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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
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.
Mass For January! - The Family Mass for the month of
January will be celebrated on Epiphany Sunday, January 7th, 2018 at
Visit With “AMAHL” - “Amahl and the Night Visitors”
is a beautiful little opera of only 45 minutes (and in English!)
that debuted in 1951 on NBC. Authored by Gian Carlo Menotti, it
tells the story of a poor widow and her crippled son, who one cold
night are visited by the three Wise Men, seeking shelter as they
journey to Bethlehem. The opera was written with children in mind
(though it’s wonderfully entertaining for any age), with gorgeous
music, humor, and a real heart-tugger of an ending! Come watch
this little gem on the screen in the Bethany Center on Epiphany
afternoon, January 7th , at 2:00 PM. Light refreshments will be
Driving Course - The Saint Lawrence Knights of
Columbus will provide a community service by hosting a Defensive
Driving Course in the Bethany Center. Save money on your insurance
or remove up to 4 points off your license. Good for three years. The
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 Council” Oue next
class is Saturday January 13th 2018 at 9:00 A.M.
The Date! - If you’ve volunteered in any of our
parish ministries during the past year, please plan on attending our
PARISH VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY Sunday, February 11th at 12:30
PM Look here for future details!
of C Blood Drive - The Saint Lawrence Knights of
Columbus will host L. I. Blood Service for a BLOOD DRIVE on Sunday,
January 21ST from 8:00 A.M. till 2:00 P.M. in the Bethany Center.
Please consider donating to this life saving cause. People cannot
live without it… Call 631-317-9027 for more information.
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