It was just 30 years ago that Fr. Laurence Connelly and a couple hundred parishioners founded St. Laurence Catholic Church at the corner of Sweetwater Boulevard and Austin Parkway in Sugar Land, Texas. Today, it is home to over 7,200 families and 80+ ministries and groups. The 17-acre campus includes a beautiful church that seats 1,500 people for each Mass; a Chapel of Divine Mercy for perpetual adoration; the National Blue Ribbon award winning St. Laurence Catholic School for PreK-Grade 8; the Weekday Children’s Program, a sought-after early childhood education program; and the new Ave Maria Parish Life Center.
Our parish family has been abundantly blessed over its 3-decade history and we have much to celebrate!
On behalf of Fr. Drew Wood, Fr. Jaison Thomas, Fr. Simon Kipiti, our deacons and parish staff, we welcome you to St. Laurence and invite you to engage in the life of this vibrant Catholic community! There is something for everyone here – meaningful ways to serve, to pray, to worship, to learn and to grow in fellowship and friendship. As we look back in gratitude on the last 30 years, let us look forward to the next 30 years and the many opportunities to “serve the Lord with gladness” together!