Dear Family and Friends of St. Luke’s,
The New Year is off to a great start!
Capital Campaign Announcement:
At a meeting of parish leadership on January 4th, the combined members of the School Board, the Finance Council, and the Parish Council reviewed the results of the recent feasibility study. At the end of an in-depth discussion, a motion was made that we, as parish leadership representing St. Luke’s Parish, move forward with a Phase II Capital Campaign with the goal of expanding our facilities to better fulfill The Mission of St. Luke's: We Worship. We Teach. We Care. The motion was seconded and all present said “aye”. In the coming weeks we will be rolling out plans for our expansion, and we hope that everyone will take time to get involved. Exciting things are planned for the New Year, and whatever we do together as part of this capital campaign will increase the ability of St. Luke’s to fulfill our mission. Thanks to everyone who participated in the feasibility study, and thanks in advance for your prayers and support.
Sunday Evening Masses:
During Advent, I gave a homily series focused on the 4 Marian dogmas as part of a Sunday evening, 6p.m. Mass. The number of people who came to each of the Sunday evening Masses was truly impressive. In fact, the Masses were such a resounding success that we will do them again during Lent. All of the Sundays of Lent and Easter Sunday we will have a 6 p.m. Mass (7 Sundays total), and the homilies of each of the Masses will focus on one of the seven sacraments. More details will be forthcoming.
School Registration Initiative:
In December we held an early registration initiative for our 2018/2019 kindergartners. The initiative brought us 30 kindergarten registrations, which is a great start! Working with our marketing committee, we’ve increased our Online Presence and have many more initiatives planned for January and February. Say some prayers for us as we work to make sure that everyone in Ankeny, Granger, and Polk City knows about our wonderful school.
Thank you all for all that you do to make St. Luke’s such a remarkable place to be! I am looking forward to a great 2018, and to getting to know you all better over the coming years.