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Father Bill's Pastor's Corner -- First Communion
This weekend we welcomed half of our 24 children to First Holy Communion. It’s always a joyful day to watch their enthusiasm as they become more "grownup" in following Jesus. Let's pray that they always hunger for the Bread of Life. Moreover, we hope that it touches their parents in new ways to energize an older faith. Like marriage, the relationship with Jesus Christ requires relentless effort. But it’s worth it. First Communion Video First Communion was held on Saturday and was streamed live on FB.  You can watch it here.

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St. Lawrence Parish Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes
Saint Lawrence Parish Pastoral Council met on June 22, 2020. Click HERE to view the minutes from the meeting.

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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Posted on June 26, 2020 in: General News

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
On Saturday, June 27th, eleven students celebrate their First Holy Communion with their families.  Congratulations to-- Jensen Armond Charlotte Beiter Valerie Beiter Noah Dawes Aubrey Holt Jackson Masters Quillen McPherson Marianna Nasdeo Euan Regalado Thomas Reid, Jr. Madelyn Weigle Please continue to pray for these children as they come forward to receive Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament at weekend Masses.

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New Scam Alert

Posted on June 24, 2020 in: General News

New Scam Alert
Alert: Please do not respond to any emails or text messages from Fr. Bill requesting money or gifts cards, these are scams. **Please follow the instructions below if you think you were a victim of a scam:  How to Report Spam Text Messages If you get an unwanted text message, there are three ways to report it: Report it on the messaging app you use. Look for the option to report junk or spam. How to report spam or junk in the Messages app How to report spam on an Android phone Copy the message and forward it to 7726 (SPAM). ...

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July 17th-18th Rummage Sale
St. Lawrence Parish Activity Committee is planning a Parish Rummage Sale July 16, 17 & 18, 2020 at the St. Lawrence Church Hall.  The Rummage Sale may be the only fund raiser we have this year, we are looking for volunteers to help with set-up day Thursday July 16th from 9:00am throughout the day until finished; at the sale on Friday and Saturday July 17th & 18th from 8:00am until 1:00pm each day. We are taking action to be safe, face covering, plastic gloves, hand sanitizer, social distancing. Please call Dianne Fisher 570-322-3278 or Judy Campion 570-323...

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Food Pantry

Posted on June 15, 2020 in: General News

Food Pantry
The following item request for June is canned fruit. Thank you to all families for supporting St. Joseph the Worker Food Pantry (working in affiliation with Central PA Food Bank), also need for distribution: Instant mashed potatoes, Canned fruit, Canned vegetables, Gravy, Cranberry sauce, Bag cookies, Fruit snacks, Hot Chocolate packets, Grocery gift cards (any amount). Contact persons with questions: Sue Lingg SB 570-322-8349 and Dianne Fisher SL 570-322-3278.

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Father Bill's Pastor's Corner
Today on Corpus Christi, we elevate the importance of Christ's real presence in the consecrated bread and wine. But as our world struggles with prejudice, its crucial to also remember that Jesus wants us to use the Eucharist as a way of becoming the Body of Christ. "But God has so constructed the body as to give greater honor to a part that is without it, so that there may be no division in the body but that the parts may have the same concern for one another. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it". 1 Cor 12:24 We can't simply tolerate, we must...

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Vigil for Racial Justice

Posted on June 12, 2020 in: General News

Vigil for Racial Justice
One of my favorite saints is Moses the Ethiopian.  His black skin on holy icons surrounded by gold leaf has always attracted me as a symbol of sanctity in our midst. To remind ourselves of the beauty of all of God's creation, and to hope that we can restore some of the damage we have done because of slavery and centuries of oppression, there will be a prayer service. After work, join us on Thursday June 25th at 5:30pm at St Boniface.   (Fr Bill) "My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim t...

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Carnival News  - Pierogi Night
Our second night making pierogis is planned for Monday June 29th in the school gym. No experience necessary! Bring a rolling pin and a smile. We will be practicing social distancing as best we can (please wear a mask if you can) so we will need extra runners which is a great job for teenagers looking for hours or something to do. Please consider giving up a small amount of time.  Please continue to watch for bulletin or online announcements about the carnival.   Please mark your calendars and come join the fun! Please continue to watch for bulletin or online...

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Carnival

Guidelines as we Reopen

Posted on June 03, 2020 in: General News

Guidelines as we Reopen
See the attached pdf

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Prayers and Remembrances

Posted on June 03, 2020 in: General News

Prayers and Remembrances
PRAY FOR OUR LOVED ONES Donald E Fischer, Gregg E Fischer, Rick Livermore, Mary Williams, Tillie Matlock, Kathy Richardson, Dr. Albert Liddell, Deb Noviello, Caleb Leone, Christina Falck-Armstrong, Dorothy Kriesher, Al Sodergren, Sr. Rita Naughton, Judith Waldman, Harold Shollenberger, Emily McDonald, Marge Connors, Canavan Family, Hapeman Family, Tracey Liddington, Charlene Efird, Kurt Hetrick, Carol Bower, Larry Sauers, Kay McGonnell, Ernest Montgomery, Don & Sandee Jacopetti, Ray Hoffman, Adina Caschera, Debbie Johnson-Roig, Shirley Smith, Mary Margaret Eck, Leona...

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