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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 - 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.
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.
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!)
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.
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
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
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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