ad Orientem: The 11:00 Mass will be celebrated ad Orientem. This means that I will be facing the same way you are facing during the Opening and Closing prayers, the Offertory and Eucharistic Prayer.
Eucharistic Adoration: Eucharistic Adoration is every Thursday afternoon from 3 – 5 p.m. Part of the time, during the first hour, I hear Confessions. Remember, you can gain a plenary indulgence by spending at least one half hour in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The requirements for gaining a plenary or partial indulgence are the performance of the indulgenced work and the fulfillment of three conditions: sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion, prayer for the pope’s intentions. A further requirement for a plenary is the exclusion of all attachment to sin, even venial sin.
St. Lawrence Summer Celebration:
SAVE THE DATE! We are planning to have a parish celebration after the 4:30 Mass on Saturday, August 13th. Here are some more details.
At the Summer Celebration we will have the drawing for the Major Award. The next Major Award early bird drawing will be July 10.
The winner of the June 19 early bird drawing is Elaine Kleinberg! Congratulations!
Like last year, there will be a catered dinner and bar. Also, a basket booth and split the pot. Some more things for the evening are also in the works. I will keep you posted as things develop.