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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.

Youth 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 outside.

Transportation 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.

Parish 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!

The 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 personal
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

Stations of the Cross - Friday, April 7th at  7:00pm

Good Friday - Choral Stations  the Cross 7:30pm Presented by the St. Lawrence Choir

Annual 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

Invitation 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.

Defensive 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

Adoration 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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