To learn how you can take part in any of the ministries below, please look at our volunteer opportunities.
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Alcoholics Anonymous

The Alcoholics Anonymous group at St. Lawrence meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am in the St. Theresa Room upstairs in the Parish Hall. The meetings are mixed, open, non-smoking, with access for the handicapped.

For more information, contact Didi Egnatuk at 310-540-0329 x540.

Altar Servers

It is a privilege and an honor to serve at the Altar of God. Girls and boys in the 5th grade or higher, as well as young men and women are welcome to join this ministry. If you would like to be of service to the community in this special way, we provide the training; you bring an open and willing heart.

For more information, contact the Office for Worship at (310) 316-0090

Altar Society

The Altar Society is a group of dedicated women and men who care for the altar linens, candles, vestments, holy water fonts, and other dcor/environment needs of the church. If you are able to give about an hour of your time each week to help keep our worship space in order, please call us.

For more information, contact the Office for Worship at 310-316-0090.

Baptism Ministry

Each and every time a new baby is welcomed into God’s Family it is a blessing, not only for the child and his or her family, but for all of us. You could have the privilege of witnessing these grace-filled moments by being part of our Baptism Ministry Team. Read more…

For more information, call 310-540-0329 x356 and speak to a parish deacon.

Bereavement Ministry/Funeral Planning

When a family experiences the death of a loved one, our Bereavement Ministry is there to represent our community by reaching out and offering support. Read more…

For more information, contact our bereavement team at 310-540-0329 x274.

Bereavement/Grief Support Group

This is a group who extends it’s arms to those who are experiencing the loss of a spouse. We are hear to listen and comfort.

For more information, contact Vivian Lee at 310-540-0329.

Caregiver Support

The Caregiver Support Group will be an informal gathering of people whose lives are directly or indirectly affected by their caregiving of parents, children, spouses, or any other loved ones.

Please contact Didi Egnatuk at (310) 540-0329 X 540 if you have any questions. I look forward to beginning this journey with you.

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CFM (Christian Family Movement)

The Christian Family Movement (CFM) at St. Lawrence Martyr Parish is an organization of families growing together and helping each other recharge Christian family values. CFM has touched the lives of a great many of our parishioners over the years, fostered lifelong friendships and a mutual support system for the families here, and its fun!     Read More

For more information, contact Mary and John Poprac at 310-375-9242 or by email.

Child Care (Sunday)

Sunday Child Care is available every Sunday during the 9:00 am & 11:00am Masses (except holiday Sundays), located in the St. Lawrence Martyr Hall -Holy Family Room. This ministry of service is being offered to children ages 12 months to 5 years. There is no registration needed. Although children of all ages are encouraged to attend mass with their parents, this service is provided for those little ones that are just not quite ready. Read More

For more information, contact Edicsa Oldewurtel at 310-325-5825 or by email.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

The Children’s Liturgy of the Word is for Children in grades 1-5, and occurs most Sundays during the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses. This is not Sunday school and there are no sign-ups; this is a part of the Mass that is especially for the children.
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For more information, contact the Office for Worship at 310-316-0090.

Christian Service Outreach (CSO)

Christian Service Outreach consists of a group of people doing service for people in need, and those who are homeless. We provide sack lunches, hot meals and sacks of groceries. All of this comes from the wonderful generosity of you, the parishioners of St. Lawrence. Read more…

For more information, contact Deacon Jim Egnatuk at 310-540-0329 x276.

Coffee and Donuts after Mass

Volunteer teams from our various parish groups serve coffee, tea, punch, fresh donuts and bagels after the 7:00 and 9:00am Sunday Masses. Everyone is welcome in the hall where our parish family enjoys an atmosphere of friendship, community, and belonging. Come join us soon!

For more information, call the office at (310) 540-0329

Cookie Ministry

Baking is one very special way to enjoy helping out the church. Our bakers provide cookies (and other baked goods) for regular meetings, church celebrations and outreach programs which are supported by our Parish. Volunteers are welcome to bake as often as their schedule permits.

For more information, contact Alyce Caro at 310-540-0329 x376 or by email.

Cornerstone Retreats

Cornerstone is a retreat program that has been very meaningful in the lives of a great number of men and women. Many have found it a life changing experience. The retreats are gender specific, and are held annually. Read more…

For more information on Men’s Retreats, contact Dn. Jim Egnatuk at 310-990-7311, and on Women’s Retreats, contact Robin Lomas at 310-748-7443.

