Welcome to Our Catholic Community
Bienvenido a Nuestra Comunidad Catolica

Growing, Caring, Nurturing, Evangelizing
Creciendo, cuidando, nutriendo, Evangelizando

Welcome to Our Catholic Community
Bienvenido a Nuestra Comunidad Catolica

Growing, Caring, Nurturing, Evangelizing
Creciendo, cuidando, nutriendo, Evangelizando

Welcome to Our Catholic Community
Bienvenido a Nuestra Comunidad Catolica

Growing, Caring, Nurturing, Evangelizing
Creciendo, cuidando, nutriendo, Evangelizando

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THE DISPENSATION FROM THE OBLIGATION TO PARTICIPATE AT MASS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


DAILY MASS SCHEDULE Join Father Tom in the Main Church for all Masses and Confessions. Please enter through the right-most Main Door.

Tuesdays 5:30pm (English)
Wednesdays 8:15am (English)
Thursdays 7:00pm (Spanish)
Fridays 8:15 am (English)
Saturdays 5:00 pm (English)
Sundays 9:00am, Noon (English); 6:00pm (Spanish)

• Those who are 65 years of age and older as well as all vulnerable and sick persons are strongly encouraged to stay at home during this time.
• If you feel unsafe attending Sunday Mass, consider attending one of the less crowded daily Masses and watching Sunday Mass online or on TV.


CONFESSION SCHEDULE

Join Father Tom in the Main Church near the Baptismal font for Confession. Please enter through the right-most Main Door. Confessions are also available by appointment. Call the Parish Office and leave a message for Fr. Tom 317-546-4065.
Thursdays 6pm (before the 7pm Mass)
First Fridays 8:45 am (after the 8:15am Mass)
Saturdays 4pm (before the 5pm Mass)
Sundays 8am, 5pm (before the 9am and 6pm Masses)


Livestream of Sunday, November 29, 2020 Mass at 12:00PM EST

Facebook Live Stream Mass for 5:45pm Sunday Evening Spanish Mass:  Click HERE

Click the following for the worship aids for this weekend's Masses: English, Spanish, Mobile


PARISH OFFICE OPEN HOURS: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-11:00am

The Parish Office has begun open office hours at the following times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-11:00am

• The phone and front door will be answered during these hours. Not all staff members will be available during these hours, so if you need to talk with a specific person, please call ahead to 317-546-4065 (English) or 317-443-1615 (Spanish) and make an appointment.

• Visitors to the office will be asked to wear a mask (masks are available if you need one) and will not be able to enter the front office area. Staff will meet with you on the front porch or will take you to the fireplace conference room where there is more room for social distancing.

• We have installed a plexiglass slot in the front screen door to hand paperwork through.

• You may still drop paperwork, offertory envelopes, etc. through the mail slot in the front door of the office.

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• send your email to mhandley@saintlawrence.net if you have not been receiving our weekly emails.

Free Online Resources

FORMED – Catholic movies, programs, audio, books www.formed.org Sign up for an account. Choose “I belong to a parish” and select Saint Lawrence.

The following resources are generously being provided by the publishers for free during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Holy Heroes Mass prep activities for kids https://www.holyheroes.com/MassPrep-s/57.htm 

Magnificat Online, apps, and MagnifiKids in May https://us.magnificat.net/free 

Give us This Day https://giveusthisday.org/Digital 

Living with Christ http://www.livingwithchrist.us/#covid 

Liturgy Training Publications https://www.ltp.org/resources-during-crisis 

Find more digital resources on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website at http://www.usccb.org/about/communications/prayer-resources-for-the-coronavirus-crisis.cfm 

The dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass has been extended until further notice.

