Mass of Thanksgiving – Misa de Accion de Gracias

Mass of Thanksgiving – Gratitude for the 2019 Diocesan Appeal The Diocese of Rockford announced that Bishop Malloy will be holding  special mass on March 26, 2020 at 6PM in the Cathedral of St. Peter 1243 N. Church St., in Rockford. The mass is in thanksgiving for the generosity of the diocese in the appeal for 2019. Read more here English Espanol  

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

UPDATED – Join Father Andrew on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Where: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Israel) & Medjugorje (Croatia) When: September 23 – October 4, 2020 The trip will be an English Language journey. Spiritual Directors for the trip will be: Father Andrew Mulcahey of St. Laurence Parish – Elgin & Father Adalberto Sanchez of St. Rita of Cascia – Aurora Cost…

Action Alert – Abortion Legislation

Action Alert – Abortion Legislation The extreme abortion legislation that has been introduced in Illinois has taken its first step in the legislative process, and we are asking for your help. If you attended Mass at a parish in the Diocese of Rockford this weekend, you likely heard the letter that Bishop Malloy wrote to the people of the diocese (click here to read his…

Giving Tuesday

Most people think of 501C3 organizations for #Giving Tuesday We would appreciate it if you would think of contributing to one of our efforts for #Giving Tuesday.  Here are a number of ways you can support St. Laurence Parish and School on this Giving Tuesday! Think about our: Save our School Fund St. Vincent DePaul Society Diocesan Stewardship Account Fuel Fund Building Improvement Fund Catholic…

Another Look at Contraception

Some contraception preventatives can cause an early abortion. Advocates of contraception claim it doesn’t cause abortions. However, that claim rests on an inaccurate redefinition of “pregnancy” as beginning only after an embryo successfully implants in the mother’s uterus. This, then, excludes from the meaning of abortion all pills and devices that cause the death of an embryo before implantation. Yet it’s scientifically indisputable that a new human life begins…

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