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The Secpmd Sunday of Advent

December 7th/8th
Updated Guidelines for Mass this Weekend
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Bishop Caggiano has announced that Connecticut has set new guidelines which took effect Friday, November 6th.  Saint Lawrence is at this time limiting our capacity at Mass to a maximum of 100 people. We will continue to maintain the appropriate social distancing and use of every other pew. The capacity limit is in place to protect the health of our parishioners.

The Diocese requests that parishes continue with registration for Masses which will help ensure the capacity allowed by state law.  Please use the "Sign-up Genius" application above for registration.  If someone decides at the last minute that they would like to attend Mass without having registered prior to Mass, they will be able to sign in with their name, phone number and/or email on the forms provided at the doors as long as the 100 person limit has not been reached.  Once the limit has been reached, we will be unable to accommodate any additional people in the Church.  This process is in place for the health and safety of all, and will allow us to notify parishioners in case someone tests positive. Since public Mass began again at Saint Lawrence, no such incident has occurred here, and to date, no widespread exposure to the virus has occurred in Fairfield County because of Mass or liturgical services.

It is still a requirement for all members of the congregation to wear face masks, and every effort should be made to maintain social distancing while in Church.  Pews that are blocked off should not be entered, and please recognize that it may not be possible to sit in familiar places.  Families may sit together in a pew, but for much of the Church a limit of six people will be enough for each pew.

Staff and ushers will be present to assist you. We ask that you make every effort to arrive at Mass early, in plenty of time to enter and be seated according to social distancing protocols before Mass begins.

We look forward to seeing you at Saint Lawrence!

 

The Catholic Practice of Making a Spiritual Communion
(Excerpted from a longer article) 


St. Thomas Aquinas taught that Spiritual Communion is “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament and in lovingly embracing Him as if we actually received Him.” Think of it! You can have your own private “audience” with Christ in Spiritual Communion or in front of the Blessed Sacrament! Countless Saints and theologians throughout the centuries have extolled the virtues and great spiritual benefits we can receive from this time spent with our Lord. Remember, however, that you can “turn toward the holy tabernacle” and receive Jesus in your heart from anywhere you might happen to be, at any time, day or night!

SAMPLE PRAYERS Here are some sample prayers for making a spiritual communion:
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Another version reads:
Oh Jesus, I turn toward the holy tabernacle where You live hidden for love of me. I love you, O my God. I cannot receive you in Holy Communion. Come, nevertheless, and visit me with Your grace. Come spiritually into my heart. Purify it. Sanctify it. Render it like unto Your own. Amen.

Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

St. Jean-Marie Vianney once said “when we feel the love of God growing cold, let us instantly make a Spiritual Communion. When we cannot go to the church, let us turn towards the tabernacle; no wall can shut us out from the good God.” We can indeed be grateful for that!

All events at St. Lawrence Parish
are canceled/postponed until further notice.

 


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For detailed information and resources from Bishop Caggiano and the Diocese of Bridgeport
concerning the Novel Coronaviris COVID-19, please click here:https://www.bridgeportdiocese.org/

 

 

RELIGIOUS ED NOTICE:

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and our concern for the safety of the children and their families, we are offering a "home study" program for our students this year instead of the usual classroom setting. Students will be held accountable for program completion by completing their workbook at home with parent supervision and handing in completed unit tests on a timely basis to the Religious Education Office. The Religious Ed Office will be available for on-line guidance and virtual meetings through the year.  

 

 

  

 

Upcoming Events

All events canceled/postponed until further notice.

 

 

 

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Mass Schedule

 

Weekend Masses have resumed on our regular Weekend Mass Schedule:

Saturday:  5:00 pm
Sunday: 7:30, 9:30 and
11:30 am, and 5:00 pm

Sacrament of Confession:
Saturdays, 4:00 - 4:45 pm
Sundays, 11:00 - 11:30 am

 

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All Daily Masses have resumed at St. Lawrence 

Daily Mass Schedule:

Monday - Saturday:

9:00 am
 

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Sunday, November 29th


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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION


Religious Education Letter and
Registration Form

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To watch Sunday Mass with Bishop Caggiano or
Msgr. Powers, please click
on  

www.bridgeportdiocese.org 
or on diocesan social media channels www.bridgeportdiocese.org/dobsocial/home

Sunday Mass will be available on Sunday Morning for the current weekend

For Daily Mass please join Bishop Robert Barron at:
www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/

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Re-promulgates Safe Environment Policies


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Magnificat

is currently offering free access to the English, spanish, and French editions of its monthly magazine to help us pray when Mass is no longer celbrated publicly due to the coronavirus outbreak. 
Here are the links:

www.magnificat.com/free 
(English)


www.magnificat.com/gratis
(Spanish)

www.magnificat.fr/prier
(French)

www.magnifikid.com/free
(for children in English)

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