Saint Lawrence Parish

206 Second Street South
P.O. Box 246
Alma, WI 54610
Rectory Phone: (608) 687-3496
Office Phone: (608) 687-8418
tresecclesiae@gmail.com

MASS TIMES

TuesdayOct 15

  • 5:30 pm Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)

    † Anne Marie McCann

WednesdayOct 16

  • 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)

    Living & Deceased Members of the St. Lawrence PCCW

  • 1:30 pm Mass(St. Michaels A.L.)

    † Elmer Duellman

ThursdayOct 17

  • 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)

    † Jerry Neitzel

FridayOct 18

  • 8:00 am Mass(Immaculate Conception, Fountain City)

    † Eugene & Helen Gabrick

  • 11:00 am Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)

    † Al Slaby

SaturdayOct 19

  • 7:15 pm - 7:45 pm Confession(St. Boniface, Waumandee)
  • 8:00 pm Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)

    All Entrusted To Our Pastor’s Care

SundayOct 20

  • 7:15 am - 7:45 am Confession(St. Lawrence, Alma)
  • 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)

    † Glenn Brommer

  • 10:00 am Mass(Immaculate Conception, Fountain City)

    † Patricia Ramer

MondayOct 21

  • NO Mass

FROM OUR PASTOR

A closer look at gratitude

10-13-2019Father Prince Raja

During the Ordinary Time of the year, for Sunday liturgy we normally listen to a particular Gospel. This year we are listening to the Gospel of Luke. The first reading is selected from the Old Testament in such a way as to correspond to the gospel text, while the 2nd reading from the Epistles follows its own sequence. Today, the first reading and the gospel text have extraordinary similarities. Both are stories about lepers being healed; in both stories there are expressions of gratitude; and both are about outsiders!

Let us begin by looking at some of the interesting details in the gospel text of today so as to appreciate the context of the story, and then we can reflect a little deeper on the theme of gratitude.

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SAINT LAWRENCE EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

St. Lawrence Organ Key Campaign

We are embarking on a program to enrich the lives of our congregation and friends through the beauty of a new Allen Organ. This instrument will greatly enhance our music program and add to our worship experience. All members and friends are invited to participate in this worthy and lasting project.

The cost of the new organ is approximately $33,800.00 plus tax; that is $220.00 a key or pedal.

If you would like to contribute or make a pledge to our new organ key campaign, please pick up a pledge/contribution form and envelope in the back of St. Lawrence Church. You may place your pledge or contribution in the donation can or collection basket at Mass. When making a financial contribution please indicate “St. Lawrence Organ Fund”. We thank you for your support.

St. Lawrence PCCW Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendars for these and strongly consider being part of these! YOUR help, ideas, talents and presence will be greatly appreciated!

  • November PCCW Meeting - Mon, Nov 4 at 6:00pm
  • December PCCW Meeting - Mon, Dec 2 at 6:00pm
  • We host the Ecumenical Christmas Tea on Sun, Dec 8 at 1:30pm. More information to be announced.
  • Annual Cookie Walk: Special Baking Night - Wed, Dec 11 starting at 5:00pm and the Cookie Walk event on Sat, Dec 14, 9:00-11:00am.

St. Lawrence Quilting Group

St. Lawrence Quilting Group will begin meeting at 1:00pm in the church undercroft. They will meet through November; the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Anyone is welcome to join! Questions? Please call Louise at 685-4188.

OCT27

St. Lawrence Brunch Social

Oct 27, 2019: 9:00am

NOTE: Last Brunch Social of 2019

Parishioners whose last names begin with A-K bringing the egg and french toast bakes. All are invited to come and join family, friends and neighbors for a delicious breakfast!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Envelopes

There was a mix up at the printers for the envelopes. Immaculate Conception parishioners will be getting envelopes that have St. Boniface on them. You can throw them away. A new set with Immaculate Conception will be sent to you shortly. St. Lawrence & St. Boniface parishioners should be getting their envelopes as normal.

