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:

Are postponed until further notice due to recommendations from the Diocese to suspend all in person meetings through the end of the year.

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

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


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

Wednesday Evening Classes:

Our Bishop has extended the suspension of all gatherings outside of Sunday worship to at least February 1, 2021.

Students in grades 1-9: should continue their studies as outlined in the assigned textbooks. Believe it or not, we’re approaching the halfway mark of our year of studies; thank you for your commitment to carrying out the Baptismal call to raise your children in the Catholic Faith.  Please contact Betty if you need assistance or have questions.

Grade 10 Confirmation Students: you will be contacted soon with the outline for the course of your studies.  It is our hope to bring you together for class, following guidelines, once our Bishop has deemed it okay to safely come together.

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:


Jan 1: + Ralph Corrigan

Jan 3: + Phil Moeller

Jan 5: + Janet Hoff

Jan 10: + Virginia Peschl

Jan 12: + Richard W Kutz

Jan 17: * For the People

Jan 19: +Phyllis Kaproth

Jan 24: *+CCW Members Living & Deceased 

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 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 / / 

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.