Welcome to St. Lawrence Parish
Fr. Mark T. Watkins, Pastor
Sr. Helen Julia Hahn, S.C., Pastoral Minister
Mr. Richard A. Klus, Principal
MASS and WAY of the CROSS, EUCHARISTIC ADORATION, CONFESSIONS
On the Friday
afternoons of Lent we will have the Way of the Cross beginning
at 5:00pm followed immediately by Holy Mass. Please
remember also, that Eucharistic Adoration is every Thursday
afternoon from 3-5pm. During Eucharistic Adoration, I hear
confessions from 3:10pm-3:40pm. Confessions are regularly
scheduled on Saturday afternoons from 3pm-4pm.
Holy Mass, the Way of the Cross, Eucharistic Adoration,
Confession, fasting, abstinence & almsgiving are excellent ways
to prepare our souls to celebrate the Lord’s resurrection at
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: The
Archdiocese of Cincinnati has chosen to embark upon a $130
million campaign named One Faith, One Hope, One Love designed to
help address needs in the following areas: Catholic Education,
Fostering Vocations, Caring for Retired Diocesan Priests,
Catholic Charities and Social Services, and Local Parish
Every parish in the
archdiocese has been assigned a fair share goal for the campaign
to meet and will participate in the campaign. Every Catholic
household in the archdiocese will be asked to make a sacrificial
gift to this campaign. Our goal for our parish is $715,000. We
are asked to try our best to meet this goal in pledges from our
parishioners payable over a five-year period. In addition 20%
of each parishioner’s gift will be returned to the parish for
specific local needs up to goal, and 60% once we exceed our
goal. I thank you in advance for your participation. God bless
(February 18) and Good Friday (April 3) are days of fast and abstinence.
All other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence only. Abstinence means
no eating of meat (beast or fowl) and is to be observed by all Catholics
14 years of age and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of
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 will open for business on Ash
Wednesday, February 18th, and runs every Friday through Good Friday.
View our 2015 Menu.
We hope to see you there!
HELP NEEDED! We are in need of
several volunteers who would be willing to help clean the church on
the FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month at 10:30 in the morning. The work
consists of light housekeeping, nothing strenuous. Please, could
you generously give about ninety minutes of your time to help the
two women who now clean? The pay is phenomenal! Many special
graces from God! Please contact Ann Castner at 244-2262 if you are
able to help.
The Light is on for you:
Again, this year, Archbishop Schnurr is requesting that all churches
be open Tuesday, March 3 from 7-9pm for confessions. During these
hours, I will include two hours of Eucharistic Exposition. At 7pm,
I will place the Holy Eucharistic in the Monstrance on the altar.
Between the hours of 7-9pm you will have the opportunity to
participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confessions) and
pray before the Lord in Eucharistic Adoration. This is an excellent
way to prepare your soul to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at
Easter. Please make an effort to come, even if you have only a few
minutes to spend before our Eucharistic Lord.
Holy Hour: Come to a Holy Hour
for vocations to the Priesthood at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary on
Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Research shows that
prayer plays a critical role in a man’s decision to become a
priest. And where you find growing seminaries, you also find
steadfast prayer by the faithful. The Holy Hour takes place in the
St. Gregory the Great Chapel at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, located
on the Athenaeum campus in Cincinnati at 6616 Beechmont Ave.,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45230 There will also be a Holy Hour for Vocations
for those discerning a Vocation and for those praying for vocations
on Thursday, March 12, 2015 beginning at 8pm at Our Lady of the Holy
Spirit Center in Norwood, Ohio. Come and bring a friend.
Rosary Rally: On Sunday, May
17, 2015 at 1:30pm plan to celebrate the 10th annual Rosary Rally
held at Elder High School’s 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.
The Student Choir would like to
greatly thank those who hopped on our “Polar
Express” this year and supported our bake sale. It made
$910.59. Wow! Our next show will be on April 23 and 24.
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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