St Lawrence – Sacred Heart

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what ministry is for you?

We have liturgical, music, community, youth, and adult ministries. There is something for everyone from serving at Mass to assisting elderly parishioners from mentoring children & teens to providing for those in need.
Check out the options below and then enter your contact info to connect with the Welcome Committee. They will help you find the ministry God has prepared for you.

what ministry is for you?

We have liturgical, music, community, youth, and adult ministries. There is something for everyone from serving at Mass to assisting elderly parishioners from mentoring children & teens to providing for those in need.
Check out the options below and then enter your contact info to connect with the Welcome Committee. They will help you find the ministry God has prepared for you.

And His gifts were ... for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ

Liturgical

Altar Servers

The participation of Altar Servers in our liturgy is a long-standing tradition in the Catholic Church that has its roots in vocational training. This is a wonderful opportunity for our young ladies and young men, grade 5 and older, to experience Mass from “inside” the Liturgy and grow in Christ. Our young Altar Servers look back upon this service with a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. 

We provide all the training and guidance you will need. 

For more information, please contact Father Oswaldo Hernandez at [email protected].

Eucharistic Ministers

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion in St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish are involved in the center of the Church’s life. They assist the Ordinary Ministers of Communion, the priests and deacons, in bringing the Eucharist to the residents of the Nursing Home, the homebound, and distributing Jesus to the faithful at mass. The celebration of the Eucharist on the Lord’s Day is the most important activity in the life of our church. 

Parishioners are trained and commissioned as an Extraordinary Minister of Communion for the Parish. 

For further information you can contact Betsy Hansbury at [email protected].

Greeters & Ushers

Greeters

Our Ministry greets people as they enter the Church. We distribute the missalettes, weekly bulletins and assist congregants in finding seating. Greeters also stay after the Masses to wish the people a good day, and make sure that no one is left feeling isolated or unwelcomed. 

For more information or to get involved please contact Sally Harley at [email protected].

Ushers

This Ministry plays an important part for the Parish in preparing the Church prior to Mass. 

The duties of an usher are to:

  • Prepare the Offertory table at the back of the Church for the Mass.
  • Ask parishioners to bring the gifts of wine and the host to the priest at the Offertory of the Mass.
  • Ushers assist with the collections during the Mass.
  • Tidy-up the pews after Mass is complete.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming an usher and volunteering your time in preparation for Mass at St. Lawrence O’Toole, please contact Joe Massimo at [email protected].

Lectors

Those who proclaim the word of God are called Ministers of the Word or — as is commonly known — Lectors. Those who answer the call to become lectors enter into a deeper relationship with God as He is revealed in the Sacred Scripture. 

We at St. Lawrence O’Toole are truly blessed to have a group of men, women and teenagers who are dedicated and committed to this wonderful ministry. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Lectors Ministry at St. Lawrence O’Toole, please contact Suzanne Walsh at [email protected]

Music

Music is integral to the liturgy: It unifies and heightens our response to the Word of God. The array of opportunities to make music in our church challenges those with years of musical experience while offering the less experienced a new way to express their faith. Participation in one of our groups provides our parishioners the chance to contribute to our communal life actively and vibrantly. Above all, by praising God with our voices, we become instruments through which God moves and speaks.

 

Adult Choir

Our volunteer-based Adult Choir brings the gift of music to our Sunday liturgy at 11 am at St. Lawrence and 10:30 am at Sacred Heart. With a wide range of musical styles, from traditional hymns to contemporary music, faith and worship songs, our choir adds a special touch to our worship experience. Playing an integral role in our liturgy, the Adult Choir leads our parishioners in song, psalms, and responses during Sunday Masses and special occasions. We invite adults (high school age and older) to join our choir!

 

Our weekly rehearsals occur at St. Lawrence on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in our beautiful choir lof and at Sacred Heart on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the church. This is the perfect opportunity if you’re passionate about music and worship.

For more information and to join the Adult Choir, please contact:

St. Lawrence O’Toole: Denise Bassett 914-523-6637 or [email protected]
Sacred Heart: Melody Salas-Curra 845-702-8190 or [email protected]

 


 

Spanish Choir

Meets every Monday and Friday at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center Dining Hall.

Join our vibrant community of devoted singers and let the power of music uplift and inspire you and our congregation. Together, let’s create beautiful harmonies and enrich our worship experience through the joy of music. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Adult Choir!

 


 

Children’s Choir

Children’s Choir is a Music Ministry for children in 3rd through 8th grades. The focus will be on praise and worship songs that are more contemporary, easy to learn, and fun to sing!

The Children’s Choir does the music at Easter and Christmas Masses.

When are the Children’s Choir practices?

St. Lawrence practices Wednesday evenings from 6:00-6:45 pm in the choir loft during Advent and Lent.

Sacred Heart
If there is interest, contact Melody Salas- Curra 845-702-8190 or [email protected]

How can I join the Children’s Choir?

