How do I get to St. Luke Church?
St. Luke is located at 11011 Hall Rd. near the intersection of Sam Houston Parkway (Beltway 8 West) and the Gulf Freeway (I-45 South). For mass schedules see Mass Schedule
From downtown: Go South on I-45 and exit to the Sam Houston Parkway West. After going through the interchange remain in one of the right two lanes and exit Beamer (last free exit) and turn left under Beltway on Beamer. Turn right on Hall Rd. The church will be about seven blocks down Hall Road on the right at the corner of Hall Road and Sageberry. Map
From Galveston: Go North on I-45 and exit to Sam Houston Parkway (Beltway 8 West).
How do I become a member of St. Luke?
If you wish to become a member of the parish complete a registration form. Pick up a registration form in back of the church or at the parish office. Email or call us and we will mail you a registration form.
How can I or my children be baptized or confirmed?
For Children through age seven: See Baptism, First Eucharist, Reconciliation,
For Youth over age seven: See Confirmation, other Sacraments
For Adults: See RCIA, Marriage
How do I enroll my child in religious education?
St. Luke Parish provides faith formation for children of all ages from pre-K through high school. There is no charge for these programs for registered members of the parish. Registration for classes begins in August, and classes and activities begin in September. Pre-registration forms are sent out each year to registered parish families with children. See Faith Formation: Guidelines.
What do I do if I want to become Catholic?
St. Luke's has a wonderful process for those who are interested in becoming Catholic. See RCIA .
How do I receive the sacraments if I am confined at home?
Contact, or have someone contact, our parish office during the daytime and inform them of your circumstances and needs. A Eucharistic Minister can be assigned to bring you communion on a regular basis. Also, you may receive the anointing of the sick from one of the priests. Anointing of the sick is the Church's prayer for those who are seriously ill. The Sacrament of Anointing presents the concern which the Lord himself showed for the bodily and spiritual welfare of the sick, as the gospels testify, and He asks his followers to show also. Call the Parish office if you or a family member is scheduled for surgery, hospitalized or suffer from illness.
How do I prepare for a marriage at St. Luke?
Marriage is the sacrament by which Christ Jesus joins a man and a woman in a life-giving and permanent union. In the Catholic faith, marriage is considered a sign made sacred by Christ to show His presence in the world and to help all people reach a closer union with God. This sacrament of marriage asks the couple to enter into a loving covenant with God and one another and to live faithfully as one for life. See Sacramental Information
How do I prepare for a funeral at St. Luke Church?
When a loved one has died, you may call the parish office immediately. One of our staff will assist you with the entire process of arranging a Vigil Service (optional); a Funeral Mass (including readings & music); a Chapel Service; or a simple Graveside service. If the person was a practicing Catholic it is customary to have a Funeral Mass and Burial. Cremation is permitted, though discouraged. There are special elements of the Funeral Liturgies to accommodate this.
When are the Holy Days of Obligation and what is the Obligation?
On Sundays and other Holy Days of Obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass; they are also, if possible, to abstain from those labors and business concerns which impede the worship to be rendered to God, the joy which is proper to the Lord’s Day, or the proper relaxation of mind and body (canon 1247).
What are the requirements to be a sponsor or witness for sacraments?
See Sacramental Information
What do I do if I am not married in the Church?
You may make an appointment with any of the priests or deacons to discuss your present circumstances. They will be most happy to help you through the process of having your marriage witnessed by the church.
What if I am divorced and remarried?
You may make an appointment with any of the priests or deacons to discuss your situation. They will be happy to help you to reconcile the situation and process any annulment that may be involved.