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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
ALL ROSARIES PRAYED IN THE CHURCH BUILDING INCLUDING THE CHAPEL ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE TUESDAY AFTERNOON ROSARY GROUP WHICH MEETS IN THE HOMES IS NOT MEETING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
Please call the Parish Office at 317-546-4065 if you need Fr. Tom to anoint you. In danger of death, please call our emergency number 317-987-7818.
For the Most Current Info, Digital Copies of our Weekly Bulletin, and Copies of Fr. Tom’s Sunday Homilies
- Keep checking our website: www.saintlawrence.net
- Follow Fr. Tom on twitter @FrTomS
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- On FACEBOOK visit Iglesia Catolica San Lorenzo
- Send your email to email@example.com if you have not been receiving our weekly emails.
LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILIES AT ST. LAWRENCE ON JUNE 28, 2020
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Fr. Tom will be on vacation June 30 – July 10, 2020
UNBOUND VISIT NEXT WEEKEND - July 4/5
Next weekend we welcome Fr. George Knab, OMI to Saint Lawrence while Fr. Tom is on vacation.
Fr. Knab will be celebrating our weekend Masses and will be available for Confessions one hour before our Saturday evening and Sunday morning 9am Masses.
Fr. Knab is a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate and a member of the Oblate Preaching Ministries. He will be preaching on behalf of UNBOUND (formerly known as Christian Foundation for Children and Aging). UNBOUND invites people to sponsor a poor child or aged adult at a mission project in the developing world. More info is available at www.unbound.org Please consider sponsoring someone in need.
SACRAMENTS AT MASSES
Our students who were scheduled to receive 1st Communion this past April and some of our adults who were to be Confirmed or received into the Church at Easter Vigil were unable to receive the Sacraments since Masses were not public.
Beginning this weekend, the students and adults will be scheduled to receive the Sacraments at some of our weekend and daily Masses throughout the summer. Some of our RCIA candidates will also receive the Sacraments at a special Mass on July 18.
Please keep all of the recipients, their families and sponsors, and their catechists in your prayers.
FIRST COMMUNION INFO
Please sign up for a Mass to receive the Sacrament. Hi Saint Lawrence Families, It's finally time for our students to celebrate the Sacrament of 1st Holy Communion. For more information and to sign up for a date and time, please contact Claudia Diaz at 317-546-4065 ext 336 or text at 317-418-5692.
OUR ALARM CODE IS CHANGING For Fr. Beechem Gym / Fr. Conen Hall Building Effective Wednesday, July 1, 2020
If you need the code for this building, please contact the school office at 317-543-4923.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FOR THE GOOD OF ALL
Beginning June 22, the Feast of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrates Religious Freedom Week. Join us in promoting religious freedom For the Good of All.: www.usccb.org/ReligiousFreedomWeek
All people desire to know their Creator. All people have a natural impulse to seek the good and to live in accordance with that good. All people can flourish when they pursue the truth about God and respond to the truth. Religious freedom means that all people have the space to flourish. Religious freedom is both an American value and an important part of Catholic teaching on human dignity. When we promote religious freedom, we promote the common good and thus strengthen the life of our nation and the community of nations. Twitter: @USCCBFreedom For text and action alerts, text “FREEDOM” to 84576
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
POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR JUNE 2020 – The Way of the Heart
We pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JIM MANN: Our Business Manager Jim Mann is Retiring
Please see a note from Jim below.
Dear Saint Lawrence.
It has been a wonderful 10 years working here and serving this parish community. I am leaving for retirement as of July 31, 2020. I am sad to leave wonderful co-workers, but I'm leaving because I'm in good health, as is your Parish.
It has been wonderful to be a part of the Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Commission along with the Stewardship Commission. I am excited to see a new ministry grow that will be providing a video stream to your homes or when you are traveling. Your wonderful parish staff, school staff, and volunteers care a great deal about all of you and always seek to be of service to you.
My plans are to travel across the United States to see family. I have brothers and sisters from California to Rhode Island, Minnesota to Florida.
God Bless all of you, thank you for taking me into your parish.
Download Our New Parish App!
Our new 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.
Parish Annual Report
Click here to view the Parish Annual Report for 2019Sexual Abuse Scandal
St. LAWRENCE 2019 ANNUAL REPORT
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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE
Click here to read about the latest update of our Capital Campaign
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. 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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