The Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s group with Councils worldwide. Our Council’s mission is to support and assist the needs of our community. All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.
- The Knights supports many ministries within our Parish community and have completed several projects within the Parish. The Chili Cook-Off and Parish Golf Tournament are two major events the Knights sponsor within the Parish. We have done several service projects for the Parish. Our notable service projects that we have completed for the Parish are the removal and installation of the Flag Pole on Campus, and renovation of the Rainbow room at the Parish Center. Our Brothers continuously support Parish both through volunteering and financially through such activities such as the Parish auction, youth ministries, pro-life, and Parish mission trips. Our Council also support various programs through the Knights Supreme Council, such as Coats for Kids, Knights Free Throw Competition, and Wheelchair donations.
Contact Grand Knight Brian Comfort. Monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of the month.
This ministry recognizes the Right to Life as the most fundamental human right bestowed on us by our creator, without which no other rights are relevant. We work to promote protection of all human life from conception to natural death through education, outreach, prayer and advocacy.
- Education: Bulletin inserts on beginning and end of life issues, Speakers, Pamphlets, List of resources
- Outreach: PREPARES Pregnancy & Parenting support program, Mother’s Day Baby Shower, Diaper drive, Baby bottle drive, abortion healing options
- Advocacy: Annual March for Life, Advocacy for life issues identified by the Washington State Catholic Conference
- Prayer: Respect life rosary in October, Mass for Life in January
Justice and Outreach COMMISSION
“We serve with love by serving others.” We promote local and global justice and serve those in need through our social justice and outreach programs so that by our actions the St. Luke Community is recognized as compassionate and loving.
The Justice and Outreach Commission’s lives this mission by:
- assisting the parish to be a witness of charity and justice to the larger community;
- ensuring there are opportunities for parishioners to personally serve those in need;
- ensuring there are opportunities for parishioners to help promote justice, both locally and globally;
- ensuring education of commission members and the parish regarding Catholic social teaching;
- engaging in strategic planning, policy development and recommendations in the area of Catholic social teaching in response to parish priorities and goals;
- serving as a liaison to affiliated archdiocesan initiatives such as Catholic Advocacy Day and Dialog for Justice.
Our meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM in the Parish Center.
We create a culture of mission by being compassionate towards the needs and rights of all our brothers and sisters in Christ. We work to achieve solidarity to live out God’s mission.
We achieve God’s mission through parish-based missionary activities, including mission based educational opportunities and outreach projects at the local, national and international level.
Founder of JustFaith Ministries, Jack Jezreel indicates the Church should always be engaging in what he calls “The Cycle of Christian Community”, which involves equal parts of “gathering” and “sending”. The primary purpose that we “gather” as a parish community is to deepen our faith and relationship with Christ, so that we can be “sent”. To be sent is to respond to God’s call to be his hands and feet in the world, spreading the Good News. This is accomplished through mission and evangelization. We must endeavor to continually move through the cycle of gathering and sending in order to be in a relationship with God and in relationship with His people. Our ministry focuses on helping parishioners engage in the vital “sending” aspect of our faith.
Contact Lisa McDonald at email@example.com or 206-542-2847.
Mental Health Ministry
“Relieve the troubles of my heart, free me from my anguish.” Psalm 25:17
One in four adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year and 1 in 10 children lives with a mental or disorder. The church can play a critical role in caring for these individuals.
From its earliest days, Christianity was reaching out to the poor and marginalized, including those experiencing mental illness. Mental health challenges are no different than physical illnesses and should be treated with understanding and compassion. Our ministry is rooted in a Catholic identity, and offers education, support, prayer, advocacy and resources to members of our community facing mental health challenges, so that no individual or family touched by this issue feels alone.
- Educational opportunities for mental health awareness and suicide prevention for the parish, youth ministries and St. Luke School.
- Support groups for individuals experiencing mental health challenges and their families
- Personal and legislative advocacy related to Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
For general information about our ministry, please contact Anisa Ralls or Lacey Fitzwater (see directory for contact information).