Earthen Vessels

Many of our liturgical celebrations are enhanced by the ministry of our liturgical dancers, especially during our high holy seasons. This is a dedicated group who express prayer through movement of the body, soul and spirit. Commitment, dance skill, and liturgical sensitivity are qualities of those who serve the community in this ministry.

For more information, contact Eve Moir at 310-316-0090.

Engaged Encounter

Catholic Engaged Encounter is a weekend devoted to preparing couples to commit themselves to the sacrament of marriage. The weekend, presented by married couples and a priest, takes place at local retreat centers in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. Completion of the weekend retreat fulfills the marriage preparation requirements of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Read more…

For more information, contact the Pastoral Center at 310-540-0329.

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at Mass

As our parish family continues to grow there are an increasing number of people receiving communion at each liturgy. This means we need the assistance of many men and women to serve as special ministers of the Eucharist. A special training / formation course is provided.

For more information, contact Eve Moir at 310-316-0090.

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion to the Sick

Our Eucharistic Ministers bring the Eucharist to anyone who is sick or confined at home. They also bring the Eucharist each week to patients of local hospitals and convalescent facilities. Just an hour or two during the week or on the weekend would be your gift of time. Special training is provided.

For more information, contact 310-540-0329 x355.

F. A.I. T.H. Ministry

The F.A.I.T.H. (Freedom and Intervention for the Trafficking of Humans) ministry supports the victims of human trafficking in the South Bay and in Los Angeles County.

For more resources on Human Trafficking please see this website, or contact us at
310-540-0329 x380
or by email.

Family Promise of the South Bay

The mission of Family Promise of the South Bay is to work through local churches to change the lives of homeless families with children by offering temporary shelter, meals, and other assistance as they seek stable housing. St Lawrence provides volunteers to bring food, dine and spend time with the families. Read More…

Please contact Cindy Percz at (310) 200-2611 or Mary Frances Bertucci at (310) 428-9123

Food Pantry

The food pantry provides local needy families with bags of groceries and homeless people with sack lunches.  They also take clean clothes to local shelters for the needy. Food can be dropped off at the Pastoral center Office during business hours. Food is also collected at all Sunday Masses using the K.I.D.S. (Kids-Into-Doing-Service) Red Wagons.

For more information, contact 310-540-0329.

Habitat for Humanity

St. Lawrence Martyr has joined with other Catholic churches that partner with Habitat for Humanity. The parish provides financial support toward the building of a new home for a family in need of affordable housing. In addition to the financial support, members of the parish volunteer to work on the house. Build dates are announced in the parish bulletin. Read More…

You may also contact Deacon Jim at (310) 540-0329 X 276

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus group within our parish has taken on Columbus inspiration to call forth our own courage, to follow our dreams for a better community, and to see how we can contribute to the people within it. Through fundraising efforts the Knights help support the vocations of seminarians, the homeless and hungry, and several youth projects in the South Bay. Read More…

For more information, contact Dan Thomas at 310-753-5552 or by email.

Lectors

The ministry of the reader of the Word has the effect of nurturing the faith of our celebrating community.

It is a priority in our parish to provide a program of formation, practice and critique for men and women who feel called to this ministry.

For more information, contact Eve Moir at 310-316-0090.

LGBT Ministry

This ministry is open to members of the LGBTQ community, their families, friends or anyone who would like to be a part of this ministry.

We are here to offer support, help and to make everyone feel welcomed at SLM, regardless of their sexual orientation.

Please contact Deacon Don Burt at (310) 540-0329 X 381 if you have any questions.

Marriage Resources

Catholics believe that marriage comes as a gift from the hand of God. The Catholic vision of marriage is rooted in Sacred Scripture and is expressed in the teachings and practices of the Church.

The Church has a variety of resources that can help your marriage. Click here to learn about them.

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Ministers of Hospitality: Ushers & Greeters

The Ministers of Hospitality welcome the faithful, aid those who need help or have questions, assist with processions, collections, and distribution of bulletins (and smiles) after each Mass.

For more information, contact Gary Kooba at 310-375-8737.

Ministry of Music

Among the many signs and symbols used by the Church to celebrate its faith, music is of preeminent importance. As sacred song united to words, it forms a necessary and integral part of the solemn liturgy.

Music should assist the believers to express and share the gift of faith that is within them and to nourish and strengthen their interior commitment of faith. Read more…

For more information, contact René Ayala at 310-316-0090.

