Life only fully makes sense when it is given as a gift. It becomes tasteless when it is lived for itself alone.
New 6:00 PM Sunday mass has been added.
2018 Lady’s to Luke’s Bike Walk Run
St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church and School in Ankeny will once again host the annual Lady’s to Luke’s Bike Walk Run event on Sunday afternoon, May 20th at 1:00pm. The Bike Walk Run is a four mile journey where participants of all ages travel from Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church to St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Ankeny. Through this event, we strive to build community between the two churches while fundraising for our new and growing Catholic Church and School at St. Luke’s. Following the event, there will be food, fun and fellowship at St. Luke.
St. Luke Vacation Bible School, June 4-8
Come join us for St. Luke Vacation Bible School this summer June 4 through June 8th 9am-12pm! You’ll join Daniel, who is torn from his home and forced into the king’s service, on a faith-filled adventure. You’ll explore exotic sights and smells in a Babylonian bazaar! Through this exciting VBS, you’ll find that you’re not much different from Daniel and his friends, who kept their faith in a faithless culture.
All you can eat Meat Feast a big hit
On Friday, April 6, your The Knights of Columbus, Council 15603 provided an all-you-can-eat Meat Feast with steak, pork loin, chicken breast, brat, wine, beer, and ice cream with homemade caramel and chocolate sauces. 289 people came to enjoy the wonderful food and great fellowship. They left with full stomachs and rave reviews. If you weren't able to come this year, plan to come next year. The Knights plan this to be an annual event.
Prime Timers help Catholic Charities Emergency Family Shelter
The photo below shows members from the Prime Timers group at St. Luke’s that prepared a meal and fed 26 people at the Catholic Charities Emergency Family Shelter in Des Moines on Saturday, March 24, 2018. From left to right, Tyrone Thiel, Amy Theil, Steve Wieneke, Reta Althaus and Dale Althaus.
Fr. Larry's Retirement Party, Sunday, July 8
All are invited to attend the retirement celebration of Fr. Larry on Sunday, July 8. The 8:30 Mass that morning will be led by St. Luke's students. Donuts will follow.
Father Larry's final Mass will be at 10:30 AM.
Open House/luncheon will be from 12:00 - 2:30 PM; Program begins at 1:00 PM.
Father Larry will be moving to the Dowling Catholic priest residence. Look for further information on how to donate to his retirement fund.
10 day Rome pilgrimage with Fr. Adam
Join Fr. Adam Westphal, associate pastor at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Ankeny and Jason Collins, M.A., founder of Collins Travel and Pilgrimages, on an exciting 10-day pilgrimage to Rome, Florence and Siena in June 2018! Collins Travel Agency and Pilgrimages, LLC, will be taking 20 people on this incredible journey of faith and adventure. Daily Mass will be offered by Father Westphal and there will be opportunities for confession.
Coming this Fall
1st Annual St. Luke's Oxtoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 20
Bratwurst, brew, & lederhosen . . . more details to come!
Religious Education Enrollment
Registration is now open for Religious Education classes at St. Luke’s. To enroll your students, click here: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/StLuketheEvangelist and complete the registration information. One of the questions you will see asks if you would be willing to be a catechist this year. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity – it takes many great volunteers to make our program a success, and we could definitely use your help at all grade levels, whether or not you have a student in RE. (As an added bonus, enrollment fees are waived for any children of our catechists). Contact Pete Haack at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, and look forward to a great year!
Tithe of the Tithe
St. Luke's is based on the foundation of Stewardship. Did you know that our parish donates 10% of your tithes to various charities? Do you wonder who receives these gifts and how much we give? We now have a page just to keep you informed of this information. This page is listed in the Miscellaneous menu above and there is also a button on the right-hand sidebar that you can use to access this page too. Click here to visit this page and view the PDF of this information.