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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

Don't forget to change your clocks back one hour (fall back to Eastern Standard Time) next weekend on Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 am.


Pastor's Corner
SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS:  Saturday, November 1 is the Solemnity of All Saints and it is NOT a holy day of obligation because it falls on Saturday.  The Solemnity of All Saints will be celebrated at the regularly scheduled 8:30am Mass Saturday morning.  

ALL SOULíS DAY:  Sunday, November 2 is All Soulís Day and will be celebrated in place of the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The 4:30pm, 9:00am and 7pm Masses will be offered for all of the holy souls in purgatory.
     Traditionally, November is the month in which we remember in special and practical ways the deceased members of our families, our friends, and all of the faithful departed.  Each and every day, we should remember to pray for and offer our sufferings for the repose of all souls.  

Sister Helen Juliaís 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.  Sisterís Ministry envelopes are in the back of church and the food barrels are at the break (next to the pillars) for your food donations.
     By the way, I would like to thank Sister for doing this wonderful work of charity for St. Lawrence, and I thank you for your efforts in helping to provide a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas for all those who request our help.


Parish/School Announcements

  • 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.

  • 40 Days for Life:    Join us for the Global Prayer Campaign September 24th Ė November 2nd, 2014 Daily from 7am Ė 7pm Youíre invited to stand and peacefully pray (during one or more hours) outside of Planned Parenthood at 2314 Auburn Avenue in Clifton. Kick-off ~ Sunday, September 21st, 3-4pm Friday Night Vigils 7pm Ė 8pm Fr. Rob Muhlenkamp of St. Jude Parish will join us for the Friday Night Vigil September 26th, Archbishop Dennis Schnurr ~ Friday Night Vigil October 10th, Fr. James Reutter of Our Lady of Victory- Friday Night Vigil October 17th, Bishop Joseph Binzer ~ Friday Night Vigil October 31st. Your presence makes a difference! Visit or Email Mary Clark at or call 791-4039

  • Pro-Life saver 5k run/walk & kidís dash:  Donít miss the Right to Life of Greater Cincinnatiís 30th anniversary Pro-Life Saver 5K Run/Walk & Kidís Dash on Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:30am at Lunken Airport Playfield.  The title sponsor is Good Samaritan Hospital.  Fun for all ages includes emcees Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell from Sacred Heart Radio.  Free food, awards, door prizes, raffle and entertainment!  Register as an individual, family or team online at or on race day.  Proceeds benefit Cincinnati Right to Life efforts.  For more information call 728-7870.

StL Athletic Association News

  • Turkey Delight(Monte Carlo Night): Please join us for our Turkey Delight fundraiser which will be held on Saturday,November 8th from 8:00 pm-12:00 am.  Tickets are $1.00 presale/$5.00 at the door(includes Beer, chips/pretzels) Bring your own appetizers/food and other adult beverages.  We will be raffling off turkeys, just in time for your Thanksgiving holiday and there will also be Split the Pot, basket raffle, Spirits raffle, Cart of Cheer raffle, instants and more!!  To make a presale reservation, call John Schlacter at 251-1208.  All proceeds go to fund our sports programs here at St. Lawrence. . 

  • Board Member Elections:  Each year at our November meeting, we hold elections for Board positions. This year, elections will be held on November 19th.  The following positions are open:  Board Member(1), Parish Council Rep(1) and Secretary. Please consider joining our board.  Playing sports is an important part of a child's growth and we need parents and grandparents(or anyone, really) who wants to help us provide this important experience for our children. Requirements vary for each position, but generally require you to attend one meeting per month. Please call John Schlacter at 251-1208 if you are interested in running for a position or would like additional information on positions. 

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

  • Girls Basketball Signups:  October 28 and October 30 from 5pm - 8pm in the new gym.  Parents:  You must sign your daughter up during the registration period; otherwise, she might not be placed on a team.  Questions?   Contact Traci Stacy at 378-3892.

  • Important Dates:  Did you know our Athletic Association has monthly meetings that are open to ALL who wish to come?  General Meetings(open to ALL) are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8:00 pm and our next meeting is November 19th at 8:00 pm.  Please consider coming to our meetings!  

  • Mark your calendar for the following upcoming events/meetings:   November 8th:  Turkey Delight(Monte Carlo Fundraiser)  8:00 pm-12:00am November 19th:  General Meeting with Board Member Elections 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. 


3680 Warsaw Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45205
Rectory: 921-0328 
School: 921-4996 
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  They were mentioned on the "Sonrise Morning Show" with a link on their Facebook page also.









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

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@, 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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