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Welcome to St. Lawrence Parish

Fr. Mark T. Watkins, Pastor
Sr. Helen Julia Hahn, S.C., Pastoral Minister
Mr. Richard A. Klus
, Principal

 

Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Holy Day of Obligation, December 8, 2014

Masses will be 8:30am, 11:00 am, and 7:00 pm.

 

Pastor's Corner
PASTOR'S CORNER
        A HAPPY AND BLESSED THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF YOU!  

Eucharistic Adoration: 
Eucharistic Adoration will be cancelled on Thanksgiving Day, November 27.  Eucharistic Adoration will resume on the following Thursday, December 4, from 3pm-5pm.  During Eucharistic Adoration, I hear confessions from about 3:15pm-3:45pm.  By the way, an excellent help in your preparation for Christmas is to make a good confession and spend some time in Eucharistic Adoration.  

2015 Calendars are in the back of church this weekend.  Please take one per family.  Thank you to the St. Lawrence Knights of Columbus whose generous donation made it possible for us to have the calendars again this year.  Thank you, St. Lawrence Knights of Columbus.  

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.  Thank you for helping Sister help the needy.  And thanks to Sister Helen Julia.   

“In Loving Memory” In January, 2015, a section on the back of the bulletin will be available to list a deceased love one’s name.  The cost is $52.00 per name and the name will remain on the bulletin for one year.  This will defray the cost of printing our bulletin for the entire year.  If interested, please clip and fill out the slip below and put it in the collection basket or mail to: St. Lawrence Church, 3680 Warsaw Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45205.   (Diocesan Publications will bill you.)    

Loved One’s Name____________________________    
Your Name__________________________________    
Phone Number_______________________________          

DEADLINE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28

 

Parish/School Announcements

  • 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 jmazza@diocesan.com.  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 Resurrection.

  • 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 email at msweeney@athenaeum.edu

  • 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

  • Sport Coordinator Positions:  We are in need of a Girls Volleyball coordinator and Soccer coordinator the upcoming seasons.  Please consider becoming a coordinator.

  • Mark your calendar for the following upcoming events/meetings:  December 17th:  Hall of Fame Celebration(Open to all past Hall of Fame inductee's and the 2014 Nominee's and their families)

 

Bulletin Announcements

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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. 

PLEASE CONSIDER INCLUDING ST. LAWRENCE CHURCH IN YOUR WILL.

3680 Warsaw Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45205
Rectory: 921-0328 
School: 921-4996 
Heritage Hall: 921-4230 
Parish Center: 921-0200 
Pastoral Minister: 244-7376


 


Want to keep up-to-date with what's going on in the Church?  If you're not already doing so, consider subscribing to "e-pistle", an electronic newsletter jointly published by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and The Catholic Telegraph.  It's delivered to your email account weekly. 

Learn more about your Catholic faith throughout the week.  Tune in to Sacred Heart Radio at 740 AM  or 89.5 FM and online at www.sacredheartradio.com .

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 http://rackphoto.com/pp/prayerplaces/st-lawrence/  They were mentioned on the "Sonrise Morning Show" with a link on their Facebook page also.


 

 

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

PLEASE SUBMIT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE CHURCH BULLETIN NO LATER THAN TUESDAY MORNING.  

PLEASE SUBMIT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE SCHOOL NEWSLETTER NO LATER THAN 3PM TUESDAY

 
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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Thursdays from 3pm - 5pm.  Confessions from about 3:25pm to 3:55pm.

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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 aufermann@
stlawrenceparish.org, or contact the rectory at 921-0328.
 
RCIA Classes (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
Please contact the Rectory at 921-0328 if you are interested in RCIA classes.
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