Moms in Prayer International

Moms in Touch is an international prayer ministry that began in 1984 by one mom who felt called to pray with other moms for their children and schools. We invite mothers, grandmothers, or any woman who is willing to pray for one hour a week to join and see how prayer can make a difference in the lives of our children. Read More…

For more information, contact Paula Szalla at 310-938-5117 (day time), or Sharon McCandless at 310-308-6209 (evening).

Peace and Justice Ministry

The Peace and Justice Ministry follows the traditions of Catholic social teaching for peace and justice in all areas, including but not limited to, abortion, capital punishment, sexual ethics, euthanasia, reproductive technology, war, poverty, homelessness, and moral reasoning.

For more information, contact Dn. Jim Egnatuk at 310-990-7311.

Perpetual Adoration

The Adoration Chapel is available at all times, day and night, for those wishing to spend time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

In order to provide this opportunity, we need scheduled adorers on whom we can count to be there, particularly through the night.

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

Join other crafters from the parish as they meet together to knit.

Items are donated to the homeless, the elderly and the bereaved.

For more information, contact Louise Upp at 310-373-2935 or Gigi Bobb at 310-375-2211.

RCIA

It is our greatest joy as well as our mission to continually welcome new members to our church.

This ministry is for those interested in learning about and personally experiencing the Catholic faith tradition.

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For more information, contact Caterina Krai at 310-316-0961.

Respect Life

Our Parish has been involved in all aspects of the Right to Life movement since the Supreme Courts Roe v. Wade decision.

If you need help, or someone to talk to, please do not hesitate to call.

For more information, contact the 24-Hour Helpline at 310-787-HELP (310-787-4357).

Saturday Ministry for the Homeless

Every Saturday from 7:30 am to 11:00am, come join us as we provide food, clothes, blankets and friendship to homeless people on the streets of Los Angeles.

Our team heads to MacArthur Park every week. Read More…

If you have any other questions, please contact Gail Rodono via the pastoral center at (310) 540-0329 .

School of Religious Education

The purpose of the Religious Education Program is to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.

We believe that “the task of imparting education belongs primarily to the family, and that it is in the Christian family… that children should be taught to know and worship God and to love their neighbor.” Read more…

For more information, contact Caterina Krai or Kacie Riordan at 310-540-0329 X 261

Senior Ministry

This ministry enables us as a Church Community to provide spiritual and social activities to our senior members and to involve the sandwich generation of volunteers to make this a reality.

For more information, contact the pastoral center at (310) 540-0329

Small Communities of Faith

Small Communities of Faith or SCF are small communities typically of 8-12 members who meet on a regular schedule, determined by the needs of the group.

Some meet weekly, others biweekly, others monthly and still others seasonally. Read more…

For more information, contact the pastoral center at (310) 540-0329

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is a unique one-to-one relationship in which a trained person assists another person in the search for an ever closer union of love with God.

Finding a spiritual director is a very personal and spiritual quest. Here at St. Lawrence, we are blessed to have a group of certified spiritual directors who are able to offer their services. Read More…

For more information, contact Didi Egnatuk at 310-540-0329 x540.

Stephen Ministry

A Stephen Minister is a caring, Christian friend who listens, prays, supports and offers faith-based, confidential care for those who are hospitalized, terminally ill, bereaved, or in crisis.

Ministers are not counselors, but trained caregivers. Their role is to listen and to care, not to counsel or advise. Read more…

For more information, contact 310-540-0329 x540.

Teen Confirmation

The Confirmation process at St. Lawrence Martyr is a two year process. Teens typically begin in their 9th grade and receive the Sacrament at the end of their 10th grade.

However, any teen in high school may participate in the process. Read more…

For more information, contact Chris Patao at 310-316-04660.

Wedding Coordinators

A wedding coordinator is assigned to each wedding to coordinate rehearsals and all aspects of the wedding ceremony.

Quarterly information nights are held for the engaged couples.

Women in Transition

Women in Transition – Second Sunday of each month, 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel – located inside the Msgr. Michael Lenihan Pastoral Center

Transition is the process of letting go of the way things used to be and then taking hold of the way they subsequently become.

Transition is the way that we all come to terms with change. The in-between zone can be uncomfortable, lonely, and unstable. Read more…

Young Adult Ministry

We are a diverse and vibrant catholic community of young adults in our 20s and 30s offering fellowship and faith formation through enrichment, service and social opportunities.

We welcome young adults from all parishes in the South Bay area.

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