From the Desk of Father Underwood

frericFrom the Desk of Fr. Underwood:


Holy Week – How Do We Welcome Christ Into the Jerusalem of Our Lives? Today, as we welcome Jesus into Jerusalem - his Triumphal Entry on the road to his Passion - we must prepare our lives to fully encounter what Jesus is trying to reveal to us. It is that perfect time to take advantage of what the Church has to offer and to welcome Jesus into each of our lives.

We prepare for Holy Thursday, where Jesus instituted the Eucharist and the Priesthood. We prepare for Good Friday where he gave his life for us. We prepare to witness his Resurrection to new life. And, as we recall our own baptismal promises, we witness those who are receiving the Sacraments of Initiation this Easter.

I encourage you to prayerfully prepare—and to join us this coming Holy Week as we journey with Christ. Try your very best to be present as much as possible this week—so that Christ can touch your life!

 St. Lawrence Landscapers: Last year, a very hard working and energetic team of seven volunteer

landscapers really beautified our St. Lawrence property. They did a tremendous job coordinating efforts here at St. Lawrence in our landscaped areas and directing our annual Spring Cleanup. Thank you to Cindy Landreth (team captain), Jan Anderson, Beth Herr, Mona Cavanaugh, Angie & Bill Kelly, Tammie Monger, and Bruce Spitznagle.

They are all going to continue again this year and would love it if you would join them.

The crew will work on Wednesday evenings throughout the season (generally 5:30-7:00pm, every other week). If you are interested in helping, please join us for a callout dinner meeting on April 4th 7:00pm in the parish office building. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thanks for considering how you can help care for your parish home.

Spring Cleanup Day is Saturday April 14th from 9am – Noon. We will be spreading mulch, trimming bushes, and getting everything ready for a wonderful summer. Mark your calendars now, especially our school kids who need service hours. If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Liturgical Ministers Callout: Have you ever thought about bringing the Eucharist to others as an Extra-Ordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC)? Interested in proclaiming the Word of God at Mass as a Reader? Today through April 15th, we are conducting a ministry callout for both EMHC’s & Readers. If you are interested in being trained for one of these roles, please call the parish office and ask for your name to be put on the list. Training sessions (and official commissioning) will take place in June. Please… pray about the ways God is calling you to be actively involved in the life of your parish!