Parish Office Guidelines:

Just a reminder at this time we are requesting you call ahead 320-968-7502 and make an appointment if you need to stop at the Parish Office.

Thank you!

Parish Hall Rentals:

Due to MDH COVID-19 safety guidelines, Hall events are currently not allowed, and we are unable to take reservations at this time.

Council Meetings:

Next Meeting: May 3rd 7:00pm

Wednesday Evening Classes:

Our Bishop has lifted the suspension of gatherings, effective Jan. 31, 2021, with guidelines from the MN Dept. of Health and St. Cloud Diocese still in place. See details on the diocese website.

Students in grades 1-9: Continue studies as outlined in the assigned textbooks Trees (seedlings) from the Benton County Soil & Water Conservation District as a way of celebrating Soil Stewardship Week will be distributed after Sunday Mass when the trees arrive.


***Pre-registration forms for the 2021-2022 year are posted on the Parish website below, as will as in the kiosk in the gathering space.

Pre-registration assists us immensely as we begin planning for the needs of next year which will be in-session (yeah!!) Thank you! Please contact Betty if you need assistance or have questions.

Grade 10 Confirmation Students: Will gather on Apr. 14th at 6:45 in the Parish Center.

Faith Formation Registration Form 2021-2022 (click here)

Vacation Bible School 2021:

 Attention parents of preschool thru 4th grade- if we have enough students registrations and enough volunteers, we will plan to have an outdoor VBS this year at St. Marcus. The dates would be Mon. June 14th - Thur. June 17th from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Please take a registration form at the entrance of church, fill it out, and have it back to Peggy in the St Marcus office by April 28th. After registration and volunteers forms are in, we will determine if we will host a VBS this year. 

Mass Intentions are as follows:

Apr 4: + Bernie Winkelman

Apr 6: + Sandra Hinkemeyer

Apr 11: *+ For the People

Apr 13: NO MASS

Apr 18: + Pricilla Kuhn

Apr 20: + Joe Moeller

Apr 25: + Bernie Winkelman

Apr 27: +

Regular Sunday Mass time will remain at 10am until further notice.   

Weekday Mass is Tuesdays at 8am.

For public weekend Mass.

Masks are required as per MN Governor's Executive Order 20-81

Ushers will provide direction and help you find a seat.

Please review Fr Joe's updated announcement, as well as our Reopening for Mass Plan that are available below. If you are not ready to return to Mass yet, all Catholics are still dispensed from their obligation to attend Mass until further notice.

June 10th Pastoral Announcement

May 20, 2020 Minnesota Bishop's Letter

Reopening Sunday Mass at St Lawrence (click here) updated 8/25/2020



We have the opportunity to honor Jesus by visiting the Blessed Sacrament after Tuesday Mass 8:30-11:00AM.


At least 2 or 3 people should be present during adoration times. We are in need of regular weekly adorers, so that others who may not be as available can stop and pray when they are available.

Please prayerfully consider this special time with Jesus.

Our Diocesan televised Mass reaches nearly all households in our diocese through network programming on KSTC-45 at 11:00am each Sunday morning. Featuring local priests, musicians, and lectors, this Mass is a wonderful opportunity for our homebound parishioners to enjoy their faith with the Diocese of Saint Cloud. Those who can’t watch the Mass on television are invited to view it online below.

Mass On-line

Reopening Guidelines:

Reopening Daily Mass at St. Lawrence - posted June 1, 2020

Rules for Personal Prayer and Adoration at St. Marcus

Diocese of St Cloud COVID_19 Updates







The Tenants of the Plantation

Father Joe's Pastoral Nature Notes

Son's Dogs new! January 19, 2021

Winter's Tracks new! December 15, 2020

Masked Bandit

Nimble Nuthatches

Black-capped Chickadee

Madam Marble Eye

Whispering White Pines

Thorns of Eden

Wondrously Mysterious Whitetails

Glorified Charcoal

Magnificent Easter Grass

Bluebird Easter Food

Kahnawake - The Water Speaks

Elegant Trumpeting Waterfowl


Current Events

Below is a link to the, ancient city of Nineveh, now known as Mosul.  Pictures taken of Mosul before and after ISIS:  Iraqi photographer contrasts how ancient city’s landmarks once looked and how they appear now after fanatics’ reign of terror.

Mosul Link


Confessions are by appointment only at this time. You can call 320-743-2481, extension #2 and leave a message for Fr. Joe.  You can also try: 320-743-6220. 

Link for appointment only instructions

Welcome to
St. Lawrence Church​​

Fr. Joseph Backowski


Welcome, and thank you for visiting the new St. Lawrence Catholic Parish website.


St. Lawrence Parish is located in Duelm [Foley], Minnesota. We  are a community that began in 1863 and are a community of 350 families. We are twinned with St. Marcus Parish of Clear Lake.


We welcome all visitors to share in our times of prayer.


God bless you.

Fr. Joseph Backowski

Mass & Reconciliation


8:00 AM – St. Marcus

10:00 AM – St. Lawrence



Monday & Wednesday,

8:00 AM – St. Marcus



8:00 AM – St. Lawrence



St. Lawrence – Duelm

by appointment

St. Marcus - Clear Lake:

by appointment

About St Lawrence

We have been welcoming people through our doors since 1863.

Maybe you would like to join us for one of our liturgies, through our youth ministry or education programs, possibly through one of our social events? Or might you be in need of one of our many services that we provide?

Our helpful staff and many volunteers are here to make your experience at St. Lawrence one that characterizes our small town personality, warm, friendly and welcoming.


*During these times of fear and uncertainty, now more than ever, we need to cling to the hope we have in Jesus. Please consider tuning into Spirit 92.9 and K-yes on AM 1180 or 93.5 FM for messaging of hope and encouragement. We know that many people are seeking positivity during this time, and you will find exactly that on these two Christian stations. See below for where to listen on the radio, with live streaming.

Contemporary Christian music: Spirit 92.9 FM / / 

Catholic Talk Radio: K-yes on AM 1180 or 93.5 FM / /

Electronic Contributions

The Church of St Lawrence offers parishioners the choice to make contributions; once a month, electronically. No more messing around with envelopes or writing checks! It’s easy to set up. Call the office at 320-968-7502 for more information.

Bulletin Information

If you wish to put some thing in the bulletin, we need the information 1 week before the bulletin actually comes out. Please give St. Lawrence related information to Ann. Please give St. Marcus related information to Peggy.