We, the Faith Formation Commission of St. Lawrence Parish for the benefit of all children, youth, and adults, commit to develop and deepen an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ in the Catholic Faith. We will promote knowledge of:
Scripture and Tradition
How do we do that?
The Faith Formation Commission works with the Pastor, the Director of Religious Education, the Administrator of Adult Faith Education, and the Youth Minister to provide and monitor faith-building programs. These include Sacramental preparation, RCIA, and Sunday Morning Religious Education (SMRE).
The Commission also supports faith-sustaining programs, such as Bible studies, youth activities, VBS, and Missions. Adults, children, and families are all touched by the efforts of Faith Formation Commission.
If you are interested in serving on the Faith Formation Commission, please contact the Parish Office at 317.546.4065.
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Click here to view and download the Lent Schedule at St. Lawrence.
MASS TIMES ARE CHANGING - STARTING MOTHER'S DAY, MAY 14, 2023
Click the links to view Fr. Vinny's letter to parishioners regarding Mass Times (English) (Spanish)
LISTEN TO THE SUNDAY HOMILY - March 19, 2023
FRIDAYS IN LENT- LAST WEEK!
5:00-7:00pm Lenten Diversity Dinner 5:30 pm Stations of the Cross (bilingual) 6:00-8:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration
CONFESSIONS will not be available Easter weekend April 8/9. Fr. Vinny will have confession times available this week, Palm Sunday weekend, and during Holy Week. CONFESSIONS will also be available at Fatima Retreat House from 9am-7pm on Monday April 3. No appointment is needed.
Lenten Diversity Dinners: Fridays 5:00-7:00pm LAST WEEK!
LAST WEEK!!! Friday 5:00-7:00pm, at Fr. Conen Hall. March 31: Baked Fish provided by the Parish. Pitch-in meal. Bring a dish to share. No suggested donation on March 31.
Youth Ministry Dessert and Drinks Fundraiser Last Week to support our youth attending World Youth Day in Portugal! Purchase desserts and soft drinks at the Lenten Dinner or make a monetary donation to sponsor one of our youth. Contact Cari Hall email@example.com for more info.
Help us provide beautiful flowers in the church this Easter season by making a donation in memory or in honor of a loved one. Use the special envelopes found in your envelope packet or make a donation online www.osvhub.com/saintlawrence/giving/funds
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES RICE BOWL: THE POWER OF SACRIFICE
Lent can feel like a long time. Sometimes we’d like to skip right to Easter! But through prayer and sacrifices, we share in Christ’s suffering and prepare for the joy of his resurrection. This Lent, we’ve learned how people in Honduras, the Philippines and Kenya made sacrifices so their families and communities can thrive. How have your Lenten sacrifices helped your family and community and communities around the world? Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more.
TIME TO REGISTER FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!
Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is open at Saint Lawrence Catholic School. Our mission is that RAMS are: Rooted in Catholic values Acknowledging diversity makes us stronger Modeling lifelong learning in academics and spirituality Saint Making Please contact the office at 317-543-4923 with questions, or click here for more information. There are many scholarships and financial aid available. We are excited to welcome your children next school year!
FR. BEECHEM'S BUCCANEER BINGO! Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 6pm - 10pm
Early Bird Ticket Prices end next Sunday! Get you tickets now. Ticket order forms are in the narthex or purchase tickets at the Parish Office.
$50/person before March 31. $55/person after March 31 Reserved tables of 8 are $425. Ticket includes dinner, beer, wine, soda, water, 10 games of bingo, and reverse raffle entry. Other games of chance throughout the night. Silent Auction.
We are in need of Gift Cards and bottles of wine! Gift cards ($10-$100) can be dropped off in the drop box in the narthex. Bring your wine to the Parish Office.
Sponsor our event or Sponsor a Teacher! Sponsorships begin at $50. More information can be found in the packets in the narthex.
LOST AND FOUND
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!
POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR MARCH
For a culture of peace and non-violence; We pray for the spread of peace and non-violence, by decreasing the use of weapons by States and citizens.
APRIL IS THE MONTH OF THE EUCHARIST AND HOLY SPIRIT
The month of April is dedicated both to devotion to the Eucharist and devotion to the Holy Spirit. This tradition has developed because Easter Sunday often falls in April, and when it does fall in March, the Easter season continues on through all of April. In essence, April is a month of Easter, and during the Easter celebration, we remember the Eucharistic sacrifice Christ gave us and the baptism in the Holy Spirit, which would come after Jesus's resurrection.
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.
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