PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL:  A NOTE FOR ALL PARISHIONERS

Please click here and read this note for May 2022 which addresses the Parish Pastoral Council information for the parish.


paris council electionsParish Council Elections

How can I give my time and talent to our parish?   

The Parish Council is a consultative group of parishioners who meet with the pastor on the fourth Tuesday of each month.   This year the Parish Council has one open seat and will hold elections during mass on the weekend of August 21st.  This is a three-year term that begins in September.    Please prayerfully consider if you are being called to serve the Church in this capacity.  If interested, contact the parish office or one of the Council members listed below by August 7th to add your name to the ballot.

Mike Smith: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 317-694-5392

Sarah Pritts: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Below are the names and positions of the parish council. We value your input! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

Click here for to view and download a copy of our constitution and bylaws.

Click here to view the State of the Parish Report for 2013.

2013 Reporte del Estado de LaParroquia

Council Members

Steve Smith, Chairman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Laura Aguirre, Vice Chairman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Carla Gerton, Secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Juan Carlos Aguirre, Council Member, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ron Costello, Council Member, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pat Donahue, Council Member
George Douglass, Council Member, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Marion Dunson, Council Member, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
David Holtz, Council Member, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Yajaira Landaverde, Council Member, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Faith Formation Commission - VACANT
Pete Ugo, Finance Commission, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Latino Commission - VACANT
M. Elaine Haney, School Commission, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vicky Enlow, Spiritual Life Commission, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dale Gill, Stewardship Commission, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

vicky enlowMeet One of our Members!

I am Vicky Enlow and have been a member of Saint Lawrence for 36 years plus. You might see me in the Parish Office as I volunteer at the reception desk two days a week. I am a voting member of the Parish Pastoral Council since I am the chair of the Spiritual Life Commission. I have served two full elected terms. I am honored and pleased to serve.

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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. Vinny's Sunday Homily - September 25, 2022

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SAINT LAWRENCE SCHOOL TRASH BAG SALES

Our Saint Lawrence PFO trash bag sale is going on now! School families will be asking for orders or you can buy rolls on Thursday September 29th from 12:00pm - 6:00pm in the glass area of the Gym Lobby. You can also purchase trash bags on the first Friday of the month in the School Office. Rolls are $12 each for our white, yellow and blue options. Thank you for your support! 

CHURCH DIRECTORY UPDATE

Appointments are being scheduled now. Sign up after Masses next weekend September 24/25 in the narthex, by calling the Parish Office at 317-546-4065, or by going online at ucdir.com (Church Code: in1800, Church Password: photos). Please do your part and schedule an appointment. We would like to get 100% participation!
 
Photography Dates: 
Tuesday-Friday    October 4-7 2:00-8:30pm
Saturday October 8 10:30am-4:00pm
No purchase is required. Each family receives a free 8x10 portrait and a free church directory. If you are able to help staff the check-in table during photography sessions, please contact Kim at the Parish Office 317-546-4065 or kczachura@saintlawrence.net

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sandra bookSANDRA'S NEW BOOK: HOLY BOLDNESS NOW AVAILABLE!

Sandra Hartlieb's new book, "Holy Boldness", is now available on Amazon. You can get it in print or on kindle. “Holy Boldness” is a unique style of Christian writing, combining storytelling, Scripture study, and devotional reflections. Readers will be drawn into the first-person narratives of familiar Biblical women. Examining their stories and reflecting on their encounters with Christ will enable the reader to unlock the mysteries of the transformative moments in their own lives and discover their own spiritual treasures. Go to Amazon books and search for “Holy Boldness.”

Right to Life Celebrate Life Dinner

Be part of the Saint Matthew / Saint Lawrence table at the Celebrate Life Dinner. Call 317-582-1526 to register and mention your home parish. Info online at rtlindy.org/home/dinner/ If you register online, please contact the Right to Life of Indianapolis office at (317) 582-1526 or email life@rtlindy.org to be sure you are on the email list for registration details. The 40th Annual Celebrate Life Dinner will be held Tuesday, October 4, at the Marriott Ballroom, Marriott Downtown Indianapolis, 350 W. Maryland St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner and awards ceremony 6:45 p.m. Keynote by Chuck Donovan 8 p.m. Cost is $75/person. Please call Kim at the Saint Lawrence Parish Office if you would like to attend but cannot afford a ticket.

PARISH LIBRARY

The Library will now be open between the Sunday Masses (9:45—11:45 am) on the first 4 Sundays of each month. The Library is located at the north end of the church, past the double doors. Turn right as you leave the sanctuary.

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

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER

Abolition of the Death Penalty
We pray that the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person, may be legally abolished in every country

SEPTEMBER IS THE MONTH OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS

The month of September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, whose memorial the Church celebrates on September 15. Devotion to the sorrows of the Virgin Mary dates from the twelfth century when it made its appearance in monastic circles under the influence of St. Anselm and St. Bernard.

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, so 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

AROUND TOWN

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