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Liturgy Schedule
Monday, February 9th
8:15 a.m. Spec. Intention
Fr. Dan Gartland
5:15 p.m. Charles E. Halsema
Tuesday, February 10th
8:15 a.m. Rosario Cosico
Wednesday, February 11th
8:15 a.m. Mike Morrison
6:30 p.m. Jim Posthauer
Thursday, February 12th
8:15 a.m. Nellie & Harry
Friday, February 13th
8:15 a.m. Allan Schmitz
Saturday, February 14th
5:00 p.m. Jerome Hickner
Sunday, February 15th
8:00 a.m. Elizabeth Slattery
9:30 a.m. Larry Lahrman
11:15 a.m. Deb Kennedy
5:00 p.m. Parishioners of
St. Lawrence

From the Desk of Fr. Underwood:

Marriage It Makes a Difference Marriage is
a gift from God to men, women, children, and
society. In marriage, a husband and wife form
an exclusive and lifelong bond, forge a shared
financial future, promise to take care of each
other in sickness and health, and provide a
stable and loving home for any children they are
blessed with. Marriage is the foundation of the
family, which is the primary place where we all
learn to love and be loved, to live in community with others, and to care
for the most vulnerable (e.g. children, the elderly, the sick). During this
World Marriage Week (Feb 7-14, 2015), please pray for the strength and
holiness of marriages and families. []
World Day for Consecrated Life was celebrated in the Church
on Monday, February 2, 2015 and will be celebrated in parishes on the
weekend of February 7-8, 2015. Please pray for all those who have made
commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their
special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond
generously to God's gift of their vocation.
Mark Your Calendars and Nourish Your Faith!
Womens Christ Renews His Parish
March 15 Men of Madness Conference

February 21-22, 2015

Saturday March 14, 2015

The Bells of St. Lawrence: A few people have noticed that the bells have
not been chiming in the bell tower at Church. Since last November, the
computerized bell system has been inoperable. Recently, a technician
from Verdin Bell Company was here and declared that the main
computerized controller was DEAD. It has served us well and lived past
normal life expectancy. A new system and amplifier is needed and will
cost around $7,200. Fortunately, about half of that money was raised at
our fundraiser. If you would like to contribute towards the rest, please
mark your checks as January Fundraiser or Bell System. Hopefully
this will be up and running soon.
A Day in the Vineyard: Southwest Michigan Wine Tour with
Fr. Underwood On June 6, 2015, we will be taking a bus trip to
Southwest Michigan for lunch and tours of 4 wineries. The bus will leave
at 8:30am and return around 8:30pm. The cost is $150 per person and
includes a very good lunch at Tabor Hill Winery, Executive Coach
Transportation, Wine Tasting Fees, Etched Logo Glasses, Chocolate and
Cheese Pairing, and an unforgettable experience!
There are only 30 spaces available on this trip and 10 have already been
reserved. Sign up at the parish office now to save your place. Payment is
required to reserve your space and all participants must be 21 or older. It
will be a wonderful time!


