Stations of the Cross
February 24th at St. Lawrence at 6:30pm
March 3rd at St. Marcus at 6:30pm
March 10th at St. Lawrence at 6:30pm
March 17th at St. Marcus at 6:30pm
March 24th at St. Lawrence at 6:30pm
March 31st is Holy Week, No Stations of the Cross
Annunciation of the Lord Mass at St. Lawrence on March 25th at 8am
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.
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.
Next Meeting, Mar, 1st 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 at-home studies for the present time and should continue their studies as outlined in the assigned textbooks. The season of Lent has begun (Feb.17th), a season of opportunity for prayer, fasting and almsgiving. A suggestion: the 1st Reading this weekend is the familiar story of Noah’s Ark and God’s promise to “set a bow in the clouds...”The rainbow could be a perfect symbol for the 6 weeks of Lent. For week 1, you could use the color purple (the color associated with Lent) and in a drawing or even painted on a window, the first arc of the rainbow would represent the beginning of your Lenten journey. You might use this 1st week of Lent to think about and act on ways to be better at being a disciple (helping others, food shelf donations, looking for missed opportunities). We’ll build on the rainbow theme throughout Lent. Stay tuned! Stations of the Cross will be prayed each Wednesday of Lent at 6:30 in church. Please contact Betty if you need assistance or have questions..
Grade 10 Confirmation Students: You should have received information regarding your course of studies. If you did not, please contact Betty. Please note a little change: Class will begin at 6:30 in church for the Stations of the Cross. Then we will gather for class in the Pastoral Center (masks and social distancing required) Feb. 24 from @7:00-7:45 pm.
Thank you to those families who picked up their study packets. If you still need to do this, contact Betty. Arrangements will be made for you to safely do this.
Faith Formation Registration Form 2020 (click here)
Mass Intentions are as follows:
Feb 7: + George Tischbirek
Feb 9 + Richard Kutz
Feb 14: *+ For the People
Feb 16 + Ricky Turner
Feb 17: *+ CCW Members Living & Deceased
Feb 21: + Virginia Peschl
Feb 23: + Fr Sylvester Kleinschmidt
Feb 28; + Bill David
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.
Reopening Sunday Mass at St Lawrence (click here) updated 8/25/2020
BLESSED SACRAMENT ADORATION
AND PERSONAL PRAYER TIME:
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.
Father Joe's Pastoral Nature Notes
Son's Dogs new! January 19, 2021
Winter's Tracks new! December 15, 2020
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.
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.
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
St. Marcus - Clear Lake:
About St Lawrence
We have been welcoming people through our doors since 1888.
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 /www.spirit929.com /
Catholic Talk Radio: K-yes on AM 1180 or 93.5 FM /www.kyesradio.com /
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.