PRAY THE ROSARY!!

Have you been troubled by the apparent loss of a just and moral society, or perhaps, some suffering in your family and wanted to help but did not know how? If you are praying the rosary, then you are already helping!

Sr. Lucy of Fatima said the following in 2002 before her death; “The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary, to such an extent that there is NO problem, no matter how difficult it is, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families, or even the life of peoples and nations that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is NO problem, I tell you no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary” - Sr. Lucy of Fatima.

If you are not already praying the daily rosary, please join all those who are! If you would like to receive a rosary and instructions on praying it, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 317-888-0873r Retreat Schedule

Live Streamed on Zoom www.presentationministries.com 937-587-5464 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Healing During the Holidays Workshop to Navigate Grief during the Holidays

Helpful tips to survive the social gatherings, and a chance to discover meaningful ways to remember those who are no longer here. Three Opportunities to attend this One Night Workshop:
Tuesday, November 16th, 6pm-8 pm (virtual only)
Wednesday, December 8th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Option of joining virtually or in-person)
Registration required. Please call 317-982-3577 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

FAITHFUL CITIZENS ROSARY WALK

Join us on the 4th Saturday each month for Mass at 10am at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary (520 Stevens Street), and then for the recitation of the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet as we witness and pray for the protection of Life, Family, and Religious Freedom. For more information contact Eric at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

widow widower support meetingWidow & Widower Support Group

A group for those grieving the death of their spouse or a life partner. Join with others to explore issues experienced by widows and widowers and find ways to cope.

Group meets virtually every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. 1 pm - 2:30 pm
Registration at 317- 746 -0483

GRIEF GROUP

Hosted at Riley funeral home, 6107 S East Street on the 2nd Monday of each month beginning at 6:00pm. Social distancing guidelines will be observed. Please bring a mask. Please call to register: 317-787-8224
If you are unable to attend in person, please call us for a link to join via ZOOM.
Sessions are free. All are welcome to attend.

BIRTHLINE

Birthline is a ministry of the Office of Human Life & Dignity that provides baby layettes for moms in need.

We are currently receiving donations which are accepted on Monday & Wednesday from 10:00 am – 2:30pm (closed from Noon – 12:45 pm) at the Xavier Building
(Crisis Center’s main entrance on Northside of building – 1435 Illinois Street)

ALWAYS NEEDED
These are items that go in EVERY layette and we are always running out and needing to buy more. When in doubt of what to donate - go ahead and send these items our way!)

**Baby Wash **, Diaper Wipes, Diaper Cream, Pacifiers, Bibs, Baby Books, Sippy Cups, Bottles, Socks – Sizes 0-3 through 2T, Diapers – Sizes 4, 5 and 6

Ava's Grace (Pregnancy & Infant Loss)

Ava’s grace seeks to bring the rich resources of our faith to bear on the heartbreaking loss of a child. Visit our website for a variety of resources to comfort, encourage, and provide practical information. https://diocesefwsb.org/avas-grace/ or call (574) 234-0687 ext 4110

The monthly support group meets over Zoom
Open to anyone who has lost a baby before or after birth, whether recently or long ago; meets the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM via Zoom. 

Project Rachel Ministry 

If you are suffering after an abortion, you may feel very alone. You may have experienced abortion many years ago and never told anyone. You may be struggling with a more recent abortion. Regardless of the circumstances, healing is possible. If you would like to learn or to register for a retreat, please contact (317) 452-0054 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ENGAGEMENT/WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE CRITERION NEWSPAPER

The Criterion publishes a marriage supplement each February and July. Announcements are run for a) couples who are planning to be wed in a marriage that is recognized as valid by the Catholic Church, and b) couples who were wed in a marriage recognized as valid by the Catholic Church within the last six months but did not publish an engagement announcement in The Criterion. Visit:
archindy.org/criterion/local/forms3/wedding-form.html


AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS

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Cathedral’s Admissions Office is open and available for questions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office, gocathedral.com/admissions or 317-968-7370.

Personalized Tours
Please sign up for individual tours through our website, gocathedal.com/admissions, to schedule. These are being offered frequently and are in lieu of other on-campus events.

