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:
Hall events will be allowed to
re-open beginning June 1, 2021

Council Meetings:
Next Meeting: Nov. 15th 7:00pm


***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.

Faith Formation Registration Form 2021-2022 (click here)

Faith Formation begins Wednesday, Oct 6th 6:45pm

Confirmation - Grade 11

Confirmation Meeting on Sept 22th 6:45-8:00pm at the Parish Hall

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

Weekday Mass is Tuesdays at 8am.

September 8, 2021

***UPDATED Parish/Diocesan Ministries COVID-19 Preparedness Guidance



As the COVID 19 pandemic continues to subside, the bishops of Minnesota have made the decision together to reinstate the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.

Please click link here for accompanying document with full information.



COVID 19 Protocol Updates: May 14, 2021

The Bishop will be making significant changes to our diocese’s pandemic protocols for parish events and liturgies that will take effect later this month.

Although restrictions are being removed at the diocesan level, pastors have the authority and the Bishop’s support to retain any of the past protocols if they deem them to be in the interest of the health and safety of their parishioners.

Updates for St. Marcus and St. Lawrence will be made available May 23rd. (click link here)

Additional information can be found on the diocesan website:


Bishop Andrew Cozzens, as Vicar of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has an urgent request that he has asked us to share with every priest, parish, and school. You can watch his short video message here.



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


Homily homework for Sept 12th: James 2:14-18
Homily homework for Sept 19th: Matthew 6

Homily homework for Sept 26th: 1 Corinthians 12

The Tenants of the Plantation

Father Joe's Pastoral Nature Notes

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

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.



*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 Kathy.