Welcome to St Lawrence the Martyr Parish
On behalf of our parish family here at St Lawrence the Martyr, welcome to our parish web site.
We believe that St. Lawrence parish is a place where people find a spiritual home; a place where people can come to know more deeply the love of God; a place where we can be nourished on our faith journey; and a place where we can share our time and talents in ministry.
I am happy that you have taken the time to visit our web site and hope that it will give you some helpful information as well as a sense of what our parish community is all about. Please do not hesitate to contact me or anyone on our staff if we can be of any assistance to you.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. Paul F. Knauer
St. Lawrence the Martyr Church
375 Main Street
Chester, NJ 07930
Please join us in celebrating Advent and Christmas on Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon. The festivities will start with a lighting of the Advent wreath, followed by an informative discussion on the meaning of Advent. Crafts, storytelling, costumes and participation in the re-enactment of the Natvity will also be available. Light refreshments will be served after the Christmas Pageant in the Church Hall.
Lighting of Advent Wreath
If your family is interested in lighting a candle on the wreath, please designate your Mass time and date on the sign-up sheets in the vestibule of the Church. Advent starts on Sunday, December 1.
Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Come join us on Thursday, December 12 at 6:00 pm to start the festivites off with a Spanish Mass and followed by a gathering in the Church Hall with Latin food and music. Please bring a salad or dessert before Mass if you are interested in attending! All parishioners are welcome to celebrate this joyous event!
Spanish Mass - New Time
Beginning Sunday, December 15, the Spanish Mass will move to 1:00 pm.
Ministry Appreciation Dinner
All ministry volunteers are invited to the annual Ministry Appreciation Dinner on Friday, January 24, 2014 in the Church Hall. The event will include a dinner dance, BYOB with soda and other refreshments. The dinner will be catered and include pre-ordered choice of an entree. Please stop by the Parish Center Office with the completed dinner event form (due by January 17) which can be found in the bulletin or if you have any questions, pls contact email@example.com Music will be provided by Tommy D.
High Schoolers - Summer Spain Trip
Fr. Edgar and Jeff DiLollo will be leading a great trip this Summer from June 21st to July 1st to Spain. The group will travel the historic pilgrimage of St. James from Santiagode Compostela to Salamanca and Avila through to Sego-via and Madrid
The cost will be partially fund raised throughout the year to off-set the expenses making this a very affordable trip. Call the Parish Office at (908) 879-5371 with any questions and check the bulletin over the next few weeks for the informational night posting.
Martial Arts Classes
Fr. Edgar is conducting a series of martial arts classes on Saturdays in November and December. The donation per class is $15 which will be used to help the elderly people in Colombia. The next class on Saturday, December 7, at 2:00 pm for women (self defense) and 3:00 pm for men (martial arts).