WEEKEND MASS ROTATIONS

Last names A-K December 6, 20
Last names L-Z November 29 & December 13, 27

LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON NOVEMBER 22, 2020

November 22, 2020 - English - Fr. Tom

November 22, 2020 - Spanish - Fr. Tom

Click the links to read the homily in English, Spanish

Click here to view all homilies!.

livestream massLIVESTREAM OF MASS

We continue to live-stream our Sunday Noon Mass on our YouTube Channel Saint Lawrence Catholic Church – Indianapolis and our Sunday 6pm Mass on our Facebook page Iglesia Católica San Lorenzo.
Thank you to our team of parishioners whose time, talent, and treasure have made these live-streams possible. Some of the team members at work! (Photo credit: Carol Stephens)

THANKSGIVING DAY MULTILINGUAL MASS – November 26, 2020

We will have one multilingual Mass on Thanksgiving Day at 9:00am. All are invited! 
The Parish Office will be closed November 26-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR NOVEMBER 2020: Artificial Intelligence

We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.

A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION IN TIME OF PANDEMIC

O Mary, you always brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith. O loving mother, you know what we need, and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee. Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, the Divine Physician, for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable, and for those who have died. Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure. Help us, O Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows, so as to lead us, through the Cross, to the glory of the Resurrection. Amen.

 

Under thy protection, we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God. In our needs, despise not our petitions, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
Adapted from the prayer of Pope Francis

PRAYER TO CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

Father of all, Creator and ruler of the universe, You entrusted your world to us as a gift. Help us to care for it and all people, that we may live in a right relationship-- with You, with ourselves, with one another, and with creation.


Christ our Lord, both divine and human, You lived among us and died for our sins. Help us to imitate your love for the human family by recognizing that we are all connected— to our brothers and sisters around the world, to those in poverty impacted by environmental devastation, and to future generations.


Holy Spirit, giver of wisdom and love, You breathe life in us and guide us. Help us to live according to your vision, stirring to action the hearts of all—
individuals and families, communities of faith, and civil and political leaders.


Triune God, help us to hear the cry of those in poverty, and the cry of the earth, so that we may together care for our common home. Amen.

This prayer from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is based on Pope Francis' Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home

Amen.

2021 ANNUAL ST. JOSEPH SUNDAY MISSALS

We will once again have the annual St. Joseph Missal available for purchase for $2. Missals will be available beginning in November.

DOWNLOAD OUR PARISH APP

Our Saint Lawrence Catholic Church app is now available to download for iPhone and Android smartphones. We will have an official launch once public Masses resume, but until then use the app to stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, Fr. Tom’s homilies, our bulletins, and the ability to quickly reply to or share messages via Facebook or Twitter. Also enjoy a bunch of additional features like prayers, daily readings, and much more. Help foster a stronger parish life at Saint Lawrence Catholic Church and better engage the New Evangelization. Download our app today at myparishapp.com, text app to 88202, or search your phone's app store for myParish. 

SCHEDULE YOUR MASS INTENTIONS

Weekend Masses are booked through the end of the year. Daily Masses are available as early as next week. Call Kim at the parish office 317-546-4065 ext 332 to schedule a Mass intention in memory of a loved one or for the special intention of a loved one. The stipend is $10.

 

HOSPITAL VISITATION FROM OUR PRIESTS

Please remember that because of HIPPA rules, hospitals will not call Saint Lawrence and tell us when you are in the hospital. Even if you give the hospital the name of our church, they will not pass on your hospital admission to us. When you are admitted to the hospital, please have a family member call Saint Lawrence (317-546-4065) and let us know of your illness. If you need a priest in an emergency, please use our emergency phone (317-987-7818).

LOW-GLUTEN HOSTS ARE AVAILABLE

(0.01% gluten content) Please alert the presiding priest before Mass and stand in this priest’s Communion line to receive the host.

FAITH DIRECT ONLINE

Giving Fast. Pray. Give up your Envelopes! We invite you to help your parish save money by giving up your offertory envelopes this Lent! Enrolling with Faith Direct will provide St. Lawrence Catholic Church with consistent support and simplify your giving without the wasteful envelopes. Join us in giving up envelopes this Lenten season! www.faithdirect.net church code: IN124

AROUND TOWN

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