St. Lawrence, Martyr
New Bedford MA

02740





Who we are

Welcome to Saint Lawrence Martyr Parish!

We are an inner-city parish, proud of our diversity, our history, and of our parish school. The mission of St. Lawrence Martyr Parish continues as we are blessed with our patron St. Lawrence’s great example of serving those in need as he did believing that they were the true treasures of the Church. We hope that this website will be an interactive and informative tool of our Parish sacramental and social life and we pray that you will join us as we worship, learn, and grow as a community of faith!



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St. Lawrence, Martyr
565 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
United States
Phone: 508-992-4251
Fax: 508-984-4136
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Rev Michael Racine
Rev Michael Racine
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565 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
United States
Phone: 508-992-4251
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1 John 5:12

He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

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110 Summer Street
New Bedford, MA
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Daily Mass Tuesday and Friday 7 AM

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Saturday Vigil 5:30 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM

Novena in Honor of Saint Teresa

Tuesdays 6:50 AM

Adoration in Chapel

Fridays 7:30 AM - 11:45 PM

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To Live the Gospel and the the light of Christ shine through our youth, leading by example and having fun in all we do!   Edit

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History of St. Lawrence, Martyr, New Bedford MA

St. Lawrence Martyr Church was originally established as St. Mary’s Church on the Feast of St Joseph, March 19, 1821 and is the fourth oldest Catholic Church in Massachusetts.

From the pitiful little wooden church mentioned in the diary of Bishop Benedict J. Fenwick of Boston, the congregation erected, to the glory of God, a magnificent granite structure with a bell and a clock tower. The church was designed by architect P.C. Keeley, who also designed St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. St. Lawrence Martyr is a memorial to the founding members and the generations that have followed who earnestly believed.

The parish established a Catholic Cemetery, three parochial grammar schools, the first Catholic High School, and a Catholic hospital – all of which had been staffed by the Sisters of Mercy. The parish has been the seedbed of many priestly and religious vocations, even to today, as well as the site of a miracle attributed to St. Therese of Lisieux. In 1995 Blessed Teresa of Calcutta visited and worshipped at St. Lawrence. The convent of the Missionary Sisters of Charity is located directly across the street from the church.

The territory originally encompassed in 1821 has been divided many times. St. Lawrence is the mother Church of the Diocese of Fall River. The parish continues as a stronghold of faith, promoting the principles of Catholicism throughout the community. We look forward to our bicentennial celebration in 2021!   Edit


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