Plans are progressing for our Centennial Renovation of the Church. Along with DCAK Architects and Zubatkin Owner Representatives, we are in the process of selecting a construction management firm and working on the various permits and approvals needed. The plan is to begin renovations in August, after the St. Lawrence Theatre Group finished its production of “Bye-Bye Birdie”, and close the Church for six to seven months. During that time, Sunday Mass will be held in the gymnasium until the Church is ready.
It’s time for our parish to get our communications modernized and one great way is to have an excellent website … a team of parishioners has been working on this project for a few months now and it will be ready to launch very soon. Stay tuned at: www.stlawrenceotoole.org
First Reading: Acts 12:1-11
King Herod began to harass some of the members of the Church. James, brother of John, was beheaded. Peter was arrested and imprisoned. Through the power of an angel, light shown in the cell and Peter’s chains fell from his wrists. Peter followed the angel to safety and was convinced that the angel was sent by God to save him from Herod.
Second Reading: 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18
- Are we making radical changes in the Church with this renovation?
No, our goal all along has been to preserve the traditional charm and the Gothic look of our church, with its stained glass and arches. The church will have very much the same feel and structure after the renovation, but its beauty will be enhanced.
- Are there structural problems with the Church building?
Fr. Gill will lead a special pilgrimage to the Holy Land next Feb. 2-11 for parishioners of St. Lawrence and Sacred Heart. Consider joining us for this life-changing event… the Scripture will never be the same for you again once you walk where Jesus walked and experience his homeland. Cost is: $3,379.00 per person from New York and includes airfare, hotels, transport, most meals, taxes. Contact: Gregory Francis Dwyer email@example.com or 860-924-2467.
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 at 279-2021 for information and arrangements.
To date our parish has received $60,600.00 in pledges/gifts toward the 2014 Cardinal’s Appeal, from 252 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.
We’ve reached 88% of our goal, but we still need to raise $8000 in the next couple weeks to make it. If you haven't yet sent your gift, please consider doing so now, because Cardinal Dolan needs our help to continue all the charitable works of our Archdiocese. There are envelopes in the back of the Church, and you can also give online at www.cardinalsappeal.org. Thank you for your support of this important charity in our Church!
To date our parish has received $58,770.00 in pledges/gifts toward the 2014 Cardinal’s Appeal, from 245 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.
- Is there a building committee?