Camp Veritas 2014

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

Open House

There will be an Open House at the Parish Center on Sunday, July 27th and Sunday, August 4th after all the Sunday morning Masses: 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11:00 AM.

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading: Isaiah 55:10-11
Just as the rain and snow water the earth and make it fruitful, so does the word of God bring forth good seed.

Second Reading: Romans 8:18-23
Reminding all that the trials and sufferings of this life are “as nothing,” Paul says that the glory we shall receive will overshadow all things.

Gospel: Matthew 13:1-23

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, then he who raised Christ from the dead will bring your mortal bodies to life also through the Spirit dwelling in you…” “Come to me you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon your shoulders and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart.”

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading: Zechariah 9:9-10
This is a prophecy of the coming of the Messiah to Jerusalem. He will come, not as a King, but as a humble savior, riding on an ass.

Second Reading: Romans 8:9, 11-13
Contrasting “flesh and spirit,” Paul urges that all who live for material things abandon the temptations of the flesh and rise to life in the “Spirit.”

Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30

Remember Your Parish in Your Estate Plan

Include St. Lawrence O’Toole as a beneficiary of your retirement plan. This is a terrific way for you to support St. Lawrence O’Toole. Please call the Office of Gift Planning at 646-794-3317 to discuss this interesting opportunity or email

Early Bulletin Submission Deadline

Due to Summer Vacation schedules, please note the following deadline date for bulletin submissions to the Rectory Office or email:
Date of Bulletin: Sunday, July 20, articles due by Wednesday July 9.
Date of Bulletin: Sunday, August 10, articles due by Wednesday, July 30.
Date of Bulletin: Sunday, August 31, articles due by Wednesday, August 20.

Announced Masses

There are still many Announced Masses and Devotion Candles available throughout the 2014 year, Sundays and weekdays. Please call 279-2021 or come in to the rectory if you would like to reserve masses or candles.

Centennial Renovation FAQs

  1. When will the construction begin?
    We hope to get started in the middle of August and hope to finish by Easter. The church building will be closed during that time.
  2. Where will Mass be held during those months?
    Sunday Mass will be held in the Parish Hall next door with the same weekend schedule. Daily Masses and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held in the new Parish Center Chapel. Funerals and weddings will be held at Sacred Heart.
  3. Will other parish activities be affected during construction?

2014 Cardinal's Appeal

To date our parish has received $62,750.00 in pledges/gifts toward the 2014 Cardinal’s Appeal, from 255 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.

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