Saint Lawrence Parish

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


SundayJan 21

  • 7:15 am - 7:45 am Confession(St. Lawrence, Alma)
  • 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)

    60th Anniversary of Glenn & Grace Foegen

  • 10:00 am Mass(Immaculate Conception, Fountain City)

    † Deceased Members of the Bagniewski & Kupietz Families

MondayJan 22

  • NO Mass

TuesdayJan 23

  • 9:30 am Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)

    † Neil Bremer

WednesdayJan 24

  • 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)

    † John Lisowski

  • 1:30 pm Mass(St. Michaels A.L.)

    † Lucille Bagniewski

ThursdayJan 25

    FridayJan 26

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

      † Jerome Sobotta

    SaturdayJan 27

    • 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Confession(St. Boniface, Waumandee)
    • 4:00 pm Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)

      † Joe & Florence Fedie


    Short Fuse in the Cold Air

    01-07-2018Fr. Brian Jazdzewski

    The more I’m around people, the more it seems there is a common complaint about people just being less tolerant of each other; more quick to toss the first stones; rapid to criticize and the like. I also hear broadcasters on heavy metal genre of satellite radio to mention how people, particularly at concerts, need to be present in the moment rather than experiencing the concert through their mobile device. The said broadcaster continues to mention that people ought to be present in the moment with their families and friends. Generally speaking, in the midst of a culture in which we appear to be digitally connected, we have somehow allowed that virtual reality to deceive us into thinking that is our new reality; and somehow it’s better.



    Attention Readers and Eucharistic Ministers

    Corrected copies of the Ministry Schedule for the first half of 2018 can be found on the Bulletin Board in the church entrance.

    Mardi Gras Information

    Decorating: PCCW Members will be doing the decorating at Danzingers for our Mardi Gras event and could use your help! Please plan to join us on Sat, Feb 10 at 1:00pm at the winery! Our many hands will help make this a wonderful addition to a fun celebration! Signup sheet will also be on the church bulletin board.

    Auction Donations: Parishioners are encouraged to drop their silent & live auction donations at St. Lawrence Catholic Church undercroft on Sun, Jan 28 or Sun, Feb 4. Also you may drop them off at Kathy's Kut & Kurl, Tue-Fri. Be CREATIVE!! SURPRISE us!! Volunteer signup sheet is posted on our Church bulletin board, be sure to add your name(s)! Thank you for donating-helping-and your support! Any questions, call 1-715-673-4072.

    St. Lawrence Quilting Group

    We will begin meeting again starting the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 1:00pm in the church undercroft, Feb - Nov. Anyone is welcome to join! Questions? Please call Louise at 685-4188.


    St. Lawrence Breakfast Social
    Jan 28

    after the 8:00am Mass

    Folks whose last names begin with L-Z are asked to bring the delicious egg bakes, French toast bakes, coffee cakes, muffins, etc. Fresh fruit and beverages will be provided. All are invited!


    St. Lawrence Parish PCCW Meeting
    Feb 5 5:30pm

    We will be planning the decorating for the Mardi Gras, upcoming Breakfast Socials and future planning for the months ahead. Please come and help support our Parish Family!


    Scouts earning Religious Emblems

    All Scouts wishing to earn their Religious Emblems for the 2016-2017 year should be working on them at this time. Allapplications are due by Tue, May 1. If you are a catholic scout in a non catholic chartered unit and need information please contactthe Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting at or call 608-782-4911.

    New Faith Alive Book on the Beatitudes

    Christopher Ruff has written a new book for small groups, titled Blessed Are You and centered on the Beatitudes (available Wed, Feb 7). Like the previous books in the Discipleship Series, it includes Scripture, prayer and stories of people who exemplify each theme. It also incorporates discussion questions and a modest service component to put faith in action.

    To order ($10 each), call the Office for Ministries and Social Concerns at 608-791-0161 or email Visit for more information and a preview.


    Marches for Life – Washington, D.C. or Chicago
    Jan 14

    There are two excellent opportunities to march for life onceagain this year. The Pilgrimage for Life to Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Office for Youth and Young AdultMinistry, runs Jan 17-21. Visit and click on “Pilgrimage for Life” to sign up.

    The March for Life Chicago is one day only, Sun, Jan 14, and you can sign up by visiting and scrolling down to the link.

    Both pro-life marches have buses leaving from locations around our diocese. The La Crosse Life League is offering five$30 "scholarships" for the March for Life Chicago. Contact Marie Allen at 608-799-9196 or toapply for a scholarship.


    9 Days for Life
    Jan 18 - Jan 26

    9 Days for Life is a "digital pilgrimage" of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life. A multi-faceted novena highlighting a different intention each day provides reflections, bonus information, and suggested actions. Join to receive the novena through the 9 Days for Life app, daily emails, or daily texts. See for information.


    Diocese of La Crosse Holy Hour for Life
    Jan 22 6:30pm

    The bishops of the United States have established Jan 22 "as a particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life" (General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no. 373).

    Bishop Callahan has requested the deacons of the Diocese of La Crosse preside at a Holy Hour for Life in parishes throughout the Diocese on the vigil or Day of the National Day of Prayer and Penance. Deacon Wendt will be leading a Holy Hour on Mon, Jan 22 at 6:30pm at the Church of St. Boniface, Waumandee.

    All the faithful of the Diocese of La Crosse are invited to attend.


    St. Boniface School Winter Carnival
    Jan 27 5:00pm

    Admission $5 per person or $20 per family. Menu: Hot dog, your choice or chili or soup, sweet roll or beverage. Family fun and games. Music by Amanda Grace 5:30-6:30pm.


    Retrouvaille Retreat
    Feb 9 - Feb 11

    Retrouvaille is for couples with marital problems that want marriage help. Thosewho are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced are encouraged to consider theRetrouvaille Program. There is always hope of reviving your relationship. The next Retrouvaille weekend retreat will beheld Feb 9-11 at St. Anthony’s Spirituality Center in Marathon, WI. Space is limited.Email for more information.


    Mardi Gras 2018
    Feb 11

    St. Lawrence Parishioners will be celebrating their 5th annual Mardi Gras on Sun, Feb 11 at the Danzinger Winery of Alma. Please mark your calendars to come and enjoy a great meal, wonderful music, silent and live auctions, face painting, smiles to go, and much more! EVERYONE is invited to come & enjoy this celebration with family and friends!


    2nd Annual Franciscan CORE
    Jun 10 - Jun 15

    Viterbo University’s second annual Franciscan CORE is scheduled for Jun 10-15. This five-day summerservice camp for rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders offers education, experience, and reflection on Catholic Social Teachingthemes and principles using a Franciscan lens. Franciscan CORE seeks to develop empathetic and grounded leaders forthe world and the Church through: Compassion for those on the margins, Outreach to those in need, Reflection onGod’s call, and Experience of community and service. For more information or to apply, Registration opened Jan 1.


    National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) Leadership Training Day
    Aug 4

    at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish in LaCrosse

    This day will be presented by two national trainers from the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) Leadership Training Development Team. This is right in our back yard. Please save this date on your busy calendars and try to attend this.