BIBLES IN SPANISH NEEDED Please consider making a donation towards the purchase of Bibles in Spanish for our Spanish ministry. Your generosity would be greatly appreciated by those who desire to read the Word of God in their native language. If you can help, please mail your donation to St. Lawrence Church, PO Box 730, Chester, NJ 07930. Thank you.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a special celebration of the Mass readings for children aged 3-7 on selected Sundays during 9am Mass. Children begin Mass in the church with their parents and are then invited downstairs for special activities. Children return to their pews after the homily. Click header for more.
Catechists and helpers are still needed for our morning and afternoon Faith Formation classes. Joining this special ministry to share the love of God with our children brings the greatest reward to our hearts. Click header for more.
THE CHESTER COVID VACCINE HOTLINE is now open to all St. Lawrence parishioners regardless of what town they live in. If you are eligible to receive the vaccine and would like assistance with getting an appointment or with transportation to and from the vaccination site, please call the hotline at 862-500-1405
Praying the rosary and asking for the intercession of our Blessed Mother inspires calm and serenity in the hearts of those who welcome her. Within our parish, we have a traveling statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Please consider hosting Our Lady in your home and praying the rosary with your family for all those struggling physically, emotionally, and financially during this coronavirus pandemic.
Acts of Reparation and Plea for God’s Divine Mercy Catholic Men and Women United to Repent, Pray, and Fast for our Nation The United States of America is engulfed in a battle of good versus evil like never before and we are taking action by inviting you to join thousands of Catholics to commit to pray the Rosary for 100 days, with a goal of over one million Rosaries offered in reparation and intercession for our nation. Click header for more.
There are a number of parishioners and others who meet daily on line with Zoom to pray the Chaplet and Novena of the Divine Mercy. As they pray, they intercede for many people and their needs. They would be happy to pray for your needs, too. You may send them your petitions at email@example.com
Both Pope Francis and Bishop Serratelli have encouraged us to pray and have spiritual communion with Jesus. We miss being able to receive Jesus at Mass. Here is a prayer for spiritual communion: Click header for prayer.
During the month of May, let us remember our Marion devotions please pray the rosary and ask for the intercession of the Blessed Mother to put an end to the Coronavirus. Reciting the Rosary together is a wonderful way to teach our children to turn to prayer and to place their trust in the Lord during difficult times.