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

MondayNov 19

  • NO Mass

TuesdayNov 20

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

    † Henry Schultz

WednesdayNov 21

  • 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)

    † Jerry Neitzel

  • 1:30 pm Mass(St. Michaels A.L.)

    † Robert Zeller

ThursdayNov 22

  • 8:00 am Mass(St. Lawrence, Alma)

    † Leon Eisenhutt

FridayNov 23

  • NO Mass

SaturdayNov 24

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

    † In Memory of Eugene & Lucille Bagniewski

SundayNov 25

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

    All Entrusted to Our Pastor’s Care

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

    † Gordon Abts


FROM OUR PASTOR

The End Times

11-18-2018Father Prince Raja

Today is the second last Sunday of the Church liturgical year. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. As the church brings its liturgical year to an end, it traditionally presents the knowledge of the end times. This gives us the message that Jesus is the beginning and end of all things, all things exist in and through him. He is the Alpha and the Omega and he is the source of all things.

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SAINT LAWRENCE EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

NOV26

Christmas Choir Practice

Nov 26

There will be a Christmas Choir practices held at the Church of St. Lawrence on Monday evenings beginning on Mon, Nov 26 at 7:00pm. The choir will be singing carols and hymns for the Midnight Mass at the Church of St. Lawrence.

Anyone from our parish cluster; including visiting family members and friends are welcome to sing. We are in need of Sopranos.

Confirmation Students: Singing in the choir will meet the requirements for your Confirmation hours.

DEC5

Ladies of St. Lawrence: Please join us in preparing for our annual Cookie Walk

Dec 5 5:00pm

Our Special Baking Night is Wed, Dec 5 beginning with a very short meeting at 5:00pm. Please bring any cookie or specialty items along with the ingredients that you would like to make! Others will be there to help and share the fun!

All ladies are asked to donate 6 dozen cookies or specialty items for the sale. Cookies can be brought to the church either Fri, Dec 7 or by 7:30am on Sat, Dec 8. In lieu of cookies; you are asked to pay $25.

Volunteers needed the day of the sale; we will be running 2 shifts - 7:30-9:30am and (9:30-11:30am. Please call or text Joette 507-429-3848 or Darlene 715-495-5544 to sign up. Many hands make light work for all!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEC1

Weekend Mass Time Change

Dec 1

The weekend Mass at the Church of Saint Boniface will be offered at 4:30pm on Saturdays beginning on Sat, Dec 1.

DEC8

Sat, Dec 8 - The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception - is a Holy Day of Obligation

Dec 8

Mass times:
Fri, Dec 7: 5:30pm Vigil Mass at St. Boniface, Waumandee
Sat, Dec 8: 8:00am at St. Lawrence, Alma, 10:00am at Immaculate Conception, Fountain City

Offertory Envelopes

The Diocese of LaCrosse has changed over to a new registry program recently. A small amount of information did not transfer over unfortunately. There were children and sacramental records already missing in the old program so we just want to update all information and make sure everything is correct. We are asking everyone to fill out a new Tres Ecclesiae family registration form and hand it back in with the collection or in the mail. The forms are located at the back of church. Also, our envelopes have been a little mixed up since so if you did not receive your envelopes, please let Connie know in the office at 608-687-8418.

That's My Pan Fundraiser

This fundraiser offers unique, high quality products that make wonderful Christmas presents! You will find a variety of personalized products to order including cake pans & lids, coffee mugs, cookie tins, cutting boards, utensils, and more. Follow this link to start browsing the products and place your order: www.thatsmypan.biz/stbonifaceschool. To receive in time for Christmas (by Dec 15) place order by Fri, Nov 28.

Contact Carrie Venner-Adams, Head Teacher at St. Boniface Catholic School, with any questions 608-626-2611 ext 5.

NOV17

Butter Braid Fundraiser

Nov 17 - Nov 18

St. Boniface students are taking orders for butter braids after Mass on Nov 17/18 and Nov 24/25. Orders need to beplaced by Mon, Nov 26 and delivery will be the week of Dec 3. Thank you for your support.

NOV18

Bible Study: Women in the Bible

Nov 18 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.

DEC1

Saint Nicholas: A Day of Celebration for Children

Dec 1 12:00pm

Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse.

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DEC6

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. www.jesuitretreathouse.org

DEC8

St. Lawrence PCCW Annual Cookie Walk

Dec 8 9:00am - 10:30am

Cookies will be sold at $6.00 per pound.

DEC16

Immaculate Conception PCCW Bake Sale

Dec 16

We are making coffee cakes and cinnamon bread. We are taking pre-orders, the flavors of coffee cakes are poppy seed, brown sugar nut, cheese, lemon, raspberry and blueberry for $10. Cinnamon bread will be $5. There is a signup sheet at Immaculate Conception Church or call Julie Murphy at 608-687-7401.

Pickup will be Sat, Dec 15 from 3:00-4:00pm or before/after church on Sun, Dec 16 with many other treats.