Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament …

“He is waiting for you”

“Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.” Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament flows from the sacrifice of the Mass and serves to deepen our hunger for Communion with Christ and the rest of the Church.  The Rite concludes with the ordained minister blessing the faithful with the Blessed Sacrament.

Every Saturday  at 6:30 PM before Saturday Evening Mass

Every Saturday receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the adoration time.

Come and be blessed …

Confirmation 2017

“Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” …” (CCCH cf.# 1285 )

The past months has flown by with Holy Week, Easter being a distant memory and First Eucharist and Confirmation being recent ones. Congratulations to of our grade 8 who received the Sacrament of confirmation On May 18. We welcomed Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI to Saint Lawrence The Martyr parish for the celebrations. Congratulations and God’s blessings.  The Christian Community and I hope that you will be courageous and faithful in your witness to Jesus, and to the truth of His Church, as you receive this final Sacrament of Initiation into the life of the Catholic Church!

Fr. Heinner, OMI

Confirmation 2016

Our warm welcome to Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI who presided the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00pm.

Congratulations to the students from St. Lawrence Catholic School, who are receiving the sacrament! This is a very important step in your life. By asking for the anointing of Confirmation, you are making a binding commitment to embrace the most important commandment: to love God and to love your neighbor as you love yourself. We encourage you to participate in the life of your family of faith. Join us for Sunday Mass, learn about God, serve
others and witness what your friendship with God really means.

Thank you to parents, Confirmation Team and teachers from our Catholic School for your dedication and witness to our young people in the process of preparation.

Season of Lent

ASH WEDNESDAY

The season of Lent offers us forty days to review our lives and focus on conversion and spiritual transformation. It is basically a spiritual “spring training” – a time when we go back to the basics of our faith formation through prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and other penitential practices in order to improve and enhance our spiritual lives, and to prepare ourselves to more fully participate in the paschal mystery of Holy Week with a generous heart and renewed commitment to Christ.

The season of Lent begins with the distribution of the ashes on Ash Wednesday. The ashes are made from the blessed palms used in the Palm Sunday celebration of the previous year. While the ashes symbolize penance and contrition, they are also a reminder that God is gracious and merciful to those who call on Him with repentant hearts.

Masses with the distribution of the ashes will be celebrated in our parish on Wednesday, February 10 at 9:30am (School Mass) and 7:00pm

 

REBOOT! LIVE AND BEYOND

Even though tickets for the main event are SOLD OUT, you can still get involved in the life of the parish, rediscover God, and rediscover the life you were made for by joining us for “Reboot and Beyond.” This is a four-part life series, which will take place Wednesdays on February 24, March 2, 9 and 16 (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.) in St. Patrick church (440 King Street East)

 

“THE WAY OF THE CROSS”

The Way of the Cross is a pilgrimage; a journey that follows Christ’s path of suffering and death. This pilgrimage represents the journey each of us makes in life. In this year of Mercy, Pope Francis encourages us to set out on a pilgrimage of conversion to become kinder, more generous people.

The “Way of the Cross” will be offered every Friday during Lent – Fri. Feb. 12th, 19th and Mar. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, at 7:00 pm; immediately followed by Mass (Confession Time 6:30 – 7pm).

 

GATHER TOGETHER IN ADORATION

Join us every Saturday evening at 6:30pm, before our evening mass, for the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. In a busy and stressful world, this is a time for you to stop and enjoy some peaceful and prayerful reflection. Let us strengthen our faith with a reliance on prayer.

Parish Communications

PARISH COMMUNICATIONS

In today’s world of social media communications many of our parishioners and visitors are staying in touch with their family and friends through Internet tools of communication, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Our Facebook page (facebook.com/stlawrencehamilton) has already 324 likes, meaning people who follow the up-to-date news from our parish, engaging in conversations and sharing good news with others. We encourage you to join us online, and if you use Facebook on your mobile device, please CHECK IN before turning it off in the beginning of the Mass.

You can also follow us on Twitter @StLawrHamilton (currently we have 20 followers).

And of course don’t forget to check out our website at stlawrencehamilton.ca

Christmas Message 2015

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Lawrence,

Every year the Christmas story leads us to a manger where we find the newborn Jesus surrounded by love, compassion and care, despite the poverty he is embracing. It was God’s plan to reveal himself to us through the face of the poor… “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9) When the shepherds came to worship the Messiah, the Son of God, the King of Israel… all they found was a baby in swaddling clothes laying in a smelly manger among animals. But they saw the face of God as they looked in the eyes of baby Jesus!

The mission of the Church, the mission of our parish is all about recognizing the face of God by looking into the eyes of our brothers and sisters. That’s how “faith builds community”.

Everything starts with prayer… We have invited all parishioners to make their prayer very intentional for the renewal of our parish. Every Saturday before evening Mass we spend some time in Eucharistic adoration embracing our mission and ministry in prayer.

In February we will be co-hosting a life-changing event Reboot! LIVE with world renown Catholic speaker Chris Stefanick. He will unveil the Gospel message for us the way you’ve never heard before and will give some practical ideas how to live discipleship in the days to follow. One of them is the concept of Small Group Discipleship. We truly believe that this opportunity to share faith and relationship within small groups renew our community at large.  Acknowledging this powerful way of living our Christian life, the Outreach Team is developing small groups program that will be presented in the near future and started following Reboot! LIVE

All in all, there is much to be thankful for, and much cause to celebrate. Yet there is still a great deal of work ahead and we pray for the grace and the gifts to accomplish the task our Lord has set for us.

May the Lord in his goodness give us a taste of that joy the shepherds had when the light of God’s glory shone around them on the first Christmas night. May the mystery of God being born in our midst engrave upon each heart the assurance of his love and compassionate care. As Pope Francis said, “With Christ joy is constantly born anew.” May this joy fulfill your life!

Merry Christmas to all and a blessed New Year!

Sincerely in Jesus Christ and Mary Immaculate,

Your Pastors

Fr. Tony O’Dell, OMI

Fr. Jarek Pachocki, OMI

Fr. Heinner Paucar, OMI