The Triduum – Three important days of Easter

Otherwise known as the Pascal Triduum – Easter is coming soon. The figure of Christ carrying the cross up Calvary on Good Friday. The sky is dark and stormy.With the setting of the sun, the sacred three days are upon us. These three days, the Triduum, are at the center of the entire liturgical year. Many people wonder why we refer to these days as…

March 1, 2017 Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday. Catholics around the world recognize Ash Wednesday as the beginning of Lent. If you wish to follow the fasting and abstinence rules of Lent they are: Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and Good Friday, April 14, 2017 are days of Fast and Abstinence. Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence. Fasting is to be observed by all 18 years of age…

Our Last Stand – Documentary Screening

This documentary will be screened at only three locations in the area. Join other parishioners and community members at this area screening of a powerful and important documentary. Date: March 21, 2017 Time: 7PM – 10PM Film viewing and discussion St. Laurence Parish 575 Jewett St., Elgin, IL 60123 For more information contact the church office 847-468-6900.

Chili for Charity 2017

Try some Chili for Charity! The Knights of Columbus from the Elgin Deanery are hosting their annual Chili for Charity cook-off February 25, 2017. The event will be held at Saint Thomas More gym, 1625 W. Highland Ave., Elgin, IL 60123 between 3:30 and 7:00 p.m. All proceeds from this delicious and spicy event benefit the four Elgin parish schools – St. Thomas More, St.…

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