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THANK YOU for your response to our recent renewal program “Insert Program Theme Here”! 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!
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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.
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)
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)
Fridays After the 8:15am Mass
Saturdays 4pm (before the 5pm Mass)
Sundays 8am, 5pm (before the 9am and 6pm 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.
View the live stream below on our website:
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.
Beginning in March we will be open Monday-Thursday.
317-546-4065 (English) 317-443-1615 (Spanish)
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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
English 10am Mass
Spanish 12pm Mass
The Annual Memorial Day Mass for Saint Andrew and Saint Lawrence will be held here at Saint Lawrence this year due to construction at St. Andrew. The Mass will be on Monday, May 29 at 9:00 a.m.
A light breakfast will be served following Mass in Fr. Conen Hall cafeteria.
Mary Jane Castillo Alan Melgar Jada Tarver
Serenity Fallas Renata Mercado Leslie Tello
Brandon Grande-Tiro Kemari Morris Matthew Ugo
Kaela Hastick Kenya Rodriguez-Diaz Javier Valencia-Perez
Alex Holland Karol Silva Araceli Juarez
Calvin Sims Rachel Williams Leah Mays
Next Sunday - June 4
The Fr. Conen Hall (cafeteria)/ Fr. Beechem Gym building will be closed for cleaning from Monday, May 29 (after the Memorial Day breakfast) through Friday, June 2.
12:00pm Noon Mass moved to 12:30pm for Sunday June 11 only. Fr. Vinny will lead the procession around the campus for all who are able to join in.
The St. Joseph Council Knights of Columbus will not be serving their 4th Sunday breakfast in May or June as we adjust to the new Mass schedule.
Thank you to all of my Saint Lawrence family for your prayers during the last few months of health challenges. They are greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for praying daily for David and for our family during this long and difficult time, providing meals, giving monetary contributions, providing Christmas and Easter for David’s wife and children, the beautiful funeral Mass, the mercy meal, and all the other ways that you have loved and supported us. Words cannot express our gratefulness to our Saint Lawrence Family.
Ron & Jenny Flynn and Family
Fr. Beechem’s Blastoff Bingo!!! Join us!!!
Thank you for supporting the Catholic Communication Campaign at Mass, and helping our local communications projects! Half of the funds raised remain here in the diocese. The other half supports projects in the United States and in developing countries.
#1church1mission #EngageToBuildCommunity To learn more or to donate: www.usccb.org/ccc
There is a tote in the church narthex full of “Lost and Found” items. If you are missing an item of clothing or a backpack, etc., please see if it is in the tote. All items are eventually given to Saint Vincent de Paul Society.
Looking for some way to enrich your Lenten experience? There are several Lenten-themed books set aside on the table in the Parish Library available for checkout. Some are informational, some inspirational, some prayerful; all are thought provoking.
The library is open between Masses on Sundays. Please stop in and make a selection. You will be glad you did!
For the abolition of torture. We pray that the international community may commit in a concrete way to ensuring the abolition of torture and guarantee support to victims and their families.
June is the month of the Sacred Heart. A devotion long practiced privately, it was officially approved in the 1800s. Devotion the Sacred Heart encourages participation in Holy Hour Eucharistic Adoration and to receive Holy Communion on the first Friday of every month. Read more about devotion to the Sacred Heart by clicking here.
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).
(0.01% gluten content) Please alert the presiding priest before Mass and stand in this priest’s Communion line to receive the host.
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