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!


As of July 25, 2020, per the Governor's Executive Order 20-81, people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses, unless alone.

Sunday Mass has resumed at 10am.

Mass will stay at 10am through the end of December.   

Weekday Mass is Tuesdays at 8am.

Saturday Mass at St Marcus will resume on September 19th. Social distance is in place for Mass and masks must be worn by state mandate.

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

Wednesday Evening Classes:

As we firm up plans to partner with you in the faith formation of your children, we have needs for teachers in the upper grades as well as helpers for numerous tasks.. Please contact Betty for further information on this incredible opportunity or to offer your services as teacher. You'll receive all needed assistance.
We plan to begin classes on Oct. 7th.  We’re formulating a plan for how to safely come together using the guidelines from the MDH and our Bishop.  Know that those plans will be fluid and we thank you for your patience.  We did not have the opportunity to pre-register in the Spring as usual, so we’re anticipating that all registered students from last year plan to return unless we hear from you.  If you are new to our Parish or have a first grader, we need you to contact Betty (968-6595) or the Parish office (968-7502) to assist us in our planning.  
Confirmation (grade 11) Class resumes on Oct. 14th at 6:45 in the church lower level. 
Confirmation (grade 10) Watch for information via mail regarding your classes.

Faith Formation Registration Form 2020 (click 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

Mass Intentions are as follows:

Sep 1: +Phil Moeller

Sep 6: + Mary Ellen Kampa

Sep 8: +Harry Herbst

Sep 13: +Joe Moeller

Sep 15: +Bill David

Sep 20: +Tom Corrigan

Sep 22:+ Carylynn Jurek

Sep 23: *For the People

Sep 29: +Virginia Peschl



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

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.