Coronavirus Updates For St. Lawrence Church
St. Lawrence Office Is Closed Until Further Notice
St. Lawrence Church will be open for private prayer Monday - Friday from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. The church will be closed on Sunday.
Confessions will be offered in the Church Saturdays from 2:30 – 3:30, in the Child Crying Room, to the left when you enter the Church.
Faith Formation Newsletter - 3/30 4/5
A weekly newsletter called The Family Zone from the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis will be published every week. Click here for the latest newsletter.
Father Chase will celebrate the Mass for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord on Saturday, April 4.
Blessed Palms will be available for you to pick up in the entrance of the Church on Saturday, April 4 after 5 p.m. Please do not congregate in the entrance or the Church in numbers more than 5 and please maintain social distance. Thank you.
For Lent, we have all been asked to give up the communal celebration of the Mass. As I celebrate the Mass privately, something I have never done in my life until now, I am greatly humbled that the Mass is accessible to me, a priest. And I am greatly saddened that I can only share this wonderful gift that God has given to all of us with you in a spiritual way. Please know that when I celebrate the Mass, I am consciously, deliberately thinking of all of you, my parishioners, of all the people affected by this virus, of my parish and school staff, of the school families and faith formation families - especially the children of our parish who may not quite understand what is happening and may be filled with fear for their future. As we move into Holy Week and the celebration of Easter - we will have to celebrate those Masses without congregations. You have no idea how much we priests would want you all to be there.
Let us make a promise together - the first Sunday we can come together to celebrate Mass, let us make that day Easter! Let us anticipate that day to be the day we pack the church. Let us look forward to the day that we can come back together as a faith community, a human community, to give praise and worship to God our Father, through our Lord, Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit.
God bless you all. Your pastor, your priest, who is your friend and brother will not forget you!
Bishop Matano will celebrate Mass for the Diocese via live stream at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday, March 22). To watch, visit www.dor.org for a link to the stream.
Additional Information From Fr. Lee Chase
Click here for a letter from Fr. Lee Chase - Pastor of St. Lawrence Church
On Line Giving Web-Site
Click "On Line Giving." Then scroll down to St. Lawrence Sunday Collection and click "Make A Donation." Then click on "One Time Donation."
Per Bishop Salvatore R. Matano
"All Public Masses in the Diocese of Rochester are suspended until further notice."
Click here for the official statement from the bishop.
Guidelines from the bishop.
Upcoming Events at St. Lawrence:
*** Notice - This Event Is Cancelled ***
Easter Family Celebration
Saturday, April 4th 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Egg hunt, Breakfast Refreshments, Crafts, and A Resurrection Movie
Click here for registration form and additional information.
Vacation Bible Camp - 2020
August 3rd to August 7th
9:00 am until 12:00 Noon in Deacon Hall
Click Here for more information and registration form.
Please note that this statement is different from the one in the bulletin.
There is a change. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, so that large crowds do not gather at the church and that it would be safer to distribute - we will not distribute palms on Palm Sunday. We will distribute palms at a later date, when it is safe to gather for a public Mass. Thank you.
News from the Rochester Catholic Courier
News from Rome
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
In re Diocese of Rochester Case No. 19-20905
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, On September 12, 2019, the Diocese of Rochester ("Diocese") filed for protection under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code (the "Bankruptcy Code").
The Bankruptcy Court has established August 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (prevailing Eastern time) as the deadline to file proofs of claim against the Diocese (the "Bar Date").
If you have a claim against the Diocese, including, without limitation, a claim related to sexual abuse committed by any person connected with the Diocese, you must file a claim on or before the Bar Date.
Please visit https://case.stretto.com/rochesterdiocese or call (855) 347-3773 for more information on how to file your proof of claim.
IF YOU DO NOT TIMELY FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM, YOU MAY FORFEIT YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE ON ANY PLAN OF REORGANIZATION AND TO SHARE IN ANY DISTRIBUTIONS MADE TO CREDITORS IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEBTOR'S CHAPTER 11 CASE.
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
“ The poor are the real treasures of the Church, by the inestimable gift of their faith
and because they convert our alms into imperishable treasures for us.”
St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr
St. Lawrence Catholic Church - email@example.com
1000 North Greece Rd.
Rochester, NY 14626
(585)723-1350 Parish Office Hours - 9:00 am to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM