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Free Online Resources
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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
LISTEN TO FR. RON MROZINSKI'S (of CROSS CATHOLIC OUTREACH MINISTRIES) HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON OCTOBER 17, 2021
Read the homily (English, Spanish) - AWAITING DOCUMENTS
CROSS CATHOLIC OUTREACH October 16-17, 2021
This weekend we are blessed to be hosting a priest representing Cross Catholic Outreach. Please welcome Father Ron Mrozinski who will speak at all the Masses on behalf of Cross Catholic Outreach which was founded to create a meaningful link between parishes in America and the priests and nuns working in the Church overseas in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Central, and South America. Please be generous in your response to his appeal. Please be sure to say “hi” after Mass. Brochures with donation envelopes will be provided if you wish to support this worthy Catholic ministry. For more information on Cross Catholic Outreach, please go to CrossCatholic.org/outreach, text BLESSINGS to 474747.
MASS SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK
We will not have our daily Masses or confessions this week, October 18-22, while Fr. Tom is on vacation.
World Mission Sunday is Next Weekend! October 23/24
NEXT WEEKEND we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world’s most vulnerable communities. Please keep the Pope’s missions in your prayers and be generous in next week’s collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Extra envelopes will be on the tables in the narthex. Please place your donation in the regular offertory collection.
SAINT LAWRENCE SCHOOL TRUNK OR TREAT, Friday, October 29, 2021, 6-8pm
Candy donations are needed!!! Cars needed!!! Saint Lawrence PFO is hosting Rams Trunk or Treat! October 29, 2021, from 6-8 pm. The parking lot will be open at 5 PM for those that want to pull their cars in and pass out candy! We need many cars to make this a fun event for the children! Please consider donating candy (turn it in to the school office) or decorating your car and passing out candy. Sign up online: https://bit.ly/3avt50X The 8th-grade concession stand will be open for some delicious treats! Proceeds from concession will support the 8th grade trip to Washington DC. We will also have a haunted hayride and proceeds from the tickets sold will go to the 8th-grade class.
Congratulations to our Saint Lawrence Kids Care Preschool
For the 5th Year in a Row, our preschool has earned Paths to Quality Level 4! This is the highest level a preschool can achieve through Indiana’s Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement System. Level 4 demands that the preschool have the safest environment for their students, national accreditation, and developmentally appropriate classrooms for all who enter its doors. This is a well-deserved accolade for Kids Care Director Kathryn Kutan and all of our Kids Care teachers who provide quality, child-centered, engaging curriculum for the youngest members of our Ram Family. We are so proud of them! #Rams4life
PRAY THE ROSARY AT SAINT LAWRENCE: October is the month of the Holy Rosary
Sunday: Before the 9am Mass in the Chapel
First Friday: 6:30pm in the Chapel (Pro-life rosary)
Saturday: Before the 5:00pm Mass in the Church
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 OCTOBER 2021
Missionary Disciples. We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel.
OCTOBER IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY
The Catholic Church designates October as the Month of the Holy Rosary. During this month the faithful venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary especially under her title of Our Lady of the Rosary, and make special effort to honor the Holy Rosary with group recitations and rosary processions. St. Dominic de Guzman, the founder of the Order of Preachers, is the saint to whom Our Lady famously appeared and gave the prayers of the Holy Rosary to assist him as a spiritual weapon in combating heresy and leading souls back to the one, true Catholic faith.
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
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
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