“A Journey Together in Building Our Faith” -
Capital Campaign Prayer

Father in Heaven; You have blessed us with St. Lawrence
Church and with our time, talent, and treasure since You are
the giver of all good gifts. Guide us always to use wisely these
gifts You have entrusted to our care for the growth of Your
Kingdom here on earth. Open our hearts to receive Your Spirit
of love and generosity.

Bless us as we pledge and show You our gratitude by sacrificing
our time, talent, and treasure to renovate St. Lawrence Church
where we come to worship You on A Journey Together In
Building Our Faith.

Father, nothing is built, renovated, or valued without You
being involved in the process. Please guide us, bless us and
grace us. May we first seek always Your Kingdom above all
things. May we strengthen and beautify Your Church and pass
on our heritage of faith to future generations.

May the intercession of Mary our Blessed Mother and that of
our patron, St. Lawrence, help us in this noble cause. We pray
all this through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with
You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.
Amen.

“Un Viaje Juntos En La Construcción de NuestraFe” - Oración de la Campaña Capital

Padre Nuestro que estás en el Cielo; Nos has bendecido con laIglesia de San Lorenzo y con nuestro tiempo, talento, y tesoropor que Tú eres el dador de todos los bienes. Guíanos siempre
para usar sabiamente de estos bienes que nos has confiado
para el engrandecimiento de Tú reino aquí en la tierra. Abre
nuestros corazones para recibir Tú Espíritu de amor y generosidad.

Bendícenos conforme Te prometemos y enseñamos nuestra
gratitud sacrificando nuestro tiempo, talento, y tesoro para
renovar nuestra Iglesia de San Lorenzo donde Te adoramos en
Un Viaje Juntos en la Construcción de Nuestra Fe.

Padre, nada es construido, renovado, ó valorado sin que Tú
estés envuelto en el proceso. Por favor guíanos, bendícenos, y
danos Tú gracia. Que nosotros primero busquemos siempre Tú
reino sobre todas las cosas. Que fortalezcamos y embellezcamos
Tú Iglesia y pasemos nuestra herencia de fe a las futuras
generaciones.

Que la intercesión de María, nuestra Santísima Madre y la de
nuestro Santo Patrón, San Lorenzo, nos ayuden en esta noble
causa. Pedimos todo esto por Nuestro Señor Jesucristo quien
vive y reina contigo en la unidad de el Espíritu Santo, Un Dios
por los siglos de los siglos. Amén.

divine mercy

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY – APRIL 27, 2014 All Masses on DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY offer the extraordinary graces promised by Jesus to St. Faustina and the ordinary graces administered by Holy Mother Church in the form of Plenary Indulgences. Guidelines from the National Shrine of Divine…

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the lord is risen

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! The Easter message of joy echoes through the entire world proclaiming Christ’s ultimate victory of light over darkness, grace over sin, and life over death. Easter is the very foundation of…

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Jesus paid it all

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, May Jesus’ gift of peace at Easter bring every happiness to you and your loved ones. May you understand fully His love for you and may your life reflect that love to all those you meet. Jesus suffered, died…

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In Remembrance of me

For the last two weeks, I have been explaining the six movements of the Mass. I would like to emphasize the most important part of the Mass this week, the Eucharistic Prayer. As you have noticed, in last week’s letter, we learned that the Eucharist…

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gifts to god

In last weeks letter I explained the first three movements of our Eucharistic Celebration. They were: The Gathering, Liturgy of the Word and the Presentation of the Offerings. The next part is the: Eucharistic Prayer- The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Christian…

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time with God routine copy

In my last letter I reminded everyone that this Lenten season is the time we can use to become closer to God, to thank Him for the great sacrifice He has made for us. He died for us for our salvation. This Lenten season is…

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Lent copy

This week we began our Lenten season. This is the time that we prepare ourselves to live out the Paschal Triduum that is the passion, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lenten season is the most sacred Catholic tradition that calls for…

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Love of christ

Lent is a time for us to prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. The purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ – his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial and resurrection. …

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ewaste

Free E-Waste Collection Society of St.Vincent de Paul When: Saturday April 12, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

seek first the kingdom

As we have learned from Pope Francis over the past few months through his encyclical letter, God is the giver of all good gifts. He has given us life and continuously graces us with His abundant love. He not only nourishes us spiritually through the…

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Do You actively give yourself to God

This week I would like to address our Capital Campaign; “A Journey Together In Building Our Faith.” We have approximately 1200 parishioners here at Saint Lawrence; however, less than 50% have pledged to our campaign to date. This is truly not showing a responsible stewardship…

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Thank you everyone for a fantastic Walk for Life! We could not have asked for a more beautiful day!      

love and truth are inseparable copy

In paragraph 26, Pope Francis introduces us to the role that love plays in our faith. We learn that our heart is the core of our body and it allows us to be open to truth and love. Our faith transforms us to be open…

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believe with the heart

In paragraph 25, Pope Francis reminds us that even though technology is important, it can never take the place of our faith in God. Our faith in God is the only truth that we have in our lives. Technology is constantly changing day by day…

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living by faith

In paragraph 24, we are reminded by Pope Francis that we need both knowledge and truth in order to deepen our faith. If we are knowledgeable of something or someone, without truth we cannot really believe in them. We can let them into our lives,…

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