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 September.   

We also have Mass on Tuesdays at 8am.

At this time there will not  be Saturday Mass at St Marcus.

As soon as Saturday Mass is added to the schedule, it will be posted here and also on the St. Marcus answering machine.

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)

July 4th Raffle update This year’s raffle sales came to $8,076, just under last year’s by approx. $200.   Thank you for all who sold their tickets, making this raffle a great success!  If you have any unsold tickets, just the ticket stubs can be returned, to save on postage, if mailing back.  Otherwise, please drop unsold tickets in the collection basket on Sunday.  These need to be returned, per the MN Charitable Gambling rules.   Prizes were mailed July 6th, to the address on ticket.

2020 Raffle Winner's List

(click here)

St Cloud Diocese Camp Creation Online Vacation Bible School

August 3-7

“Camp Creation: Day by Day with God,” a free online Vacation Bible School, is being offered for parishes and families in the Diocese of St. Cloud during the week of August 3-7. It will be an ‘asynchronous’ experience — those who would like to participate may join in from 9 a.m. to noon each day during the VBS week or whenever they wish, after the activities have been posted the for each day.  Every Day of Camp  Creation will have a Bible passage from Genesis Chapter 1, songs, prayer, activities & snack ideas…& a few jokes! Start saving your empty toilet paper rolls for activities on Day 5! 

There is no need to register.

It will be hosted at: Front Page - Family Faith Formation

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:

Aug 2: For the People

Aug 4: + Jerome Kroska

Aug 9: + Marilyn "Nicky" Ruhoff

Aug 11: + Irene Schneider

Aug 16: Mass of thanksgiving

Aug 18: + Janet Hoff

Aug 23: + Rose Ann David

Aug 25: + Fr Andrew Marthaler

Aug 30: For the People



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 / /

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.

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.