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Dear St. Lawrence Family and Friends,


St. Lawrence Catholic School is celebrating 60 YEARS of excellence 

in Catholic education.  We can only continue to do this because of 

YOUR generous support… the support of our parents, our parishioners, 

our friends, and our community.

Our annual Gala, first started as the “Golden Apple Gala” in 1999, 

is hosted by the STL Parents Club, and is one of our school’s largest 

fundraisers benefitting much needed campus renovations 

and our student tuition assistance program. 

Our founding Pastor, Msgr. Laurence E. Higgins, established our school 

because of a deep belief in the Catholic faith, the need for Catholic 

education in our community, and the desire to share his love for Christ.  

He knew the benefits of a Catholic education being a unique,

learning experience because it nurtures the mind, body, and spirit.

All three are necessary for a happy, healthy, and balanced life.  

Our school provides our students the invaluable opportunity 

to expand their knowledge, explore their passions, create community, 

strengthen their sense of self, and come to know God all in one place.

Msgr. Higgins knew that with the help of the good people of 

St. Lawrence and our community, he could fulfill that dream.  

The Gala is OPEN TO ALL!  We hope to have staff, parents, parishioners,

and alumni celebrating with us!  

Due to many of our supportive vendors and their businesses being affected

by the pandemic, we need to change the event date.   

We are enthusiastically closing Catholic Schools Week with our Gala!  

Be on the lookout for Ticket Information!  

Sponsorship Packets will be sent out soon!  

Your support is vital, and due to the impact of Covid-19,

there are more families needing tuition assistance.  

Please help make their dreams come true and give the

gift of Catholic education to a deserving child.

 You will be part of creating a strong foundation for all our children.

 It’s with the support of the greater community

that we are still here today, developing the spiritual, moral, intellectual,

social, and creative qualities of faith-filled citizens.

An enormous heart-felt THANK YOU to our Teachers, Principals, 

and Pastors (past and present) who have made a difference

 in the lives of each child that has walked the halls of St. Lawrence Catholic School.  

As a nod to last year… let us safely gather together, for together we can make a difference

 in the lives of our children, and in the future of our school ~ This is why we give!

Gratefully Yours,

Danah Lee                                Loren Lopez

(STL Class of ’88)                       Gala Chair

Director of Development             813-465-4085

813-875-4040 x 235

We are hoping to greatly increase Parishioner and Alumni involvement this year.  

If you are a graduate of St. Lawrence Catholic School, please email Danah Lee so we can include you in the upcoming celebrations.