Pastoral Staff

Father Roman Pasieczny

Praised Be Our Lord Jesus Christ!

Welcome to St. Lawrence Parish!  My name is Fr. Roman Pasieczny.  I am Pastor of St. Lawrence and I am very happy to greet you!

Whether you consider becoming a parishioner or are making a visit, our doors are “open wide” to you. 
St. Lawrence is blessed with a knowledgeable, caring and friendly Staff.  We have a variety of organizations that provide spiritual and pastoral support for
our community.  St. Lawrence Parish encourages
active participation in its liturgies, ministries
and year-round events.

St. Lawrence School and Catholic Religious Education Program (CRE) are wonderful, vibrant attributes to the parish.  I encourage parents who are seeking a quality education for your children, based on Catholic teaching and tradition, to inquire.  St. Lawrence School takes pride in its Academic excellence.  St. Lawrence Athletic Programs offer many options to our students.

The annual APPLEFEST, held the first weekend in September, is the “Main Event” for St. Lawrence Parish.  Thanks be to God, we have hundreds of people (including the school children) who work tirelessly to make the APPLEFEST a wonderful event.  There is something for everyone, and we have a lot of fun!  Consider yourself invited!

May the Peace of Christ be with you and guide your life.

ST. LAWRENCE, Pray for Us!

Fr. Bob Fisher

Father Salvatore Palazzolo
Associate Pastor

Fr. Sal Palazzolo was ordained on May 26, 2013, at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral by Archbishop Allen Vigneron.

His ordination occurred one month after completing his Master of Divinity and Sacred Theology Baccalaureate at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Previously, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Oakland University.

This is Fr. Sal's first priestly assignment. In his last year of seminary, he had served as a transitional deacon at St. Michael in Livonia.

He is very familiar with the St. Lawrence Parish and our neighborhood as he grew up in Macomb Township, attending
St. Isidore Parish with his parents, sister and brother.

He began his stay with us on July 1, 2013, and expects to be with us for a three-year term. He has recently been appointed Vicar of the North Macomb Vicariate.


Deacon Tony Morici

Deacon Tony Morici

Deacon Tony Morici was ordained in 1987. He was assigned to St. Jane Frances for six years and the St. Louise for over seven years. Deacon Tony has been assigned to St. Lawrence since May of 2001. Deacon Tony has an A.A. degree in Ministry from Sacred Heart Seminary, a B.A. degree in pastoral Ministries from Madonna University and an M.B.A degree in Church Management from the Graduate Theological Foundation. In addition, Deacon Tony also serves as a part-time Pastoral Associate at St. Lawrence.


Peggy DeClercq
Pastoral Associate

Peggy joined the parish staff as Pastoral Associate in September 2013.  Her ministry is one of collaboration with our pastor and associate pastor as well as the pastoral staff in serving St. Lawrence Catholic Community.  Peggy’s areas of service include:

·  Assisting bereaved families & conducting vigil service for deceased
·  Visiting the sick and homebound in a spirit of prayer and concern
·  Coordinating the Baptism of Children Program
·  Staff liaison for the Parish Council, Worship Commission, ART Environment Committee, P.E.P.C., Vocation Committee


Lorrie Goetzinger

Lorrie Goetzinger
Business Manager


Lisa Rajnicek
Continuing Religious Education

Lisa has been joyfully serving the St. Lawrence Parish family as Director of CRE since July, 2010.  Her ministry as a servant of God’s Word to form disciples of Jesus includes administration of our religion curriculum for all of our children as well as sacrament preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation.  Lisa is a certified catechist, DRE, licensed teacher, and Master Catechist Intern.  Lisa has a B.A. in Religious Education from St. Mary’s College, a M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Marygrove College, and is currently in the M.A. program for Pastoral Studies at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.  Lisa’s dad is a Permanent Deacon and has been a role model for her ministry.  Lisa and her husband, Dan, have been married 30 years and have two adult children and one grandson.



Deann Reusche
Youth Minister

Deann has spent the last 12 years at St. Blase Parish where she had the experience of working over 5 years in Youth Ministry and 2 years coordinating Middle School Faith Formation, with many different roles in between.  She graduated from Wayne State University with a major in Special Education, Cognitively Impaired.  In addition, Deann has her teaching degree for general education and special education.  Previously, she taught in two different districts as a Special Education Teacher.  Deann enjoys working with children and teens of all ages!  She also enjoys reading and playing with her dog and cat during her free time.


Cathy Ciolino

Cathy Ciolino
St. Lawrence School Principal


Mary Kraus

Mary Kraus
Christian Service



Mike Roth
Music Director