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.
FORMAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES:
WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAM:
Classes (grades 1-9) are scheduled for Dec. 13th from 6:45-8:00 p.m. (Our final class for the year 2023.) Students in grades 7 & 8 will participate in a Reconciliation Service during class this evening..
CONFIRMATION PREPARATION: (grade 10)
Class will meet on Dec.13th in the lower level of the church from 6:45-8:00. Please remember to bring all those forms and a photo. Thanks!
Ministry Volunteers for Christmas Season Masses are needed.
Please see the sign up sheet in the church entry.
Volunteers are needed for: Christmas Vigil-December 24th, Christmas Day - December 25th
Solemnity of Mary - January 1st
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.
***Tuesday Mass December 19th at St. Lawrence will be at Noon***
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
ST LAWRENCE - DUELM
VIGIL - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7TH AT 7:00PM
ST MARCUS - CLEAR LAKE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8TH AT 8:30AM
FAMILY ACTIVITY EVENING 2023
"Gentle Advent Days to all"
~ from our youngest
Faith Formation students
Resource Link to the book Father Joe referenced in his homily on Sunday, December 3rd
BLESSED SACRAMENT ADORATION
AND PERSONAL PRAYER TIME:
We have the opportunity to honor Jesus by visiting the Blessed Sacrament
after Tuesday Mass until 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.
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
Father Joe's Pastoral Nature Notes
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.
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 /www.spirit929.com /
Catholic Talk Radio: K-yes on AM 1180 or 93.5 FM /www.kyesradio.com /
St. Lawrence Church
Mass & Reconciliation
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.
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.
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
8:00 AM – St. Marcus
10:00 AM – St. Lawrence
Monday & Wednesday,
8:30 AM – St. Marcus
8:30 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.