St. Luke University Parish
Saint Luke University Parish - Two Minstries One Parish
Founded in 2007, Saint Luke University Parish/Grand Valley State University Catholic Campus Ministry, is a collabrative mission of the Paulist Fathers and the Diocese of Grand Rapids.
St. Luke's is a hybrid – both campus ministry and parish ministry. The students find stability in the parishioners even as parishioners find challenge in the students, both coming to understand the constant dynamic that is part of being Paulist and missionary.
Now in our eigth year, the campus community continues to grow in its ability to engage students in constant dialogue with faith, and grow our organizational abilities to be responsive to on campus needs. The parish community pursues ever clearer understanding of what it means to be Church, and from that vision to build a home base (building) from which to do outreach while being a center of worship and community gathering.
What challenges parish and campus is exactly the Paulist Dynamic. With two Paulist Priests, there is constant reinforcement that Allendale (and even Grand Rapids) are not the limits of our outreach. Certainly GVSU has a vision of being a university in the midst of a broad world that they are connected to through many channels and at many levels. The Paulists are not diocesan priests, but add to the mission of the diocese by serving as missionary priests to help at diocesan parish masses and with other sacraments. But we don't stop there - our parish knows at any given time, the resident Paulists may be off on some special mission or project.
Further, St. Luke's is not separate from the other Grand Rapids Paulist's. We are partners with the Cathedral of St. Andrew and the long established Catholic Information Center. United with them, as St. Luke's mission continues to unfold, we will become more and more the Catholic Information Center West (Michigan), and from there seek ever larger venues both in the virtual and live a day world.
Brad Schoeberle, CSP
|Pastor & Campus Minister:||Father Brad Schoeberle, CSP|
|Campus Minister & Associate Pastor:||Father Chuck Cunniff, CSP|
Main: (616) 895-2247
Campus: (616) 331-3131
|Address:||6163 Lake Michigan Drive|
Allendale, MI 49401
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|More masses are held at other times during the week. Please check the calendar on the St. Luke Web site.|