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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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“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 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, November 28, 2021 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 Status

We are no longer creating weekly worship aids as we are now using our church hymnals. For any questions contact Kim kczachura@saintlawrence.net


YouTube Live Stream of Masses Links, November 28, 2021

Noon (English)

6:00 PM (Spanish)

Facebook Live Stream of Masses Links, November 28, 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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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. TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE NOVEMBER 28, 2021

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Read the homily (English, Spanish) - AWAITING DOCUMENTS FROM FR. TOM

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES

The North Deanery Advent Penance Services will be held November 28-30 at the following locations:

Sunday, November 28 2:00-3:30pm Here at Saint Lawrence
Monday, November 29 7:00-8:30pm St. Joan of Arc, 4217 Central Ave.
Tuesday, November 30 7:00-8:30pm St. Matthew, 4100 E 56th St.

 

MASSES TO CELEBRATE OUR LADY, THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

The Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation)
Masses:

December 7 7:00pm (Multilingual)
No 5:30pm Mass
December 8 8:15am (English)
December 8 Noon (Multilingual)
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is the Patroness of the United States of America. December 8 is also the anniversary of our parish, Saint Lawrence.

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Festivities for the December 12 Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of Mexico, the Americas, and the Unborn, are as follows:

Rosary Novenas for Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 2-10 at 7:00pm in the Church (Spanish)
Rosary on Thursdays is after the 7:00pm Mass.

December 11 Feast Day Celebrated
8:00pm Mass in Spanish
9:15pm Danzas
9:30pm Mañanitas

REMEMBER THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED IN NOVEMBER

This year we will remember our faithful departed by displaying their names on the TV in the narthex. A basket will be located in the narthex to collect the names of your departed loved ones. Please write their names on one of the pieces of paper and place the paper in the basket.

2022 Annual St. Joseph Sunday Missals

Missals are available in the narthex. Suggested donation is $3.00.

PRAY THE ROSARY AT SAINT LAWRENCE

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

Survey on the Upcoming 2023 Synod

The Church in central and southern Indiana has joined dioceses around the world in beginning its participation in the preparation for a 2023 meeting of the Synod of Bishops. Catholics across the archdiocese have the opportunity to contribute to the preparation through an online survey. https://tinyurl.com/fev6ku4n

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 NOVEMBER 2021

People Who Suffer from Depression: We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.

NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF HOLY SOULS

The Catholic Church dedicates the entire month of November to praying in a special way for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. The Holy Souls (also called the Faithful Departed) are members of the Church who await the purification of their souls before joining the saints in heaven for all eternity. Specifically, they are referred to as the Church Suffering (the saints in heaven are the Church Triumphant, and the faithful on earth are the Church Militant). The poor souls in purgatory cannot pray for themselves or do anything to hasten their entrance into heaven, but we can and ought to pray for them as an act of charity. The feast of the Holy Souls is November 2nd.

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

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