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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

 

Pastor's Corner
PASTOR'S CORNER
Confessions:  In place of Eucharistic Adoration, on Holy Thursday, I will hear confessions from 4:30-6:00 pm.  This will be the last scheduled confessions before Easter.

Holy Week:
  I warmly encourage you to attend the special liturgies of Holy Week.  On Holy Thursday, April 17, we will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s passion at 7:00pm.  On Good Friday, April 18 you will have time for private meditation at 12 Noon, followed by the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 1:00pm.  The Easter vigil on Saturday, April 19, will begin at 8:30pm.  Easter Sunday Masses are at 9:00am and 11:00am.  There will not be a 7:00pm Mass on Sunday evening.                     

Fish Fry:  Our Lenten Fish Fry is on Good Friday, from 4pm – 7pm in Heritage Hall.  You can dine in, drive-thru or carry out.  Our Fish Fry is one of the best on the Westside!  So, don’t miss it! View our full menu here.  



Easter Blessings!!! I want to wish each of you a very Happy and Glorious Easter.

Eucharistic Adoration will resume on Thursday, April 24 from 3:00pm - 5:00 pm.

Divine Mercy Sunday:
Sunday, April 27, is Divine Mercy Sunday.  To honor this Solemnity, we will have the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction beginning shortly after the 11am Mass.  I encourage you to remain for this devotion.  It will take about fifteen minutes.              

2014 Catholic Ministry Appeal (CMA):  Archbishop Schnurr wishes everyone at St. Lawrence a blessed Easter and thanks to all parishioners who have made a gift to the 2014 Catholic Ministries Appeal.  Thank you!  We ask every Catholic household to participate.  Please know that every pledge matters.  If you have not yet made your gift, please consider making a pledge this weekend.  You can pick up a pledge envelope at the back of Church.  For more information, please visit www.CatholicAppeal.info.

Festival News!!!  We are looking forward to a great summer festival this year!  The festival will be July 11, 12 and 13.  Mark your calendars for the big event!  We will have entertainment on all three days.  Friday night will be Saffire Express, Saturday night will be the Rusty Griswold’s, and Sunday night will be the Elder Glee Club and the Elder Steel Drum Band.  Chicken dinners will be served on Saturday and Sunday from 5-7pm.  We will have lots of other delicious food and good beer.  I think the festival is really going to be great this year.  So, I hope you’ll plan now to come.  You should have received your festival chances last week.  If not, or if you want more chances call the rectory at 921-0328.  Please buy/sell as many chances as you can.  If you would like to help at the festival, please call Theresa Murphy at 921-0266 or email at festival@stlawrenceparish.org.


Parish/School Announcements

 

  • St. Lawrence Festival:  Plans are underway for the 2014 St. Lawrence Parish Festival.  The festival will run July 11-13.  Highlights of this year’s entertainment are The Rusty Griswold’s, Saffire Express and the Elder Glee Club.  Mark your calendars for the big event!  We are having a meeting of all who are interested in becoming a booth chair or festival worker on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7pm in the St. Lawrence Cafeteria.  If you would like to help, but can’t make the meeting please email festival@stlawrenceparish.org or call Theresa Murphy at 921-0266.

  • Catholic Relief Services Collection:  Our parish will take up the Catholic Relief Services Collection on the weekend of May 3/4.  This collection supports six Catholic agencies that touch more than 100 million lives around the world.  The funds from this collection provide food to the hungry and support to displaced refugees.  Thank you for your support! 

  • IMPORTANT!  Please mark your calendar for this year’s Rosary Rally.  On Sunday, May 18, at 1:30pm plan to celebrate the 9th 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.  Local priests in our Archdiocese will lead us in prayer.  In case of bad weather, we will move indoors to the basketball gymnasium.   

  • Lay Ministry Formation Opportunities:  Grow in faith, knowledge, and skills in The Athenaeum of Ohio’s Lay Pastoral Ministry Program.  This program has both degreed and non-degreed options that equip men and women to evangelize and catechize more effectively in their families, communities and workplace.  Classes are available on Saturdays and weeknight evenings that fit into a busy adult schedule.  For more information call 231-1200 to schedule a personal appointment.

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

Thursday afternoons from 3-5pm; Confessions 3:20-3:50

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Lenten Regulations
Ash Wednesday (March 5) and Good Friday (April 18) are days of fast and abstinence.  All other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence only.  The law of abstinence applies to everyone 14 years and up.  Abstinence means no meat.  The Law of Fasting pertains to all Catholics from 18 years of age to their 59th birthday.  Fasting means one full meal a day or two lesser meals not to equal a full meal.
 
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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 this coming March with the 7th and 8th graders, 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)
Instruction classes for those who wish to become Catholic or want to learn more about the Catholic Church begins Sunday, September 22 at 9:45am in Assembly Hall 2.  Classes will last about one hour.  If you know anyone who would like to attend please tell them to call the rectory at 921-0328.
 
 
 
 

 

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