Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth - Muhammad Ali

COOKOUT & POTLUCK You are invited to an outdoor Cookout & Potluck to be held at the new Pavilion on the parish grounds on Sunday July 11th after 9;30 am Mass. The parish will provide the meat. You are asked to bring a side dish and a lawn chair.

COFFEE is back! Father Miguel has sent some more wonderful Guatemalan coffee. Natural coffee is $10, and Organic coffee is $13. All proceeds go to the Little Mountain School.

GREETINGS FROM Matt Smyser, a third year Seminarian for the Diocese of Lexington. I was born and raised in Lexington. I entered seminary in fall of 2019, and just graduated from Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary in Indianapolis. I attended Eastern Kentucky University for two years pursuing an art degree, but decided that wasn’t quite where I was called to be. I am an avid learner of philosophy and theology, but I am most passionate about my various crafts. I am an illustrator, printmaker, woodworker, painter, bookbinder, and hopeful cheesemaker. I am quite excited to spend my summer with all of you and look forward to getting to know St. Lawrence. I love being involved in ministry and hope to be as active as I can in the parish this summer. I thank you all for allowing me to learn from you on my journey of discernment to priestly ordination, and ask for your prayer moving forward. God bless!

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FOOD PANTRY MINISTRIES would like your help! With the ongoing pandemic, the Hands Food Pantry is serving more people than ever. You can help your community by donating a non perishable food item that with be used to prepare nutritious meal for people in need. We are in need of: 4 boxes  (6 oz) Stove Top Stuffing mix (need a total of 16 boxes), 1 tin garlic powder, 1 bottle A-1 Original Sauce, 3 cans cream of chicken soup (need a total of 9), 2 (12 oz) bottles chili sauce, 4 (16 oz) cans baked beans - Van Kamps (need a total of 16 cans), 2 bottles chili sauce (need a total of 8), 1 (2 lb) bag of brown sugar, 1 qt Hellman's mayonnaise, 1 qt Miracle Whip, 1 qt white distilled vinegar, 1 small bag white sugar (4 cups), 1 tin poppy seed, 1 tin celery seed, 1 tin black pepper, Large bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's Barbeque Sauce (need a total of 4). You can contact Andrea Dull or call/text at 256-337-6658 for more information regarding this important community ministry.

BOOK STUDY SESSIONS Beginning on August 21st, you are invited to join Zoom discussions on the book The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ by Brant Pitre. Facilitated by Father Jeff, Deacon Chris, and Michael Armstrong. Please call the parish office to register.

KROGER REWARDS PROGRAM For several years, Kroger has offered a Community Rewards fundraising program which benefits St. Lawrence every time an “enrolled” Kroger Plus Card is scanned to buy groceries. In order for our parish to receive this Rewards money, you must apply online. If you have not enrolled, please follow these instructions:

1.  Go to www.kroger.com/o/store-services/community-rewards 2.  Under “Are You a Customer Looking to Enroll?” click on  “See more details and enroll!”

3. Enter the requested information. 4. Click on “Find Organization.” Search by entering # 10581 or St. Lawrence.

5. Click “Enroll” inside the St. Lawrence Catholic Church box

Contact the parish office (502-839-6381) with questions

DIAPER DRIVE  St. Lawrence is sponsoring a Diaper Drive for the United Methodist Church Diaper Bank. Their service provides diapers, wipes, and rash ointment to between 40 and 50 Anderson County families twice a month. Please put any size diapers, wipes, or ointment (unopened packages only) in the box in the Narthex or drop off at the parish office. All items will be delivered to the United Methodist Church.

Please watch the video regarding the new procedures on attending Holy Mass. Video can be found on Facebook or YouTube. Click either link to watch. 

VICTIM’S  ADVOCATE  Know  someone that has  been the victim of sexual abuse  or sexual misconduct by church personnel? If so, please contact the Diocese  of Lexington’s Victim Advocate,  Laura Napora at  859-338-5695 or victimsassistance@cdlex.org.