Next Sunday, April 27, Blessed Pope John Paul II will be declared a saint along with Blessed Pope John XXIII by Pope Francis, on Divine Mercy Sunday.
St. John Paul II’s first ever Easter homily as pope, from 1979 is something beautiful I thought I would share with you below. After a long and dark winter, I wish you and all your families, a joyous Easter in which you walk in the hope that the resurrection of Jesus brings us.
The Church of St. Lawrence O’Toole in Brewster is offering a Bereavement Support Group for those suffering the loss of a loved one. The group sessions will begin on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center lounge. To register and to obtain further information, please call George Waters at 845-278-8638, use our email firstname.lastname@example.org
The St. Lawrence Council 1495 Knights of Columbus is offering two One Thousand Dollar Scholarships to students from St. Lawrence O'Toole Parish who will be entering a Catholic high school during the upcoming school year. For details and an application, contact Greg Miller at GJMillerkoc@hotmail.com or call (845) 279-0988 or write to: Monsignor McCabe Scholarship Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 268, Brewster, NY 10509.
Saturday, April 26 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm, St. Lawrence O’Toole Gym. Fun-filled night of Hawaiian-themed games, crafts, and more. Pizza and snacks will be served. Grades 1 – 5. Cost $10 per family, all proceeds donated to Putnam County CAP. Sponsored by Edge Kids Night Out Service Project Team. Please Register by email or phone: email@example.com or 914-413-5682.
To date our parish has received $43,620.00 in pledges/gifts toward the 2014 Cardinal’s Appeal, from 195 families. The parish goal is $67,000.00. For this Appeal to be truly successful, we must have the support of all of our families. The Appeal is a vital source of funding for the programs and ministries that sustain the parishes across our Archdiocese. It is not too late to make your gift. Please be as generous as you can. Thank you for your kind support.
Couples celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary anytime during 2014 are invited to attend the Annual Golden Wedding Jubilee Mass with Cardinal Dolan at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, Saturday, June 14th or Sunday, June 15th at 2:00 pm. Pre-registration is required. Please contact the rectory for registration. Contact the rectory if you are celebrating a 25th Wedding Anniversary during the year 2013 as well.
Greg Dwyer, director of next year's pilgrimage with Fr. Gill, will be at St. Lawrence O’Toole to make a presentation and answer questions at 7:30 Monday, April 28 in the small conference room of the Parish Center. If you are at all interested in making this historical Centennial Year Pilgrimage, be sure to attend.
Camp Veritas is a one-week play-and-pray sleep away summer camp for teens going into 7th to 12th grades. It will be held at two locations in 2014; July 20-26 at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY and August 17-23, 2014 at Camp Lakota in Wurtsboro, NY. Enrollment opens January 1, 2014 and the enrollment price for each week is $400 per camper. Early bird rates (before April 1, 2014) are $370 for Summit Lake Site, $350 for MSMC in Newburgh, New York and $370 for the Camp Lakota Site. More details can be found at www.campveritas.com.
Are you looking for a loving Christian environment that will nurture and develop your soon to be Kindergarten child? Are you looking to “raise the standards” of your child’s early learning years in an environment that is academic, as well as developmentally appropriate? Then look no more. Here at St. Lawrence Early Childhood Learning Center we have what your Kindergarten child needs to learn and grow.
The St. Lawrence Council 1495 - Knights of Columbus will be continuing their tradition by sponsoring a one-time, $500 scholarship to two graduating high school seniors continuing their education at an accredited two or four year college. Parents/parental guardian or the student must be a formally registered parishioner of St. Lawrence O’Toole to qualify.