HIS WORD TODAY
by Rev. William J. Reilly
“Everything written before our time was written for our instruction, so that we might derive hope from the lessons of patience and the words of encouragement in the Scriptures…”
“The spirit of the Lord will rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord, and his delight shall be the fear of the Lord…Justice shall be the band around his waist, and faithfulness a belt upon his hips.”
O'Toole Seniors will be meeting on Monday, December 9th at 1:00PM in the Cafeteria for our Christmas Festivities.
St. Lawrence Cemetery on Turk Hill Road in Brewster is the only Catholic Cemetery in the area with plots still available and has just opened a new section. Plan ahead for yourselves and your loved ones by securing your sites now. Single, double depth and cremation plots and niches are available. Call Eileen Stokes or Edith Cilenti at 279-2021 for information and arrangements.
Pray for an End to Abortion at Planned Parenthood, Saturday, November 9th. Won’t you please pray the Rosary of Our Blessed Mother with us in front of Planned Parenthood in Brewster, as we offer our prayers to end the abortion of our children in America? We meet at 10 AM on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Questions? Call Peg at 279-4073.
Thank you for your generosity in the past. Our yarn supplies have been depleted. Donations of 4 ply yarn or a monetary donation to purchase yarn would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Mary Thomson 279-6969.
The next meeting of the Knit/Crochet Ministry will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 10 am to 11 am in the Parish meeting room in the rectory. Anyone interested in joining is welcome. Patterns and yarn are available.
The next meeting of the Catholic Daughters will be held on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm in the Parish Meeting Room in the rectory. Doors open at 6:00 pm. This is our Christmas Pot Luck and Baby Shower so please bring your favorite dish and new Baby Clothes. Thank you. Catholic women 18 years of age or older, who love and support the Church and wish to participate in social and charitable activities are welcome to join.
We have finished our Fall programs and will be taking a break until January when the Winter/Spring studies will begin. We hope you all have a blessed Advent and a holy and happy Christmas season. A good New Year resolution would be to get to know our Lord better through a prayerful study of His Word. We will be offering a study of the PSALMS on Thursday mornings and evenings, starting on January 9, 2014. We invite you to join us as we learn how to use these Psalms to enhance our prayer life, as they have been prayed for centuries.
For our upcoming centennial (2014-2015) we are putting together a committee of people who will work on various aspects of gathering historical materials, developing a St. Lawrence museum of historical artifacts, or organizing commemorative events, celebrations and spiritual renewal.
If you would be interested in being part of this committee, leave your phone and email with Roseann in the parish office. We’d love to have you.
If you have in your possession any historical artifacts or photos, please contact her and share them with us for the good of the parish celebration.
Lectors Needed: We are currently looking for a few teens to become lectors at the 5:30pm Sunday Teen Mass. No experience necessary!!! What better way to serve the Lord? To become part of this wonderful ministry, please contact Gina Seaman at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. You will be glad you did.
Due to the Holiday schedules, please note the following deadlines for bulletin submissions to the rectory office or email: email@example.com:
|Date of Bulletin:||Articles due by:|
|Sunday, December 22nd||Thursday, December 12th|
|Sunday, December 29th||Thursday, December 19th|
|Sunday, January 5th||Thursday, December 26th|