windstream.net

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Our parish works with an organization called St. Vincent de Paul to assist individuals and families who are in need of financial assistance with rent, utilities, or other immediate needs.  To reach our St. Vincent de Paul hotline and a volunteer will return your call within 24 hours.  All financial assistance should be directed through St. Vincent de Paul.
SVDP
706-835-8033

SPIRITUAL

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION GUARDIANS
Guardians offer a scheduled hour of prayer each week before the Blessed Sacrament in our Saint Pope John Paul II Adoration Chapel.
Kathy Krause
kmakrause@yahoo.com

HISPANIC MINISTRY
On the 4th Friday of each month, Adoration/Praise and Worship is held in the Church from 7-9PM.
Javier Martinez
706-973-2148

ELIJAH CUP
Each week parishioners take home a chalice which is placed in the home as a reminder to pray for vocations.
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Brandy Thomas
blsthomas@yahoo.com

TOTUS TUUS ROSARY GROUP
Parishioners pray the Rosary after the 8AM mass on Tuesdays (English) and Thursdays (Latin).

ALTAR LINEN MINISTRY
Assists in the care of the various linens used in the celebration of the Mass – laundering and ironing.
Judy Ostaszewski
hostaszewski@windstream.net

ALTAR SERVERS GUILD
Boys and girls (at least in the 4th grade) who assist at Mass.
Mark Peffer
mkpeffer@windstream.net

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Assist with distribution of Holy Communion at Mass and may also bring Communion to the hospital and homebound.
Fr. John
jmatejek@stlukercc.org

LECTORS
Assist in the proclamation of the Sacred Scripture at Sunday Mass and other special liturgies throughout the year.
Kathy Krause
kkrause@stlukercc.org

LITURGICAL ARTS MINISTRY
Helps to create an environment appropriate for liturgical celebrations throughout the year in planning and decorating. C
Maureen Patton
pattongeneralmt@gmail.com

MUSIC MINISTRY
Adult choir, children’s choir and cantor vocal training; preparing to lead music at Mass. Adult choir sings at 10:45AM mass on Sundays;
Rehearsals on Thursdays at 6PM.
Eric Alexander
ealexander@stlukercc.org

USHERS
Assist at Mass by welcoming and seating parishioners, taking collections, and other duties necessary.
Jack Alexander
abaylorbear44@gmail.com

WEDDING GUILD
Assist in logistical preparations for weddings prior to and on the day of the wedding.
Ronnie Dew
brdew22@gmail.com

SOCIAL AND OUTREACH

COOKIES & COFFEE
Provided each Sunday after the 10:45AM Mass. Volunteers provide refreshments in the parish hall on a monthly rotation.
Christine Nunez
pepelina2001@yahoo.com

WOMEN’S GUILD
The mission of the Women’s Guild is to build community among the women of our parish through spiritual, social and charitable activities.
Mary Ann Clagett
mikeandmaryann78@gmail.com

MEN OF ST. LUKE
The Men of St. Luke bring together the men of our parish in fellowship and a spirit of service to help support the needs of our parish.
Bob Andriakos
andriakr@bellsouth.net

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
The SVdP Society serves the needy of Lumpkin County regardless of background through spiritual support, life management, and financial aid as needed.
Tom Weinthaler
tom.weinthaler@gmail.com

WOMEN’S BOOK STUDY
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
Mary Wilkin
mwilkin10@gmail.com

PRAYER BLANKET MINISTRY
Women’s Guild members who provide blessed blankets with rosaries for those in need of comfort, such as the sick, dying or bereaved.
Rose Dery
rosedery@live.com

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR  YOUTH, TEENS, AND ADULTS

PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION (PSR)
Classes are held Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:30AM. It also incorporates Vacation Bible School. Registration in PSR is required for First Holy Communion in 2nd grade.
Kelley Peffer
kpeffer@stlukercc.org

EDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
Provides middle school children an opportunity to spend time with their Catholic peers in service, fellowship and fun. Meets every Wednesday.
Jaime Roberts
jroberts@stlukercc.org

LIFETEEN HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
For high school students on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, retreats, mission trips, socials, etc. Registration for Sunday classes is required for Confirmation in 10th grade.
Jaime Roberts
jroberts@stlukercc.org

RCIA (RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION)
RCIA is a process by which a non-Catholic is received into the Catholic Church, or a Catholic completes the sacraments of initiation; for both those interested in becoming a Catholic as well as being a sponsor,
Caite Blank
caiteeblank@gmail.com

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Sunday mornings at 9:15AM in the Parish Hall. Breakfast provided.
Amy Schmalen
aschmalen@stlukercc.org

HISPANIC MINISTRY BIBLE STUDY
Wednesday night Bible study and prayer in the Parish Hall.
Javier Martinez
706-973-2148

CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRY
Meets every Tuesday evening at 7:30PM in the Parish Hall. Lunch provided every Wednesday in the College Room. Spiritual, social and service activities throughout the year.
Jaime Roberts
jroberts@stlukercc.org

DINNER & DOCTRINE
Held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:15PM. Begins with a potluck dinner, followed by a presentation by a reputable teacher on topics related to the Catholic faith. Babysitting is provided.
Kelley Peffer
kpeffer@stlukercc.org

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE STUDY
A study on Sunday’s Mass readings. Meets each Thursday at 10:30AM in the Administration Building.
Mary Ann Clagett
mikeandmaryann78@gmail.com