Everyone is Welcome!
Everyone is Welcome!
Welcome to the WEB site of St. Lawrence Parish! I am Fr. Walter J. Benn, Pastor of this wonderful parish, located next to the Delaware River among the rolling hills of Upper Bucks County.
If you have visited the area, you have discovered that this is unadulterated farm country. Many of the farms in the area have been within the same families for many generations. Historically, the Catholic community here has been small but growing. Initially, the spiritual needs of Catholics in the area were addressed by neighboring parishes, which were themselves small. Eventually, the Catholic population grew to the point where a small church was built as a Mission Church in order to accommodate the growing number of Catholics in the Riegelsville area. That wooden church served the needs of the people until 1958 when the present church was built. St. Lawrence became an independent parish in 1974. While the majority of our parishioners are Pennsylvanians, you’ll find a large number of parishioners who are from Northern New Jersey and New York city.
In order for you to get a sense of our parish, I would encourage you to visit the various “Tabs” on our WEB site. They will give you a sense of what we are about and what we are striving to become. WEB sites can be helpful in many ways; however, nothing will give you a better sense of St. Lawrence Parish as a personal experience. If you are a person or family, who is looking for a community in which to establish your spiritual roots, I would encourage you to include a few personal experiences of St. Lawrence Parish before making your decision. Come among us and take the time to experience our parish. When you do, you will discover a group of believers who are proud of their parish and proud of their Catholic Faith.
Fr. Walter J. Benn
Our wonderful parish is located next to the Delaware River, among the rolling hills of Upper Bucks County. If you have visited the area, you have discovered that this is an unadulterated farm country. Many of the farms in the area have been within the same families for many generations. Historically, the Catholic community here has been small but growing. St. Lawrence became an independent parish in 1974.
Come with us and take the time to experience our parish. When you do, you will discover a group of believers who are proud of their parish and proud of their Catholic faith.
Mass Schedule: Saturday Evenings @ 5PM; Sunday Morning @ 9:30AM; Holy Days @ 9AM & 7PM; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday @ 9AM, Thursday No Mass, Communion Distribution Only @ 9AM
Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesday @ 9:30AM – 11AM
Confessions: Saturday @3;30PM - 4:30PM OR CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
New Parishioners: @ Church. Via Appointment - Contact Rectory
Holy Name Society: Meets Monthly; Second Monday @ 7PM @ Ceader Hall (Sept – May)
Altar Rosary Society: Meets Monthly; Second Thursday @ 7PM (Sept – May)
Lay Carmelite Community of St. Teresa of Jesus of Los Andes: Meets Monthly, First Saturday Following the 9AM Mass in Ceader Hall.
Marthas & Marys Ministry: Faith based social/charity group, first Thursday of each month@ 11:30AM
Weddings: Contact Rectory for Details. Plans Preferred Minimum 6 Months in Advance.
Parish PREP Classes & New Parishioners: Contact Rectory via Phone or email.
Rectory Office: Mon-Fri @ 9:30AM – 12 noon
For those with allergies to wheat-based food, St. Lawrence Parish always maintains a supply of consecrated gluten-free hosts. Those hosts will be distributed by the Eucharistic Minister on the Left side (St. Joseph side of the main isle). It's not required, but it is helpful if you inform an usher or the sacristan before Mass of your request. If you are accompanied by guests, please make sure they are aware of this opportunity.
If you know of a parishioner who home-bound because of age or infirmity, please ask them if they would like Fr. Benn to bring them the Eucharist and offer them the Sacrament of Healing. He does this once a month. If you are reluctant to approach them about this, please pass on the name of that parishioner and we will be happy to approach them ourselves.
We invite you to visit us and experience personally what our parish is and is striving to become.
345 Elmwood Lane, Riegelsville, Pennsylvania 18077, United States
(610) 749-2684 Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 9AM to 12PM
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Advent Ecumenical Service: at St.
Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Sunday, Dec 10 @ 3PM followed by
Social @ St. Peter’s