4:00 PM Confession
5:00 PM Mass

8:30 AM
11:00 AM

Weekday (M-Sa):
8:30 AM

Holy Days:
(unless otherwise noted)
6:30 AM
8:30 AM
7:00 PM

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Fr. Michael J. Novick

Mr. William Doerr
Mr. John Rangel
Mr. Edward Winter

Fr. Mike Novick
Director of Religious Education

Mrs. Sally Doerr
Lay Ministers


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Parish Office Hours

7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday 

Lent 2018 Starts Ash Wednesday, February 14.

Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, February 14—Mass Times: 6:30 AM, 8:30 AM & 7:00 PM Stations of the Cross are on Fridays at 7:00 PM in the Church Soup & Prayer returns on Wednesdays in the Parish Office starting Wednesday, February 21, at 6:00 PM. We are looking for volunteers to bring soup, bread, and pop. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office. Our Parish Lent Reconciliation Service is on Wednesday, February 28, at 7:00 PM in the Church.

Lenten Regulations (from April 14, 2018, Ash Wednesday, to the Paschal Triduum) Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent. Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one‘s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. The special Paschal fast, as well as abstinence, are prescribed for Good Friday and encouraged for Holy Saturday.

SLOT Mana Program News!

Our MANNA program this Christmas season has been a wonderful success! We are continuing this easy and FREE fundraising program. We will be in the back of Church each weekend with Cash & Carry cards, and we will be placing an order every week. The next order will be going in on Monday, January 22. So, remember, we all NEED to eat, we all drive or ride in cars, we sometimes eat out, our family and friends have birthdays, Valentines Day is coming, the list goes on and on….The possibilities are endless. So, please remember to use our Manna program, because like we said before Christmas, it is a no stress, easy, and most of all, profitable program for our Parish, that doesn’t cost you anything extra. Any questions about Manna, please stop at the MANNA table at the back of Church or call the Parish Office anytime Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM—4:00 PM. Please remember Manna orders are due to the Parish Office by 9:00 AM on Monday morning. Our NEXT MANNA order is Monday, January 22. 

Lenten Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus Nina Council 3602 Lenten Fish Fry Fridays are back! 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16 & 3/23 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Location: St. Irenaeus Gym 78 Cherry, Park Forest Carry-outs will be available 

Black History Month @ SLOT

Blacks in Catholic Christianity have a long and vibrant history. Much of that history is generally unknown to Black Catholics as well as to the rest of the faithful.

Highlighted for Black History Month 

St. Martin de Porres

St. Josephine Bakhita

Pierre Toussaint

Mother Henriette Delille 

St. Benedict the African

St. Charles Lwanga and Companions

Father Augustus Tolton

St. Augustine

Please Click Here to discover the additional information of Black Catholic Saints.

Prayer for
The Deceased
the Sick

Anella Anderson, Bill Anderson,
Michael Arbuthnor, Gloria Bucek, Chuck & Mary Bulger, Hannah Butler, Marge Buttice, Ann Callahan, Sharene Comise, James Luis Crespo, Justine Daniel, Robert Fuhrmann, Irene Gehrke, Katie Hofkamp, Bea Jaquez, Corky Johnson, Evalena Jones, Mary Elizabeth Jones, Barb Jostes, Kathy Kent, Theresa Kukosh, Mickey May-Taylor, Marge Neel, Lisa Recupido, Flor Regalado, LaCora Rodgers, Mary Seputis, Bonnie Shewski, Mary Slayton, Mara & Marko Subasic, John, Matthew, Michael & Rosemary Sukis,
Diane Sutkowski, Gloria Thorne, Margaret Thorne, Ronald Vergara, Marie Zielinski 

2018 Annual Catholic Appeal

Please Make Your Gift to the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal “Come, Follow Me” Many families in our parish will be receiving the Annual Catholic Appeal request mailing from Cardinal Cupich. On behalf of those served by the ministries and services funded by the ACA, we thank you for your gifts. Please return your response as soon as possible. The ACA offers a wonderful opportunity to answer Jesus’ call to “Come, Follow Me.” In addition to providing for ministries and services throughout the Archdiocese, the Appeal also funds services that are of great help to ministries here in our Parish. For example, Appeal funds support for youth, young adult, campus, and adult religious education ministries, Continuing education for lay volunteers and staff serving our Parish, Continuing education for seminarians and priests ordained for the Archdiocese of Chicago, and programs for marriage preparation, marriages support, and family ministry As we contemplate God’s many gifts to us, we should also reflect on our gratitude for these gifts. Your financial support for the work of our Parish, our Archdiocese, and the Church throughout the world is, in fact, one way to express this gratitude. Please give generously to the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal. When our parish reaches its goal of $19,064 in paid pledges, 100% of the additional funds received will be returned to us for use in our Parish. 

It’s A Guy Thing

You are invited to join other Catholic men to learn how we apply our faith at work, with family & everyday life experiences, through prayer, faith sharing the Word of God, & Church teaching. We meet every 1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 7:00 PM, in the Parish Office.

SLOT Book Club

Join us for the next meeting of the O’Toole Book Club on Monday, March 19, at 4:00 PM, in the Parish Office. We will be talking about Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese. This historical fiction novel brings a true story of two remarkable women and the paintings of Gustav Klimt to life. It begins in the changing political and social environment of the early twentieth century and leads to the turbulent times of World War II. Albanese weaves two parallel stories together between the two timeframes. The story deals with love, war, art, and family. Adele meets Gustav Klimt in 1900 Vienna. She is Jewish at a time when anti-Semitism is increasing. Their romantic relationship reflects the new freedoms for women in the twentieth century. Fast forward forty years, and Adele’s niece, Maria, a newlywed, is dealing with the growing Nazi threat in Vienna. All interested readers are welcome. Read the book, and join us for a lively discussion. Bring a friend! 

MInisters of Care

Attention! Cardinal Cupich began speaking to the pastors of the Archdiocese just a little over two years ago regarding the Renew My Church initiative, a true opportunity for parishes to work toward a common goal. Without knowingly doing so, St. Lawrence O’Toole took our own initiative to offer a 4-week course for training people to be Ministers of Care to the Sick. Once again, we will be offering training to be held on four Tuesdays in Lent this year – February 20th and 27th, and March 6th and 13th. Since the Archdiocese asks that new ministers have no less than 12 hours of training, the sessions will be from 6:30 PM-9:30 PM. This will be our third time hosting training for new ministers. That accounts for over 50 ministers from 6 parishes. There will be a variety of presenters. So if you want to be able to carry the Body of our Lord to the sick in their homes or to hospitals, please mark these evenings out on your calendar. If you are interested, please call the Parish Office and let us know to be looking for you. Thank you! Fr. Mike Novick 

Bible Studies

You are invited! Our St. Lawrence O’Toole Bible Study Group meets every Tuesday morning, after the 8:30 AM Mass. This is NOT an academic class. We reread scripture and seek to apply what we read to our lives today, and we have fun doing it. Please join us ANYTIME


 St. Lawrence O'Toole
Catholic Church

4101 St. Lawrence Avenue
Matteson, IL  60443
Phone: (708) 748-6090

Fax: (708) 748-4055

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