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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fr.vinnyA Note from Our New Pastor!

Dear Saint Lawrence Parish Family:
 
Great to be with you!  I look forward to getting to know you more as we encounter Jesus together each day, live in His love, and grow as caring followers of Him together.  
 
Thank you for your hospitality already! Not only has it been great to meet you on this first Sunday and to witness our men’s Spanish Welcome Retreat (formerly known as CRHP), but it is great to see that so many of you have already signed up to host a small group meet and greet at your house.  I am glad to have so many of these opportunities to get to know you, to understand what blessings you currently see at Saint Lawrence, and to hear about your hopes for our parish going forward.  Your eagerness to host and/or participate in one of these gatherings will be a huge help to the parish (and to me!) as we move forward together.  Over time, you will probably find that I am a big fan of Christ-centered listening to feedback and discerning.  That does not mean that I will exhaust you with surveys, but it does mean that I will make sure that you will always have a variety of opportunities to voice your opinion and, most importantly, to tell your story of your journey with Jesus so far.  It also means that you will periodically hear from me about what I am hearing and discerning.  
 
For this first feedback opportunity, let’s shoot for maximum participation.  After all, there is a lot that I do not know about this community of communities that we call Saint Lawrence Parish.  But each of you knows something about it.  Meanwhile, all I know is that Jesus lives in the tabernacle here and he lives in every one of you.  I look forward to each of those encounters!
 
Blessings in Christ,
 
Fr. Vinny
 
P.S. To every family that is hosting a small group gathering, I am happy to do a house blessing while I am there. 

Nota del Párroco:

Querida familia de San Lorenzo,

Me alegro mucho de estar con ustedes. Espero poder conocerlos más a medida que nos encontremos juntos cada día con Jesús, viviendo en su amor y creciendo juntos como seguidores cariñosos de Él.

Gracias por su hospitalidad. No sólo ha sido estupendo conocerlos en este primer domingo y ser testigos de nuestro Retiro de Bienvenido en español para hombres (antes conocido como CRHP), sino que es estupendo ver que muchos de ustedes ya se han anotado para ser anfitriones de un encuentro de grupos pequeños en su casa. Me alegro de tener tantas oportunidades para conocerles, conocer de las bendiciones que tienen en San Lorenzo, y escuchar las futuras expectativas para nuestra parroquia. Su entusiasmo por acoger y participar en una de estas reuniones ayudará significativamente a la parroquia (y a mí) a medida que caminamos juntos. Con el tiempo descubrirán que me gusta escuchar y discernir centrado en Cristo. Eso no quiere decir que los llenaré de encuetas, pero si me asegurare de que haya oportunidades de que puedan expresar su opinión y lo más importante que puedan contar como ha sido su jornada con Jesús hasta ahora. También escucharás periódicamente de mi acerca de lo que estoy oyendo y discerniendo.

A todas las familias que están organizando una reunión de grupos pequeños, me complacerá bendecir su casa mientras este allí.

Para esta primera ronda de reuniones, les invito a una máxima participación. Después de todo, hay mucho que no sé sobre esta comunidad de comunidades que conocemos con el nombre de San Lorenzo. Pero se que cada uno de ustedes tendrá conocimiento de algo. Mientras tanto, todo lo que sé es que Jesús vive en el tabernáculo y vive en cada uno de ustedes. ¡Espero con ansias cada uno de esos encuentros!

Bendiciones en Cristo,

Fr. Vinny


 

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“United in God’s Love” Program

THANK YOU for your response to our recent renewal program “United in God’s Love”! I am humbled and grateful for your continued commitment to Saint Lawrence Catholic Church. Our parish remains vibrant, engaged, and Christ-centered in the Eucharist and in serving one another because of your generosity. God’s work is never done! Your prayerful response both materially and spiritually is setting the groundwork as we advance our plan for the future and continue our critical ministries and service programs. Saint Lawrence Catholic Church continues to grow as a strong, faith-filled stewardship community because of parishioners like you!

Electronic giving is an easy, safe and secure way to support Saint Lawrence Catholic Church. To set-up a recurring weekly or monthly gift or to make a one-time donation directly from your bank account or credit card, please click here to access the commitment card portal.


"Programa "Unidos en el Amor de Dios

Esta semana recibirá un boletín informativo que presenta nuestro programa de renovación "Unidos en el amor de Dios". Estoy orgulloso de ser parte de la comunidad de la Iglesia Católica de San Lorenzo. En el fin de semana del compromiso, 21 y 22 de agosto, invito a cada uno de ustedes a participar en este importante programa y ayudarnos a responder al gran regalo de amor de Dios. Le pido que por favor revise este boletín y considere en oración cómo usted y su familia pueden ayudar a la Iglesia Católica de San Lorenzo mediante la renovación de su compromiso anual para apoyar financieramente nuestros ministerios, promover nuestra misión, y reforzar nuestro futuro.

