Our Philosophy

Saint Lawrence the Martyr Parish, together with the rest of the Church, shares in the continuation of a mission rooted in the life and mission of Jesus: to bring about the Reign of God. This mission finds fullness in pastoral activity that proclaims the message, builds community, leads to worship, and motivates to service. Catechetical ministry at Saint Lawrence the Martyr Parish is to be understood in this light.

Why Choose the Catechetical Process? The catechetical process seeks to open children and youth to the discovery of goodness and beauty of God as reflected in their world, and help them to experience this world with the Catholic Christian community. It seeks to help them grow further in their faith, their understanding of our Catholic tradition, our unity in Christ, and the many gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Saint Lawrence the Martyr Offers:

2016-2017 Catechetical Registration for all programs is now open2016-2017 Catechetical Registration for all programs is now open

FAITH FORMATION PROGRAMS

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
(5 years old to 5th Grade)

For 15 minutes during the 10:00AM Sunday Mass, children are invited to explore the Gospel with a Catechist. Children then return to Mass and join the rest of the community for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Sundays, 10AM Mass; Begins September 13th
For more information, visit our Ministries Contact Information
Registration not required.
 

SUNDAY SCHOOL OF RELIGION
(PreK to 5th Grade)

Ongoing faith formation program for children that teaches the Catholic Faith and nourishes spiritual life. Option for First Eucharist/ Reconciliation preparation track also offered for 2nd-5th graders. See “Sacramental Preparation” section for details. Parents are invited to attend Adult Faith Formation sessions held at the same time.

Sundays, 11:10AM -12:00NOON; Begins September 13th $80.00 Reg Fee
For more information, contact Eleanor de Paz at edepaz@saintlawrence.org or (408) 296-3000.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
(6th to 8th Grade)

Discover more about faith in a fun and creative way! Perfect place to build friendships with fellow Middle Schoolers & Jesus!

Sundays, 3:30PM-5:30PM, Twice per month; Begins September 20th $25.00 Reg Fee
For more information, contact Eleanor de Paz at middleschoolym@saintlawrence.org or (408) 296-3000

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HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
(9th-12th Grade)

Combination of ongoing faith formation sessions and events with opportunities to interact with fellow High School Teens in a social setting. Join us on Facebook!
Sessions held on one to two Sundays a month from 3:30PM-5:30PM with monthly inter-parish events; First Session begins on October 4th. $25 Reg Fee (Reg Fee is waived for teens currently enrolled in High School Confirmation. See “High School Confirmation” section below for more details.)
For more information contact highschoolym@saintlawrence.org

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YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
(18 to 35 Years old or Adults young at heart!)

Dive into deep faith-centered discussions and share faith, food and fun.

Second Sundays of the month, 7:15PM to 8:45PM, Year-Round
For more information contact youngadult@saintlawrence.org

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ADULT FAITH FORMATION
(Adults)

Learn more about the Catholic Faith! Sessions will feature videos from Fr. Robert Barron, Matthew Kelley and others. Open to all adults and especially convenient for parents of children enrolled in Sunday School.

Sundays, 11:10AM – 12:00NOON; Begins September 13th (Offered in English or Spanish)
For more information contact edepaz@saintlawrence.org

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ALPHA
(Adults and Mature Teens)

A 10-week series that explores the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. Sessions begin with a meal, followed by a short talk and time for discussion.

English Course- Begins February 2016
Spanish Course- Begins June 2016

For more information Visit our Ministries Contact Information here
(Offered in English and Spanish)

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CATHOLICISM 201
(Adults and Mature Teens)

An 8-week series that will feed the mind and heart as the riches of the Catholic Faith are explored.

Spanish Course- Begins September 11th
English Course- Begins Summer 2016

Visit our Ministries Contact Information

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SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

INFANT BAPTISM
(Infant to 6 Yrs Old)

For young children seeking the Sacrament of Baptism. Must have one initial interview with one of our priests and one 2-hour class for parents and godparents.

For more information on Baptismal Preparation, contact the parish at parish@saintlawrence.org or (408) 296-3000.
 

BAPTISM FOR OLDER CHILDREN & YOUTH
(7 Yrs Old through High School)

Process of welcoming and introducing older children and teenagers to the Catholic Faith and providing preparation to receive the Sacraments. Must contact Director of Catechetics.

For more information email edepaz@saintlawrence.org or (408) 296-3000.
 

