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
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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 - 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.
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!
Anointing Of The Sick - Typically, the beautiful
Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick (formerly known as “Extreme
Unction,” or the “Last Rites”) is celebrated in the home or hospital
room of a person who is seriously ill—whether in body, mind, or
spirit. Sometimes the only people present for the ritual are the
sick person him/herself, and the priest. But celebrating this
gentle, powerful sacrament can also be a moving experience when
experienced communally as a parish family. Our next large-scale
communal celebration of the Anointing of the Sick will take place on
Sunday, June 25th , during the 11:00A.M. Mass. Those who are
struggling with any kind of significant illness or disability,
whether physical or mental, can present themselves for anointing.
Those struggling with a chronic or worsening illness, the
debilitating effects of aging, a psychological or psychiatric
difficulty, preparation for upcoming surgery, a terminal diagnosis,
or any other genuinely significant sickness are apt candidates to
receive the Lord’s healing blessing, surrounded by family and
Formation - The Office of Faith Formation invites
you to prayerfully consider sharing your faith with a group of
children as their catechist. Come share your faith and gifts with
us! We will guide you, equip you, support you and train you.
Please contact the Office of Faith Formation at 589-3160 for more
Fair - Thank you for volunteering your time and
talent to our Parish Family! We are grateful to you for being a
generous steward of the gifts God gave you. Coordinators of each
ministry will be contacting you. If you were not able to attend last
week's Ministry Fair but you are interested in signing up for a
particular parish ministry please call the rectory for more
You, Knights Of Columbus! - A big THANK YOU goes out
to our St. Lawrence Council Knights of Columbus, for treating our
young ministers (altar servers, youth choir, junior lectors,
Children’s Liturgy of the Word readers, youth group members) to a
night of bowling and pizza at the Sayville Lanes on Friday! The
kids who attended really seemed to enjoy themselves. We had some
boys and girls who have been giving their time for years now, and
others who have really just gotten started. I think all of them
sensed that they are valued by the parish, and appreciated for what
they do. On behalf of the parish staff and myself—not to mention
our young parishioners and their families—please accept our thanks
for such an enjoyable time! Fr. Brian
Movie Night - The Family Life Committee is happy to
sponsor our Annual Family Movie Night on Friday, June 30th at 8:30
P.M. Bring your lawn chairs and join the fun on the great lawn
adjacent to the school. All of the parish family is invited to
experience the fun of an old fashioned outdoor movie. Our $2.00
admission includes a drink and a snack.
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