Welcome to St. Lawrence Parish
Fr. Mark T. Watkins, Pastor
Sr. Helen Julia Hahn, S.C., Pastoral Minister
Mr. Richard A. Klus, Principal
warmly encourage you to attend the special liturgies of Holy
HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 2
Celebration of the Mass of Lordís Supper
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 3 12:00PM
- Private Meditation
1:00PM - Celebration of the Lordís
Passion, Veneration of the Cross, Private Prayer
SATURDAY, APRIL 4
8:30PM - Easter Vigil
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 5
9:00AM and 11:00AM Masses
NO 7:00PM Evening
In place of Eucharistic Adoration, on Holy Thursday, I will hear
confessions from 4:30pm-6:00pm. This will be the last scheduled
confessions before Easter.
Divine Mercy Sunday:
The Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday, April 3 and
continues through the Sunday after Easter, which is Divine Mercy
Sunday, April 12. To honor this Solemnity, we will have
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and pray the Divine Mercy
chaplet after the 11am Mass on Sunday, April 12. I encourage
you to be present for this devotion which takes about fifteen
minutes. A person can gain a Plenary Indulgence by observing
Divine Mercy Sunday. A Plenary Indulgence remits all the
temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has been or will be
forgiven in the sacrament of Confession. It is also necessary
to receive Holy Communion on that day or the vigil and pray for
the intentions of the Holy Father, Pope Francis. Indulgences
can be applied to oneself or the faithful departed.
Votive Lights: Beginning this weekend, no LARGE votive
candles may be lit until after the Easter Vigil. The last day
to light SMALL votive candles is the Wednesday of Holy Week.
Summer Festival: Please mark your calendar for the St.
Lawrence Parish Festival. Our dates this year have been
streamlined to Saturday and Sunday, July 11 & 12. More news to
Fish Fry: Our Lenten Fish Fry is held on
all the Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday, from 4pm-7pm in
Heritage Hall (under the church). Dine in, drive-thru or carry
One Faith, One Hope, One Love Campaign: As you know,
the One Faith, One Hope, One Love Capital Campaign covers these
areas: Catholic Education, Fostering Vocations, Caring for
Retired Diocesan Priests, Catholic Charities & Social Services
and our own Local Parish priorities. At this time, I would like
to focus your attention on another need the campaign will
address Ė Caring for Retired Diocesan Priests.
When priests retire they continue to make a profound impact on
the spiritual and personal lives of Catholics of all ages. They
celebrate Mass in area parishes, visit the sick and homebound,
and bring Godís word to those in prison. After a lifetime of
sacrifice and service, no priest should face retirement with
financial uncertainty. One Faith, One Hope, One Love is
committed to supporting our retired diocesan priests.
(April 3) is a day of strict fast and abstinence. Abstinence
means no eating of meat (beast or fowl) and is to be observed by all
Catholics 14 years of age and older.
Fasting means limiting
oneself to one full meal on a given fast day. Catholics who are 18
years of age but not yet 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and
Good Friday. On fast days, two additional smaller meals are permitted
if necessary to maintain strength. However, two smaller meals together
may not equal one full meal. Moreover, eating solid foods between meals
on fast days is not permitted.
The St. Lawrence
PTO Fish Fry runs every Friday through Good Friday.
View our 2015 Menu.
We hope to see you there!
Rosary Rally: On Sunday, May
17, 2015 at 1:30pm plan to celebrate the 10th annual Rosary Rally
held 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, along with a
60-foot helium filled balloon rosary make this gathering a memorable
event. Annually nearly two thousand attendees come to this
prayerful event. Your presence makes a difference and blesses all
those attending. Local priests in our Archdiocese will lead us in
prayer. In case of bad weather, we will move indoors to the
basketball gymnasium. Any questions call Guy Langenbrunner at
763-0613 or Roger Glandorf at 251-7729. May God bless you!
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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
Thursdays from 3pm - 5pm.
Confessions from about 3:25pm to 3:55pm.
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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 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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