Saint Lawrence Parish

206 Second Street South
P.O. Box 246
Alma, WI 54610
Rectory Phone: (608) 687-3496
Office Phone: (608) 687-8418
tresecclesiae@gmail.com

MASS TIMES

FridayDec 13

  • 8:00 am Mass(Immaculate Conception, Fountain City)

    All Entrusted to Our Pastor’s Care

  • 11:00 am Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)

    † Cheryl Benusa

SaturdayDec 14

  • 4:30 pm Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)

    † Al Slaby

  • 7:15 pm - 7:45 pm Confession(St. Boniface, Waumandee)

SundayDec 15

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

    † Patrick Leahy

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

    † Carl & Donna Bushman

MondayDec 16

  • NO Mass

TuesdayDec 17

  • 5:30 pm Mass(St. Boniface, Waumandee)

    † Barb Schwertel

WednesdayDec 18

  • 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)

    † Ed Helmueller

  • 1:30 pm Mass(St. Michaels A.L.)

    † Gerry Piechowski

ThursdayDec 19

  • 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)

    Living & † Deceased Members of the St. Lawrence PCCW


FROM OUR PASTOR

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: December 9, 2019

12-08-2019Father Prince Raja

Since December 8, 2019, is the Second Sunday of Advent, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is transferred to Monday, December 9, 2019. The obligation to attend Mass, however, does NOT transfer. The Optional Memorial of Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, December 9, is omitted this year. (From the USCCB)

On the 8th of December the Church celebrates the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. In teaching that Mary was immaculately conceived, the Catholic Church teaches us that from the very moment of her conception, the Blessed Virgin Mary was free from all stain of original sin. This simply means that from the very beginning, Mary was in a state of grace, sharing in God's own life, and hence she was free from the sinful inclinations which have beset human nature after the fall.

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SAINT LAWRENCE EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

St. Lawrence PCCW Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendars for these and strongly consider being part of these! YOUR help, ideas, talents and presence will be greatly appreciated!

  • December PCCW Meeting - Mon, Dec 2 at 6:00pm
  • We host the Ecumenical Christmas Tea on Sun, Dec 8 at 1:30pm. More information to be announced.
  • Annual Cookie Walk: Special Baking Night - Wed, Dec 11 starting at 5:00pm and the Cookie Walk event on Sat, Dec 14, 9:00-11:00am.
DEC14

St. Lawrence Cookie Walk

Dec 14, 2019

Each family is asked to donate 6 dozen cookies or make a $25 donation to the PCCW in lieu of making cookies. Please drop cookies at church before 7:00pm on Fri, Dec 13 or by 7:30am on Sat, Dec 14.

We are also in need of 12-18 workers for the Cookie Walk! Workers are need for set-up and on the day of the walk. There will betwo shifts: 7:30-9:30am or 9:00-11:00am. Please sign up on the work schedule that is on the bulletin board or call Ellie Taverna at 715-673-4072 or 715-279-2631 if you wish to help! This is a fun and sweet event and many hands make the work that mucheasier!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEC24

Christmas Mass Schedule

Dec 24, 2019 - Dec 25, 2019

Christmas Eve: 4:30pm St. Boniface, Midnight Mass St. Lawrence

Christmas Day: 9:00am Immaculate Conception

DEC31

Wed, Jan 1 - the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - is a Holy Day of Obligation

Dec 31, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020

Mass times:
Tue, Dec 31: 6:00pm Vigil Mass at St. Boniface
Wed, Jan 1: 8:00am at St. Lawrence, 5:30pm at Immaculate Conception

Christmas Midnight Mass Choir Practice

Choir practice for the Midnight Mass of Christmas will be held on Mondays at 6:30pm at St. Lawrence Church, Alma, starting on Mon, Dec 2.

Dec 2, 9, 16, 23 at 6:30pm

Holiday Decorating

Advent Wreath and other decorations may go up after Sun, Nov 24. Parish Christmas Decorating will be held after the Masses on Dec 21/22. Families are encouraged to come and help. Confirmation students, needing Service Hours are definitely encouraged to participate.

DEC15

Christmas Caroling

Dec 15, 2019: 11:00am

Join us for Christmas Caroling at 11:00am (after the 10:00am Mass) at St. Michael’s Assisted Living. We will sing with the residents and then go to the Fountain City Eagle Bluff Apartments.

DEC16

Christmas Midnight Mass Choir Practice

Dec 16, 2019: 6:30pm

Choir practice for the Midnight Mass of Christmas will be held on Mondays at 6:30pm at St. Lawrence Church, Alma, starting on Mon, Dec 2.

DEC18

St. Boniface School Christmas Program

Dec 18, 2019: 6:30pm

The St. Boniface students will be putting on a Christmas program on Wed, Dec 18 at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

DEC18

Advent Devotions

Dec 18, 2019: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be held during Advent on Wed, Dec 4 and Wed, Dec 18 at 7:00-8:00pm at Immaculate Conception Church in Fountain City.

DEC21

Christmas Church Decorating

Dec 21, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019

Parish Christmas Decorating will be held after the Masses on Dec 21/22. Families are encouraged to come and help. Confirmation students, needing Service Hours are definitely encouraged to participate.

DEC23

Christmas Midnight Mass Choir Practice

Dec 23, 2019: 6:30pm

Choir practice for the Midnight Mass of Christmas will be held on Mondays at 6:30pm at St. Lawrence Church, Alma, starting on Mon, Dec 2.