St. Luke Youth Group is Really Cooking
This Sunday our youth group sponsored a cookout to raise funds. Above we can see our
three chefs involved in intense concentration utilizing their culinary expertise. Below we can see the
table set up with the rest of the feast.
After the blessing of the food, above and below we can see the congreation enjoying
the fruits of our youth groups labor.
A Visit to the Veteran's Home
Father Andrew paid a visit to Joe Kopcha at the Veterans home in Manteno, IL on
October 22. Joe is the donor of the largest bell for our new bell tower. Pictured with Father Andrew
are John and Karen Verderber. Karen is Joe's Sister. Joe and Father Andrew had a discussion about God
and how he created everything in the universe. Joe was pleased that he could donate the bell and will
try to attend when it is blessed. Roger the dog shown here is a certified nursing home therapy dog
owned by the Verderbers.
Choir Prepares for Christmas Concert
During it's usual weekly practice session, members of the choir begin to prepare
for their upcoming Christmas concert. They have been asked once again to participate in the upcoming
Lemont Christmas Concert.
Father Andrew Visits St. Herman in Littleton, Colorado
Father Andrew was invited to attend the 30th anniversary of St. Herman in Littleton
Colorado a mission parish which he was the founding Priest in 1972. Since he left three other Priests,
Father James Worth, Father Eugene Tarris and Fr. John Armstrong, (the present rector) continued
building up the parish.
Bishop Tikhon of the Diocese of the West celebrated the Liturgy with the former
priests concelebrating. Fr Andrew was please with progress that has been made over the years. St.
Herman is completing a new addition which will be dedicated to fellowship and adult education. Below
are more scenes from his visit.
Garden Center Visits St.Luke
Several of our parishioners visit the Garden Center each month for visitation and a
prayer service. This month the residents of the Garden Center came to visit St. Luke on a field trip.
Above we can see the van from the center arrive.
Father Andrew read a Bible Story and explained it and then names of the departed
family memebers of the residents were gathered and a memorial service was held for them. Father Andrew
explained that if they were unable to attend the funeral when these loved ones passed away that this
was in a way like being there.
Afterwards Father Andrew answered questions and invited the residents to take a
closer look at the altar.
Religious Education Classes in Full Swing
Thanks to our devoted students and staff and of course our new faculities, our religious
education classes are off to a great start. Above those involved gathered together for a picture on our new