Welcome to St. Lawrence Parish
Fr. Mark T. Watkins, Pastor
Sr. Helen Julia Hahn, S.C., Pastoral Minister
Mrs. Alma Lee Joesting, Principal
The Family Rosary Rally I encourage all of you
to attend the Rosary Rally being held at the Elder High School
football stadium (the Pit) today at 1:30pm. This is a beautiful
profession of our faith and our love for Our Blessed Mother,
Patroness of our United States.
Raffle Tickets: Congratulations to Cathy Birkenhauer,
the winner of the first $100 Early Bird drawing held on Mother’s
Day. The next Early Bird drawing will be on Father’s Day, June
16. So, please keep up the good work of buying and selling
tickets. The Major Award is the largest source of income for
the festival. Its success is vital. Thank you!
Festival News!!! We are looking forward to a
great summer festival this year! We will have live bands each
night. Friday, July 5, “Bluefish”, Saturday,
July 6, “Rusty Griswold’s”,
and Sunday, July 7, “Saffire Express.”
Chicken dinners will be served on Saturday and Sunday, from 5pm
– 7pm. Cost is $6. Desserts and drinks are extra. Also, we
will have lots of other delicious food and good beer. If you
didn’t receive any chances, please call the rectory at
921-0328. This is a major part of our festival’s success. I
think the festival is really going to be a great time this
year. So, I hope you’ll plan now to come.
Booth Sponsorships greatly help to defray the cost of
the booths, the stage, and the entertainment. Please consider
supporting your festival with a booth sponsorship. Perhaps your
business could purchase a sponsorship.
Festival Committee has been working diligently, but
there is much to be done for the next two months. Please
consider volunteering to work at a booth. You may want to chair
a booth. A chairperson will keep track of his/her workers and
the moneybox. If you can donate your time to work at a booth or
chair a booth call Theresa Murphy at 921-0266 or visit
www.stlawrenceparish.org, click on Festival, then Volunteer.
Rosary Rally: Please join us
on Sunday, May 19, 2013 to celebrate the 8th 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, make this gathering
a memorable event. Bishop Binzer will preside over this event and
we hope to have many fellow priests join him in reverence of the
Blessed Sacrament and the recitation of the Holy Rosary. In case of
bad weather, we will move indoors to the basketball gymnasium. If
you have any questions contact Roger Glandorf at 251-7729 or Guy
Langenbrunner at 922-0335
Cross the Bridge for Life
Thousands of tri-state residents will gather at the World Peace
Bell, 421 Monmouth St., Newport, KY, on Sunday, June 2, 2013 for the
8th annual Cross the Bridge for Life. Festivities begin at 1:30pm.
Music, face painting, balloon artists and more! The walk goes
across the Purple People Bridge to Cincinnati and will begin after a
brief program at 3pm, ending back at the bell with a picnic by JTM
Food Group. Additional food will be available for purchase from
several vendors. This event is presented by a coalition of 20 area
pro-life organizations. For more information visit
www.CrossTheBridgeForLife.com or call 728-7870.
Feast of Corpus Christi Celebration:
Pope Francis has asked that churches around the world celebrate a
Holy Hour for the Feast of Corpus Christi. Here at St. Lawrence we
will have a Holy Hour immediately following the 11:00am Mass on
Sunday, June 2, 2013. Also, St. Teresa and St. William Churches
will have their 16th annual Corpus Christi Celebration. Their
celebration will begin with a Prayer Service. on June 2, 2013 at
2:00pm at St. Teresa’s followed by a procession (approximately 1
mile) down the side streets to St. William. The Blessed Sacrament
will be carried in the procession. A bus will be last in the
procession to transport those who have a difficult time walking.
The service will close with Benediction and a reception at St.
William. A shuttle bus will go from St. William to St. Teresa
beginning at 1:00pm. Please call 921-9200 ext 101 with any
ST. LAWRENCE SUMMER FESTIVAL
Plans are underway for this year’s Summer Festival. The St.
Lawrence festival dates are July 5, 6, and 7, 2013. Mark your
calendar for the big event! The teachers are collecting the 700
items needed to stock the Variety Booth. Handcrafted items are
great, as well: afghans, plush animals, toys, figurines, small
household items, etc. Be creative! Items can be dropped off at the
rectory or call 921-0328 to make arrangements for pick ups.
The "Baskets for All Occasions"
Booth is in need of your help. The booth consists of baskets filled
with items categorized by themes. Examples of baskets for this
booth are: sports, jewelry, household items, games, corn hole sets,
school supplies, gardening, weekend packages, tickets to sporting
events, dinner gift cards, gas cards, or any number of other great
items. Please send donations to the rectory to the attention of the
Wanted: A Pirate (volunteer)
with carpentry skills to help build games for Never-Land (Kiddie
Land) for the 2013 summer festival. Anyone wishing to help and/or
supply building materials and old Christmas lights please contact
Matthew Brannon at 746-9820 or Cathy Lageman at 702-0898.
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member is hospitalized or homebound and would like to receive Holy
Communion and/or the Sacrament of Penance.
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beautiful) images of St. Lawrence Church, they were recently taken by
Ron Rack, as part of his "Prayer Places" project. He has the
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St. Lawrence Parish
3680 Warsaw Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45205
SUBMIT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE
NO LATER THAN TUESDAY MORNING.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE SCHOOL NEWSLETTER NO LATER THAN
celebrated next Thursday at 9:00 am to honor Mrs.
Joesting and Mrs. Kappa. All families are welcome to
attend this mass to celebrate these dedicated
professionals who have blessed St. Lawrence over these
SAVE THE DATE:
Our annual summer festival has
been scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
July 5, 6 & 7.
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend!
A part-time cafeteria
position is available. Duties include running the
dishwasher, washing dishes and other duties as
assigned. Resumes will be accepted through Friday, May
3, 2013. Please call Denise Dugan, Cafeteria Manager,
at 921-4230 if interested.
St. Lawrence Knights of Columbus Golf Outing:
Mark your calendars now for our 2nd annual golf
outing on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Aston Oaks
Golf Course. All proceeds assist us with our charitable
causes. Come out and enjoy a round of golf, great food,
drinks and a lot of fun. More details to follow. For
more information or any questions contact Jay Brannon at
921-8791 or 284-7407.
RCIA Classes (Rite of Christian Initiation for
Classes held each Sunday between
the 9AM and 11AM Masses. For more information,
please contact Mrs. Sue Aufermann at 921-4996 (school)
or 921-0328 (rectory).
Natural Family Planning:
(NFP) is safe, healthy, morally right, and effective for both
achieving and postponing pregnancy - that is the natural family
planning method taught by NFP International. We are pleased to
recommend the NFP course. For more information and
registration call Sheila or John Kippley at 661-7396.
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