Saint Lawrence Parish206 Second Street South
P.O. Box 246
Alma, WI 54610
Rectory Phone (608) 687-3496
Mobile Phone: (608) 323-0302
- 7:15 am - 7:45 am Confession(St. Lawrence, Alma)
- 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)
† Deb Rotering
- 10:00 am Mass(Immaculate Conception, Fountain City)
Parents of Norris & Rhonda Abts
- 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)
- 8:00 am Mass
† Deceased Siblings of Al & Darlene Slaby
- 2:00 pm Mass
Marvin & Betty Abts by The Family
- 5:30 pm Mass
Vocations To The Priesthood
- NO Mass(Lucille Bagniewski by Jean Sullivan (Father will take Intention with him))
- 7:15 pm - 7:45 pm Confession(St. Boniface, Waumandee)
- 8:00 pm Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)
In Thanksgiving to Fr. Jazdzewski for 7 yrs of service to our Parishes
FROM OUR PASTOR
Social Concerns06-24-2018Fr. Brian Jazdzewski
In the diocesan offices, we have an office dedicated to Social Concerns. Historically the office was also known as Social Justice, Community Service, Social Outreach, Social Ministry and the like. I offer a reminder about these titles to attain a nuance regarding the subject of this week’s reflection. Here is the main quotation from our dioceses office of Social Concerns:
Seeking to affirm and support parish commitment and creativity in social ministry while defending human life and dignity. Then, to be more specific, these are some of the main areas into which particular ministry is directed: Catholic Charities & Missions. Catholic Relief Services. Catholic Social Teaching. Faithful Citizenship. Parish Social Ministry. Hispanic Ministry. Human Trafficking. Respect Life. Rural Life.
In essence, our role as Catholics is to become aware of and involved in these and other areas of social ministry. Ultimately, we are looking out for the presence of God among the human beings with whom we interact and respond to the needs which support their human dignity. And, as the Office describes, these ministries arise from a sense of creativity. So, each of us must continue to ask ourselves how much social ministry we accomplish individually and collectively.READ MORE
SAINT LAWRENCE EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
We will begin meeting again starting the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 1:00pm in the church undercroft, Feb - Nov. Anyone is welcome to join! Questions? Please call Louise at 685-4188.
We are in need of gently used bed sheets, fitted or flat; to be used for backing on quilts. Please drop them off in the back room at church or in the lower level. Thank you for your assistance in this worthwhile service enabling people in our area to stay warm and cozy.
The St. Lawrence Quilters group is in need of gently used bed sheets, fitted or flat; to be used for backing on quilts. Please drop them off in the back room at church or in the lower level. Thank you for your assistance in this worthwhile service enabling people in our area to stay warm and cozy.
Saint Lawrence PCCW Meeting
Jul 2 5:30pm
We will be having a meeting on Mon, Jul 2 at 5:30pm as we have a number of Summer events we need to plan! Please, All ladies of our parish, plan to attend!! Your ideas, suggestions and input will be very much appreciated!
We will be collecting our yearly PCCW dues after Masses on Jul 8, 15 and 22. The dues remain the same at $15 per person. If you are over the age of 75, you are an honorary member and do notneed to pay dues.
Your prayers are welcome, invited and encouraged for Catholics around the country and in our Diocese of La Crosse now and into upcoming months. The Catholics in this group include the Staff and clergy of all parishes involved. In our diocese there are over twenty pastoral assignments which will change this spring and summer. Most specifically, weoffer prayers for Fr. Prince Amala Jesuraja, Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Elmwood and Sacred Heart Parish in Spring Valley,who will become the Pastor in our cluster on Thu, Jul 5. We also pray for the people of the Church of the Sacred Heart ofJesus-Saint Patrick in Eau Claire where Fr. Brian Jazdzewski will become Pastor on the same day.
Farewell Fr. Jazdzewski
Jun 27 5:30pm
A farewell party for Fr. Brian Jazdzewski will be held at the Danzinger Vineyard on the evening of Wed, Jun 27 hosted by all three parishes. It will start with a 5:30pm Mass at St. Lawrence. Stay tuned for more details.
With historically high numbers of farmers declaring bankruptcy, there is also a high amount of distress.There is HELP. We offer two help lines: The Farmers' Hotline in Madison is 800-942-2474 & Organic Valley farmer hotlinenumber is 888-809-9297.
All 3 parishes are in need of teachers. Teaching children of this age is not difficult; they are very open to learning about the faith and the curriculum is easy to follow. Please prayerfully consider giving a little of your time and sharing your faith with these young people. If interested, please contact Father Jazdzewski or Connie Sweno at 608-687-8418 or email@example.com.
All 3 parishes are need of teachers. Immaculate Conception classes meet Wednesdays from 3:30pm–5:00 pm mid Sept-Apr. St. Boniface classes meet Wednesdays from 5:45pm – 7:00 pm mid Sept–Apr. Teaching children of this age is not difficult; they are very open to learning about the faith and the curriculum is easy to follow. Please prayerfully consider giving a little of your time and sharing your faith with these young people. If interested, please contact Father Jazdzewski or Connie Sweno at 608-687-8418 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for some help in cleaning the rectory before Father Prince arrives. If you can help, please contact Connie in the office at 608-687-8418.
If you would like a copy, call Connie Sweno at 608-687-8418 to make arrangements for pick up. The inside of the book is beautifully done.
Religious Freedom Week 2018
Jun 22 - Jun 29
This year the U.S. Bishops have transitioned the annual "Fortnight for Freedom" to "Religious Freedom Week." People of faith are committed to serving others in God's love in healthcare, child welfare, migration and refugee resettlement, education, and more. Religious freedom protects the space in which we can continue to serve. Religious Freedom Week begins Fri, Jun 22, the Feast of Sts. Thomas More & John Fisher, ends with the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, and includes the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Join Catholics across the country to pray and act for the freedom to serve faithfully and with integrity.
The Priestly ordination of Deacon Kyle Laylan and Deacon Barry Saylor will be held at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman in La Crosse at 10:00am on Sat, Jun 30. Immediately following Mass, a reception will be held at the Holy Cross Diocesan Center. For those unable to attend, you can watch the Mass live at diolc.org/live.
VBS 2018: Splash Canyon
Jul 23 - Jul 26 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Children will look into the Bible, God’s Holy Word, and learn that all God’s promises are Yes in Jesus! Kids confidently celebrate that our faithful God is with us on life’s wild ride. God saves us through Jesus and gives us life and hope every day and forever.” Splash Canyon VBS will be part of our summerschedule here at Tres Ecclesiae for students entering 1st through 8th grade. The program will include catechesis, music,snacks, beverages and crafts.
If you have comments and willingness to help, contact Amanda Burrow or Jennifer Wolfe.