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

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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.

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.

October is “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is:  or call 1-800-799-7233  or text "LOVEIS" to 1-866-331-9474. If you are in an emergency situation, call 911.


Enjoy a Marriage Encounter Weekend from the comfort of your own home! Married Couples are enjoying the benefits without having to venture from their doorstep. If you have a good marriage, and want to make it even better, apply to join a Virtual Marriage Encounter Weekend and find out how you can make it happen? Forthcoming Weekends are November 6-8, 13-15, 20-22. Visit  for further information. Quote from a couple who made a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend: “We want you to know we thought we had a great marriage. But Marriage Encounter helped make it fantastic!”

2020 NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC CONGRESS What’s Our Story - Young Adults and Teens

The Series ends May 2, 2021. Registration allows access to all or as many as you can attend.

What’s Our Story: Young Adult and Teen Webinar Series. This series will utilize elements of: social justice, intergenerational exploration, and pop culture to explore where their faith has formed and informed their journey to encounter God, self, and one another.

Lauren Elizabeth Morton – Director of Campus
Ministry at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School
Justin T White – Professor of Theology at Loyola Blakefield
Register at: here (scroll to upcoming webinars) Or here.

LIFE-GIVING WOUNDS ONLINE RETREAT (for adults with divorced or separated parents)  Thursdays 8:00-9:30pm October 1 – November 12, 2020

The Life-Giving Wounds retreat for young adults (18+) and adults with divorced or separated parents is a unique opportunity to reflect intentionally on the wounds caused by their family’s breakdown, together with others who know this pain and knowledgeable, compassionate retreat leaders. With the help of God, retreat attendees learn to see how their life-draining wounds can become a life-giving mission of love for themselves, their relationships, and others. Cost: $100 / $50 for college students. Find out more and register at:

Celebrate Marriage Presents: A Month for Marriage – October 2020

October 30, 2020 – “Covenant” – Speakers: Fletcher & Olivia Kitchell

All events take place from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Our Lady of the Greenwood (335 N Meridian St, Greenwood) Space limited to 20 couples per evening - $20 per couple per event.Register online at Follow Celebrate Marriage on Facebook for daily challenges during the month of October! Questions: Contact Tom & Marcy Renken at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (317)489-1557

Couple to Couple League

Couple to Couple League certified Natural Family Planning (NFP) Instructors John and Michelle Stutz will be offering the 3-part introductory course on the Sympto-Thermal method of NFP. The class will meet at 7pm on November 20, and December 18, 2020 at St. Michaels Catholic Church (519 Jefferson Blvd. Greenfield, Indiana 46140). For more information, go to:


The largest Worldwide Abortion Healing Conversation Continues! In the midst of COVID-19, we launched our first Healing Network Virtual Conference.Did you know we had over 63 national speakers and more than 5,500 attendees from 20+ different countries! Join us to build and strengthen abortion healing worldwide! More information at: 

Healthy Mind, Healthy Faith: How brain health impacts spiritual health, and vice-versa

Webinar - National Black Catholic Congress, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:00-5:30pm
Facilitated by Dr. Bent-Goodley is Professor Emerita of Social Work and Graduate Professor in the Public Health Program in the Graduate School at Howard University. She has spent over 25 years as a mental health clinician, researcher and senior administrator with a passion for families and communities. Dr. Bent-Goodley served as the Founding Director of the Howard University Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program and is the Chair of the Prince George's County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. Dr. Bent-Goodley’s research has focused on areas such as domestic and sexual violence, sex trafficking, HIV prevention, domestic violence homicide prevention, and healthy relationship education. She has developed community and faith-based interventions with a focus on improving the health and well-being of and strengthening Black families. Register at


If you or someone you know is suffering from the tragedy of abortion, call our confidential number 317-452-0054 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for resources and a network of support to help you on your healing journey! Upcoming Project Rachel Post- Abortive Healing Retreat: November 13-15 2020 in the Greater Lafayette Area Call 765-404-9583 OR 765-860-6006

Temple Talk – preparing for what is to come Webinar - National Black Catholic Congress Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:00pm

