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 NOVEMBER 1ST


ANNUAL APPEAL

Click here to access the electronic commitment card for St. Lawrence for the Annual Appeal


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, September 13, 2020 Mass at 12:00PM EST

Click the following for the worship aids: 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 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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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 November 1

WEEKEND MASS ROTATIONS

Last names A-K September 13 & 27
Last names L-Z September 20 & October 2

NEXT MASS FOR SENIORS AGE 65+ Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:30pm

Join Father Tom in the main sanctuary of the church for our regular Tuesday evening Mass. Father especially invites all who are concerned about attending our regular weekend Masses but who still would like the opportunity to come and worship and receive the Body of Christ to come to Mass.

Faith, Hope & Healing Program – Update for September 13

Thank you for celebrating Commitment Sunday with us this weekend. Your commitment to our parish through our Faith, Hope & Healing Program will continue to bring life to our community. If completing your Commitment Card was not possible at Mass, you may visit our parish website at www.saintlawrence.net and complete an electronic Commitment Card or you can mail your card to the church.

 

Sign up for Faith Direct if you haven’t already done so. Electronic giving is the preferred, easy, safe, and secure way to give to our parish. To schedule a recurring electronic gift directly from your bank account or credit card, please visit our website https://membership.faithdirect.net/IN124 and follow the instructions. We appreciate all parishioners using this means to support our parish.

 

PLEASE NOTE: There was a clerical error in the brochure you received in the mail this week. On page 2 under “WAYS TO REACH US” a generic email is listed for the office. Our correct Office Email is kczachura@saintlawrence.net

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER 2020: Respect for the Planet's Resources

We pray that the planet's resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.

OUTDOOR ROSARY PROCESSION: Friday, September 25, 2020 at 2:00pm

Join the Saint Lawrence Spiritual Life Commission to pray the rosary on our Church Grounds. Gather in front of the church building.

MASS FOR SENIORS AGE 65+

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 5:30pm
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:30pm


Join Father Tom in the main sanctuary of the church for our regular Tuesday evening Mass. Father especially invites all who are concerned about attending our regular weekend Masses but who still would like the opportunity to come and worship and receive the Body of Christ to come to Mass.

ROSARY

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.

LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON September 13, 2020

September 13, 2020 - English - Fr. Tom

September 13, 2020 - Spanish - Fr. Tom Recording not available
Read Fr. Tom's Homily for September 13, 2020 (English, Spanish)

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Faith, Hope & Healing Program

This week you will receive a brochure introducing our Faith, Hope & Healing Program. Our community spent the last several months responding to the historical crisis in so many ways. On Commitment Sunday, September 13, we invite everyone to join together and participate in securing our parish’s future. Please review the brochure and prayerfully consider how you and your family can help St. Lawrence by financially supporting our ministries, furthering our mission, and reinforcing our future. We ask you to complete the Commitment Card that is included with the brochure. Please record your commitment to St. Lawrence by doing one of the following:

 

  • Mail your card to the church using the pre-addressed envelope included in the mailing;
  • Bring your card to mass and turn it in;
  • Visit our website www.saintlawrence.net and complete an electronic Commitment card.

 The back of the Commitment card has a place for your prayer intentions. We welcome all intentions and they will be prayed over during the Prayer of the Faithful at mass. Our goal is 100% participation! We thank you for your generosity and support of our parish.

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA Extra Collection – September 12/13

This weekend, parishes in our Archdiocese are taking up the National Collection for The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Catholic University offers graduate and undergraduate courses in more than 180 academic programs. By giving to the National Collection, you will help support more than 6,000 students who are seeking a faith-filled education at an institution that supports cutting-edge research in multiple fields.
Your donation will also enable the continuance of The Catholic Project. Jumpstarted by philanthropic gifts, The Catholic Project is an initiative of the University that aims to help clergy and the lay faithful develop a deeper understanding of the lay vocation and principles for effective action in the wake of the recent Church crisis. Thank you for your generosity. Extra envelopes are available on the tables in the narthex. Please place your donation in the collection boxes near the main church doors.

PARISH PICTORIAL DIRECTORY PHOTOGRAPHY CANCELED

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Lifetouch has postponed photography for our new Parish Pictorial Directory until the spring of 2021. Look for updates at that time.
All photography for October 6-7, 2020 has been canceled. Please keep checking the bulletin for updates and look for more information about our new directory in Spring 2021.

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.

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. 

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

AROUND TOWN

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