Pastor’s Corner, April 21, 2019

Easter Blessing!!! I want to wish each of you a very Happy and Glorious Easter.

Divine Mercy Sunday: The Divine Mercy Novena began on Good Friday, April 19 and continues through Divine Mercy Sunday, April 28. To honor the Solemnity, we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet after the 11am Mass on Sunday, April 28. I encourage all of you to be present for this devotion which takes about fifteen minutes. A person can gain a Plenary Indulgence by observing the Divine Mercy Sunday. A Plenary Indulgence remits all the temporal punishments due to sins whose guilt has been or will be forgiven in the Sacrament of Confession. It is also necessary to receive Holy Communion and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father. Indulgences can be applied to oneself or the faithful departed.

First Holy Communion: First Holy Communion for our second graders at St. Lawrence will be at the 9 o’clock Mass on Sunday, May 5th. This will not extend the time of Mass very much. I hope many of you will attend and help celebrate with them the receiving of their First Holy Communion.

Festival: Please mark your calendar for the St. Lawrence Parish Festival. Our dates this year are July 6 and 7.  More news to come! Festival chances have been mailed out. Thank you for buying and selling as many raffle tickets as you can. You can return all sold tickets by dropping them off at the rectory or in the collection basket at Mass.

If you would like more raffle tickets, call the rectory at 921-0328.