Welcome to St. Lawrence Parish
Fr. Mark T. Watkins, Pastor
Sr. Helen Julia Hahn, S.C., Pastoral Minister
Mr. Richard A. Klus, Principal
Remembering the Dead:
Traditionally, November is the month in which we remember in
special and practical ways the deceased members of our families,
our deceased friends, and all of the faithful departed.
I want to take this opportunity to correct a popular
misconception about what happens after a person dies. Too many
people believe that when a loved one dies the soul automatically
goes to heaven. Well, maybe yes, and maybe no. That a loved
one is in heaven is our hope, of course. But we do not know the
state of a person’s soul when he or she dies,
only God knows. No matter what we
think or want, we are not “the Judge,”
only God is.
When a person
dies in a state of grace but the soul is not completely prepared
to enter heaven, then he or she is placed in Purgatory for
purification. (God forbid that a person should die outside of
the state of grace, that is, with unconfessed, unrepented mortal
sin on their soul.) So, what we should be doing for the
deceased is praying that our hope of salvation and eternal life
with the Lord will be realized in them. Hence, each and every
day, we ought to pray for and offer our sufferings for the
repose of all souls.
Sister Helen Julia’s Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday
collection of food and monetary donations for families in need
is underway. I know that our St. Lawrence parishioners and
friends will be generous so that Sister will be able to assist
all those families who are in need. This collection will
continue through December. Sister’s Ministry envelopes are in
the back of church and the food barrels are at the break (next
to the pillars) for your food donations. And thanks to Sister
Diocesan Publications: Jim
Mazza a representative of Diocesan Publications (our bulletin
publisher,) will be here at St. Lawrence soon. He will be renewing
present advertisements and seeking new ones. If interested, please
call the parish office, or you may contact Jim directly at
513-748-3007 or e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We feel this is an excellent service and
that the sponsors get good coverage with their ads. THANKS TO YOU
and DIOCESAN PUBLICATIONS, the bulletin is published weekly at no
cost to the parish.
It’s Buddy Card time: LaRosa’s
Buddy Cards are available for $10 through St. Lawrence School. Each
card is loaded with 14 money saving deals. Buy one large pizza; get
one large cheese pizza free! Cards are good for twelve full months
after you activate your card. This feature is especially great if
you are planning to give Buddy Cards as gifts: buy now and activate
the card later. You may purchase these cards in the school office
between 8am -3:30pm every school day. The school gets a profit of
$5 per card. Thanks for all you do to support St. Lawrence School.
Friends of CISE 34th annual raffle
will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014. There will be a $10,000
grand prize plus other cash awards and prizes. Cash prize tickets
are $100 each. Gift basket chances are $34 each or 5/$100. For
more information or to purchase tickets call Pete Bushelman at
821-7125 or the CISE office at 421-3131 ext 2752. Winners will be
drawn by Bishop Joseph Binzer at the Cathedral reception on
Saturday, December 6. Proceeds provide tuition aid to low income
students attending eight urban Catholic elementary schools in
Cincinnati. The schools supported by CISE are St. Boniface,
Corryville Catholic, St. Francis de Sales, St. Francis Seraph, Holy
Family, St. Joseph, St. Lawrence and
Athenaeum of Ohio announces
that registrations for the spring semester are now being accepted.
The spring semester begins on Monday, January 5, 2015 and concludes
on Saturday, May 9, 2015. It is suggested that students register as
early as possible in order to have book orders placed and books
available for the first day of class. All textbooks will be ordered
for all registered students. The prices for all textbooks sold are
below the retail price. For information concerning textbooks,
please contact the Seminary Student Store at 231-3386 or check our
website at www.athenaeum.edu
(click on “Students” then “Bookstore”) For further information ,
please feel free to contact the Registrar’s Office at 231-2223 or
Bus Pilgrimage to the March for Life
2015: The west side parishes will once again take a bus
pilgrimage to the “March for Life” in Washington D.C., January
21-23, 2015. The cost is very reasonable, and more importantly you
will have an opportunity to take a public stand for life. To get
more information or to sign up call Janet at 451-0331.
StL Athletic Association News
Board Member Elections: Each year at our
November meeting, we hold elections for Board positions. This year,
elections will be held on November 19th. The following
positions are open: Board Member(1), Parish Council Rep(1) and
Secretary. Please consider joining our board. Playing sports
is an important part of a child's growth and we need parents and
grandparents(or anyone, really) who wants to help us provide this
important experience for our children. Requirements vary for each
position, but generally require you to attend one meeting per month.
Please call John Schlacter at 251-1208 if you are interested in
running for a position or would like additional information on
Sport Coordinator Positions: We
are in need of a Girls Volleyball coordinator and Soccer coordinator
the upcoming seasons. Please consider becoming a coordinator.
Important Dates: Did
you know our Athletic Association has monthly meetings that are open
to ALL who wish to come? General Meetings(open to ALL) are
held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8:00 pm and our next
meeting is November 19th at 8:00 pm. Please consider coming to
Mark your calendar for
the following upcoming events/meetings: November
19th: General Meeting with Board Member Elections December 17th:
Hall of Fame Celebration(Open to all past Hall of Fame inductee's
and the 2014 Nominee's and their families)
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PLEASE NOTIFY THE RECTORY when a family
member is hospitalized or homebound and would like to receive Holy
Communion and/or the Sacrament of Penance.
CONSIDER INCLUDING ST. LAWRENCE CHURCH IN YOUR WILL.
3680 Warsaw Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45205
Heritage Hall: 921-4230
Parish Center: 921-0200
Pastoral Minister: 244-7376
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Click the link below to see some interesting (and beautiful)
images of St. Lawrence Church, they were recently taken by Ron
Rack, as part of his "Prayer Places" project. He has the
images posted on his website
were mentioned on the "Sonrise Morning Show" with a link on
their Facebook page also.
SUBMIT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE
NO LATER THAN TUESDAY MORNING.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE SCHOOL NEWSLETTER NO LATER THAN
Thursdays from 3pm - 5pm.
Confessions from about 3:25pm to 3:55pm.
Baptism or Confirmation:
If you have a child that you would like
to have baptized or received into the Catholic
Faith, or if you know of a Catholic adult or
older child who would like to receive the
sacrament of Confirmation please contact Mrs.
Aufermann at 921-4996 or
stlawrenceparish.org, or contact the rectory
RCIA Classes (Rite of Christian Initiation for
Please contact the Rectory at 921-0328 if you
are interested in RCIA classes.
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