A Nutritional Intensive by a Certified Health Coach and Health Food Educator.Presented by: L. Beaman-Morris. LB Morris is a certified health coach, health food educator, foodie, home cook and faith based nutrition educator. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Morris moved to Atlanta, GA for undergraduate studies at Clark Atlanta University. There, she earned a bachelor's degree in political science with a minor in English. After graduation, she worked on and led political campaigns, eventually working as a legislative assistant in Georgia politics. While Morris truly loved and enjoyed her career in politics, she felt God calling her to work in health. For over four years, she worked as a project coordinator for a medical association. In 2014, she developed her passion for nutrition when she took ill. She became more interested in what she put into her body, noticed significant benefits to her new lifestyle and found a natural niche’ in teaching what she learned. Morris is elated to continue working in a field she has been passionate about for many years.. Register at

Corrections Ministry Conference 2020 November 21, 2020: 4th Annual Corrections Ministry Conference – “Forgiving with Grace”

Join us on November 21st for a morning with Jeanne Bishop, author of Grace From the Rubble & Change of Heart, as she shares her story of forgiving. The event will be virtual this year and signups are encourage at:
The morning will begin with a welcome and prayer by Msgr. Stumpf at 8:30. Speaker presentation will run from 9:00 -10:30 am with time for questions. 10:45 pre-recorded panel discussion of incarcerated offenders

The acclaimed author of Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, & Making Peace With My Sisiter's Killer is back with an all-new book that is sure to delight, convict and transform readers in a way no other writer can. Sister Helen Prejean called it "a searing and much-needed reminder that we can move past ccles of hatred" and Pulbilisher's Weekly has already named it a Top 10 Pick. "Grace From the Rubble" available from Amazon - Harcover $15.77


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cathedralCathedral High School

Some of the typical events that make up our school year will be looking different this year. We are not scheduling shadow visits at this time however parents are encouraged to reach out for individual tours. Further, we are introducing a number of virtual events to help you get to know Cathedral. We encourage you to explore all that Cathedral has to offer by visiting our website

High School Placement Test
Cathedral High School will administer the High School Placement Test on the following Saturdays this fall: November 7 and December 5. All tests begin promptly at 8:30 am. All parents are encouraged to join us for an information session/tour while your student is taking the test. Preregister by visiting

Parents will have the opportunity to enjoy “Coffee with Cathedral” while their student tests. Learn more about Cathedral and tour the school.

Application Deadlines
Regular admission applications are due by December 15th. Please go to to begin the application process.

Financial Aid
Financial Aid applications can be submitted NOW to If applying for early admission and want your Financial Aid (FA) estimate, FA applications need to be submitted no later than October 31st. Regular admission applications need to be submitted no later than December 15th.

Virtual Opportunities
• Cathedral Virtual Open House! Join us November 12th, 6:00-8:30 pm.

To register please visit

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

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Scecina Memorial High School Offers In-Person Open House November 5, 2020
Two sessions: 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

• Future students and families are invited to experience the academic, extra-curricular, and spiritual benefits and opportunities at Scecina Memorial High School.
• Each session will include:
• Welcome and Prayer
• Presentation with teachers, coaches, and administrators
• Student Life Fair

Scecina requires all attendees to wear a face mask. Up to 40 families per session and two guests per student will be accepted to ensure social distancing.
To register, please contact Miriam Medina, Director of Admissions, at 317-352-3287 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To register on the website, go to 

At the Retreat Houses


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

ME TOO – FROM SHAME TO SURVIVOR Thursdays, October 15, & 22 7:00-9:00pm
Register at or call 317-788-7581 Cost - $60
In the United States, one in three women experienced some form of sexual abuse or violence in their lifetime. (National Violence Resource Center) This powerful, four-part program is for women who have experienced sexual assault/abuse. Me Too offers the opportunity to speak and heal in a safe, anonymous, and supportive environment. Discover the path to healing and journey from victim to survivor. While this program is not intended to take the place of individual counseling with a licensed therapist, we will proceed at a pace that meets the needs of the participants as a group. Due to the sensitivity of this topic, we ask that participants commit to attending all 4 sessions of this program. Presented by Dr. Rachel Waltz.

SOUL COLLAGE Saturday, October 24, 2020 9am-4pm
Register at or call 317-788-7581
Do you enjoy creative play that has personal meaning and healing power? Our spiritual journeys can wax and wane over all the various transitions of life, but there are gentle ways to be with and celebrate the diverse experiences that bring us into wholeness. In this one-day retreat, participants will gather in quiet prayer both within themselves and community. The intuitive process of SoulCollage® invites us to gather images and make personal collage cards for the purpose of self-expression and discovery. Join us for this soul-tending day and lean into a deeper awareness of God's Mystery within. Class size is limited, so register early! This popular program sold out last year! Cost $110 and inlcudes lunch and materials. Presenters: Lisa Heckaman & Lisa Hess.

