Back in His Presence Update

Hello St. Laurence Parishioners, Bishop Malloy has updated Covid guidelines for the parishes. Here are the latest changes: Registration is no longer needed to attend mass and parishes are not to exceed 60% of their maximum attendance. For St. Laurence, this means a cap of 250 persons, a number which of late has rarely been reached. Eucharistic Ministers may bring Holy Communion to hospitals, the…

On-line Registration

On-line Registration for Mass not required. Effective May 1, Father Andrew has agreed to allow the discontinuation of online Mass registrations! You will still be required to check-in and wear a mask AND we will still comply with capacity limits but we are trying to ease the burden a bit for our parishioners. Thanks to all of you who have been so cooperative in using the…

Lenten Reflection – Holy Week

Father Andrew’s Lenten Reflection for Holy Week Holy Week is upon us and twice we will hear the Passion of Christ proclaimed, once on Palm Sunday, and the other on Good Friday. The holy liturgies invite us to be active participants in Christ’s redemptive suffering. It is a time unlike any other in which we can console Him through our prayer, our presence and our…

Lenten Reflection – 5

Father Andrew Lenten Reflection – 5 This is the 5th Lenten Reflection from Father Andrew. This Sunday’s readings force us to confront three GIGANTIC absurdities of our faith: We believe in a God who obeys. How can He obey, who is All-Knowing and All-Good? Who needs to obey more, the educated or the ignorant? The good, or the evil one? The one who knows and…

Lenten Reflection – Laetare Sunday

Father Andrew’s Lenten Reflection on Laetare Sunday As we get closer to the Easter celebrations, Lent’s penitential purple is lightened a shade this Sunday to rose, a lighter version of violet. While our liturgical texts still bluntly remind us this Sunday of our sinfulness and depravity they also bid us to rejoice, because God in His immeasurable mercy loves us “even when we were dead…

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