Entries for September 2018
ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES are scheduled for the following dates:
SUNDAY Dec. 16th 9:10-10am - Islam #101
Each session will begin with a presentation of 20 minutes. The balance will be dedicated to your questions. Note that all of these are during PREP. The location is at St. Lawrence Hall.
We have a need for more Eucharistic ministers for weekend Mass at St. Lawrence. This ministry is an important component to allowing us to provide the Eucharist under both species. Contact the Parish office if interested. Please pray and see if you can contribute to this ministry.
We have had some wonderful volunteers who have retired after years of service. We could use new blood to distribute Holy Communion at Masses. Interested? Contact Marie Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org or the parish office. We will train you. Maybe some who serve in another role may want to rotate to this ministry.
"Canticle of the Sun"-written by St. Francis of Assisi
O most High, almighty, good Lord God,
to you belong praise, glory, honor, and all blessing!
Praised be my Lord God with all creatures,
and especially our brother the sun,
which brings us the day and the light;
fair is he, and shining with a very great splendor:
O Lord, he signifies you to us!
Praised be my Lord for our sister the moon,
and for the stars,
which God has set clear and lovely in heaven.
Praised be my Lord for our brother the wind,
and for air and cloud, calms and all weather,
by which you uphold in life all creatures.
PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST Sunday October 7th 8am-12:30pm at Saint Lawrence Parish Center
Adults: $8 in advance $9 at the door; Kids 12 & under: $4.50
Parish Activity Committee Fundraiser-Proceeds Benefit St. Lawrence Parish
Contact any PAC Committee Person:
Judy & Dan Campion, Dianne Fisher,
Laura & Bob Gilson, Sally Hilsher,
Tom & Pat Kaczmarek, Janey & Mike Karney,
Heather Kriner, Brendan Kriner, Diann Mason
Mary McCormick, Jack Peck and Kelly Wrightson
Several people have voiced an interest in organizing extra activities for our parishioners aged 14-18 years (high school). We are having an OPEN HOUSE for students and adults interested in helping. Pass the word and Join us on Thursday, September 27th 6:30pm in the RAC. Contact email@example.com.
Let's brainstorm together!
Please check out our new bulletin which should be fun and easy to read! You can download the bulletin right from our website. As we grow, this should help us highlight the robust life of our parishes. Special thanks to Sally Hilsher and Hilsher Graphics for their creativity in producing this new style. Meanwhile, we are always looking for innovative ideas. Email us and let us know if you have any Church Good News, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Milestones, etc. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Coffee Fellowship – Please Join Us!
St. Lawrence Parish Coffee Fellowship is after the Sunday 8:00am Mass in the Church Hall the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, unless notice is given ahead for a change. Join us December 16th. The sign-up poster is in place in the church vestibule, please mark what you can bring for refreshments, we will make the coffee and offer juice.
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MEETING FOR ALL CATECHISTS is Sunday September 16th after the 10:30am Mass. There will also be a Commissioning of all Catechists during the 10:30am Mass at St. Boniface on the same day. We will meet in the RAC Room after Mass.
Please join us in welcoming Fr. James Kgunya (Priest from Kenya, East Africa) who will be visiting our parish September 8 th & 9th . Fr. James Kagunya is a diocesan priest from the diocese of Nakuru. Presently, the diocese of Nakuru is involved in pastoral care and promoting human development activities to a Catholic population of approximately 650,000 in the counties of Nakuru and Baringo. In the Northern enclaves of Baringo and East Pokot, drought is ravaging thousands and dangerously leaving many more to be dependent on food aid. There are reports of human and livestock deaths as a result of acute food shortage. The...
Across the diocese, we are observing 24 hours of prayer for Atonement & Healing regarding sexual abuse.
It will be held this Friday 14th, the Feast of the Holy Cross and on Saturday 15th, Our Lady of Sorrows.
Regular 8am Mass - St Boniface
Special Evening Prayer with Exposition at 6:30 pm - St Lawrence
Special Mass at 8am - St Boniface
We hope you will join us to pray that our sins may be atoned and healing will come to those affected.
CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL DATE is Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm in the St. Boniface Church with Sponsor. This celebration is for those who have completed the 2 year program and are entering into 9th grade in the fall.
Reminder: CONFIRMATION is scheduled for September 18, 2018 5:00pm Confirmation Mass is Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 5:00pm at St. Boniface Church – Confirmation Candidates need to be at the church by 4:00pm for picture and seating.
What to wear at the Confirmation Mass: Young men should wear dress slacks and dress shirt with a tie, and dress shoes. (No white sneakers &ndash...
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The #LeaveAMark Day of Service for the Diocese of Scranton is taking place here in Williamsport. This is a great opportunity to get out in the community and do some work.
I have been in contact with a few areas to serve and I will update all on those places. The SPCA is hosting a group, Expectations, Frieside Place, Local food pantries, and Family Promise are looking to accommodate us as well. But please send this out to your students, young adults and families. This is also a great time for school students to get a jump on their service hours as well as confirmation students.
It will be Saturday...