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It truly is the season of hope in so
many ways! As we watch nature spring back to life and savor the
familiar warmth of the sun, we can’t help but feel renewed. And
speaking of renewing, on a more practical level it is also Spring
Cleaning season and our Parish Outreach shelves really need to be
restocked with cleaning necessities to help our clients renew their
humble abodes. Some of the things most of us take for granted as basic
necessities are like luxuries to those struggling to survive day-to-day
right here in our community.
>>>Food Pantry -
Please help us restock our shelves as the recent needs and requests are
exceeding our supplies.
(For vegetables we’re down to two cans
We greatly appreciate and bless you for
whatever you can to add the following items to your grocery list to help
those who cannot shop for themselves: Any and all kinds of Canned
Vegetables, Mayonnaise (small jars), Boxed shelf milk (Parmalat),
Juices, Pasta sauce, Tuna, Instant Coffee, Regular Tea; Pancake mix,
Pancake syrup, Canned fruit, Toilet paper, Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste,
and Wash Cloths.
Thank you so much for your continued
generous donations that help ease the burden for the less fortunate
>>>Contributions - We receive several
requests each day for bus fares to help our clients get to the
Department of Social Services and to the Health Center, and for Stop n
Shop gift cards. Lately there have been numerous requests for haircut
money. Anything you can do to contribute to help us fulfill these
needs is greatly appreciated!
>>>Special Thanks - Thank you to those talented
parishioners who donated the exquisite crocheted and home made baby
clothes and blankets for the Mother’s Day Baby shower. Your time and
devotion to such a worthy cause was evident in every stitch. Bless you
all for your beautiful donations.
Catholic Media Would you like to learn more about your
Catholic Faith but don’t have time to read a lot of books? All you need
is a CD player. Whether in the car or at home you can deepen your
understanding of the Faith when you listen to one of our Lighthouse
CD’s. For each CD we ask for a donation of $3.00.
Direct - Can’t find your check book or envelope Sunday
morning? Join our parishioners who are using Faith Direct for automated
giving to St. Lawrence the Martyr. It is secure, convenient and Faith
Direct will provide you with a offertory card to place in the basket
during collections. There is no cost, and the program provides a great
benefit to our parish. Sign up today by visiting
Webstore - Please visit our parish webstore on our
website. You will find a wide range of books, e-books, movies, CDs,
Catholic Art, rosaries, jewelry and many other gifts. St. Lawrence
automatically receives 12% of every purchase. It is an opportunity for
all of us to promote and share our faith. Click the Parish
Webstore links on our website.
Marriage and Individual Therapy provided by New York
State licensed professionals is available to our parish under the
direction of Dr. George Giuliani. Information and appointments can be
made by calling Dr. Giuliani at (631) 243-2503 or visit us at
Anonymous - Meeting will be in room 103 of the School
Building on Wednesday evenings at 5:45pm
Place For Prayer - More accurately, a BOOK in which to
write our prayer intentions, and expressions of gratitude for prayers
answered. It wasn’t so long ago that we had a book here in church for
just that purpose, and many of you have been missing the opportunity to
briefly express your hopes and longings in writing. A new Book of Prayer
Intentions will be placed on the podium in the Divine Mercy shrine
area. We hope you find it a helpful and reassuring tool in lifting up
to God the people and situations that are dear to you.
Soup Kitchen at the “Having Friends INN” is looking for
volunteer cooks. Please contact Sonny Greco at 567-8571 for more
information re: responsibilities, scheduling and to volunteer.
Linen Care - Volunteers are needed to wash and iron the
Altar Linens. Many hands make light work, and new teams are forming
now. Please call Donna McGarry to volunteer for this most important
service to our parish. 589-6192
Message from Father Rafferty - As I approach my 72nd
birthday, I look forward to my retirement after 46 years of priestly
ministry. I will be leaving St. Lawrence the Martyr at the end of June.
I am filled with gratitude to Almighty God for my vocation, my health,
my friends and for all of you here at St. Lawrence, beginning with Fr.
Brian. You have all been so kind to me during the past year. As far as
the future, I am reminded of the story of the old farmer sitting in his
rocking chair on his porch; a passer-by stopped and asked him, “Have you
lived here all your life?” The farmer replied, “Not yet.” I hope to be
in a parish continuing to exercise my Priesthood while having the
opportunity to enjoy life a little more. May God bless us all.
Rev. Lawrence B. Rafferty
Our Gardeners - A small but very generous and talented
group has for years been giving their time to gardening around the
church grounds, and our parish is grateful for all their effort over so
many years. Father Brian has asked Mr. Donald Lang, a Cornell
Cooperative Master Gardener, to help coordinate this ongoing effort, and
enlist additional parishioners who enjoy "getting their hands dirty."
We'd like to have an informal gathering soon. If you are already
involved in enhancing the beauty of our grounds, or would like to join
such a group, please contact the rectory with your name and phone
number. Thank you!
Liturgy - On Sunday, June 2nd, at the 9:00 A.M. Mass, we
hope to begin a FAMILY LITURGY that would become a regular experience on
the First Sunday of the month. Bring your family to join our parish
family around the Lord’s altar, giving thanks for the faith that makes
us one. Hospitality will follow the Family Liturgy in the Bethany
Center. Please come!
All Volunteers - Anyone who has NOT attended the
“Protecting Our Children” VIRTUS awareness session, is encouraged to
attend one of two sessions being held in June. Tuesday evening June 4
or Wednesday evening June 5 at 7pm in the school. Please contact
Jeannine Rose 589-0042 ext. 11 to leave your name to register for one of
these sessions. It is mandatory that all volunteers in the parish
attend one of these sessions before they begin in ministry. Even if
you are thinking of volunteering, please attend one of these sessions to
fulfill that requirement.
Day Cards - Many of you have requested that we offer the
larger format Father's Day remembrance cards as we did for Mother’s Day.
You can find these Father's Day Spiritual Bouquet Envelopes at the back
of the church, or at the Parish Office. Simply fill out the outer
envelope and drop in the collection basket. Don't forget to keep the
inside card to give to your loved one on Father's Day.
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