Saint Lawrence Parish

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


SundayOct 21

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

    † Deceased Members of the Alma Knights of Columbus Council

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

    † Norbert & Doris Wolfe & John Wolfe

MondayOct 22

  • NO Mass

TuesdayOct 23

  • 5:30 pm Service(St. Boniface, Waumandee / Communion Service only)

WednesdayOct 24

  • 8:00 am Service(St. Lawrence, Alma / Communion Service Only)
  • 1:30 pm Service(St. Michael's A.L. / Communion Service Only)

ThursdayOct 25

  • 8:00 am Service(St. Lawrence, Alma / Communion Service Only)

FridayOct 26

  • 8:00 am Service(Immaculate Conception, Fountain City / Communion Service Only)

SaturdayOct 27

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

    † Eugene & Lucille Bagniewski


10-21-2018Father Prince Raja

All the three readings of today touch the theme of suffering. In the first reading of today we hear God praising a loyal Servant. Through his sufferings and death he has won healing for many. This suffering servant will offer his life in atonement. In the second reading Jesus is presented to us as a High Priest who becomes the mediator between God and man restoring all things to the Father. Since he experienced struggles of life on earth, he can sympathize with us weak human beings. He can feel for us in our weakness. In the Gospel Jesus teaches James and John and the other disciples that the real pathway to glory and honor is service and becoming a servant. The Son of man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many. Our Christian life can be summarized as a call to serve.



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.

We are in need of gently used bed sheets, fitted or flat; to be used for backing on quilts. Please drop them off in the back room at church or in the lower level. Thank you for your assistance in this worthwhile service enabling people in our area to stay warm and cozy.


Alma Knights of Columbus Columbus Day Banquet
Oct 21 9:15am

Alma Knights of Columbus will have breakfast at the Alma Hotel after morning mass on Sun, Oct 21, approximate time 9:15am. Individuals will be able to order off the regular menu each being responsible for their bill. In order to have an approximate head count please contact Curtis Noll with your reservation by Thu, Oct 18. He can be reached at 608-685-3531 or Come learn more about what the Knights of Columbus are and do.


St. Lawrence Parish Brunch Social
Oct 28 9:00am

St. Lawrence Parish will host one of their delicious Brunch Socials on after the 8:00am Mass in the church basement. St. Lawrence members whose last names begin with A-K are asked to bring egg or french toast bakes, or other brunch menu items. Beverage and fresh fruit will be provided.

Help is needed to set up on Sat, Oct 27 at 8:30am and to serve and clean up the day of starting at 7:15am. Any questions call Joette at 507-429-3848.


Saint Lawrence PCCW Meeting
Nov 5 6:00pm

*Please note new time: 6:00pm

We will be planning our December 2018 Cookie Walk and other upcoming events! Hope to see many of YOU there!



Thu, Nov 1 - All Saints Day - is a Holy Day of Obligation
Nov 1

Mass times:
8:00am - Immaculate Conception, Fountain City
12:00pm - St. Lawrence, Alma with light lunch to follow
5:30pm- St. Boniface, Waumandee


Weekend Mass Time Change
Dec 1

The weekend Mass at the Church of Saint Boniface will be offered at 4:00pm on Saturdays beginning on Sat, Dec 1.

Boy Scout Troop 110 is again selling wreaths and crosses

Help the Boy Scouts earn money for summer camp. Scout Karter Domine will place a 24” wreath or a 28” cross by gravesites at the local cemeteries. The wreaths are $17 and the crosses are $19. To place an order call Karter at 687-3230 before Sat, Oct 27.


Parish Directory Photos
Oct 11 - Oct 27

Photos will be taken on the following dates:
Immaculate Conception: Oct 11, 12, 13
St. Lawrence: Oct 18, 19, 20
St. Boniface: Oct 25, 26, 27



Men of the Cross Conference
Oct 27

The Men of the Cross Men’s Conference exists to empower and motivate men to live out God’s view of manhood and be the best husbands, fathers, and leaders God has called them to be. You will not want to miss out on the 2018 conference, which will be taking place at Logan Middle School, located in La Crosse, WI. Stay tuned for more information at


Trivia Night with the Sisters
Oct 27 6:00pm

Come, have a "Blast from the Past" at the Mater Redemptoris House of Formation Trivia NightFundraiser to be held on Sat, Oct 27 at the Holy Cross Diocesan Center. Doors open at 6:00pm and the Trivia starts at7:00pm. Bring your friends and we'll provide the fun, the appetizers and drinks. Brush up on your 40s through 90s Trivia. Categories include literature, sports, movie, inventions, Religion, and the great state of Wisconsin. Not into trivia? Not to worry! You can volunteer or donate a basket.

For more information and registration, visit or call Sr. M. Mercedes at 608-788-4530.


Confirmation 2018 Practice
Oct 27 9:00am

There will be a mandatory Confirmation practice on Sat, Oct 27 at 9:00am at St. Boniface, Waumandee, for those being confirmed on Sun, Oct 28 at 6:00pm at Holy Family in Arcadia.


Bible Study: Women in the Bible
Nov 4 7:00pm

All parishioners of Tres Ecclesiae are invited to join in an upcoming Bible Study with Deacon Wendt. Topic: Women in the Bible.Please mark your calendars for the 4 Sundays in November, start time - 7:00pm. To be held at St. Lawrence Church in Alma. Sign upinformation will be coming out soon! Stay tuned! Questions? Please call Joette at 507-429-3848.


Women’s Advent Retreat
Dec 6 - Dec 9

at Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh

Welcome to a weekend of peace, rest, and a time for heartfelt communication with God. Sr. Sudan Kusz, SND, Associate Director of Jesuit Retreat House, as retreat Director for the weekend, will help us to find the spiritual gifts of this season, and their meaning for us in the coming year. Consider giving yourself a spiritual Christmas gift, one that can strengthen us for whatever God brings us in the New Year. For reservations call Jesuit Retreat House at 920-231-9060 or 800-962-7330.