The 90+ Club celebrates the
following February Birthdays:
Q: What is a Marian Consecration?
William Robinson - Feb. 10th
A: Marian consecration is a way of drawing closer to Jesus
Rose Schmitz - Feb. 18th
through Mary. St. Louis de Montfort started this devotion as
a way that we could entrust everything to her, knowing that May God continue to shower blessings
she intercedes on our behalf before almighty God. This
of love, joy, and peace in your life!
devotion is a way of dedicating our lives to God in a deeper
and more radical way. It usually involves a period of Baptism Meeting - A meeting for upcoming
preparation, 33 days, leading up to a Marian feast day. This Baptisms will be held Tuesday, February 17
Lent we will have a Marian Consecration on the feast of the
at 7:00pm in the St. Francis Rm., St. Lawrence Parish
Annunciation, March 25. The adult faith formation series
will prepare you for the consecration day. St. John Paul II Office Bldg. The meeting will be informal but will
and St. Maximilian Kolbe are two recent saints that spoke include information about the Sacrament of Baptism
highly of Marian Consecration. (email questions to and how to make this event more meaningful for you
the parents, your child and the godparents. The
godparents are also welcome to attend the meeting if
available. Please call the office 742-2107 to register.
RCIA Rite of Christian Initiation
During the 2 phase of the RCIA process,
Protocol Meeting - A Safe Conduct Protocol
The Catechumenate, the catechumens and
Meeting is being offered Tuesday, February 17 at
candidates now gather with the Catholic
community on Sundays for the first part of the mass, 7:00pm in the Bishop Higi Rm, St. Mary Cathedral. All
during which, together, we hear the Scriptures, respond to adults (age 18 or older) who assist with ministries/
them, and reflect on the meaning of God's Word for them activities involving any children from our parish are
personally and as community through the homily. After the required to attend one of these meetings every five
homily, they are dismissed, and with their catechist, to years. If you are a new volunteer/employee or need to
continue a process of reflection and application of the renew your paperwork and background check, please
Word of God proclaimed in the Sunday assembly. The plan on attending. The meeting lasts approximately 90
bulletin boards have pictures of each of the candidates and minutes. Registration Required no later than 1 day prior to
catechumen with their sponsors. When you see them meeting. Please call the office with any questions or
concerns (742-2107 ext. 236).
please welcome them to our parish.
Please keep the Catechumens and the Candidates in your
Ministers Schedule
prayers as they journey toward the Easter Vigil, when they
will become full members of our faith community. Inquiry Saturday, February 14, 2015
is meeting the second and fourth Sunday of each month. If 5:00 p.m. K. Anderson, M. Brown (R)
you are interested in attending an inquiry session please G. Kochert, K. Askins, S. Brown, C. Gross,
T. DeLion, B. German, N. Winningham (C)
call the Parish Office at 742-2107 or Jim at 447-2939.
R. Comery, J. Steinhart, L. Rush (S)
Sunday, February 15, 2015
The St. Lawrence 50 Plus Club
St. Lawrence 50 Plus Club will meet 8:00 a.m. D. Finney, J. Meluch (R)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in the Social Hall P. Meluch, M. Grogan, C. Mejia, C. Smith,
M. Coomey, J. Murphy, 1 needed (C)
from 1:00-3:30pm. Short meeting, refreshments, fun and A. Butz, O. Munn (S)
good fellowship. Euchre will be played and prizes awarded. 9:30 a.m. S. Boes, D. Lowry (R)
For more information call Sonja Wiegand at 490-3829.
E. Boes, J. & L. Vanderwielen, J. Parr, N. Sauer,
D. Dillard, L. Arvidson, W. Wiley (C)
Culver Night will be Tuesday, February 10th from G. Roach, J. Rogers, A. Suppinger (S)
4:30-7:30pm. Come join us for great food, fun and 11:15 a.m. M. F. Nelson (R)
fellowship! Purchase Scrip at the door from 5:00-7:00 so M. Helms, C. Clark, A. Lindberg, J. Peden,
P. Aranas, P. Jaynes, 1 needed (C)
we can make double the profit!
G. Chyall, D. Poole, L. Bordenet (S)
Sacrificial Fund, February 1, 2015
$14,295.00 5:00 p.m. D. Seeger, S. Bonner (R)
Electronic Fund Transfers
$735.00 H. Jacobson, D. Koning, L. Rausch, S. Hyland,
Propagation of the Faith
$451.00 T. Hunley, J. Seeger, L. Cupero (C)
School Expansion Fund
$1,000.00 A. & E. Jacobson, L. Houston (S)

14, 2014
8, 2015

Religious Education Information

Feb. 1st Confirmation Class LL Social Hall (3-4:45pm)
Feb. 8th Confirmation Class LL Social Hall (3-4:45pm)
St. Lawrence Religious Education Survey
To better serve the parents and children of St. Lawrence
Religious Education, we are taking a survey to help
determine when religious education classes should be
held. Currently we have religious education classes for
KindergartenGrade 5 Wednesday night (6:30-7:45pm)
and have Grades 68 Sunday evening (6:15-7:45pm). If
you are a parent who has a child or children, or will have
a child in our religious education program please fill out
the survey by going to
A hard copy will be sent home to Religious Education
Classes. If you need a hard copy contact Ryan Hillman at Please complete by
February 15.
First Communion
There will be a parents meeting for those whose children
are preparing for First Communion Monday, February 23rd
or Thursday, February 26 in the Social Hall at 7:00 pm.
The Rite of Enrollment for First Communion is at all
Masses the weekend of March 1st and 2nd. All children
are expected to participate in this Rite.
There are two diocesan scholarships for graduating seniors,
the Christopher Warner, and Diocesan Leadership
Scholarships both are for $1,000 each. For more
information go to web page

Christ Renews His Parish for Women

CRHP is a program designed to help you develop a
deeper relationship with God while spending time in
fellowship with other women of the parish. Consider
joining the womens CRHP weekend,
February 21-22, 2015. Contact Dana
Fitzsimmons at 765-447-5612, email:, or Fr. Duquaine at
765-742-2107 for more information.

