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The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines the sacraments as "efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions."


Celebration of the Sacraments
Baptism: First time parents must attend a baptismal class prior to the baptism of their child. Please call Fr. Joe Backowski to schedule the class and baptism.
Marriage: Please contact Fr. Joe Backowski a minimum of six months prior to your planned date and to begin the preparation process.
Anointing of the Sick: Please call Fr. Joe.Backowski.

Sacraments Contact
Father Joe Backowski


Father Joe, 320-743-2481,Ext. 2

                   (Office is at St Marcus)

(St Marcus Rectory: 320-743-6220)



Baptism is the beginning of our journey of faith within the Church. At baptism parents promise to "raise their child in the practice of the faith."


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The reception of Holy Communion begins a lifetime of being nourished by the Bread of Life, a more complete celebration of Eucharist.


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Reconciliation is celebrated at St. Lawrence on Sunday mornings at 7:15 am.


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Confirmation is a Sacrament of initiation that is closely connected to Baptism and Eucharist.


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St. Lawrence welcomes you into the journey toward celebrating the love you have discovered for each other.


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Anointingof the Sick


Anointing of the sick is available for those whose health is threatened.


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Holy Orders


All vocations are unique, special, and necessary for the Church.  Each comes with specific graces to help the vocation to excel in holiness for the greater honor and glory of God.


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