Helpful links as you continue to research Cathedral:
• 3D Tour of the Innovation Center
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCtaPHwOiMQ&list=PL8j9gAOegfq45qWKiUrofuxvswJkoJPzx&index=9

• Cathedral Course Guide http://lion3.cathedral-irish.org/chscourseguide/
• Student Clubs and Activities https://www.gocathedral.com/on-campus/clubs-activities

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At the Retreat Houses

PROGRAMS AT BENEDICT INN RETREAT & CONFERENCE CENTER

1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, IN 46107
www.benedictinn.org 317-788-7581 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FATIMA LEAVES THE LIGHT ON

Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E 56th Street

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Tuesday, December 14, 9:00am-7:00pm; No appointment necessary.

PRESENTATION MINISTRIES’ OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE DISCIPLESHIP CENTER AND BIBLE COLLEGE

5701 Lawshe Rd., Peebles, Ohio 45660
www.presentationministries.com 513-373-2397 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PROVIDENCE SPIRITUALITY & CONFERENCE CENTER & WHITE VIOLET CENTER FOR ECO-JUSTICE

Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
Events.SistersofProvidence.org 812-535-2952

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For the Most Current Info, Digital Copies of our Weekly Bulletin, and Copies of Fr. Tom’s Sunday Homilies

• Click here to listen and view all homilies on our website!
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• send your email to mhandley@saintlawrence.net if you have not been receiving our weekly emails.

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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. TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE NOVEMBER 28, 2021

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Read the homily (English, Spanish) - AWAITING DOCUMENTS FROM FR. TOM

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES

The North Deanery Advent Penance Services will be held November 28-30 at the following locations:

Sunday, November 28 2:00-3:30pm Here at Saint Lawrence
Monday, November 29 7:00-8:30pm St. Joan of Arc, 4217 Central Ave.
Tuesday, November 30 7:00-8:30pm St. Matthew, 4100 E 56th St.

 

MASSES TO CELEBRATE OUR LADY, THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

The Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation)
Masses:

December 7 7:00pm (Multilingual)
No 5:30pm Mass
December 8 8:15am (English)
December 8 Noon (Multilingual)
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is the Patroness of the United States of America. December 8 is also the anniversary of our parish, Saint Lawrence.

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Festivities for the December 12 Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of Mexico, the Americas, and the Unborn, are as follows:

Rosary Novenas for Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 2-10 at 7:00pm in the Church (Spanish)
Rosary on Thursdays is after the 7:00pm Mass.

December 11 Feast Day Celebrated
8:00pm Mass in Spanish
9:15pm Danzas
9:30pm Mañanitas

REMEMBER THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED IN NOVEMBER

This year we will remember our faithful departed by displaying their names on the TV in the narthex. A basket will be located in the narthex to collect the names of your departed loved ones. Please write their names on one of the pieces of paper and place the paper in the basket.

2022 Annual St. Joseph Sunday Missals

Missals are available in the narthex. Suggested donation is $3.00.

PRAY THE ROSARY AT SAINT LAWRENCE

Sunday: Before the 9am Mass in the Chapel
First Friday: 6:30pm in the Chapel (Pro-life rosary)
Saturday: Before the 5:00pm Mass in the Church

Survey on the Upcoming 2023 Synod

The Church in central and southern Indiana has joined dioceses around the world in beginning its participation in the preparation for a 2023 meeting of the Synod of Bishops. Catholics across the archdiocese have the opportunity to contribute to the preparation through an online survey. https://tinyurl.com/fev6ku4n

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

Ken Ogorek, Office of Catechesis: https://youtu.be/dH83dD69W60

POPE FRANCIS PROCLAIMS “YEAR OF ST JOSEPH”

Pope Francis has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8, 2020, until December 8, 2021. The special year marks the 150th Anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. The Holy Father encourages all to say a daily prayer to St. Joseph during this special year.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR NOVEMBER 2021

People Who Suffer from Depression: We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.

NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF HOLY SOULS

The Catholic Church dedicates the entire month of November to praying in a special way for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. The Holy Souls (also called the Faithful Departed) are members of the Church who await the purification of their souls before joining the saints in heaven for all eternity. Specifically, they are referred to as the Church Suffering (the saints in heaven are the Church Triumphant, and the faithful on earth are the Church Militant). The poor souls in purgatory cannot pray for themselves or do anything to hasten their entrance into heaven, but we can and ought to pray for them as an act of charity. The feast of the Holy Souls is November 2nd.

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, 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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