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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Worship Aids for Weekend Masses Opening to the Public Starting June 6, 7, 2020

Our weekend Masses will be public again beginning the weekend of June 6/7.

Fr. Tom is asking that parishioners/families with last name A-K come on June 6/7 and EVERY OTHER weekend after. Last names L-Z should come June 13/14 and EVERY OTHER weekend after.

English Worship Aid     Spanish Worship Aid   Mobile Worship Aid


Bulletin Points From Fr. Tom Regarding the Gradual Reopening of Saint Lawrence and Resuming Public Weekend Masses June 6/7

Watch a video showing what to expect when you come to Mass on our website at www.saintlawrence.net or our YouTube Channel “Saint Lawrence Catholic Church – Indianapolis”

As of May 24, 2020:

  • Our regularly scheduled daily Masses are now public again. The daily Masses are celebrated in the main church.
  • Fr. Tom is hearing confessions by appointment. Please call the Parish Office at 317-546-4065 and leave a message. He is also hearing confessions after some of the Masses. The confession area is set up in the main church near the chapel windows.
  • Our weekend Masses will be public again beginning the weekend of June 6/7.
  • Fr. Tom is asking that parishioners/families with last name A-K come on June 6/7 and EVERY OTHER weekend after. Last names L-Z should come June 13/14 and EVERY OTHER weekend after.
  • The dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass remains in effect until August 15.
  • 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.
  • Please use the right-most main door to enter the church and proceed into the sanctuary. Most of the narthex will be barricaded, but you will have access to the restrooms.
  • We will practice social distancing, so please wear a mask and bring personal hand sanitizer if you have them.
  • Some of the pews will be roped off to allow 6 foot spacing
  • Hymnals have been removed from pews. Printed one-time use worship aids will be available for use at Mass. Digital copies will be available on our website and myParish app.
  • We will not be passing a basket for our collection. Instead we will have collection boxes to drop your offering into as you enter/exit the sanctuary.
  • The pews and restrooms will be cleaned between Masses.

Please continue to check for updates on our website www.saintlawrence.net myParish app (text app to 88202 to get the app), Twitter @FrTomS, and Facebook (Iglesia Catolica San Lorenzo).


ACTUALIZACIÓN DE LA LITURGIA PARA SAN LORENZO AL 15 DE MAYO 2020

Los planes para las liturgias públicas en todo el estado han estado cambiando constantemente. Para San Lorenzo a partir del viernes 15 de mayo de 2020:
• A partir de ahora, las misas públicas del fin de semana se iniciarán el 6 y 7 de junio.

• Nuestras misas diariamente programadas serán nuevamente públicas a partir del martes 19 de mayo. Las misas diarias se celebrarán en la iglesia principal. Una de las puertas principales estará abierta.

• Estaré escuchando confesiones por cita. Por favor llame a la Oficina Parroquial al 317-443-1615 y deje su mensaje.

Por favor continúe visitando nuestro sitio web y otros por los nuevos avisos www.saintlawrence.net, MyParish app, Twitter @FrTomS, and Facebook (Iglesia Católica San Lorenzo)

Nuestras Misas del fin de semana continuarán disponibles en nuestro Canal de YouTube (Saint Lawrence Catholic Church – Indianápolis).
En Cristo,
Fr. Tom


Opening Up of Saint Lawrence, What It Will Be Like

Featuring Fr Tom and Damaris. Produced and directed by J C Mann. Drone pilot and videographer Jacob Mann


DAILY MASSES ARE PUBLIC AGAIN

Join Father Tom in the Main Church.  Please enter through the Main Doors.

Tuesdays 5:30 pm (English)
Wednesdays 8:15 am (English)
Thursdays 7:00 pm (Spanish)
Fridays 8:15 am (English)

Father Tom plans to have public weekend Masses beginning June 6/7.

• The dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass remains in effect until August 15.

• 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.


Confession Is By Appointment Only

Please call the parish office 317-546-4065 and leave a message. Father Tom will call you to schedule a time.


ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING USE OF MEETING FACILITIES ON SAINT LAWRENCE CAMPUS

As of right now, Fr. Tom plans to resume public weekend Masses on June 6/7.

However, the Fr. Conen Hall / Fr. Beechem Gym building and the meeting areas in the Church building (including the Social Room, Youth Room, Small Office, Church Library, and Learning Center) and Parish Office are closed for group gatherings until September 1, 2020. In addition, the school building will be closed to all but teachers and staff until the students return in August.

We realize that this will inconvenience many of you. Thank you for your patience. We will keep you updated with any changes. Please know of our continued prayers for all of you.


Message to the Parish

Message to the Hispanic Ministry of St. Lawrence

Livestream of Saturday, May 23, 2020 Mass at 5:00PM EST

 


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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
• get myParish app for your phone to receive our
messages (more info on the next page)
• on FACEBOOK visit Iglesia Católica San Lorenzo
• send your email to mhandley@saintlawrence.net if you have not been receiving our weekly emails.

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 

COMMUNION SERVICES

ALL COMMUNION SERVICES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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.

CONFESSIONS

PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE 317-546-4065.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

ALL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IS SUSPENDED 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
  • Get myParish app for your phone to receive our messages: Test "app" to 88202
  • On FACEBOOK visit Iglesia Catolica San Lorenzo
  • Send your email to mhandley@saintlawrence.net if you have not been receiving our weekly emails.

LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON MAY 31, 2020 - Pentecost Sunday

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Read Fr. Tom's Homily for May 24, 2020 (English, Spanish)

Click here to view all homilies!.

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.

EXTRA COLLECTION JUNE 6/7 EDUCATION OF FUTURE ARCHDIOCESAN PRIESTS

The weekend of June 6/7, you will have the opportunity to give to the annual June Seminarian Education Appeal in parishes. It costs approximately $35,000 per year for one seminarian’s tuition, room & board, and other expenses. The United Catholic Appeal and endowments cover 75% of these expenses, so the Archdiocese depends upon this extra collection to raise the remaining 25%. Thank you for your generosity! Please use the green envelope in your bimonthly mailing or write Education of Future Priests on the memo line of your check.

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.

frbeecham 2020 save the dateFr. Beechem's Under the Big Top Bingo - JOIN US FOR BINGO IN 2021

Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Fr. Beechem Bingo Committee has decided not to reschedule the bingo in 2020.

 

Please join us on SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2021 for our Fr. Beechem’s Under the Big Top Bingo!!!

 

Thank you to everyone who has already supported us this year. If you’ve already sent in your reservation, we will not deposit your check.

Questions? - Contact Siobhan Minch at 317-416-9182 or minchkeith@sbcglobal.net

 

Parish Annual Report

Click here to view the Parish Annual Report for 2019Sexual Abuse Scandal

St. LAWRENCE 2019 ANNUAL REPORT

Click here to view the report.

June2019 MATN Update

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

AROUND TOWN

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