Contact:

St. Lawrence Denise Bassett 914-523-6637 or [email protected]

Sacred Heart contact Melody Salas- Curra 845-702-8190 or [email protected]

Arise Prayer Ministry

Are you in need of intercessory prayer and healing prayer? 


The Arise Prayer Ministry is a team of trained parishioners who will pray with you for whatever need you have: life struggles, temptations, family problems, grieving lost loved ones, emotional and physical healing, etc. The team will call upon the Holy Spirit to intercede, bring his grace and light into your life, and show you how the power of God changes things for the better.

Where: atSt Lawrence O’Toole Church in the Narthex

When: in Lent and Advent, every Monday from 7 pm-8:30 pm during the  Seasons of Praise Holy Hour from 7:00-8:30 pm 

 

Prayer by Appointment

Contact Liz Goodman at 845-480-6846

And His gifts were ... for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ

Community

Brewster Cares

Brewster Cares is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care of those in need in Brewster and the immediate surrounding communities. Our mission is to support, serve, and encourage those among us who are less fortunate or in need of assistance. Together, we all make Brewster stronger.

For more information, please contact [email protected]  or call 845-279-6146

Gianna’s House Inc

We are a pregnancy resource center serving Putnam and the surrounding counties.

 

Mission:

Gianna’s House is a Christian service organization that reaches out with compassion to women facing an unplanned pregnancy, helping them meet the challenges to continue their pregnancy and care for their child.

 

Vision:

We foster a culture of life in which every child is welcomed into life and the God-given dignity of every person is embraced.  We offer assistance, advocacy, counseling, education and formation for young people to embrace human life as a gift, to live with sexual integrity, and promote stable family relationships in our local community.

 

For more information, please contact [email protected] or 845 279-8165.

Youth

Youth Sunday Programs

KIDZ CHAPEL

Kidz Chapel is a fun learning program for children ages 4 and up. Your children attend mass with you until the Liturgy of the Word at which point they will be invited to the 2nd floor of the Parish Center for songs, learning activities and to hear the gospel in kid-friendly terms. They are brought back to mass during the Offertory. This program runs during the 9:30 am and 11:00 am mass every Sunday.

 

Come serve at our Kidzone Programs. Our programs are age-appropriate, engaging, and fun! We would love to see you and your family this Sunday!

 

To volunteer, contact Barbara Pember at [email protected].

CYO Basketball

CYO 

Registration for the girls and boys CYO basketball seasons (grades 4 through 100) takes place in September in the gym of St. Lawrence O’Toole. To be eligible to participate the student must either attend St. Lawrence O’Toole Sacred Heart CCD or the family be a registered member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Sacred Heart Parish. The league fee must be paid at the time of registration by cash or check (no credit cards). Please have your Parish envelope number available, as this will be required on the registration form. Thank you.

 

CYO basketball is competitive, travel basketball. Games are played throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties on Saturdays and Sundays from November to March. The season consists of twelve games and most teams also play in 1-2 tournaments. Teams usually practice 1-2 times per week at Sacred Heart Church in Patterson NY.

 

For questions, please contact Jeff Snyder at [email protected].

And His gifts were ... for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ

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Ministry Inquiry
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Sacred Heart

414 Haviland Dr, Patterson, NY

Holy Week

Holy Thursday, March 28
7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, March 29
6:00 pm Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday, March 30
8:00 pm Mass

Easter Sunday, March 31
10:30 am Mass

Regular Schedule


Sunday

10:30 am Mass

Monday-Friday
9:00 am Rosary

Monday
6:30 pm Rosary via Zoom

For Assistance Call
(845) 279-4832

Saint Lawrence O'Toole

31 Prospect St, Brewster, NY

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday, March 28
7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, March 29
12:00 pm Stations of the Cross
3:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
7:30 pm Way of the Cross, Spanish Procession

Confessions: 9:00 am to 12 noon.

Holy Saturday, March 30

1:00 pm Blessing of the Easter Food
8:00 pm Easter Vigil
Confessions: 9:00 am to 12 noon

Easter Sunday, March 31
8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am Mass
12:30 pm Mass en Español

Regular Schedule

Saturday
5 pm Mass
7:30 pm Mass en Español

Sunday
8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am Mass
12:30 pm Mass en Español
5:30 pm Mass 

Monday-Friday
8:30 am Daily Mass

First Friday
7 pm Mass, Adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Exposition

Monday – Friday
7:45 am Rosary

 

Monday
6:30 pm Rosary via Zoom

 

Saturday
8:30 am Rosary

For Assistance Call
(845) 279-2021

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9:30 am Sunday & Holy Day Masses plus Seasons of Praise, check calendar for dates & times

Saint Lawrence O'Toole

31 Prospect St, Brewster, NY

Confession

Monday
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

 

Friday
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saint Lawrence O'Toole

31 Prospect St, Brewster, NY

Divine Mercy Chapel
Perpetual Adoration

 

For Assistance Call
(845) 279-2021