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.


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:
Vacation Bible Camp - 2020

August 3rd to August 7th
9:00 am until 12:00 Noon in Deacon Hall

              **** This event is cancelled ****

Diocese of Rochester Bankruptcy Information
4/12/20
   
EASTER GREETING FROM YOUR PASTOR

On the first Easter Sunday, two believers walked together away from Jerusalem, the holy city of Resurrection. They walked in the wrong direction. Yet He came and walked with them. Because of their fear and anxiety, their grief and their instinct of self-survival - they didn't recognize Him. They wondered where God was. They asked if God had given up on them or was punishing them. They asked what kind of lesson God was trying to teach them.

Yet what He taught them, the seed He had planted, was still there. It was dinner time and they invited Him to join them. And at that meal, something amazing happened. When they broke the bread, He wasn't in front of them anymore. He was within them. They remember the story of Moses being surprised by a bush on fire yet not being consumed by the flames. They looked at each other and remarked how their hearts burned within them as He spoke to them along the Way. Crucifixion panic gave way to Resurrection excitement. And they ran back to Jerusalem to tell their friends ad their family what they experienced.
We're all walking along the Way. We're filled with fear and anxiety, with grief and the instinct of self-survival. We're asking where God is. We're wondering if God has given up on us or punishing us or trying to teach us a lesson.

God doesn't make people sick to bring other people to faith. God doesn't kill people to teach other people lessons. God doesn't punish millions of people. When I look at the life of Jesus of Nazareth, I see someone who spent a lot of time healing the sick and comforting the afflicted. He spent a lot of time drying the tears of those who were in pain. Jesus wore God's face most completely. That's not a mean God.

This Easter Sunday, we're not in churches. We're not celebrating the Eucharist together at a table. Maybe the lesson, if there is one, is the same lesson He taught those two disciples at Emmaus. I'm within you. 

It's time for all of us, even in the face of all this tension, anxiety, fear, and sickness to remember that He revealed a healing God. 

It's time for all of us that God brings life from death.

It's time for us to replace crucifixion panic with resurrection excitement.
News from the Rochester Catholic Courier
Coronavirus Updates For St. Lawrence Church
Support Our Parish

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.

 


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6/7/20
    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.


3/18/20
Additional Information From Fr. Lee Chase

3/17/20
Click here for a letter from Fr. Lee Chase - Pastor of St. Lawrence Church

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Click "On Line Giving." Then scroll down to St. Lawrence Sunday Collection and click "Make A Donation." Then click on "One Time Donation."






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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