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Pastor's Comer! October 4, 2020
In an effort to keep you informed about current issues that are a part of our parish life, I want to briefly refer to them here:
Despite the gravity brought about throughout our Country by the Coronavirus Pandemic there have been and are bright spots in the life of our Parish. Specifically, there have been 4 Bright Spots! Over the last 4 weeks we have celebrated the birth & Baptisms of 4 new members. They are: Luke Anthony Mertus (Chris & Christy Mertus)Benjamin Edward Phillips (Charles Phillips & Beth Roszkowski), Madison Bratkovics(Timothy & Christina Bratkovics) and Gemma Stellar (Joseph & Kerry Stellar)! The Girls are beautiful. The Boys are charmers! Each of them has all of their fingers & toes and their parents & grandparents are still beaming. We are filled with joy for all of you!
By the time you read this, the remaining section of our beautiful white oak tree which came down the night of August 27th should be relocated to the rear of our property. Because the tree had so much sentimental importance to all of us, we want to save a port ion of the tree for use within the parish. One of those uses is to make a moderate size Cross or Crucifix that we can use at our liturgies in the future, particularly on Good Friday. If there are any parishioners with wood working skill or tools, we'd be very grateful for your assistance. The goal is that these objects come from the wood of our tree and the hands of our people. We will see what other wonderful ideas spring from the fertile minds of our parishioners.
It's a long way off, but Confirmation has been scheduled for Sunday, April 18, 2021 (9:30PM) with Bishop John J. McIntyre presiding.
It sounds like a broken record, but our contractor is still waiting for one or two more pieces of equipment needed to install the new Video system in our church. This project will include revamping the lighting system within the sanctuary of the church. It will also significantly reduce the visual movement of the camera and its operator. I continue to receive compliments & expressions of gratitude on St. Lawrence Live Stream broadcast.
We continue to be in need of additional liturgical ministers as Lector, Greeter, Usher and members of the choir, cantor or musician. We also need someone who would be willing to be a full time catechist in the PREP Program. Be assured that we would prepare you for these roles and never "throw in there cold!"
We want you to have as positive an experience as we want the people to have because of you.
On the positive side 2 additional parishioners have volunteered to help supplement the duties as Video cameraman & camera woman. We are so grateful.
Speaking of ministries, because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, one of the many things that has been discouraged is singing. When one sings, they project 2-3 times more spittle 2-3 times further than when speaking. This is the reason why we do as little singing as we do, why the choir is not participating and why we use Gregorian chant when we do. Even though we won't be able to use them for a while, with optimism, we have ordered the normal number of the 2021 Breaking Bread books. It sure would be nice, if we could go back to singing by Christmas, but all of us need to understand that this might not happen that soon.
Our Pastor, Fr. Walter Benn
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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.