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.
The family and the parish are the two places in which we live the communion of love, whose ultimate source is God himself, is realized.
Lord, help us to live as Parish the virtue of generosity, to love without limits.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL TEAM
News from the Parish
Saint Lawrence Parish will host its annual Turkey Roll on Friday, December. 1, at the Parish Hall, at the corner of Picton and Mary Street. The event, which begins at 6:00 p.m., is a fundraiser for the pastoral and maintenance of our Parish. This event has always been well attended and we understand that a Read more about Upcoming fundraiser event – Christmas Turkey Roll[…]
It is with great pleasure that St. Lawrence Church will be having their 4th annual Christmas Pageant. The pageant will take place on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 10:30am If you are between the ages of 4-15 and would like to be a reader, act or sing then please join us. We will be having Read more about ST LAWRENCE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT[…]
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that happens each year after Black Fri-day and Cyber Monday. It’s a time when Canadians, charities and businesses come together to celebrate giving and participate in activities that support charities and non-profits. There is no “right” way to participate as long as it supports generosity and giving. Read more about GIVING TUESDAY[…]
With the meeting of parents and guardians our Confirmation program in our parish began last weekend. This year once again we offer an exciting, comprehensive and relevant preparation program “Let’s be Missionaries disciples of Jesus” Your Journey Towards Confirmation” that calls teens to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ and inspires them on multiple levels—intellectually, Read more about JOURNEY TOWARD CONFIRMATION HAS BEGUN[…]
My dear friends, Pope Francis has decreed that the 33rd Sunday of every year should be dedicated to the poor. The first World Day of the Poor falls on November 19 this year. I join the Holy Father in urging all of us to celebrate that day in a meaningful way: It is a day to Read more about world day of the poor[…]
With our visit to the grades 7 and 8 of Saint Lawrence School, we have begun the preparation of Confirmation program at Saint Lawrence Parish. The Confirmation sessions will be offered every weekend, on Sundays at 9:15 AM, beginning November 19. Registration forms were distributed during the visit to the students of grades 7 and Read more about CONFIRMATION PROGRAM STARTS TO RUN.[…]