To find out how to become a member of St. Laurence Parish, or to find a service that you might need as a parishioner, please click on the topic and read the basic information. We have additional ministries in which you may become involved to help serve your community better.
Become a Member | Update Family Information | Mass Offering | Prayer List | Anointing the Sick | Names of Military | Baptism of Children | Bulletin Articles | Becoming a Catholic | Weddings | Sacrament of Reconciliation | Funerals
BECOME A MEMBER OF ST. LAURENCE
Attendance at Sunday Mass does not automatically make you a member of a Parish. If you want to become a member of St. Laurence Church, please call or stop by the Parish Office, located at 255 Jewett Street, we will get information from you and send/give you a registration form. While the Diocese of Rockford defines our parish boundaries in the map above, we welcome anyone who wishes to become a member of our parish family.
UPDATING FAMILY INFORMATION
To ensure that you receive correspondence and information from St. Laurence please keep us informed of changes affecting your family, (new telephone number, email or address change). Please click to update your information.
Masses can be celebrated for a specific intention. Intentions can be for a specific person (living or dead), family, prayer request, etc. If you wish to have a Mass celebrated, please come into the Parish Office for arrangements. The requested stipend is $10.00. Back to Top
There is a list published in the bulletin of people who have requested prayers for themselves, their families or friends who are ill or recovering. We can add them to the prayer list if these people have given permission to have their name listed. They will be on the list for one month. If you would like them on the list longer please call us. To be added to the list, call the Parish Office or send us an e-mail notice.Back to Top
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
If you or a loved one would like to receive the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick call the Parish Office or speak with Father before or after the Masses. If you are having surgery, you can be anointed before you enter the Hospital.Back to Top
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NAMES OF MILITARY
If you would like to add a name of a person serving in the military to the list in the bulletin please call us with their name, rank, and branch of service. Back to Top
BAPTISM OF CHILDREN
Parents need to be registered members and should be faithful in attending Mass. Parents are required to meet with Father Andrew before the Sacrament of Baptism will be celebrated. Plan to meet with Father Andrew during your pregnancy if possible. The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the 2nd and 4th weekends of the month. Back to Top
Articles for the bulletin must be submitted by Monday, Noon, before the Sunday you wish them to appear. Articles submitted must be approved by the pastor and will be placed in the bulletin according to needs and space available. Back to Top
If you are interested in becoming Catholic we have a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). These classes begin in September and conclude at the Easter Vigil Mass. There are approximately 10 – 12 classes. The process encourages inquirers to ask questions, learn about Christ and His teachings and the Church. Contact the Parish Office to be put on the list for the next class. The class is open to those who were baptized but not confirmed, those baptized in another faith or those who have never been baptized. Back to Top
The Sacrament of Marriage requires a preparation period which begins with the couple contacting the Parish Office at least six months before the wedding date. At least one person or their parents needs to be a member of St. Laurence Church. The minimum age to have a wedding is 19 years old. Couples need to meet with the Pastor and attend an Engaged Encounter Weekend and an NFP (Natural Family Planning) Seminar through the Diocese. Back to Top
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Confessions (reconciliations) are heard on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. The sacrament may also be celebrated at other times by an appointment with the pastor. Back to Top
Please contact the church office if you would like to have a funeral at St. Laurence. Back to Top