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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!

July 9, 2023

Raffle, Pull tabs, Refreshment stand featuring burgers, pork chops and more, Dessert stand, Cake Walk, Grandma’s attic, kids games, bingo in air conditioned building, live music by Stifle and more!

Annual Parish Festival checklist:

June 20th: Final planning meeting in church entry

July 8th:  Set up on Saturday at 8am, ending with lunch ~11am.

July 9th:  Final set up at 8am.  Enjoy festival 11am-4pm

July 10th:  Final clean-up will begin July 10th at 8am. 

Donations for Grandma’s Attic, Children’s Bingo and Children’s Country Store can be left in the parish house breezeway now until setup on July 8th. 

Raffle tickets and Volunteer’s list are available at church or through the parish office. The list is also posted here (click here)

Please contact Sherry Schwarzkopf at 612-219-3187, if you are able to help but have not signed up. More help is still appreciated!

Sold & unsold raffle tickets can be dropped in the collection basket through July 2nd. After that, please turn in before 3pm on July 9th.  Thank you!

VBS 2023:
A STELLAR Shine Jesus' Light week of learning and fun for PreK-4th grade students.
St. Lawrence Parish will be hosting the event this summer June 12-15 for BOTH Parishes.
Registration and further information is forthcoming.
Needed: a lot of volunteers grades 5 and up, as well as young adults and adults for a variety of assistance as aids, teachers, music, recreation, and crafts. Registration Form (click here)

Pre-registration forms for the 2023-2024 year can be turned in at your earliest convenience.

Registration Form (click here)


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

Weekday Mass is Tuesdays at 8:30am. *see note below

*At this time, Tuesday Mass is at 8:30am rather than the former 8:00am. Please check this website and the Sunday bulletin for updates.




We have the opportunity to honor Jesus by visiting the Blessed Sacrament

after Tuesday Mass 9:00-11:00AM.


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


NEW*** May 7th and May 14th, 2023 Homily Link (click here)

Homily notes July 17th 2022: Steps to join your sufferings to that of Christ’s

Homily homework for Sept 26th: 1 Corinthians 12

Homily homework for Oct 3rd: Malachi chapter 2

The Tenants of the Plantation

Father Joe's Pastoral Nature Notes

Deliverance of Rippling and Trickling

The 'Frozen' Narrow Winding Way 

The Son's Dogs

Winter's Tracks 

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

Father Joe’s note on Ukraine: 

Many of the people of Ukraine are of an ancient faith tradition, Easter Orthodox, Greek Catholics, Latin Catholics and Jews make up almost 75% of the Ukrainian population. These are our brothers and sister in the ancient faith that has been handed on to us. Please consider helping relieve the suffering financially by following the link below and selecting one of the Catholic non-profits who can bring these people aid as soon as possible. As Catholic Christians we are called to help others carry their cross just as Simon of Cyrene helped Jesus to carry his cross.


*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 Dana.

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

After the Sunday Mass

St. Marcus - Clear Lake:

Saturday at 4:00 PM

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.


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