Welcome to St. Lawrence Parish
Fr. Mark T. Watkins, Pastor
Sr. Helen Julia Hahn, S.C., Pastoral Minister
Mr. Richard A. Klus, Principal
ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 -
BEGINNING OF LENT
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.
remember also, that Eucharistic Adoration is every Thursday
afternoon from 3-5pm. Throughout the weeks of Lent, during
Eucharistic Adoration, I will hear confessions from
3:10pm-3:40pm and from 4:00pm-4:30pm.
Confessions are regularly scheduled on Saturday afternoons from
3:00pm to 4:00pm.
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 Easter.
Fish Fry: Our Lenten Fish
Fry is held starting on Ash Wednesday, March 5 and on all the
Fridays of Lent, from 4pm – 7pm in Heritage Hall. You can dine
in, drive-thru or carry out. Our Fish Fry is one of the best on
the Westside! So, don’t miss it!
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2014 Catholic Ministry Appeal (CMA):
Archbishop Schnurr sends his thanks to everyone from St.
Lawrence Parish who has pledged to the 2014 Catholic Ministries
Appeal, including pledges made during last weekend’s Commitment
Weekend. If you have not made your pledge, please consider
doing so this week. You will find extra pledge envelopes in the
back of church for your convenience this weekend. To make a
pledge securely online, please visit
IMPORTANT! Please mark
your calendar for this year’s Rosary Rally. On Sunday, May
18, at 1:30pm plan to celebrate the 9th 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, make this gathering a
memorable event. Local priests in our Archdiocese will lead us in
prayer. In case of bad weather, we will move indoors to the
St. Lawrence School Drama Club: proudly
presents our 2014 production of “Peggy, the Pint-sized Pirate”
directed by Becky and Gary Rogers. The play will be Thursday, March
20 and Friday, March 21 at 8:00pm in Father Westerhoff Hall (the old
gym) Tickets are $3in advance and $5 at the door. For more
information call Becky Rogers at 481-7819. See the insert in
The Athenaeum of Ohio Lay Pastoral
Ministry Program is delighted to offer a Couple
Communication Workshop, instructed by Dr. Tom Giordano on the
following Thursdays in March: 13, 20 and 27 from 7:15 to 9:15 pm
in the Bartlett Center of the Athenaeum of Ohio, 6616 Beechmont
Avenue, Mount Washington. The cost is $75 per couple.
Couple Communication is an easy-to-learn, award winning
educational program in which partners participate together. As a
couple, they learn 11 communication skills for talking, listening,
making decisions and resolving conflicts together effectively.
Please RSVP by February 26, 2014 to the Lay Pastoral Ministry
email@example.com or call 231-1200.
40 Days for Life: Join us this
season of Lent as we gather in peaceful prayer for the Global Prayer
Campaign “40 Days for Life”. The global campaign will take place
daily from now until April 13, 2014 between the hours of 7am-7pm.
Please prayerfully consider gathering with us throughout the 40 days
as people from all walks of life come together to bring the love of
Christ to our brothers and sisters in need. “40 Days for Life” is a
peaceful, prayerful, and proven effective pro-life campaign that has
already been embraced by more than 600,000 people worldwide, saved
8,245 lives from abortion, led to the conversion of 88 abortion
workers, and seen 44 abortion facilities close down for good. The
campaign features three components: Prayer & Fasting: Join
together with other believers to 40 days of fervent prayer and
fasting for an end to abortion. Peaceful Vigil: Stand for life
during a 40-day peaceful public witness outside the local Planned
Parenthood abortion facility, 2314 Auburn Ave. in Cincinnati.
Community Outreach: Bring a positive pro-life message to every
corner of our city through media efforts, advocacy and public
visibility. Learn how you can “speak up for those who cannot speak
for themselves” right here in the Greater Cincinnati area by
contacting Mary Clark at 791-4039 or by visiting the web page
www.40daysforlife.com/cincinnati or by e-mail at
can also contact us or sign-up at
www.vigilcalendar.com/cincinnati or just stop by and bring a
friend. You never know whose life may be positively affected by
2014 GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS
for couples celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary will be held
at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at
2:00pm. Most Reverend Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr will be the
principal celebrant. Any St. Lawrence couples who will be
celebrating any of the following wedding anniversaries: 25th, 50th,
60th, 70th or 75th, please notify Sister Helen Julia at 244-7376 or
921-0328 by Monday, March 3, 2014. Couples celebrating
their 50th anniversary will receive invitations to the Mass at the
cathedral and all other couples celebrating any of the above
anniversaries will receive certificates.
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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;
Ash Wednesday (March 5) and Good Friday (April 18) are
days of fast and abstinence. All other Fridays of Lent
are days of abstinence only. The law of abstinence
applies to everyone 14 years and up. Abstinence means
no meat. The Law of Fasting pertains to all Catholics
from 18 years of age to their 59th birthday. Fasting
means one full meal a day or two lesser meals not to
equal a full meal.
St. Lawrence Athletic Association Hamdinger
will be held on Saturday, March 22 from 8pm-12am.
You must be 21yrs of age or older to attend. Tickets
are $1.00/pre-sale or $5.00/at the door. Tickets will
be available by calling John Schlachter at 251-1208 or
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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