Father Larry's Letters

"Father Larry's Letters" are a weekly letter/journal about the many events occurring within and around the St. Luke's community.

The Last Week Before School

Dear St. Luke’s Parishioners,

This last week was a week of recovery from riding RAGBRAI—or was it just an excuse not to get back on the bike! I am always amazed at what our human bodies can do and how rapidly we recover from the rigors that we put them through. And did you notice that even with a spotty little shower that the weeds grow right back in the brown grass? There is probably a lesson there somewhere.

Sunday and Monday of last week, I dried out my tent from the bike trip, did the laundry and put things back where I found them. I always want to get that done ASAP when I return from vacation. Tuesday I finally got another haircut and then visited some former parishioners who had surgery and were in the hospital.

Tuesday evening we had our “Organizing Committee” meeting. We went through an update of what the various committees are doing. We talked about making contact with the potential members of St. Luke’s. We also discussed sending out a survey to gain the thoughts of St. Luke’s parishioners and potential parishioners about who we want to be as a community and what future facilities would help us be the Body of Christ.

Wednesday I had lunch with one of our parishioners who will help to form our “St. Luke’s School Parent Club.” This will be a gathering of future St. Luke’s School Parents to get to know each other and to find ways to promote St. Luke’s School and parish. Let me know if you are interested in being part of it.

That evening we had our monthly Liturgy Committee meeting. Our regular meeting time is going to be the 1st Thursday of the Month. We reviewed the Liturgical Ministries and then talked about the process we will use to help St. Luke’s understand the New Roman Missal. We will have an online set of four 15 minute presentations that you will be able to do at home. Look for how this will work in the bulletin.

Thursday after the 5:30 pm mass, I had a chance to bless Dave and Jan Clarke’s home. If you would like your home blessed, just let me know. Friday I visited with Kyle Lectenberg from the Diocesan Office of Worship. We reviewed the Liturgical progress that St. Luke’s has made—we are doing great! We talked about future possibilities for our parish.

Saturday was the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Homily preparation time. Sunday of course meant the 9:00 am mass. Please welcome Tanner James Drapeaux son of Russell and Alisa baptized 8/7—our newest parishioner.

Have a blessed week.

Fr. Larry Hoffmann