Centennial Celebration

 

Centennial Gala was a Success!

 

St. Lawrence held a Gala Dinner in honor of the 100th Anniversary of our Stone Church:

 

 


The Centennial Renovations
 

On August 11, 2014, we closed the Church to make way for our $3 million Centennial Renovation of historic St. Lawrence O’Toole Church. This beautiful Gothic-style stone Church has served the Catholics of Brewster for 100 years. It is now our responsibility to renew it and pass it on to those who will worship here for the next 100 years.

Extensive interior refurbishing of the sanctuary, walls, floors, pews, stained glass windows, and the building of an extension to house a sacristy, new confessionals, and a dedicated Adoration Chapel have been completed. We vastly improved handicap accessibility to the Church, as well as created ample new spaces for gathering and fellowship inside and outside the Church.

Exquisite care was taken to preserve the traditional look and feel of the Church while improving visibility, functionality and creating an enhanced environment for our community worship of Our Lord.

 


See the Centennial Progress!

April 1, 2015

March 28, 2015

March 21, 2015

March 14, 2015

March 7, 2015


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the latest Centennial Notes!


March 29, 2015

See all Centennial Notes


 


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. All FAQs

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. All FAQs

Where will we have Mass while construction is going on?

Daily Mass will be held in the new chapel in the Parish Center. Sunday Masses will be in the Parish Hall next door for several months until work is completed. Funerals and baptisms will be held at Sacred Heart Parish during that period. All FAQs