Welcome to our new Business and Facilities Manager, Mel King
Hello, my name is Mel King and I am blessed to serve you as Business and Facilities Manager of Saint Lawrence Catholic Church. I am a lifelong Hoosier, born and raised in Indianapolis. My wife, Cathy, and I have 3 sons, now grown with successful careers (and out on their own.) We are members of St. Luke the Evangelist parish and she teaches P.E at the parish school. I was baptized as an adult about 20 years ago, having learned the faith by helping our sons with their grade school religion homework and researching answers for my grieving father-in-law. Cathy and I are strong advocates for CYO sports, and the valuable life experiences the program provides our youth. Cathy coaches both boys and girls CYO teams and officiates basketball, kickball and volleyball, while I officiate kickball and volleyball.
My formal education is an engineering degree from Purdue supplemented by some business classes at Butler; however, most of my work experience is in nonprofit business management. My last position was with a small parish in Fishers and a protestant church prior to that. In both of these positions, I served in a role very similar to what my responsibilities will be here. I enjoy working with and helping others and look forward to becoming a member of the Saint Lawrence Church and School family.
All checks written to the Church or School should be made payable to Saint Lawrence.
FINANCIAL SUMMARY COLLECTION
We have several ways for you to submit your tithing since we are not having public Masses.
Mail your contribution to the Saint Lawrence Parish Office, 6944 E 46th St, Indianapolis IN 46226
Drop your contribution envelope off through the mail slot in the Parish Office front porch door
Use the link to FaithDirect from our Parish website www.saintlawrence.net to make a one-time donation
Call Susie Navarro at the Parish Office and arrange to make a credit card donation over the phone at 317-546-4065 ext 323
REPORT FOR May 21, 2023
Weekly Goal for Sundays: $15,575
Sunday Pate & Electronic Giving: $14,989
Average Weekly Electronic (included above): $4,062
Facilities and Maintenance Fund: $171
St. Vincent Depaul: $220
UNITED CATHOLIC APPEAL PARISH UPDATE
St. Lawrence Parish Goal $80,694
Amount Pledged $57,657
Amount Received $47,487
Number of Donors 129
Archdiocesan UCA Goal Amount $6.3 million
Total Amount Pledged Archdiocesan Wide $5.53 million
2021-22 Sundays, Planned Contributions: $810,000
Planned YTD Collections 4/30/2023: $685,385
Actual YTD as of 4/30/2023: $674,821
Facilities & Maintenance Fund Contributions 2022-23 - 10 months: $29,164
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Free Online Resources
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The following resources are generously being provided by the publishers for free during the Coronavirus outbreak.
LISTEN TO FR. VINNY'S HOMILIES MAY 28, 2023 - Pentecost Sunday
English 10am Mass
Spanish 12pm Mass
MEMORIAL DAY MASS & BREAKFAST May 29, 2023 9:00am
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.
CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES! FELICIDADES GRADUADOS!
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 William Stephens
Confessions will begin at 6:30pm this Thursday. Fr. Oscar Rivas will be here to hear confessions and celebrate our 7:00pm Mass.
Coffee & Donuts after 10am Mass
Next Sunday - June 4
CAFETERIA/GYM CLOSED Week of May 29
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.
CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSIONS June 10/11, 2023 Before all Weekend Masses
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.
NO KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BREAKFAST in May or June
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 FROM JOE TURNER
Thank you to all of my Saint Lawrence family for your prayers during the last few months of health challenges. They are greatly appreciated. In Christ, Joe Turner
THANK YOU FROM THE FLYNN FAMILY
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. Love, Ron & Jenny Flynn and Family
Collection at Masses June 3/4, 2023 - SUPPORT OUR SEMINARIANS
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
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 JUNE
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
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.
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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