St. Luke Catholic Church
Irving
Texas

75060


Who we are

Saint Luke Irving Mission Statement

We, the people of St. Luke’s Parish, in the Diocese of Dallas, are called through Baptism to celebrate the presence of Christ in Word and Sacrament. We are called and sent by Christ to live gratefully the life God has given us and to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. In the spirit of faith, service, and community, we strive to bring people closer together and closer to God.

This we accomplish by: Building our lives in the image of Christ through worship and prayer. Contributing to the growth of our parish by spreading the Gospel by word, witness, action, and evangelization. Inviting everyone to serve, in this way meeting the needs of our parishioners and the broader community. Being faithful steward of St. Luke, accountable to God for by responsibly sharing our time, talents, and treasures. Lending support to the parish leadership and working together to fulfill the mission.



Location of worship

St. Luke Catholic Church
202 South MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75060
United States
Phone: 972-259-3222
Fax: 972-259-3339
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Church Pastor

Rev. Ernesto Esqueda Sanchez, C.S.
Rev. Ernesto Esqueda Sanchez, C.S.
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202 South MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75060
United States
Phone: 972-259-3222
Fax: 972-259-3339
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1 John 5:4

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

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Rev. Richard Bezzegato, C.S.
Rev. Jose Percy Cervera Araujo, C.S.

Deacons:

Patrick Lamers
Daniel Segovia
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Administration

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Erika Zepeda Sandoval   Edit
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1015 Schulze Drive
Irving
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Irving, TX
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St. Luke Catholic Church Sunday Mass Schedule

Saturday Anticipatory Mass:
5:30 p.m. (English)

Sunday:
7:30 a.m. (English)
9:00 a.m. (Spanish)
11:00 a.m. (English)
1:00 p.m. (Spanish)
3:00 p.m. (Spanish)
4:30 p.m. (Spanish)
6:00 p.m. (Portuguese)

Weekdays:
Mon: 8:00 a.m. (English)
Tue: 8:00 a.m. (English); 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Wed: 8:00 a.m. (English); 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Thu: 8:00 a.m. (English); 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Fri: 8:00 a.m. (English); 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Sat: 8:00 a.m. (English)

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Reconciliation Times:

Tue: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Fri: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sat: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.



Eucharistic Adoration:

Eucharistic Adoration
Monday 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday 8:00p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Night Adoration
First Friday of the Month 10:00 p.m.- 6:00 a.m.

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English, Spanish, Portuguese   Edit


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History of St. Luke Catholic Church Irving TX

St. Luke’s Catholic Church, in Irving, Texas achieved the status of a parish in 1947. However, the real beginnings go back more than fifty years before this date. Early day history of St. Luke Catholic Church began in 1860 with Mass being held in private homes. The mission of St. Luke was established in 1902.

Upon founding the City of Irving on December 1, 1903, co-founders, J.O. Schulze and Otis Brown donated three town lots for Catholic, Baptist, and Church of Christ Churches, to be erected. The first church, a white frame building was immediately constructed on the corner between Jefferson Street and Second Street. The dedication of this building was held on April 24, 1904. The church quickly became overcrowded and in need of repairs. In the spring of 1928, two lots were purchased at the corner of Iowa (now O’Connor Blvd.) and Fifth Street. A red brick veneer building was erected with dedication of the second church on June 10, 1928. The pastor at that time was Reverend Ralph F. Bayard.

In 1947, Bishop Joseph P. Lynch decided the congregation had increased sufficiently to be established as a parish and appointed Reverend John Brady (later Monsignor) as the first resident pastor. The parishioners with generosity and skill built and furnished a rectory right next to the church.

Fr. John Untereiner served as a pastor from 1949 to 1952 in the years following World War II when Irving experienced a huge population growth which was reflected in the number of families registered in the parish. Because of this growth, the church and rectory were sold. A site for a church, rectory, and school was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Schulze, Sr.

Construction on the third church and rectory was begun in August 1953. A contemporary design was constructed of buff-colored brick with cast-stone and redwood trim. It was dedicated on May 2, 1954.

Families were now concerned with the religious education and training for their children. Irving’s first Catholic School for kindergarten through third grade was dedicated on October 23, 1955. The school was staffed by lay teachers of the parish. The following year, Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth staffed the school. A two-story convent was constructed to the east of the school to house the Sisters.

St. Luke’s membership grew tremendously to over 1,400 registered families. A proposal for the construction of a new church was made and recommended to the Bishop of Dallas. In 1985, the decision was made to construct a new church on South MacArthur Blvd. Pastored by Reverend Daniel J. Clayton, the church, designed by Robert S. Allan, featured a wood ceiling nave dominated by a red granite altar and 40-foot roof supported by concrete columns. Dedication was held on February 14, 1988. The historical role of St. Luke was recognized on April 10, 1988 by the dedication of a Historical Marker from the State of Texas.

Throughout the past one hundred and forty eight years, St. Luke Catholic Church has been a great institution, nurturing the people in the area spiritually and physically. With eight Masses celebrated each weekend in English, Portuguese and Spanish, we are a parish that continues to develop and grow. With God’s help we shall go on and on….

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