It's not too late to pick up a Baby Bottle from one of the vestibules at church and fill it with spare change, or other monetary donations for Heart 2 Heart pregnancy center. The baby bottles will be collected the weekend of June 24th.
This Sunday, June 11th, there will be an Hour of Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction at the church from 3pm to 4pm in honor of the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, (Corpus Christi). Everyone is warmly encouraged to spend an hour with Our Lord!
The Friends of St. Florian are serving breakfast this Sunday, June 11th, after the 8:00am and 10:30am Masses! Please join us for a delicious meal of scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage, and pancakes free of charge!
Please pick up a Baby Bottle at one of the entrances and take it home. Over the next two weeks, please fill it with spare change, bills, or other monetary donation, to donate to Heart 2 Heart Pregnancy Center. Heart 2 Heart provides free services for pregnant women in our community, especially those in need. We will collect the bottles on the weekend of June 24th and 25th!
St. Paul's Newman center would like to invite those from our parish who are, or who will be, students of the University of Wyoming to participate in a wide variety of faith-filled activities this summer! Click here to view the full schedule.
Gemma in the Parish office would like to invite any parishioners to come to the parish office and introduce themselves so she can get to know the people of the parish! You are always welcome! Remember we are often closed on Fridays.
This weekend kicks off the Living and Giving in Christ Diocesan Annual Appeal. Bishop Steven has put together a video he would like everyone to view. Click here to view the video on our Diocesan Announcements Page!
Gemma is new in the parish office! She would love to meet all of the volunteers here at St. Laurence O'Toole. She would also like to know what you volunteer for, and your most up-to-date and preferred contact information. Please call or stop by the Parish Office! If you would like to become a volunteer, you are also welcome to stop by and introduce yourself!
Thank you to the youth attending World Youth Day this year who provided a delicious fundraising breakfast after the Sunday Masses on April 23rd! The breakfast burritos were delicious! Thanks you to all who attended, and a special thanks to those who generously donated money for the trip!
If you went to Mass last Saturday 5:30pm, you heard the St. Florian Choir providing the music for Mass. The St. Florian choir is open to men, women, boys, and girls of all ages, and we are always looking for new members! The choir involves a low time commitment, but a willingness to rehearse diligently and strive to become a really fine choir! Click to read more!
The Good News (Gospel) is that Jesus Christ is right in the middle of our broken and dark world, bringing His grace and love right into the heart of our brokenness! That is the very reality of the Nativity, which we celebrate each year, namely that Jesus Christ did not shy away from the brokenness and mess of humanity (and the brokenness and mess of our lives, personally), but rather, out of his perfect love for us, became one of us in the Incarnation to enter into that human wound caused by sin in order to bring healing, grace, and salvation. Jesus Christ is “The light [that] shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5). Even in the midst of the darkness around us, the Light, Jesus Christ, is present and we can see His grace at work in our world too!
Often we see other people who proclaim the Gospel differently from us as a threat to us and the mission of Evangelization and respond as John and the other disciples did when they found a man casting out demons in the name of Jesus: by trying to prevent them from doing what they are doing. For us that often takes the form of gossip, which is meant to destroy the reputation of another person and cause them to quit doing what they are doing (even if it's what God is asking them to do). We do this because in our pride and selfishness we see others and their differences as threats to us rather than seeing them as Christ does: as fellow disciples in the mission of Evangelization. We must be willing to look into our hearts and recognize what causes us to sin in this way and cut it out of our hearts; evil thoughts towards one another must be rooted out and given to God in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Once we are able to give our sinfulness to God in the Sacraments, we will be able to be more united to one another and further the Gospel in our world today and head towards our ultimate goal of eternal life in Heaven.
Food, Fun, and Fellowship was enjoyed by all who attended! This past Sunday, we enjoyed our 2nd Food Truck Festival at Undine Park, sponsored by St. Laurence O’Toole. It was a huge success and was very well attended. We would like to extend a special thanks to all the food trucks that participated. Specifically: Lanny’s Homemade Ice Cream, Laramie Kettle Korn, Los Conejos, Nick’s Food Rendezvous, Noam’s Table, Papa John’s, and Rockin Burgers N Dogs. And, thanks to the outstanding skills of our food truck vendors; there was something extremely delicious for everyone’s palate. Additionally, we would like to thank all our volunteers who diligently ensured that our participants had a lovely time together. And thank God for providing us with a beautiful day. May God bless you, and keep you, and help you to remember the abundance of His blessings.
The St. Laurence O'Toole Food Truck Festival at Undine Park was a huge success and brought the community together in a way like no other. People were able to connect to each other, deepening relationships, and eat some truly spectacular food from our local food trucks, plus get hayrides and play on the playground. The event really brought together our parish community and the wider Laramie community for food, fellowship, and fun!
Hey everyone! Let us all get together as a parish and wider Laramie community for food, fun, and fellowship on June 27th from 4 to 8 pm at Undine Park! We will have lots of food trucks with delicious food for everyone to enjoy, and numerous summer activities. The playground and splash pad will be available for the kids, and hayrides will be offered for the whole family at no cost. So, please bring family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to try fantastic food and celebrate being able to get together again! All are welcome! Hosted by St. Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church.
Lent and Ash Wednesday are upon us already this year! To say that this year will look slightly different that last is quite the understatement. In order to help facilitate how this year will look different I wanted to lay out just a couple changes that are taking place, one because of the restrictions due to COVID-19 (but stays within the realm of what is traditionally done!) and the other change that is happening due to a continuation of improvements made to the English translation of the Roman Missal from Latin.