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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
Remembering the Dead:  Traditionally, November is the month in which we remember in special and practical ways the deceased members of our families, our deceased friends, and all of the faithful departed.
    I want to take this opportunity to correct a popular misconception about what happens after a person dies.  Too many people believe that when a loved one dies the soul automatically goes to heaven.  Well, maybe yes, and maybe no.  That a loved one is in heaven is our hope, of course.  But we do not know the state of a person’s soul when he or she dies, only God knows.  No matter what we think or want, we are not “the Judge,” only God is.
     When a person dies in a state of grace but the soul is not completely prepared to enter heaven, then he or she is placed in Purgatory for purification.  (God forbid that a person should die outside of the state of grace, that is, with unconfessed, unrepented mortal sin on their soul.)  So, what we should be doing for the deceased is praying that our hope of salvation and eternal life with the Lord will be realized in them.  Hence, each and every day, we ought to pray for and offer our sufferings for the repose of all souls.   

Sister Helen Julia’s Thanksgiving/Christmas  holiday collection of food and monetary donations for families in need is underway.  I know that our St. Lawrence parishioners and friends will be generous so that Sister will be able to assist all those families who are in need.  This collection will continue through December.  Sister’s Ministry envelopes are in the back of church and the food barrels are at the break (next to the pillars) for your food donations. And thanks to Sister Helen Julia.


Parish/School Announcements

  • Diocesan Publications:  Jim Mazza a representative of Diocesan Publications (our bulletin publisher,) will be here at St. Lawrence soon.  He will be renewing present advertisements and seeking new ones.  If interested, please call the parish office, or you may contact Jim directly at 513-748-3007 or e-mail at  We feel this is an excellent service and that the sponsors get good coverage with their ads.  THANKS TO YOU and DIOCESAN PUBLICATIONS, the bulletin is published weekly at no cost to the parish.

  • It’s Buddy Card time:  LaRosa’s Buddy Cards are available for $10 through St. Lawrence School.  Each card is loaded with 14 money saving deals.  Buy one large pizza; get one large cheese pizza free!  Cards are good for twelve full months after you activate your card.  This feature is especially great if you are planning to give Buddy Cards as gifts: buy now and activate the card later.  You may purchase these cards in the school office between 8am -3:30pm every school day.  The school gets a profit of $5 per card.  Thanks for all you do to support St. Lawrence School. 

  • Friends of CISE 34th annual raffle will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014.  There will be a $10,000 grand prize plus other cash awards and prizes.  Cash prize tickets are $100 each.  Gift basket chances are $34 each or 5/$100.  For more information or to purchase tickets call Pete Bushelman at 821-7125 or the CISE office at 421-3131 ext 2752.  Winners will be drawn by Bishop Joseph Binzer at the Cathedral reception on Saturday, December 6.  Proceeds provide tuition aid to low income students attending eight urban Catholic elementary schools in Cincinnati. The schools supported by CISE are St. Boniface, Corryville Catholic, St. Francis de Sales, St. Francis Seraph, Holy Family, St. Joseph, St. Lawrence and Resurrection.

  • Athenaeum of Ohio announces that registrations for the spring semester are now being accepted.  The spring semester begins on Monday, January 5, 2015 and concludes on Saturday, May 9, 2015.  It is suggested that students register as early as possible in order to have book orders placed and books available for the first day of class.  All textbooks will be ordered for all registered students.  The prices for all textbooks sold are below the retail price.  For information concerning textbooks, please contact the Seminary Student Store at 231-3386 or check our website at (click on “Students” then “Bookstore”)  For further information , please feel free to contact the Registrar’s Office at 231-2223 or email at

  • Bus Pilgrimage to the March for Life 2015:  The west side parishes will once again take a bus pilgrimage to the “March for Life” in Washington D.C., January 21-23, 2015.  The cost is very reasonable, and more importantly you will have an opportunity to take a public stand for life.  To get more information or to sign up call Janet at 451-0331.  

StL Athletic Association News

  • Board Member Elections:  Each year at our November meeting, we hold elections for Board positions. This year, elections will be held on November 19th.  The following positions are open:  Board Member(1), Parish Council Rep(1) and Secretary. Please consider joining our board.  Playing sports is an important part of a child's growth and we need parents and grandparents(or anyone, really) who wants to help us provide this important experience for our children. Requirements vary for each position, but generally require you to attend one meeting per month. Please call John Schlacter at 251-1208 if you are interested in running for a position or would like additional information on positions. 

  • Sport Coordinator Positions:  We are in need of a Girls Volleyball coordinator and Soccer coordinator the upcoming seasons.  Please consider becoming a coordinator.

  • Important Dates:  Did you know our Athletic Association has monthly meetings that are open to ALL who wish to come?  General Meetings(open to ALL) are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8:00 pm and our next meeting is November 19th at 8:00 pm.  Please consider coming to our meetings!  

  • Mark your calendar for the following upcoming events/meetings:  November 19th:  General Meeting with Board Member Elections December 17th:  Hall of Fame Celebration(Open to all past Hall of Fame inductee's and the 2014 Nominee's and their families)


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. 


3680 Warsaw Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45205
Rectory: 921-0328 
School: 921-4996 
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  They were mentioned on the "Sonrise Morning Show" with a link on their Facebook page also.









Thursdays from 3pm - 5pm.  Confessions from about 3:25pm to 3:55pm.

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@, 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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