Pedimos que todos los feligreses fieles completen una tarjeta de compromiso. Una tarjeta se incluirá junto con el boletín informativo para que usted:

- la envíe por correo a la iglesia usando el sobre con la dirección incluida en este envío.
- devolviendo su tarjeta a la misa del próximo domingo.
- o puede visitar nuestro sitio web parroquial en www.saintlawrence.net y completar una Tarjeta de Compromiso electrónica.

Al reverso de la Tarjeta de Compromiso encontrará un lugar para que usted incluya cualquier intención de oración que desee compartir. Todas las intenciones son bienvenidas y se rezará por ellas colectivamente durante las próximas semanas. Si desea hablar con un sacerdote, indíquelo en su tarjeta y nos pondremos en contacto con usted.
¡Nuestro objetivo es el 100% de participación! ¡Gracias por su generosidad y apoyo a la Iglesia Católica de San Lorenzo!


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 Vinny in the Blessed Sacrament Channel for all Masses and the Main Church for 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. Vinny at 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 Weekend Masses

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:

LIVE STREAM OF MASSES for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Noon Mass (click here)
6PM en Español (click here)


PARISH OFFICE OPEN HOURS

Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
We are closed for lunch from 12:00 pm Noon until 1:00 pm.
Other times by appointment.

317-546-4065 (English) 317-443-1615 (Spanish)

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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 

Listen to Fr. Vinny's Sunday Homily - FEAST OF ST. LAWRENCE AUGUST 7, 2022 - MULTI-LINGUAL

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 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Holy Day—No Obligation This Year

 
Two Masses on Monday, August 15
8:15am   English - School present
7:00pm   Multilingual
 

SAVE THE DATE Photography for our Next Parish Pictorial Directory

Tuesday-Saturday October 4-8 More information coming soon!

 

 

Fr. Vincent GilmoreSAY HELLO TO OUR NEW PASTOR, FR. VINNY NEXT WEEKEND AND IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS!

Sign up now to attend a gathering or host a gathering in your home!

  • Pink sign-up cards are in the narthex. Place the card in one of the narthex offertory boxes
  • Sign up online at https://bit.ly/3axxrs9 
  • Call the Parish Office 317-546-4065

Fr. Vinny would like to meet with as many parishioners as possible during his first few months here at Saint Lawrence.

 

Upcoming gatherings in English are:

Saturday, September 10 at 7:00pm
Friday, September 16 at 6:00pm
Saturday, September 17 at 12:00pm Noon
Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00pm

CHILDREN’S SOCKS AND UNDERWEAR NEEDED

Saint Lawrence School is in need of NEW boys’ and girls’ socks and boys’ and girls’ underwear sizes 3T-12. If you are able to help, please bring your donation to the school office, parish office, or church narthex. School starts on August 8.

SAINT LAWRENCE CATHOLIC SCHOOL: Cafeteria Assistant Needed

Cafe Assistant Position Open:  Are you looking for school hours?  Like cooking?  Are you interested in learning new skills and being part of our school nutrition team?  Then consider applying for the Food Prep position open at Saint Lawrence School.  Opportunity exists to train as a manager.  Hours are generally 6:30 am-1:30 pm on school days but we can work with you on a schedule.  Full-time benefits include health insurance, and sick and holiday pay.  Hourly wage is competitive. Contact kprechtel@saintlawrence.net for more information and to apply. School starts on August 8.     

PARISH LIBRARY

The Library will now be open between the Sunday Masses (9:45—11:45 am) on the first 4 Sundays of each month. The Library is located at the north end of the church, past the double doors. Turn right as you leave the sanctuary.

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

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR AUGUST

Small Businesses We pray for small and medium-sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.

AUGUST IS THE MONTH OF THE IMMACULATE HEART

The month of August (Overview - Calendar) is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart. Since the 16th-century Catholic piety has been assigned entire months to special devotions. The month of August is traditionally dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The physical heart of Mary is venerated (and not adored as the Sacred Heart of Jesus is) because it is united to her person and is the seat of her love (especially for her divine Son), virtue, and inner life. Such devotion is an incentive to a similar love and virtue. This devotion has received new emphasis in this century from the visions given to Lucy Dos Santos, oldest of the visionaries of Fatima, in her convent in Tuy, Spain, in 1925 and 1926. In the visions, Our Lady asked for the practice of the Five First Saturdays to help make amends for the offenses committed against her heart by the blasphemies and ingratitude of men. The practice parallels the devotion of the Nine First Fridays in honor of the Sacred Heart. On October 31, 1942, Pope Pius XII made a solemn Act of Consecration of the Church and the whole world to the Immaculate Heart. Let us remember this devotion year-round, but particularly through the month of August

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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