Important changes to Payless/Kroger

Community Reward
Kroger has changed their fundraising program to
Community Rewards, so the Payless Scrip cards are no
longer reloadable as of January 1st, 2015. You must
register your Payless card online and St. Lawrence
School will earn money every time you use your Kroger
Plus Card. The money earned will go directly to
St. Lawrence School and will no longer be part of the
Scrip profits. For step-by-step registration directions go
to the Church website

Susan Vogt
Marriage Moments &
Parenting Pointers
February 2015
Marriage MomentsYou have almost a week to
think about how to celebrate Valentine's Day. (Luckily,
it's before Lent so chocolate is a possibility. J) Better
yet, choose one favor a day to surprise your beloved
with. Your love is a daily act, not just one day a year.
Parenting Pointer Next Wednesday is Ash
Wednesday which begins Lent. But before Lent
comes Tuesday, Feb. 17, Mardi Gras. I guess it is
human nature to want to splurge before taking on a
sacrifice. Decide a family penance for Lent, but plan
a family treat for next Tuesday.
Natural Family Planning
Want to enhance the bond between you and
your spouse? Get rid of the barriers and try
Natural Family Planning! Classes are beginning
soon in your area. To learn more or to register,
contact Susan and Louis Hoefer at or (765) 421-1998.
Proudly presents the annual

Father/Daughter Dance
6:30-9:00 PM
St. Lawrence Social Hall

Live DJ Keepsake Photo

Dancing Refreshments
Door Prizes
Admission $20 per father/grandfather
Payment also accepted at the door the

night of the dance

Photos will be delivered later

Registrations can be found at or you
can call the Parish Office at
742-2107. For more information
or to volunteer contact Bill
Hutzel at 765-414-2589 or


Join Fr. Duquaine starting on February 17th in the

parish hall, as we begin a 33-day preparation for
Marian Consecration. The program follows the
Marian insights of St. Louis de Montfort,
St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa,
and St. John Paul II. They'll teach us the secrets
to drawing closer to the Heart of Jesus through
the Heart of Mary.
In our weekly meetings, Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm,
we'll share our insights within our small groups
and then watch a 30-minute video by popular
author and speaker, Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC.
The Consecration to Mary will happen
March 25th, the Solemnity of the Annunciation,
after the 6:30pm evening Mass.
The cost is $30 for the materials. Register no
later than February 13 at the St. Lawrence Parish
Office at (765) 742-2107.

National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) is a great time to celebrate the blessing of marriage
to our world and to our Church. The celebration of National Marriage Week in the
United States began in 2002 and grew out of Marriage Week International. World
Marriage Day, held the second Sunday of February each year, was started in 1983 by
Worldwide Marriage Encounter. This annual observance encourages groups to strengthen individual marriages
and build a stronger marriage culture which in turn helps lessen poverty and benefits children.
We will have a special blessing for all couples at the Masses this weekend, Feb. 7 & 8.
Other ideas to help you celebrate National Marriage Week are listed below:
Visit, and recommended by the United States Conference of Catholic
Bishops (USCCB).
The website for National Marriage Week offers ideas for building up your own marriage,
recommended reading, supporting marriage in community and more.
Spend a little time dedicated to prayer and reflection by participating in a seven-day virtual retreat
focused on marriage (
Plan to participate in our upcoming marriage enrichment series: Six Dates for Catholic Couples
beginning in March. Watch the bulletin for more details.


Third Grade teacher needed to cover a maternity
leave at St. Mary Cathedral School (member of
the Lafayette Catholic School System). This
position is a morning part-time third grade
language arts teaching position beginning
on March 9, 2015.
St. Mary Cathedral School is also in need of a part
-time GLASS interventionist/Resource teacher
and an ELL teacher. Please send resume to
Mrs. Kim Delaney at
Nominations are now being accepted by the
Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting for Girl
Scout and Boy Scout Adult Scouter Awards.
These are presented to those adults working with
the youth on their scout religious awards for two or
more years. Nomination forms may be obtained
from Trudie Wanchow, DCCS Awards Chair, at phone 317-846-7553 or Steve
Chatot at Trudie should
receive all nominations and required letters by
March 15, 2015. Those selected by the
committee will receive their award from Bishop
Doherty on May 2nd at the Bishops Dinner at
St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Carmel.

Its February - Catholic Press Month

and time again to ask you to help the
parish pay the cost of providing the
diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Moment.
Your gift of $40 makes you not only a
recipient, but an evangelizer. Because of you,
another household will receive a copy of
The Catholic Moment! Thank you!
Open HouseCome and visit the Sisters
of St. Francis serving in the Lafayette
Diocese since 1875
Please join the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual
Adoration on February 8th for an open house
celebrating a "Year of Consecrated Life." This
open house will take place at St. Michael Center,
816 North Street, across from St. Boniface
Catholic Church during the hours of 4-5pm and 8
-9pm after Benediction in the Church. The Sisters
will be sharing their history in Lafayette, their
current ministries, and cookies. Thank you.