SAINT LAWRENCE THE MARTYR PARISH
At the end of his earthly journey Jesus said to his followers, “Go and make disciples!” We welcome the great commission of Christ and strive to grow as his disciples as we reach out to those who are searching for their spiritual home. We promote active participation in the life of our faith community.
Through our Baptism we are welcomed into the community of faith, the Church. We believe that a warm welcoming attitude is a first step to building fellowship and meaningful relationships within our community. We strive to treat every person with respect and care, as brothers and sisters in Christ.
Our children and youth have an important part in the life of our community. We value Catholic education. Therefore, we commit to good and faithful cooperation with the Catholic Schools of our parish. We strive to offer our young people a life-giving experience of the living Church, forming them as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Eucharistic celebration is the source and summit of our lives. “The Eucharist, although it is the fullness of sacramental life, is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak.” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium)
WHERE FAITH BUILDS COMMUNITY
Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live, a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive. Built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace; here the love of Christ shall end divisions. All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.
As Community of Faith our Hope is based on the conviction that God is at work in our lives and in the world. She is our “little sister” that walks between our faith and charity; Our hope gives us new life and energy in this time of our lives.
We as Parish Community are called to be a welcoming community for all and those newcomers, who speak a variety of languages and come from diverse cultures. Paying attention to multicultural diversity in our city it is the best way to live our vocation of Missionaries disciples of Christ here and now.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL TEAM
News from the Parish
BUILDING COMMUNITY Through our Baptism we are welcomed into the community of faith, the Church. We believe that a warm welcoming attitude is a first step to building fellowship and meaningful relationships within our community. We strive to treat every person with respect and care, as brothers and sisters in Christ.
On Thanksgiving Day I would like to express my personal gratitude and thanksgiving to God and to you, my dear Parishioners and Friends. Thank you God, forgiving me the opportunity to serve as pastor in this community Parish and for the ability of sharing my life and my priestly vocation with you, good People of Read more about Thanksgiving Day 2017[…]
The Office for Evangelization and Catechesis has prepared English-language resources for celebrating Catechetical Sunday 2017. The theme, Missionary Disciples in the Vineyard of the Lord, focuses on four topics: catechists are called to be missionary disciples, facilitate encounters with Christ, accompany others, and live in solidarity with the poor and marginalized. The resources are available Read more about Catechetical- Sunday-2017[…]
PASTORAL COUNCIL… When Jesus first came among us, he offered us a whole new way of living. In the Gospel, we learn that we have been invited to be branches connected to the vine of the Lord, to eat the bread of everlasting life and to hear words of truth, words that endure forever. This Read more about Parish Pastoral Council[…]
We invite all churches, church groups and schools to participate in our 2000 Hail Mary on Saturday October 7, 2017. Please call or text Anna at (905) 517-8777 or Mercy (905) 526-8231 to sign up for a time slot. More than one group can take a time slot. You may also visit or sign up Read more about 2000 HAIL MARY OCTOBER, 7- 2017[…]
NEW SECRETARY Please join me in welcoming Patricia Leblanc to our St. Lawrence Parish family. Patricia is starting her job as our new Parish secretary on September 5. She is an active and faithful Christian mother of two children and grandmother of three grandchildren. Patricia comes to us with mix of experiences in human service Read more about WELCOME OUR NEW SECRETARY[…]