Saint lawrence Centre



The Story of Saint Lawrence of Rome

Everyone can have a life changing encounter with love.  
As a Deacon of Rome, St.Lawrence was in charge of caring for the poor. during the persecution of Christians in 258, the Prefect of Rome demanded that St. Lawrence turn over the riches of the Church. St. Lawrence asked for three days to gather together the wealth. He worked swiftly to distribute as much gold to the poor as possible, as to prevent its seizure by the Prefect. On the third day, at the head of a small delegation, he presented himself to the Prefect, and when ordered to give up the treasures of the Church he presented the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the suffering and said they were the true treasures of the Church. One account records him declaring to the Prefect, "The Church is truly rich, far richer than your Emperor." This act of defiance led directly to his martyrdom.
To enrich the lives of those in our community by creating opportunities for the homeless and housed to connect with one another.   

Box 21331   Grande Prairie, aB   T8V 6W7         780.228.5734

Our board is comprised of five Peace Country residents. The current experience ranges from non-profit leadership, parenting, farming, nursing, and social work.  


The Saint Lawrence Community Support Association is a registered Canadian charity.