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St. Lawrence Church
505 Shelton Avenue
Huntington, CT  06484
Phone: 203-929-5355     Email: Stlawrpar1@aol.com





Updated Guidelines for Mass Attendance

Beginning this weekend, May 22nd/23rd, the Church will be open to full capacity, and registration is no longer required.

Bishop Caggiano invites all Catholics in the Diocese to Come Hone to Mass, and in accordance with the State of Connecticut change in COVID guidelines, he has lifted the restrictions on numbers of parishioners in Church, and the registration requirement for Mass.  As a result of these changes in protocol, the Bishop has lifted the special dispensation regarding Mass attendance that was in effect during the Pandemic.  This means that all Catholics who are able to do so, should again be attending mass in person each week. Those who are prevented from attending Mass in person due to physical or health concerns, or those who are in quarantine, should not attend Mass in person.

We assure you that safety remains a high priority.  We will continue to santize the church, while guidelines for receiving Holy Communion and face mask requirements remain in place. There will be several pews reserved for anyone who wishes to remain socially distanced due to health concerns.

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to the right to make your gift to the

St. Lawrence Parish
2020 Annual & Christmas Appeal

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!
 


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If you prefer you can mail your weekly offertory,
we will continue to pick up the mail daily.

      

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.  

 

 

  

 

 

 

505 Shelton Avenue
 
Huntington, Connecticut  06484

stlawrpar1@aol.com
203-929-5355

 

 

 

Mass Schedule

 

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

Daily Mass Schedule:

Monday - Saturday:

9:00 am

 


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

 

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION


Religious Education Letter and
Registration Form

(click here to read letter and get registration form)

 

Please provide us with your updated email addresss by completing the form provided in this link:
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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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Bishop Caggiano
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)

 

 

Other Useful Links:

 

Diocese of Bridgeport Website

Vatican News

Faith Formation

Fairfield County Catholic

Safe Environment Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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