Many thanks to all who donated blood at the Churches of Brewster Blood Drive held at St. Lawrence O’Toole on Thursday, June 5th. Sixty units were received and will help many critically ill people. Also, thanks to the many volunteers who gave time and brought baked goods.
Sincerely, Alma Quinlan and Lucille Carleton.
Leave a legacy to St. Lawrence O’Toole by including a bequest in your will. The following suggested bequest language: “I give____________to [St. Lawrence O’Toole, 31 Prospect Street, Brewster, NY] for its general purposes.” If you would like to speak to a gift planning specialist about including St. Lawrence O’Toole in your will or living trust, call 646-794-3317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father’s Day Cards and Spiritual Remembrances are available in the rear of the Church. The intentions/memorials will be placed on the altar throughout the month of June and remembered at the Novena Masses.
The parish will be launching a brand new website that will be more informative and useful for the entire parish. It will have more information on ministries, religious education, adult faith formation, parish organizations. It will be the “go-to” place for information and registration for just about everything. We hope to be online at the beginning early next month. Stay tuned to www.stlawrenceotoole.org
To date our parish has received $54,495.00 in pledges/gifts toward the 2014 Cardinal’s Appeal, from 233 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.
- Why are we doing renovations to the Church?
On the one hand, very little money was invested in our Stone Church in recent years as our parish considered building a new Church, so renovation is needed of our stained glass windows, sacristy, doors, sanctuary, roof, sound, and air conditioning systems . But more importantly, we need to adapt our church for better worship and make it more attractive, inviting and accessible as we begin its second hundred years.
- How much will it cost?
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.
We are gathering photos and artifacts from the history of the parish and school for the Centennial. If there are any items you have please call Fr. Gill and we can add them to the museum.
So far we have the original pump organ, the original monstrance, and many other items.
To date our parish has received $53,870.00 in pledges/gifts toward the 2014 Cardinal’s Appeal, from 231 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.
So far we are running a bit behind our goal, with about 80% of our $67,000 goal pledged so far, or nearly $54,000. There is still time to make your pledge. Be as generous as you can to help the Cardinal serve the neediest of the archdiocese. Thank you for your support.