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SAINT LAWRENCE PARISH

505 Shelton Avenue
 
Huntington, Connecticut  06484
203-929-5355

                  

 

 

Christmas Schedule 2014
 

 Sunday, December 21st
Christmas Concert 2:00 pm

 The Nativity of the Lord
Wednesday, December 24th

Christmas Eve
(no morning Mass)
(Vigils) 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 10:30 pm
Christmas Carols with the Choir at 10:00 pm

 Thursday, December 25th
Christmas Day

7:30 am, 9:30 am and 11:30 am
(no evening Mass)

 Friday, December 26th
9:00 am only

 Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God
(Holy Day of Obligation)
Wednesday, December 31
st

(Vigil) 5:00 pm

Thursday, January 1st
New Year’s Day
9:30 am and 11:30 am
(no 7:30 am or evening Mass)

 Friday, January 2nd
9:00 am only

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ADVENT

The word Advent is from the Latin adventus for “coming” and is associated with the four weeks of preparation for Christmas.  Advent begins on the Sunday nearest the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle (November 30th), and continues until December 24th.  It blends together a penitential spirit, a liturgical theme of preparation for the Second and Final Coming of the Lord, and a joyful theme of getting ready for Christmas. 

For us Catholics, the new Liturgical Year commences with the first Sunday of Advent. In this new liturgical year, the church not only wishes to indicate the beginning of a period, but the beginning of a renewed commitment to the faith by all those who follow Christ, the Lord.  This time of prayer and path of penance that is so powerful, rich and intense, endeavors to give us a renewed impetus to truly welcome the message of the One who was incarnated for us.  In fact, the entire Liturgy of the Advent Season, will spur us to an awakening in our Christian life and will put us in a ‘vigilant’ disposition, to wait for our Lord Jesus who is coming.

“Awaken! Remember that God comes! Not yesterday, not tomorrow, but today, now! The one true God, “the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,” is not a God who is there in Heaven, unconcerned with us and our history, but he is the-God-who-comes.” Pope Benedict XVI, Celebration of First Vespers of Advent, Vatican Basilica, December 2006.

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MASS CANCELLATION POLICY
If Saint Lawrence School is cancelled or delayed for inclement weather, there will be no 7:00 am Mass that particular day.  Attempting to drive in such weather or navigate the parking lot before it is plowed or salted has potential risks and creates certain liabilities for the Parish.  If the weather is severe enough to necessitate the canceling of school or delay the morning opening, local radio and television stations will note the cancellation or delay.  If Shelton schools are listed as cancelled or delayed, then the 7:00 am Mass is cancelled as well.

 

 

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Mass Schedule
 

Daily Mass
Monday - Friday:
7:00 am, 9:00 am
Saturday Morning:
8:00 am
 
Weekend Mass
Saturday Vigil Mass:
5:00 pm
Sunday Mass:
7:30 am, 9:30 am,
11:30 am, 5:00 pm
 
Holy Days of Obligation
7:00 am, 9:00 am,
12:10 pm, 7:00 pm 


Sacrament of Penance
Saturday: 
4:00 - 4:45 pm
  
 Sunday:
11:00 - 11:30 am

Sacrament of Baptism
Scheduled Sundays:
1:00 pm
By appointment only

Please call the Rectory Office to Schedule Baptisms

Office Hours

The Rectory Office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am—4:00 pm.

Clergy Office Hours

Monday
Fr. Ignacio
10:00 am—3:00 pm        

Tuesday
Fr. Jones
10:00 am—3:00 pm        

Wednesday
Deacon Frank
10:00 am—3:00 pm        

Thursday
Fr. Ignacio
10:00 am—3:00 pm        

Please Note:  Clergy Office Hours may vary due to funerals or emergency circumstances so it is advisable to call before stopping in.

Also appointments can be scheduled in the evening or on weekends at your convenience.