Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive 2016

This year, we are collecting food donations on Sunday, November 20 after the 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, and 12 Noon Masses.

Sign-ups for donations will be at all Masses on November 12 and 13.

Items needed are:
  • Canned Cranberry Sauce
  • Green Beans
  • Canned Corn
  • Boxed Stuffing
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Yams
  • Packaged Turkey Gravy
  • Frozen Turkey
  • $10 Grocery Store Gift Cards or Cash/Check Contributions

Saint Lawrence parishioners have always been very generous in this collection and we thank you in advance for your donation this year.

We take all donations to Saint Justin’s Parish where Santa Clara residents can receive a Thanksgiving dinner to prepare at their home. People who call Saint Lawrence’s St. Vincent de Paul Society for Thanksgiving baskets are referred to Saint Justin’s Parish. Saint Justin’s is preparing to give over 750 families all the trimmings for their Thanksgiving Meal.

If you know a family who could benefit from the gift of a Thanksgiving Meal to cook at their home, please have them call Saint Lawrence St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) at 408-296-3000 or contact Joe Bauer from St. Justin's Parish at 408-296-1193.


That Man Is You! Is Back for the Fall Semester

That Man is You! is an interactive, multimedia men’s program focused upon the development of authentic male leadership. That Man is You! successively considers men in their relationship to God, to their spouse and to their children. The program content harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive.

Sessions are Saturday Mornings in the Parish Hall
  • 6:45 AM Doors Open for Breakfast
  • 7:05 AM M/C Welcome & Comments
  • 7:10 AM Presentation
  • 7:45 AM Small Group Discussions
  • 8:15 AM Dismissal … and the rest of the day is still available
  • Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner

    • Saturday | October 8, 2016 | Starts 6:00pm
    • 1971 Saint Lawrence Drive Santa Clara. Ca 95051 – The Community Center Saint Lawrence The Martyr Parish
    • (408) 739-7317 Guy Ferry or (408) 464-7651 Mike Armstrong

    Detention Ministry Training

    • Tuesday | August 6, 2016
    • Diocese of San Jose – Chancery Office 1150 N. First St., Ste. 100 San Jose, CA 95112
    • (408) 983-0131
    A training session for brand-new detention volunteers will be held at the Chancery on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 9:00-11:00.

    This session will be for new volunteers only. So if you are trying to decide if this ministry is for you, please come and find out!

    The session will focus on the requirements for detention ministry, the security procedures that must be followed, and our role as ministers within this environment.

    If you are interested in attending on this day, please register by contacting
    Sister Maryann Cantlon at or at
    (408) 983-0131.

    Elementary and Middle School Now Accepting 2016/2017 Applications

    Our parish school is accepting applications in all grades for the 2016/2017 school year. If you are interested in having your child attend Saint Lawrence Elementary and Middle School, please call the school at 408-296-2260.

    If you know of someone looking for a school that is a “loving and caring learning environment” for their child, please tell them about our school and have them call the school office or visit us on our website at:

    2015-2016 Catechetical Registration is Now Open!

    All Saint Lawrence Catechetical Program Registration will be done online. If you have questions or need assistance, please visit the registration table in the Piazza after all weekend Masses on August 8th/9th & 15th/16th or contact Eleanor de Paz at (408) 296-0208;

    View All Catechetical Programs

    To register online, please complete one of the following forms per child/adult available beginning August 8th:

    PreK to 8th Grade Student Registration Form

    High School Student (Confirmation and Youth Ministry) Registration Form

    Adult Program Interest Form

    Forms can also be found in each of the following Catechetical Ministry descriptions here