Welcome to St. Lawrence Parish
Fr. Mark T. Watkins, Pastor
Sr. Helen Julia Hahn, S.C., Pastoral Minister
Mr. Richard A. Klus, Principal
is on Thursdays from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
Divine Mercy Sunday:
To honor this Solemnity, we will have the Divine Mercy Chaplet
and Benediction beginning shortly after the 11am Mass, today. I
encourage you to remain for this devotion. It will take about
May Crowning: Our grade school children
will be having May crowning, Thursday, May 8 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 on Mother’s Day, May 11.
So, please turn in your sold tickets.
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. 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
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
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!
CISE 2014 Spring Party: Please
join us for the CISE 2014 Spring Party, with live music by
Swampthang, to benefit Catholic Inner-city Schools Education Fund.
The evening will include delicious hors d’oeuvres, open bar, silent
auction, raffle and dancing. New this year will be the Best of
Cincinnati Cuisine Raffle valued at $1300 and an all-electronic
Silent Auction. You will be able to bid on items using your own
Smartphone or a device provided to you at the event. The event
takes place on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 6:30-11:30pm at The Carnegie
Center of Columbia Tusculum, 3738 Eastern Avenue. Cost: $75 per
person reserved and $85 at the door. Attire: Jeans/Casual. Doors
open at 6:30pm. Stay late to dance the night away! Band starts at
8:30 pm. Silent auction closes at 10:30pm. To purchase event or
raffle tickets visit our website at
www.cisefund.org or call
join us for this year’s Rosary Rally. On Sunday, May 18,
at 1:30pm we will celebrate the 9th annual Rosary Rally held at
Elder High School’s football stadium (the Pit). Annually, roughly
two thousand attendees come to this meaningful event. This year we
expect a larger crowd than ever before. 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 in our Archdiocese join in
revering the Blessed Sacrament and the recitation of the Holy
Rosary. In case of bad weather, we will move indoors to the
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. Graduates serve as catechists, advocates for life,
permanent deacons, staff members in parishes and non-profit agencies
and volunteers in a variety of roles and settings. Information
meetings will be held at the main campus, Saturday, May 10 at
10:30am and Thursday, May 15 at 7:00pm in Room 114. Classes are
available on Saturdays and weeknight evenings that fit into a busy
adult schedule. For more information you can call 231-1200 to
schedule a personal appointment.
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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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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
Thursday afternoons from 3-5pm;
Baptism or Confirmation:
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
stlawrenceparish.org, or contact the rectory at
RCIA Classes (Rite of Christian Initiation for
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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