Welcome to St. Lawrence Parish
Fr. Mark T. Watkins, Pastor
Sr. Helen Julia Hahn, S.C., Pastoral Minister
Mr. Richard A. Klus, Principal
MASS and WAY of the CROSS, EUCHARISTIC ADORATION, CONFESSIONS
On the Friday
afternoons of Lent we will have the Way of the Cross beginning
at 5:00pm followed immediately by Holy Mass. Please
remember also, that Eucharistic Adoration is every Thursday
afternoon from 3-5pm. During Eucharistic Adoration, I hear
confessions from 3:10pm-3:40pm. Confessions are regularly
scheduled on Saturday afternoons from 3pm-4pm.
Holy Mass, the Way of the Cross, Eucharistic Adoration,
Confession, fasting, abstinence & almsgiving are excellent ways
to prepare our souls to celebrate the Lord’s resurrection at
Meditation Booklets are in boxes at the back of church for your
Our Lenten Fish Fry is held on all the Fridays of Lent,
including Good Friday, from 4pm-7pm in Heritage Hall (under the
church). Dine in, drive-thru or carry out.
Catholic Ministries Appeal: Archbishop Schnurr sends
his thanks to everyone from St. Lawrence who has pledged to the
2015 Catholic Ministries Appeal. If you have not made a pledge,
please consider doing so this week. Thank you for your generous
response to this very important appeal. To make a pledge
securely online, please visit the website at
(February 18) and Good Friday (April 3) are days of fast and abstinence.
All other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence only. Abstinence means
no eating of meat (beast or fowl) and is to be observed by all Catholics
14 years of age and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of
Fasting means limiting
oneself to one full meal on a given fast day. Catholics who are 18
years of age but not yet 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and
Good Friday. On fast days, two additional smaller meals are permitted
if necessary to maintain strength. However, two smaller meals together
may not equal one full meal. Moreover, eating solid foods between meals
on fast days is not permitted.
The St. Lawrence
PTO Fish Fry will open for business on Ash
Wednesday, February 18th, and runs every Friday through Good Friday.
View our 2015 Menu.
We hope to see you there!
HELP NEEDED! We are in need of
several volunteers who would be willing to help clean the church on
the FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month at 10:30 in the morning. The work
consists of light housekeeping, nothing strenuous. Please, could
you generously give about ninety minutes of your time to help the
two women who now clean? The pay is phenomenal! Many special
graces from God! Please contact Ann Castner at 244-2262 if you are
able to help.
FATHER ANGELO CASERTA WILL CELEBRATE HIS
70TH ANNIVERSARY AS A PRIEST ON SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2015!
Father will celebrate Mass at 10:30am at St. Boniface Church in
Piqua, Ohio where he lives. Father Bolte (pastor of St. Boniface)
and Father Caserta with to extend an invitation to all of Father
Caserta’s friends to rejoice with him on this glorious occasion.
You are, therefore, invited to be present for the 10:30am
Mass and the reception which will follow on Sunday, March 1.
Father Angelo Caserta is well known and loved by so many and this
gives us an opportunity to thank God and Father for his 70 years of
faithful service to all of God’s people. Those who wish to
attend Father Caserta’s Mass on Sunday, March 1, are asked to
contact Sister Helen Julia at 244-7376 or 263-0344, by Wednesday,
February 25, so that Sister can telephone Father Caserta with the
number of people who will be in attendance. This will help
in making preparations for the Mass and the reception. Father
Caserta was pastor here at St. Lawrence from 1970 to 1984. He was
then assigned to St. Boniface in Piqua as pastor.
THE 2015 GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS
for couples celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary will be held
at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral on SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015 at
2:00pm. Bishop Joseph R. Binzer will be the principal celebrant.
Any St. Lawrence couples who will be celebrating any of the
following wedding anniversaries 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th
or 75th, please notify Sister Helen Julia at 244-7376 by Monday,
March 2, 2015. Sister will need your names, address, phone number
and number of years married. Couples celebrating their 50th
anniversary will receive invitations to the Mass at the cathedral
and all other couples celebrating any of the other anniversaries
will receive certificates.
Rosary Rally: On Sunday, May
17, 2015 at 1:30pm plan to celebrate the 10th annual Rosary Rally
held at Elder High School’s football stadium (the Pit). The
celebration starts with a procession and Benediction of the Blessed
Sacrament as the center of our devotion. The recitation of the Holy
Rosary, together with worship songs and prayers, along with a
60-foot helium filled balloon rosary make this gathering a memorable
event. Annually nearly two thousand attendees come to this
prayerful event. Your presence makes a difference and blesses all
those attending. Local priests in our Archdiocese will lead us in
prayer. In case of bad weather, we will move indoors to the
basketball gymnasium. Any questions call Guy Langenbrunner at
763-0613 or Roger Glandorf at 251-7729. May God bless you!
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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.
The Student Choir would like to
greatly thank those who hopped on our “Polar
Express” this year and supported our bake sale. It made
$910.59. Wow! Our next show will be on April 23 and 24.
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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