ADA 2020 Annual Diocesan Appeal Update – August 02, 2020

The 2020 theme for the Annual Diocesan Appeal is, ‘Encountering Christ – Faith in Action.’ One of the constant themes of Pope Francis in his preaching and exhortations is our call to become ‘missionary disciples.’ That term has two distinct, but complementary, elements to it: following Christ as his disciples and being sent to witness to God’s love, truth, and beauty. So, too, does our 2020 theme bear these two important elements: encountering Christ and putting faith into action.

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Your ADA gift enables us in our Evangelization work and outreach, particularly in the areas of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Catechesis and Faith Formation, the Hispanic Apostolate, Social Justice Ministry, the Institute for Leadership in Ministry, the Formation and Training of Seminarians and Deacon Candidates, who are our future priests and deacons, and the Ongoing Formation of those already ordained. Only your gift, combined with the gifts of others throughout our Diocese, can make all of this possible.

Please consider a gift to the ADA to help support the day-to-day services that our parishes rely on for support.Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Rev Up the Sems Virtual Fun Run 2020

  • Rev Up The Sems Virtual Fun Run 2020
  • June 15 - July 15, 2020
  • This is a Fun-Filled Family event, so, let’s have some FUN with it! All proceeds from the event will benefit the Diocese of San Jose Vocations (including Seminarian formation).
  • *For More information on Registration and Sponsorship or email

Update on the Resumption of Public Masses

Dear St. Lawrence Parishioners and Friends, We welcome you back to in-person public Masses! At this time, we are now allowed to celebrate religious services and gatherings (Masses and other events) with a maximum limit of 25 people present and only outdoors. On Monday, June 15th, parishes in our Diocese will begin these public Masses. In order to safeguard the health of our parishioners, we will adhere to the health directives from Bishop Cantú and the Santa Clara County Public Health Office (see Bishop’s Letter: Resumption of Public Masses: We will continue to Facebook Live Stream the 11:00 AM Mass on Sundays at the following link: I ask for your prayers, patience, and understanding as we continue to plan and discover what works well for our community during this phase of opening up our Church to our parishioners. INTERIM Outdoor Mass Schedule
  • Monday – Saturday at 8:30 AM
  • Saturday at 6:45 PM
  • Sunday at 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM (Live Streaming) and 12:30 PM (Spanish)
  •        o   Before planning to attend the 11:00 AM live streamed Mass, please read the Diocese of San Jose Notice of Filming at the following link:
  • Mass reservations will open one week at a time and can be made either by calling the Parish Office (408) 296-3000 or online at the following link:
  • A number of tickets are reserved for phone-in reservations for those who do not have internet access. If there are no tickets available for the date(s) you have selected, please call the Parish .
  • Although you may want to come to Mass every day, please do not reserve tickets for yourself for every Mass in order to make it possible for others to participate in the Eucharist.
  • If you are not feeling well for any reason, please do not attend! Following all the guidelines is an act of charity towards everyone present and is also a moral imperative to help keep everyone safe and healthy. No restroom facilities will be available, so please plan accordingly.

  • We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we again come together for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with measures in place to minimize risks during this time. Yours in Christ, Fr. Ernesto M. Orci Pastor - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Actualización sobre la Reanudación de las Misas Públicas

    Estimados Feligreses y Amigos de San Lorenzo, ¡Le damos la bienvenida de nuevo a las misas públicas en persona! En este momento, ahora se nos permite celebrar servicios religiosos y encuentros (Misas y otros eventos) con un límite máximo de 25 personas presentes y sólo al aire libre. El lunes 15 de Junio, las parroquias de nuestra Diócesis comenzarán estas misas públicas. Con el fin de salvaguardar la salud de nuestros feligreses, nos adheriremos a las directivas sanitarias del Obispo Cantú y de la Oficina de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Clara (véase la Carta del Obispo: Reanudación de las Misas Públicas: Continuaremos transmitiendo la misa de las 11:00AM todos los domingos por medio de Facebook en el siguiente enlace: Pido sus oraciones, paciencia y comprensión a medida que continuamos planificando y descubriendo lo que funciona bien para nuestra comunidad durante esta fase de apertura de nuestra Iglesia a nuestros feligreses. Horario de misas PROVISIONAL al aire libre:
  • Lunes – Sábado a las 8:30 AM
  • Sábado a las 6:45 PM
  • Domingo a las 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM (Transmisión en Vivo) y 12:30 PM (Español)
  •        o   Antes de planear asistir a la Misa transmitida en vivo a las 11:00 AM, por favor lea el contrato del Aviso de Filmación de la Diócesis de San José en el siguiente enlace:
  • Las reservaciones para las misas se abrirán una semana a la vez y se pueden hacer ya sea llamando a la Oficina Parroquial (408) 296-3000 o en línea en el siguiente enlace:
  • Se reservarán varias entradas para reservaciones por teléfono para aquellos que no tienen acceso a Internet. Si no hay entradas disponibles para la(s) fecha(s) que haya seleccionado, por favor llame a la Parroquia.
  • Aunque quiera venir a misa todos los días, por favor no reserve entradas para cada misa con el fin de hacer posible que otros participen en la Eucaristía.
  • ¡Si usted no se siente bien por cualquier razón, por favor no asista! Seguir todas las pautas es un acto de caridad hacia todos los presentes y también es un imperativo moral para ayudar a mantener a todos seguros y saludables. No habrá baños disponibles, así que por favor tómelo en cuenta.

    Agradecemos su paciencia y cooperación mientras nos reunimos de nuevo para el Santo Sacrificio de la Misa con medidas para minimizar los riesgos durante este tiempo. Suyo en Cristo, P. Ernesto M. Orci Pastor