Sacristans Needed

Our parishes are in desperate need of Sacristans. Sacristans assist and work under the direction of the pastor and deacon to prepare for Mass and help maintain the Sanctuary. Duties include setting the Lectionary and Sacramentary for Mass; setting out enough hosts and wine for the consecration; setting out clean hand towels, purificators and corporals; ensuring that all the liturgical ministers have arrived for Mass.

A Sacristan should have knowledge of the Liturgical Calendar and the proper process for cleaning ciboria, and chalices. Additionally, it is helpful for a Sacristan to have understanding of special celebrations in the Church. Sacristans generally arrive at Mass 30 minutes prior to Mass to set up and stay 30 minutes afterward to see clean-up has been completed.

These ministries are opened to anyone (Male or Female) who has been confirmed and attend Mass regularly or weekly at one of our three parishes. Sacristan training will be provided for those interested.

If you are interested in becoming a sacristan, please contact Deacon Wendt or Lori Wendt; 626-2611 ext. 3 or deaconwendt@gmail.com.

OCT15

Arcadia Deanery Spirituality Gathering

Oct 15, 2019: 7:00pm

at St. Mary's, Galesville

The speaker will be Deb Hansen, Spiritual Director, Franciscan Spirituality Center. Topic: Stones, Hugs, and Brother Sun: Stories of Beauty and St. Francis. Please bring nonperishable food items and egg cartons for the G.E.T. Food Pantry

OCT20

Waumandee Plow Day

Oct 20, 2019: 11:00am - 4:00pm

There will be a craft show, delicious food, plowing and a tractor parade. Plus do not miss the Pumpkin Canon. If you are interested in being a crafter call Darlene Slaby at 626-3301 or would like your tractor in the parade call Rick Reuter at 626-3481. Come and enjoy the day!

OCT23

Supper and Ice Cream Social Fundraiser for the new organ for St. Lawrence Parish

Oct 23, 2019: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

at St. Lawrence Church, serving 4:00-7:00pm

Menu: BBQ sandwiches and hotdogs, chips, pickles and ice cream with many toppings to choose from!! Coffee and beverages will be provided. There will also be a basket raffle! Come one, come all!

OCT24

Theology Uncorked

Oct 24, 2019: 7:00pm

at at The Oaks Wine Bar, 75 W 3rd St, Winona, MN 55987

Todd Graff, Director of Lay Formation and RCIA for the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, will be with us for his talk, “The Lay Vocation ~ Disciples and Co-Workers in the Vineyard.” Pope Francis has called on lay women and men to bring “the perfume of Christ’s love” into every setting of daily life – home, work, neighborhood, civic life, etc. As the lay faithful, we have a particular calling and vocation within the Church to be the presence of Christ in the world.

Bring your thoughts and questions, and enjoy a cool drink as we reflect together on this challenging and life-giving vocation.

OCT26

Men of the Cross Conference

Oct 26, 2019

This year’s theme is The Father’s Way. A special rate is being offered for Father-Son attendees. The conference is held in La Crosse on Sat, Oct 26, and sure to engage men of all ages. For more details and to register, go to menofthecross.org.

OCT27

Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation

Oct 27, 2019: 6:00pm

at Holy Family Church in Arcadia

NOV9

Women of Christ Conference

Nov 9, 2019

Come & See: He delights in you! Speakers include Kimberly Hahn, Steve Ray, and more. Archbishop Listecki and Bishop Hying will also help celebrate and bring to light the authenticity and truth of God’s gifts just for women. Registration is now open at womenofchrist.net.

NOV23

Hand-crafted Olive Wood Carvings

Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019

Blest Art is looking forward to a visit to our parishes on the weekend of Nov 23-24. They will have hand-craftedolive wood carvings for sale that help support Catholic and Christian families in the Holy Land.