Hurricane Relief Fund

Assistance to Hurricane Ian Victims and Special Collection (Att. 1a.-c.) – Hurricane Ian has caused significant damage throughout the state of Florida, including parts of our own Diocese. Many in the most impacted areas have lost everything. In response to the devastation, the Diocese of St. Petersburg is asking for donations for our Disaster Relief Fund. 100% of the funds collected will benefit people affected by natural disasters including Hurricane Ian. In addition, Bishop Parkes is asking all parishes to conduct a special collection for our diocesan Disaster Relief Fund one of the weekends in October. We ask that funds be sent to the Diocese no later than November 4, 2022. For those who wish to respond by giving online, the may at dosp.org/disasterrelief/ and follow the instructions included on the page.

Hurricane Ian News & Updates Regarding our Parish

We hold all those who were and continue to be severely impacted by Hurricane Ian in our prayers. Our parish community is here for everyone who is feeling the effects of the storm; especially those who were directly hit.

Please read further for updates regarding our parish & school schedule and events.

St. Lawrence Catholic School

School will be closed tomorrow, Sept. 30th, and will reopen on Monday, Oct. 3rd.

St. Lawrence Parish

The parish office will be open tomorrow, Sept. 30th, at 9:00 a.m. Daily Mass will occur at its usual 8:30 a.m. time and weekend Mass will follow its normal schedule as well.

Kindle, the elementary youth group program, will not take place today as originally scheduled. Check our website in the coming days for a new updated calendar for youth events.

The Adult Confirmation Series meeting will not take place today as originally scheduled. The first meeting will now occur on Oct. 6th. Please contact LLong@stlawrence.org with your questions.

Let’s continue to pray for everyone in the path of the storm, all who are experiencing hardship due to the destruction Ian caused, and the first responders.

Lord, please be with the rescue workers and keep them safe as they make heroic efforts in dangerous situations to rescue those in trouble. Lord, please be with everyone waiting to be rescued, keep them safe, and bring help to them soon. God, bless each and every person affected by this storm and surround them with Your love, protection, and angels. Let them know there are millions of us out here praying for them and their loved ones. We give You all the praise and glory forever, Lord, and know that even in the darkest hours, You are always with us. – Adapted from “Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina

Estimados fieles de San Lorenzo


Mantenemos en oración a todos y especialmente a aquellos cuáles fueron afectados directamente por el huracán Ian.
Lea más para obtener actualizaciones sobre los horarios de Misa, eventos de nuestra parroquia y la escuela.


La Escuela de San Lorenzo estará cerrada mañana, Viernes, 30 de  Septiembre. Volverá a abrir el Lunes, 3 de Octubre.


La oficina parroquial estará abierta mañana,Viernes, 30 de Septiembre de9:00 – 3:00 PMHorario de Misadiaria 8:30 AMLunes a SabadoMisa de fin de semana también seguirá su horario normal.


Kindle, programa de jóvenes de primaria, No se llevará a cabo hoy como estaba originalmente programado.
La Serie de Confirmación de Adultos se encuentra el Jueves, 6 de Octubre a las 7:00 PM en el Salón Higgins. Si está interesado contacté por correo  electrónico a llong@stlawrence.org con sus preguntas.


Sigamos en oración:
Padre celestial,quédate con todos aquellos que dan los primeros auxilios en situaciones peligrosas. Señor, por favor, quédate con todos los que esperan ser rescatados, mantenlos a salvo y bríndales ayuda pronto. Dios, bendice a todas las personas afectadas por esta tormenta y rodéalas con tu amor, protección y ángeles.Siempre dejándole saber que hay millones de nosotros aquí en oración por ellos y sus seres queridos.Te lo pedimos Señor, en el nombre de Jesucristo y sabemos que incluso en las horas más oscuras, siempre estás con nosotros. Amén
Adaptado de la “Oración por las víctimas del huracán Katrina.”

Choir News & Information

Children’s Christmas Choir

Did you know that our music director, Rebecca Steinke, was the director of the world-class San Diego Children’s Choir middle school chorus before she moved here? Many community-based children’s choirs actually charge expensive tuition/membership fees for participation. By volunteering in the St. Lawrence Children’s Choir, your young singer will be gaining singing skills and growing musically in their faith with a music educator who knows how to engage children and get them singing! 

Contact Rebecca at rsteinke@stlawrence.org by clicking the link below

(813) 875-4040 Ext. 205

Clergy Updates at St. Lawrence Parish

A priest’s life leads where God needs him to be present to serve His people. St. Lawrence parish is witnessing such calls from our Lord to these dedicated priests that will require movement and new beginnings. Change brings about a variety of emotions, and it is important to remember that the will of God is at work in our parish community.

Please continue reading to be informed of clergy news & updates.

Bishop Gregory Parkes and Msgr. Michael Carruthers have discerned that, affective October 8th, Msgr. Michael will return to ministry as a parochial vicar at St. Jude’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg. Please keep him in your prayers as he embarks on this new adventure.

Fr. Mike Muhr, who has been our temporary parochial administrator, has been named by Bishop Parkes as the Pastor of St. Lawrence. He is relieved of his other diocesan duties, and leading St. Lawrence Parish is now his primary responsibility.

On December 10th, we will bid farewell to Fr. Higinio Rosolen, our parochial vicar, who, because of immigration restrictions, is pursuing a teaching visa through St. Joseph Seminary College in Saint Benedict, Louisiana. Please keep him in your prayers as he journeys on a mission to teach the future clergy of our diocese and many others.

Fr. Xavy Castro, who is currently the chaplain at Tampa Catholic High School, has been assigned to assume to role of parochial vicar at St. Lawrence; affective December 10th. He will be relieved of his other duties and his position at St. Lawrence will be his primary responsibility. Please also keep him in your prayers as we prepare to welcome him with open arms into the parish community.

That Man Is You!

Men of St. Lawrence

Are you looking to deepen your relationships with God? Your spouse? Your children? Become a bit more Spiritually armed for today’s challenging cultural issues? Would you like to build new friendships with other like-minded men who share the struggles and challenges of our times? Then come join “That Man is You”! We meet for one hour on Wednesdays, beginning September 14th, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. at Higgins Hall. Informal, super casual, no commitments, & FREE coffee and donuts. Contact Ron Barreto at 727-638-2429 or Rick Caldevilla at 813-966-4568, look for our table in the courtyard after Mass, or just show up for our first session and check it out.

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All Are Invited!

You are cordially invited to  attend the Diocesan Marian Mass in Honor of Our Lady of Charity being held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church on   Thursday, September 8th at 7:00 PM.

Mass will be celebrated in Spanish; Fr. Alberto F. Bueno, Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick Parish, will be the celebrant homilist and other clergy will be present. 

Please join us!

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