FIRST EUCHARIST/RECONCILIATION (CHILD)
(2nd to 8th Grade)

1.) SUNDAY SACRAMENTAL PREP. (2nd-5th Grade) Preparation for baptized children who wish to receive First Eucharist/First Reconciliation. Must enroll in Sunday Sacramental Prep. Parents must attend a Mandatory Orientation with a choice of either Thursday evening, September 3rd, OR, Saturday morning, September 12th. A COPY of child’s baptismal certificate must be submitted no later than the Orientation date.

Sundays, 11:10AM-12:00Noon, Begins September 13th; $140.00 Reg Fee
(408) 296-3000, edepaz@saintlawrence.org

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2.) TUESDAY NIGHT SACRAMENTAL PREP. (6th-8th Grade) Preparation for baptized Middle School Youth who wish to receive First Eucharist/First Reconciliation. Must enroll in Tuesday Night Sacramental Prep. Parents must attend a Mandatory Orientation with a choice of either Thursday evening, September 3rd, OR, Saturday morning, September 12th. A COPY of child’s baptismal certificate must be submitted no later than the Orientation date.

Tuesdays, 7:00PM-8:15PM, Begins September 8th; $140.00 Reg Fee
(408) 296-3000, edepaz@saintlawrence.org

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FIRST EUCHARIST / RECONCILIATION
(High School to Adult)
1.) HIGH SCHOOL FIRST EUCHARIST/CONFIRMATION (9th-12th Grade) Baptized High School students who have not yet received First Eucharist will concurrently be prepared for both First Eucharist and Confirmation. Must enroll in "High School Confirmation".

To secure registration placement, parents must attend a meeting on Sunday August 30th at 3:30PM IN ADDITION TO an Orientation for both parents and teen candidates on Sunday September 13th at 3:30PM. Please bring a copy of the Student's Baptism Certificate and a minimum $25 deposit to the Parent Meeting on Sunday August 30th.

Must attend Mass weekly, attend sessions two Sundays per month, 3:30 PM - 5:45 PM; $125 Reg Fee and $225 Weekend Retreat Fee

2016 Confirmation Retreat: *Mandatory* from Friday, February 19th, 3:15 PM to Sunday, February 21st, 7:00 PM

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2.) ADULT SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION (Adults) Baptized adults who seek preparation for full initiation in the Catholic Church will prepare for both First Eucharist and Confirmation.

Tuesdays, 7:00PM-8:15PM; Begins September 8th
Interviews begin August 24th
TO REQUEST MORE INFORMATION, (408) 296-3000, rcia@saintlawrence.org

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Adult Program Interest Form
 

HIGH SCHOOL CONFIRMATION
(9th-12th Grade)

For those in High School who seek to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Preparation will also be provided for High School Teens who need to prepare for First Eucharist along with Confirmation. Please see “High School First Eucharist/Confirmation” Section for more details.) Must enroll in “High School Confirmation.”

To secure registration placement, parents must attend a meeting on Sunday August 30th at 3:30PM IN ADDITION TO an Orientation for both parents and teen candidates on Sunday September 13th at 3:30PM. Please bring a copy of the Student's Baptism Certificate and a minimum $25 deposit to the Parent Meeting on Sunday August 30th.

Must attend Mass weekly, attend sessions two Sundays per month, 3:30 PM - 5:45 PM; $125 Reg Fee and $225 Weekend Retreat Fee

2016 Confirmation Retreat: *Mandatory* from Friday, February 19th at 3:15 PM to Sunday, February 21st, 7:00 PM

TO REGISTER, COMPLETE

For more information, email highschoolconfirmation@saintlawrence.org.
 

ADULT CONFIRMATION
(Adults 18 years old and beyond)

For baptized adults who have already received First Eucharist and who wish to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Interviews begin August 24th.

TO REGISTER, COMPLETE

Adult Program Interest Form

For more information, email adultconfirmation@saintlawrence.org
 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC (RCIA)
(Adults 18 years old and beyond)

Process of welcoming and introducing adults to the Catholic Faith and providing preparation for the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process. Also for adults who are already baptized who seek preparation for First Eucharist and Confirmation.

Tuesdays, 7:00PM-8:15PM. For more information, email rcia@saintlawrence.org

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MARRIAGE PREPARATION
(Engaged Couples or Couples Civilly Married who wish to be married in the Catholic Church.)

Must schedule an initial interview with one of our priests. Couples are required to attend two 4-hour sessions to prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage. For more information about Marriage Preparation or to schedule interview with priest, contact the parish office at parish@saintlawrence.org or (408) 296-3000. (Offered in English or Spanish)