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…

Help for Healing after an Abortion

Bridges of Mercy for Healing after Abortion When Darryl* started attending a parish men’s prayer group, he began to feel more connected than ever to his faith. But with his increasing engagement, he began to wonder whether God would really forgive him for encouraging and paying for the abortion of his only child. Mercy is a “bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts…

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