Saint Lawrence Parish

206 Second Street South
P.O. Box 246
Alma, WI 54610
Rectory Phone: (608) 626-2621
Mobile Phone: (608) 323-0302
tresecclesiae@gmail.com

MASS TIMES

SaturdaySep 23

  • 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Confession(St. Boniface, Waumandee)
  • 7:15 pm - 7:45 pm Confession(St. Boniface, Waumandee)
  • 8:00 pm Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)

SundaySep 24

  • 7:15 am - 7:45 am Confession(St. Lawrence, Alma)
  • 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)
  • 10:00 am Mass(Immaculate Conception, Fountain City)

MondaySep 25

  • 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)

TuesdaySep 26

  • 8:30 am Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee
    NOTE earlier time)

WednesdaySep 27

  • 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)
  • 10:00 am Mass(St. Michael's A.L.)

ThursdaySep 28

    FridaySep 29

    • 8:00 am Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)

    FROM OUR PASTOR

    Do We Have Enough People?

    09-17-2017Fr. Brian Jazdzewski

    We are honored to celebrate Catechetical Sunday today. Catholic parishes across the United States arerecognizing people who have agreed to use their God-given talents and abilities to help form our young peoplein the ways of faith. In many cases, including our parish cluster, catechists are volunteers. Many will tell you,however, that their reward comes from deepening their relationship with Jesus, especially through the youngpeople with whom they interact. There is something really special in observing young people “get it” when “it”comes to matters of faith. There is even greater reward knowing that you have made a difference in a youngperson’s life through witnessing to the Gospel.

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    SAINT LAWRENCE EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

    SEP20

    St. Lawrence Quilting Group
    Sep 20 1:00pm

    The quilters will resume their meetings and work starting in September and continue through October and November. They will meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 1:00pm in the church basement. If you enjoy sewing and good conversation, please join us!

    SEP24

    Alma Knights of Columbus Council #6789 Punt Pass and Kick Contest
    Sep 24 11:00am

    The contest will be held at Alma area school with registration at 11:00am, competition starting at 11:30am. School boys and girls, ages 8 through 12 are invited to participate. Come and help, or just to cheer them on.

    SEP25

    Alma Knights of Columbus Council #6789 Meeting
    Sep 25 7:00pm

    in the church basement

    GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our Blessed Mother's appearance of Fatima

    We will be honoring the 100th Anniversary of our Blessed Mother's appearance at Fatima with some local prayer services. We will continue to provide First Saturday Devotions and Mass at the regular times in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Fountain City: Communal Rosary at 7:30am, Mass at 8:00am, Confessions to follow Mass. Additionally, we will be providing a prayer service on the 13th day of each month of May-October to memorialize Our Lady's historic appearance on those days. More details about devotion times and places will be forthcoming in the bulletin.

    Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

    Are you someone or do you know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic? Who was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?

    We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. There are separate sessions for children or youth. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting. For information please contact Deacon Wendt at 626-2611 ext. 3.

    Help people devastated by the flooding of Hurricane Harvey

    Donate through Catholic Charities online or by mail. Visit cclse.org/donatecc for instructions. You may also donate through the Knights of Columbus at kofc.org/un/en/charities/articles/disaster-relief.html.

    Help Wanted: Catechists and Substitutes

    We are in need of a volunteer to be Catechist in our Religious Education programs for the First Grade. We are alsolooking for some substitute Catechists. If you would like to spend some time nourishing the spiritual lives of our childrenplease contact Amanda Burrow at the Immaculate Conception Parish Life Center Office at 608-687-8418 or email treecclesiae.red@gmail.com.

    SEP26

    Financially Challenged? Need Guidance?
    Sep 26 7:00pm

    Do you find yourself always short on cash or unable to meet your monthly expenses? Do you want to put a savings plan in place but just can't find the right time to start? Join housing and financial counselors, Kevin Burch and Shannon Parker from Catholic Charities for a one-hour webinar on Tue, Sep 26 at 7:00pm and learn how to avoid debt, save money and plan for future dreams. Go to diolc.org/webinars to register. This webinar is free.

    SEP27

    Choir rehearsals for the upcoming 150th anniversary celebration
    Sep 27 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Choir rehearsals for the upcoming 150th anniversary celebration of the founding of St. Boniface Church will be on the following Wednesdays: Sep 27 and Oct 4 at St. Boniface in the loft from 7:00-8:00pm. Interested singers/instrumentalists from all three parishes are welcome!

    SEP30

    Children’s/youth Choir for the upcoming 150th Anniversary Celebration
    Sep 30

    The Anniversary Committee of St. Boniface has asked Deacon Wendt to form a children’s/youth choir to sing for the Bishop on Sun, Oct 8. Students in 2nd-10th grades are invited to join. Practices will be held at St. Boniface School from 9:30-10:30am on the following Saturday mornings; Sep 30 and Oct 7. Let’s help make this a special day for St. Boniface Parish. Hope to see you there. Questions: please call Deacon Wendt at 626-2611 ext. 3.

    OCT2

    Caregiver Webinar
    Oct 2 - Oct 3

    Are you taking care of an aging loved one, a person with special needs or someone who is terminally ill? Join Deb Kelsey-Davis and Kelly Johnson, the founders of Nourish, for a one-hour webinar on Mon, Oct 2 at 7:00pm or Tue, Oct 3 at 10:00am on the practical, emotional and spiritual needs of care-giving. Go to diolc.org/webinars to register. This webinar is free.

    OCT3

    Tres Ecclesiae Southern Buffalo County Food Pantry
    Oct 3 3:30pm - 7:00pm

    The next distribution will be held Tue, Oct 3 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Life Center from 5:00-6:30pm. Volunteer sign-up sheets are available in back of each of the churches for all willing volunteers. Volunteers are needed anytime between 3:30-7:00pm.

    OCT12

    “What If We’ve Been Wrong?”
    Oct 12 6:00pm

    The untold story of America’s ‘abortion king,’ Dr. Bernard Nathanson, and one woman’s mission to share his pro-life conversion. Terry Beatley, founder and president of the Hosea Initiative and author of What If We’ve Been Wrong?, was sent on a powerful mission by Dr. Nathanson as he lay dying of cancer. Terry will speak at the annual diocesan Gospel of Life Celebration on Thu, Oct 12 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Callahan at 6:00pm, with the talk at 7:00pm. Location: 712 Market Street, Marathon. Free and open to the public.