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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Over the next few weeks, you will be hearing about our upcoming renewal program “United in God’s Love”. This effort continues to be very important as we move forward with the mission and vision of Saint Lawrence Catholic Church. We, as a parish family, have changed so many lives in our community! In order to continue our mission and ministries, we encourage all parishioners to spend time in prayer and discussion with your family reflecting on the work we do. Our special Commitment Weekend will be celebrated on August 21 & 22.

Please click on the image above or this link to access the commitment card portal to get started. If you have any questions regarding the “United in God’s Love” Program, please feel free to contact the parish office at 317.546.4065.


Roman Catholic Province of Indianapolis Lifting of the Dispensation from the Obligation of Mass Effective 11 June 2021

The celebration of the Eucharist at Mass is the source and summit of our life and mission as Catholics.

As of March 2020, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Roman Catholics throughout the entire Province of Indianapolis, which comprises all five dioceses of Indiana, have been dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. However, with the decrease of cases in our state, the widespread availability of vaccines, and following the guidance of public health officials, we are now able to safely accommodate more parishioners for Masses. Therefore, effective June 11, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass is hereby lifted throughout the state of Indiana.

Except for the unique situations as described below, those who are otherwise healthy are obliged to return to Sunday Mass by the weekend of June 12-13, 2021:

Those who are seriously ill, exhibit flu-like symptoms and/or may have a contagious disease (including quarantine due to exposure).
Those who are unable to attend Mass through no fault of their own (e.g. transportation issue).
Those who are homebound and/or incapacitated due to age, infirmity, and/or medical restrictions.
Those who have compromised health conditions and/or at high risk of contracting the virus.
Those who are caretakers of persons who are sick or of persons at high risk of serious illness if they contract the Covid virus.

If you have any questions about any specific needs, concerns, or protocols, you are advised to contact your parish directly. Your pastor, who has the authority to dispense in individual cases, may be helpful in addressing individual fears and concerns.

The obligation to attend Mass is a joyful one, reflecting the very character of who we are as Catholics.


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

Those who are uncomfortable attending our weekend Masses are encouraged to attend our less crowded Tuesday evening Mass.


CONFESSION SCHEDULE

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 8:45am (after the 8:15am Mass)
Saturdays 4pm (before the 5pm Mass)
Sundays 8am, 5pm (before the 9am and 6pm Masses)


Ways to Livestream of Sunday, August 1, 2021, 12:00 pm Mass

Those who are homebound, exhibiting symptoms of serious illness, in quarantine, have compromised health conditions, are at high risk of contracting Covid-19, or are the caretaker of someone who is at high risk should continue to stay at home. Our Noon and 6pm Sunday Masses will continue to be live-streamed.

1.  View the live stream below on our website:

Worship Aid for Sunday, August 1, 2021

Click the following links to view the worship aids (English, SpanishMobile)


YouTube Live Stream of Masses Links, August 1, 2021

Noon (English)

6:00 PM (Spanish)

Facebook Live Stream of Masses Links, July 25, 2021

Noon (English)

6:00 PM (Spanish)


PARISH OFFICE OPEN HOURS

Tuesday and Thursday Mornings 9:00-11:00 AM
Other times by appointment. 317-546-4065 (English) 317-443-1615 (Spanish)

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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 

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Rosary Before Mass at Saturday at 5:00pm and Sunday at 9:00am

Now that we have all of the chairs and kneelers back in the chapel, the rosary is again being recited before the Sunday morning 9:00 Masses each weekend.
You are encouraged to come to Mass a little early and join your fellow parishioners in a Rosary. The 5:00 Saturday Evening Rosary is recited in the church while the 9:00 Sunday Morning Rosary is in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

WE NEED USHERS

Over the past year due to various reasons we have experienced the retirement of several ushers.  This has left the usher teams shorthanded, especially at the Noon and 6pm Masses. Now is a great time to get involved!!! Our usher teams rotate months, so you will not be “on duty” every month.
To volunteer for the English Masses (5 PM, 9 AM, 12 Noon) please email Phil Meuleman philmeuleman@gmail.com
To volunteer for the Spanish Mass (6pm) please call Damaris at 317-443-1615.

Widow & Widower Support Group

Group meets virtually every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. 1 pm - 2:30 pm. Registration at 317- 746 -0483.

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, August 8, 2021, Saint Lawrence Feast Day

Multilingual Noon Mass followed by our Parish Picnic. Come enjoy food (hot dogs, tacos, chips, cookies, drinks) and fellowship. Click here for the flyers (English, Spanish)

REMINDER – Capital & Facility Maintenance Reserve Fund Collection

Next Sunday, August 8, there will be a collection for our Facilities & Maintenance. Please use the red and white envelopes and place your donation in one of the offertory boxes in the narthex.

Resources Regarding the Return to Mass

The Archdiocese Office of Worship and Evangelization has created several videos featuring Archdiocesan speakers that highlight the privilege and joy of being able to celebrate the Eucharist together as the Body of Christ.  Each of these very brief videos addresses a specific facet of what a gift and a privilege it is for us to attend Sunday Mass. Please enjoy these videos and share them with others:

                                                                                                  

Sean Hussey Young Adult and College Campus Ministry: https://youtu.be/ql2u4LNVAgo

Sr. Nicolette Etienne, OSB Middle School Religion Teacher: https://youtu.be/qiAUNYBzq2g

Fr. Patrick Beidelman, Office of Worship: https://youtu.be/g2AhSENblaA

Ken Ogorek, Office of Catechesis: https://youtu.be/dH83dD69W60

POPE FRANCIS PROCLAIMS “YEAR OF ST JOSEPH”

Pope Francis has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8, 2020, until December 8, 2021. The special year marks the 150th Anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. The Holy Father encourages all to say a daily prayer to St. Joseph during this special year.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR AUGUST 2021

The Church Let us pray for the Church, that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself in the light of the Gospel.

AUGUST IS THE MONTH OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

The Church dedicates the month of August to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is a dogma of the Catholic faith that Mary is the Immaculate Conception; that is, in preparation for the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Holy Trinity in her womb, she was conceived without the corruption of sin through the foreseen and infinite merits of her Son, Jesus Christ. Over the centuries, as saints and theologians reflected on how Mary pondered and treasured the sacred events from the life of Christ in her holy heart, as attested in Scripture, her pure heart was recognized as something to be imitated. Devotion to Our Lady’s purity of heart began to flower—so much so that in the 17th century, St. John Eudes promoted it alongside the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The devotion rose to a new level after the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, when Mary revealed an image of her Immaculate Heart to Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco.

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 the 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, the 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.

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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