October 18, 2022 

Feast of Saint Luke, evangelist

Saint of the day

Saint Luke (1st century)

Luke is one of the four Gospel writers, or Evangelists, of the New Testament, but, unlike the others, he also wrote a second volume entitled Acts of the Apostles. Luke’s Gospel emphasizes the compassion of Jesus and his concern for women, the outcasts, and the marginalized. Luke was a companion of Saint Paul and, according to legend, a physician, so he often pictures Jesus and Paul as healers. (Taken from "Good News Day by Day: Bible Reflections for Teens.")


Jesus always made time to care for those who were rejected, looked down on, or forgotten. Luke emphasizes this compassion in his Gospel. Do you make time for those in your life who are forgotten, sad, or hurting? Ask Jesus to help you minister to those who need a friend, a listening ear, or a shoulder to cry on.


Come, Holy Spirit, and help me reach out to someone today who experiences some kind of discrimination. Even a smile and a kind word can go a long way. (Taken from "Take Ten: Daily Bible Reflections for Teens.")

Liturgical season information

Lectionary: 661

Place in Year: Ordinary Time

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Daily readings

Reading I: 2 Tm 4:10-17B

Responsorial Psalm: 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18

Alleluia: See Jn 15:16

Gospel: Lk 10:1-9

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