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St Lawrence Email List - Sign-up for the St Lawrence Email 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 sign-up.  Click Here to sign-up now

Faith 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.

A 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.

Alcoholics 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

Lighthouse 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!


Donating the Bread & Wine, and the Sanctuary Lamp - Just a 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.

Low-Gluten Hosts Available - We remind you that low-gluten hosts are 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 Adoration 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%.

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 the priest.  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.  For further information on the hosts themselves, please go to www.benedictinesisters.org.  

Are 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 589-0042.


Transportation Ministry - We have begun 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.

Save The Date - Bishop Barres will be joining us on Sunday, September 24th, to celebrate the 9:00 Mass.  All members of our parish are welcome to attend and meet our new Bishop.

Outreach School Supply Gift Card Drive - Once again, Parish Outreach will assist our families in need to obtain school supplies for their school-age children this year. However, we have decided to present them with gift cards instead of actual supplies, so they can make their own purchases. This will allow our families the flexibility of making the appropriate selections that will suit the individual needs of each child. Your kindness and generosity are always very much appreciated and your contributions of gift cards would be most helpful in meeting the needs of our families. We are asking for gift cards to the following stores: · Staples · Target · Dollar Tree · K-Mart Of course, if you’d like to provide Outreach with a monetary gift, donations of that nature would also be welcomed. Please place your donations in the “school house” box located on the table at the back of the church. (The box was hand-crafted by a parishioner especially for Parish Outreach!)

Calling All Backyard Farmers - How has your garden grown this year? Hopefully, you are starting to harvest an abundance of some of summer’s finest gifts. Perhaps you even have a bumper crop or two! If so, please consider sharing the fruits of your loving labors with our food pantry clients. There's no finer treat than fresh, homegrown, nutritious vegetables for the dozens of needy people whom our Parish Outreach assists with groceries each week. Anything you can donate will be greatly  appreciated. Please
drop off any extra vegetables your garden yields to the Parish Outreach office, Monday through Friday between 10:00 and 12 noon.

Ice Cream Sundae Sunday Is Back!! - First Grade Faith Formation registration begins on Sunday, September 10th.  Children and their families are invited to the 11:00am Mass for Liturgy of the Word.  After Mass, please join us across the street in the school gym for the return of  “Ice Cream Sundae Sunday.”  While your child (and you!) enjoy some delicious ice cream, you can register for our two year preparation program for First Holy Communion.  Please provide a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate.  Please contact the Office of Faith Formation at 589-3160 for more information.

Catechists Wanted!! - If you love to work with children… If you love to teach about our faith… If you love to be a part of the church… If you love to feel satisfied… If you love to see the looks on their little faces… If you love to watch others grow in our faith (and if you want to grow in your own faith, too!)   Then being a Catechist is for you!   St. Lawrence Faith Formation is looking for catechists for the school year 2017-2018.  If you love all the things above, or if you want to love all the things above, then please call or email the Office of Faith formation and we will be happy to answer all your questions and get you started on your new calling.    We will provide you with all the training and materials you need.  Contact us at 631-589-3160 or at jrico@stlawrencesayville.org


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:  Boxed milk, Pasta sauce, Soup, Snacks, Toothpaste, Paper towels, Bath tissue. Gift cards (Stop & Shop, Best Market, Dollar Tree). Thank you for your ongoing generosity and support.

 

 

 


 

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