New Pastor Announced
It is with great joy that we announce that Bishop Robert Lynch, D.D., has appointed Monsignor Michael Muhr to serve as pastor of St. Lawrence Catholic Church effective July 1, 2015. Monsignor Muhr was ordained to the priesthood on May 21, 1983. He has served as a parochial vicar at St. Lawrence in Tampa and St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church in Tarpon Springs. He also has served as pastor of St. Ignatius of Antioch and Christ the King Catholic Church here in Tampa. In addition, Monsignor Muhr has been assigned for the past 14 years to St.Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach Florida. Please join us in thanking God and our Bishop for the blessing of sending such a great priest to serve as our third pastor.
New Associate Pastor Announced
BISHOP LYNCH ANNOUNCES ASSIGNMENT OF NEWLY-ORDAINED TO ST. LAWRENCE
Bishop Robert Lynch announced at the Chrism Mass on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 that he has called Deacon Steven “Chuck” Dornquast to the sacrament of Holy Orders and to the Order of the Priesthood. Deacon Dornquast will be ordained by Bishop Lynch on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Jude the Apostle Cathedral in St. Petersburg.
Bishop Lynch has also announced that the newly-ordained Fr. Dornquast has been assigned to St. Lawrence and will arrive in the middle part of June, 2015.
Born and raised in Zephyrhills, Florida, Deacon Dornquast grew up and was actively involved at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zephyrhills. Deacon Dornquast attended Zephyrhills High School and entered the seminary following graduation. He spent his pastoral year at Light of Christ Catholic Church in Clearwater, where he helped to develop their Hispanic Ministry, and was ordained to the Diaconate in April of 2014 after eight years of seminary formation. He is passionate about music, movies, and service. Deacon Dornquast is bilingual, in English and in Spanish, and looks forward to joining our parish very soon.
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