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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
PASTOR'S CORNER
HOLY WEEK: 
     I warmly encourage you to attend the special liturgies of Holy Week.        

HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 2        
     7:00PM - 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 Mass    

CONFESSIONS:  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 come!                                                   
     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 out.                    

     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.

Lenten Regulations

     Good Friday (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.

Parish/School Announcements

  • 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!

 

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. 

PLEASE CONSIDER INCLUDING ST. LAWRENCE CHURCH IN YOUR WILL.

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 www.sacredheartradio.com .

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 http://rackphoto.com/pp/prayerplaces/st-lawrence/  They were mentioned on the "Sonrise Morning Show" with a link on their Facebook page also.


 

 

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

PLEASE SUBMIT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE CHURCH BULLETIN NO LATER THAN TUESDAY MORNING.  

PLEASE SUBMIT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE SCHOOL NEWSLETTER NO LATER THAN 3PM TUESDAY

 
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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

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 aufermann@
stlawrenceparish.org, 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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