Welcome to St. Lawrence Parish
Fr. Mark T. Watkins, Pastor
Sr. Helen Julia Hahn, S.C., Pastoral Minister
Mr. Richard A. Klus, Principal
May Crowning: St. Lawrence students will be
having May Crowning on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7pm. May
Crowning is a wonderful way to honor our Blessed Mother. She is
our model of humility and faithfulness. I invite you to join
the children in honoring our Blessed Mother.
Major Award Raffle Tickets: The first Early Bird
drawing will be next Sunday, Motherís Day, May 8. So, please
turn in your sold tickets.
St. Lawrence Education Commission is
currently accepting names of parishioners interested in running in
the May 2016 elections. Those interested in becoming more
involved in our parish/school community are asked to send their
names and contact information by way of email
firstname.lastname@example.org, a phone call to the rectory at
921-0328 or fill out the form on the insert in todays Laurentian and
drop it in the collection basket. Catholic persons 25 years of age
or older who are active parishioners are eligible. The term of
office is 2 years, with 4 scheduled meeting per year to attend.
Kroger Community Rewards: Help
the St. Lawrence PTO. You can register your Kroger Plus Card.
Registration must be updated every year between April 1 and April 30
for the St. Lawrence PTO to continue receiving benefits. Link your
Kroger Plus Card to the St. Lawrence PTO and each time your card is
swiped Kroger will donate a percentage of your total sales to us
with no loss of your reward points. Simply go to
www.kroger.com/communityrewards and enroll. Our ID # is 82070.
Enrollment does have to be handled online. Thank you!
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Summer Festival News: Please
mark your calendar for the St. Lawrence Parish Festival. Our dates
this year are Saturday and Sunday, July 9 & 10. Like last year, we
will have live entertainment each night. Hereís the lineup:
Saturday night is Gen X and Sunday night will be Saffire Express.
Chicken dinners will be served on Saturday and Sunday from 5pm
-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 youíll plan now to come. Parishioners should have received
your festival chances in the mail. Please do your best to sell your
$50 and help us to make this the best festival ever! If you have
any questions about the festival, or need more tickets please call
the rectory at 921-0328 between 9:00am and 3:30pm or e-mail at
email@example.com. If you would like to help at the
festival, please call Theresa Murphy at 921-0266 or e-mail at
Variety Booth: Help the
teachers to collect the nearly 600 items needed to stock the
Variety Pull-Down Booth! Handcrafted items are great, as well
as: afghans, newly purchased plush animals, toys, figurines,
small household items and holiday items, etc. Be creative!
They are also accepting cash donations to purchase items. Items
should be new and can be dropped off at the rectory or call
921-0328 between 9:00am-3:30pm. Thanks you for your support for
St. Lawrence Parish and School!
Basket Bonanza Booth: This
booth has been very successful in the past and with your help we
hope to carry on the tradition. If you would like to donate a
themed basket or single item for use, such as gift certificates
or monetary gifts, please drop items off at the rectory between
Consider investing in a booth sponsorship. Your name or the
name of your business will be on display the entire festival
weekend. The booth sponsorships cover the rising cost of the
bands, booth rentals, printing, stage rental and various other
expenses that the parish incurs preparing for the festival.
Science Guys and Gals needed:
The Catholic Inner-city Schools Education Fund (CISE) is looking for
retired scientists, engineers or anyone with an interest in science
to run hands-on science lab programs at urban Catholic elementary
schools in Cincinnati. Volunteers will assist students in
completing in-class projects demonstrating the scientific concept
being taught. Demo equipment and devices along with directions for
use will be provided. Instructions and start-up instructions will
be available. Completion of a Virtus Protecting Godís Children
Awareness Session is required. For more information, please contact
Paul Naberhaus at 859-359-0222 or at
Rosary Rally: On Sunday, May
15, 2016 at 1:30pm we will celebrate the 11th annual Rosary Rally at
Elder High Schoolís 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. We hope to have many fellow priests join in
revering the Blessed Sacrament and the recitation of the Holy
Rosary. To the parents and grandparents of all children
receiving their First Holy Communion this year, youíre invited to
bring you and your First Communicant Child to the Rosary Rally.
Your child should be dressed in their First Communion attire on this
date. Annually, roughly two thousand attendees come to
this meaningful event. In case of bad weather, we will move indoors
to the basketball gymnasium. If you have any questions please call
Roger Glandorf at 251-7729 or Mike Rolfes at 763-0613.
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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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more about your Catholic faith throughout the week. Tune in to
Sacred Heart Radio at
740 AM or 89.5 FM and online at
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.
Mark your calendar for the 13th annual George
Knittle Memorial Bayley Golf Classic at Western
Hills Country Club on Monday, May 23, 2016. Scramble
format, shotgun start at 11am. For more information
call 347-4040 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds benefit Bayley
residents and Bayley Adult Day Program members in need.
Natural Family Planning (NFP).
Learn NFP at home and at your own pace with the ďHome
Study CourseĒ from NFP International. Includes
Ecological Breastfeeding (it really can space babies), a
double check system of fertility awareness, and Catholic
teachings thatís easy to understand. Work with a live
instructor by email. Completion certificate awarded.
Cost is $70. Also, classroom courses are available in
the Cincinnati area. For more information call Paul and
Beth at 313-8886.
Sacred Heart Radio will be celebrating
their 15th anniversary on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the
Sharonville Convention Center. Cardinal Raymond Burke
will be the featured speaker. For more information, go
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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