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List. You will receive periodic emails from St Lawrence containing
information about important parish events such as special Masses,
Holydays of Obligation reminders and church social events, just to name
a few. We hope that everyone at St Lawrence who uses email will
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Direct - The easiest way to be sure that your gift of
treasure reaches us, even when you can’t be here, is through enrollment
in our electronic offertory program: Faith Direct. If you have not yet
enrolled in Faith Direct, we encourage you to consider doing so this
month. Once you have enrolled, you can relax knowing that St. Lawrence
the Martyr will receive your gifts throughout the summer. Enrollment
forms are available in the church office.
Place For Prayer - Many of us are eager to lift up our
cares, burdens, hopes, and expressions of thanksgiving in prayer, and
one very appealing vehicle for doing that is by way of our Book of
Prayer Intentions. Since its return several months ago, it has become a
much-used place for our parishioners and visitors to St. Lawrence to
pour out their hearts’ desires in writing, and we urge you to continue
to do so. The book can be found on a podium in the Divine Mercy shrine
area, on the Handsome Ave. side of the church. We hope you find it a
helpful and reassuring tool in lifting up to God the people and
situations that are dear to you.
We remind you that
available for parishioners who are dealing with celiac disease or
another form of gluten intolerance.
The hosts are manufactured by the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual
in Clyde, MO, and are fully endorsed for use at Mass by the U.S.
Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The gluten content of the hosts is .01%.
Anonymous - Alcoholics Anonymous meets in the school
building in Room 203. Thursdays at 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
Saturdays at 7:00 P.M. and 8:00P.M. For
more information please call (631)-669-1124
Catholic Media - Know anyone away from the church?
In conjunction with Catholics Returning Home LIGHTHOUSE currently
has CDs in the kiosks at the east side doors of the church
addressing "Inactive Catholics:" biblical and historical reasons
for being Catholic, illumination of the treasures of the Church,
logic refuting Atheism and New Age practices, amazing conversion
stories, and much more. We ask only $3 per CD to keep the program
running. Listen to a CD yourself, then pass it on. We
are all called to evangelize!
the Bread & Wine, and the Sanctuary Lamp -
reminder that we offer the opportunity to donate certain items used
in church on a weekly basis, in particular the sanctuary lamp that
burns alongside the tabernacle, or the gifts of bread and wine used
in our celebrations of the Eucharist. Parishioners and friends are
welcome to donate these items for a given week, in honor of a living
or deceased loved one, or for some other special intention. The
name or names of those being remembered, and of the donor(s) are
printed in each week's bulletin. Beautiful gift cards have been
designed to commemorate your donation. The requested offering to
the parish for each is $25. This may come as an appealing
alternative for those of you who stop by the rectory looking to
secure a Mass intention, but find that the date or time you have in
mind is already taken.
Hosts Available -
The hosts are available at any weekend Mass here at St. Lawrence.
The procedure we use is simple:
If you or a member of your family is going to be present for
Mass, and wish to receive a low-gluten host,
you must stop in the sacristy a few minutes before Mass to inform
He will place an unconsecrated host in a separate container, which
will be brought to the altar at the offertory.
At the conclusion of the “Lamb of God,” the person receiving the
low-gluten host should walk to the “Bethany” side of the carpeted
sanctuary, close to the lector’s bench.
You can sit on the bench for a moment if you prefer.
From that spot you will be clearly visible to the priest, and
he will bring you the low-gluten host before distributing Communion
to the rest of the congregation.
(You may then wait for an Extraordinary Minister to go to his
or her station if you would like to receive from the cup.)
Please feel free to contact Fr. Brian if you have any
questions about this procedure.
information on the hosts themselves, please go to
You A Registered Parishioner? -
Many parishioners support St. Lawrence in our weekly collection and
we do not have them listed in our census. We would like to make sure
you are given proper credit for your donations. Being a registered
parishioner makes the process simpler when it is time for
receiving sacraments and registering for faith formation. As a
registered parishioner you will receive special mailings and up to
date information. Please call our Parish Office for more information
Ministry - Join us for Youth Group Sunday Nights At
7:00PMpm. Snacks, games, music, prayer, discussion and so Much
More……. All youth sixth grade and above are welcome!!! The Youth
Room is located in the school basement. You may enter from the
Ministry - We are about to begin a new ministry
called the Transportation Ministry. Members of this ministry
volunteer to assist fellow parishioners who are in need of
transportation to church, to the doctor's office, or for other
personal needs. This is an “on call” ministry. If you are interested
in becoming a volunteer or would like more information please call
Lorraine Magyar at (631) 589 - 6155.
Outreach - St. Lawrence Food Pantry The Parish
Outreach food pantry appreciates any and all donations, but this
week we are in special need of the following items: Jelly, jam;
Chili, beef stew; Pancake Mix, syrup; Boxed milk; Canned peas,
carrots; Canned ravioli, spaghetti; Crackers; Kids snacks; Cookies,
mini cake brownies; Hand soap; Deodorant; Shampoo, conditioner;
Paper towels, toilet paper. Any gift cards $5,10, 20, 25.
Thank you for your generosity!
RCIA Team is looking to expand! We
need some enthusiastic energetic team members who are excited about
their Catholic faith to help with the RCIA process. The commitment
is only a few hours each month, but the reward is helping others
develop a lifelong loving relationship with Jesus and a deeper
understanding of your own faith. No experience is necessary, just a
desire to help others on their faith journey. If
interested please call Jeanmarie (631)589-0042 ext 24
of the Cross - Friday, April 7th at 7:00pm
Friday - Choral Stations the Cross 7:30pm Presented
by the St. Lawrence Choir
Soup Supper - Wednesday, April 5th at 5:45pm in the
school gym Volunteers are needed to make a soup! Please sign up in
the rear of the church or call Mary Lynn McCauley – 631-244-8282.
Donations for the Soup Supper will be accepted at the door to
benefit Having Friends INN. Following our Soup Supper please join
us in the church at 7:00PM for our last Lenten Evening Eucharist
with Fr. Sean Gann
for Children to help Celebrate Palm Sunday - On
Palm Sunday, April 9th, children are invited to participate in the
9:00 A.M. Mass processional. If your child will be participating
please come to the Bethany Center 10 minutes before Mass begins
where they will line up and will be given instruction.
Driving Course - The Saint Lawrence Columbiettes
(Woman’s aux of the Knights of Columbus) will provide a community
service by hosting a defensive driving course in The Bethany parish
center behind St. Lawrence the Martyr Church in Sayville. Save money
on your insurance or remove up to 4 points off your license. Good
for three years. Cost of class is $35.00 when mailed in or $40.00 at
the door. Price includes coffee/bagel breakfast & Wrap/ Salad
Lunch. Class limit is 40 Registration is required by calling the
council at 631-317-9027. Make checks payable to “St. Lawrence
Columbiettes” Our Next Class is: Saturday, April 8th 2017 @ 9:00am
of the Blessed Sacrament - Friday, April 7, 2017
with Exposition at 9:30 & Benediction at 12Noon. Will change if
there is a funeral. You are encouraged to commit yourself to a
set period of adoration by signing the sheet on the enter table at
the rear of the church.
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