PERSONAL DAY OF RETREAT Wednesday November 4, 2020 9:00am-4:00pm
Spend a quiet day with God on a Personal Day of Retreat! Cost is $40 and includes lunch and a private room for the day. Spiritual Direction is available for an additional fee of $30. To register visit: or call 317-788-7581

Breaking Free: Coping with Anxiety Saturday, November 7
Stress...worry...anxiety...It's the little things that can trigger the countless health and emotional problems that keeps us from living our best lives - the lives we were meant to live. Sometimes this powerful and exhausting emotion can consume us when our thoughts spiral out of proportion. This program is for those who want to quiet the chatter and learn self-acceptance as a deserving and worthwhile individual. Learn to recognize the dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors we engage in daily. Then discover simple relaxation techniques to help quiet the mind. Allow yourself the gift of Breaking Free from the secrets, lies, and other falsehoods we tell ourselves.
Saturday, November 7. 9:00 am - Noon. Cost $40. Presented by Dr. Rachel Waltz.
Register at or call 317-788-7581.

Outdoor Concert with The Hussey Brothers! Friday, October 30, 2020 6:00pm dinner 7:00pm show
Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and join us on October 30, 2020, for a show in the "The Dad Life Tour". Dress for the weather-family friendly Halloween costumes are welcome! Doors open at 6:00 pm and grab and go picnic dinner will be served 6:00-7:00 pm. The show starts at 7:00 pm.

Adult Ticket: $15/ ticket includes: grab and go picnic-style dinner and concert
Child Ticket: $5/ ticket (for Children ages 3-11) includes: grab and go picnic style dinner and concert **Tickets for Children ages 0-2 are not required**
Buy tickets at or call 317-545-7681


4th Annual PEACE IN THE MOURNING Grief Retreat
A Christ Focused Widow's Retreat led by Sr. Connie Kramer, Marilyn Hess, Fr. Jim Farrell October 16-18 - 6:30 pm on Friday to 1 pm on Sunday
The 4th Annual Peace in the Mourning Retreat has been planned for you by widows who want others to experience the peace they found in this retreat experience last year. Our hope is that through Peace in the Mourning, faithful widows can come together for hope and healing as they remember their beloved spouses and draw closer to Christ in their grieving. $200 includes private overnight accommodations for 2 nights, all meals and the program. *Scholarship money is available to help pay a portion of the cost of this retreat. Call Cheryl McSweeney at 317-545-7681 *106 for more information. Contact Registrar, Jennifer Burger at (317) 545-7681, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions or to register.

Hayley Mosson, Program and Marketing Manager at Fatima Retreat House, will help us to see art as a form of prayer through meditation, reflection, and guidance in creating an "Autumn Leaves” painting to reflect on the beauty of change. Divine Wine & Art with Heart is a guided painting program which includes wine and painting tied into a creative prayerful experience, will help us grow closer to God our creator.

Registration: 5:30 PM Program: 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Fatima Retreat House. Registration of only $45/person includes program, wine, snacks, and all painting supplies. Register early- there will be a limit of 20 people! or call 317-545-7681

Days of Silence at Fatima Retreat House
Are from 8 am to 4 pm and are Self-Directed-Silent-Retreats for $35. They offer participants the opportunity to come away to Fatima in a relaxed, calm and quiet atmosphere-an opportunity to 'unplug' from the outside world. Registration includes continental breakfast, and lunch, and a room to use for the day.
Thursday, October 29, or Monday, November 23. Advent Days of Silence – December 15 – 18

To register visit or call 317-545-7681.


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

The Gospel of Luke: The Holy Spirit Forms Disciples October 16-18, 2020
“Jesus said to all, ‘Whoever wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me’”. Lk.9:23

  • Guest Rooms available
  • Meals provided
  • Take time to enjoy our trails, rock formations, and wooded hillsides
  • Because of Covid-19, we are limiting participants, so register early.

Cost: A free-will offering. Pray and “Do whatever He tells You”.  For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 513 373 2397.


Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876 812-535-2952

Coffee with the Mystics September 13 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Join us on the second Sunday of September, October, November and December from 1-3 p.m. (Eastern time) You have an option to join us virtually or in-person. September 13: “The Little Flower”, St. Therese of Lisieux presented by Sister Cathy Campbell, SP.

Racial Wealth and Income Gap Experience September 26 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
You have an option to join us virtually or in-person. Please register by Sept. 21.

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FORMED – Catholic movies, programs, audio, books 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 

Magnificat Online, apps, and MagnifiKids in May 

Give us This Day 

Living with Christ 

Liturgy Training Publications 

Find more digital resources on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website at 

The dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass has been extended until further notice.


Daylight Savings Time ends next Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 2:00am. Don’t forget to “fall back” and set your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed on Saturday evening.


Last names A-K November 8 & November 22
Last names L-Z November 1 & November 15


We will not have daily Masses Tuesday-Friday this week while Fr. Tom is on vacation. Daily Masses will be celebrated again starting Wednesday, November 4 at 8:15 am.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR OCTOBER 2020: The Laity’s Mission in the Church

We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

All Saints Day Masses October 31/November 1 will be celebrated at all Weekend Masses

All Souls’ Day November 2

Mass in Spanish: Monday, November 2, 7:00 pm
You must register for a ticket to attend Mass. Call Damaris at the Parish Office 317-546-4065 ext 340 or 317-443-1615. We will not have any Masses in English this year.
The church will be open all day for prayer on November 2, All Souls’ Day.

The month of November, especially All Souls’ Day, is a traditional time for visiting graves of loved ones, as is the anniversary of death.

A plenary indulgence is a complete release from the temporal punishment due for sins already forgiven (as far as their guilt is concerned.) Only one plenary indulgence may be obtained a day for oneself or a Holy Soul in Purgatory.

Conditions for a plenary indulgence:

  • One must be baptized and in a state of grace.
  • Free from attraction to all sin including venial sin.
  • Receive Sacrament of Reconciliation within 14 days before or after. A single confession may be used for multiple indulgences.
  • Receive Holy Communion each time an indulgence is sought.
  • Pray for the intentions of the Pope – preferably one Our Father and one Hail Mary.
  • Have a general intention to gain the indulgence.
  • Perform the indulgenced work (see below).

The following plenary indulgences are associated with All Souls’ Day:
Visit to a Church or Oratory on All Souls Day
A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful, who on the day dedicated to the Commemoration of all the faithful departed piously visit a church, a public oratory or -- for those entitled to use it -- a semipublic oratory. The above indulgence can be acquired either on the day designated above or, with the consent of the Ordinary, on the preceding or following Sunday or the feast of All Saints. The above indulgence is contained in the Apostolic Constitution The Doctrine of Indulgences, Norm 15, with account being taken of proposals made to the Sacred Penitentiary in the meantime. In visiting the church or oratory, it is required, according to Norm 16 of the same Apostolic Constitution, that "one Our Father and the Creed be recited."

Visit to a Cemetery
An indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful who devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed. The indulgence is plenary each day from the 1st to the 8th of November; on other days of the year it is partial.


Don’t forget to vote on November 3!


October 25, 2020 - English - Fr. Phil Bowers

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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.


October is the month of the Holy Rosary


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


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



We will once again have the annual St. Joseph Missal available for purchase for $2. Missals will be available beginning in November.

Please join us for a ROSARY RALLY in support of our Local Police on: Saturday, October 31st at 12 noon. Lawrence Police Station (5150 N. Post Rd, Indianapolis 46216 - at their new station by RR crossing in Ft. Ben)

Join Fr. Doug and Deacon Mike from St. Simon and others in front of the police station to pray a Rosary in support of our police. (For questions, contact Greg at 317-220-0736 or Mary at 317-702-9936). 


Friday, November 6, 2020 5:30pm
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:30pm

Join Father Tom in the main sanctuary of the church.


Sponsored by St. Joseph Knights of Columbus
November 7, 2020

5:00pm Mass at Saint Lawrence. Attention! The Knights of Columbus want to invite all Saint Lawrence Widows and their families to 5:00pm Mass on Saturday evening November 7. The Knights will not be able to provide dinner this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, the Knights will have a carnation for each of the widows following the Mass.


Our 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, text app to 88202, or search your phone's app store for myParish. 


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.



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).


(0.01% gluten content) Please alert the presiding priest before Mass and stand in this priest’s Communion line to receive the host.


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! church code: IN124


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