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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
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.

Parish/School Announcements

  • 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, 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 and enroll.  Our ID # is 82070.  Enrollment does have to be handled online.  Thank you!

  •  The Catholic Faith.  On Demand.  Features the best Catholic content all in one location.  St. Lawrence has a parish subscription and parishioners are encouraged to create their own accounts, under our membership.  Visit Scroll down to the middle of the page and look Does your parish already have FORMED?  Enter our parish code:  FF6CTE and click submit.  You will then be able to create your own *FREE* account. 

  • 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  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 9:00am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday.              

    • Booth Sponsorships:  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.

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


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 .

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.

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  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 to
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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