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.

Communion Ministers Needed for Community North Hospitals

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are needed to bring Communion to the hospitalized at Community North Hospitals. Could you visit the sick one day a month? Training provided. For more information please contact Deacon Mike Braun at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 317-965-8426.

INDYCATHOLIC INTRAMURAL BOWLING LEAGUE FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Imagine 30 lanes, 100's of people, 8 weeks, 2 nights, lots of food, drinks, and fun! All young adults ages 18-39 are welcome to join the IndyCatholic Intramural Bowling League at Hindel Bowl (6833 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis 46226). Bowling will take place on Wednesdays starting October 13th through December 8th with games starting at 7:00 pm. We will be able to accommodate 100+ young adults each night, so it is a great way to meet new people and get plugged into the young adult community here in Indy! Please see the website to register and find other details www.indycatholic.org/intramurals 

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.

UPCOMING CURSILLO WEEKENDS

What is Cursillo? Cursillo is the abbreviated name for “Cursillos de Christiandad” which translates from its Spanish origins to “short course in Christianity.”  The Cursillo Movement is a lay movement within the Catholic Church that shares the fundamentals of being a Christian as an individual and as a community. The Cursillo helps the person discover and fulfill their personal vocation as a layperson while promoting groups of Christians who” leaven their environments” with the Gospel.  In other words, by living a fully Christian life, we bring Christ to others in our everyday settings of home, work, and daily activity. The Cursillo provides a method and a technique to provide each of us with the tools, the mentality,  the strength, and the support to make this natural type of evangelization. If you are interested in participating in a Cursillo weekend, please go to https://cursillo-cicc.org/what-is-cursillo

Also please contact your parish coordinator, Ann Stankiewicz at 317-224-6149 (Text preferred) for English language weekends.

The next Cursillo weekends are planned for:

Men’s                    September 30-Oct. 3,2021

Women’s -             October 14-17, 2021 

Spanish Men’s        November 4-7, 2021

Spanish Women’s   November 11-14, 2021 

At St. Joseph's Retreat Center in Tipton, Indiana.

BIRTHLINE

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

Urgent Items Needed: Spring clothes – Sizes 0-3 mo through 2T for boys and girls, Pajamas – Sizes 18mo, 24mo & 2T for boys and girls, Diapers – Sizes 4, 5, and 6

Ongoing Needs: **Baby Wash, **Diaper Cream, Pacifiers, Bibs, Baby Books, Sippy Cups, Bottles, Socks – Sizes 0-3 through 2T, Rosaries, Maternity Clothes size L, XL, 2X

Donations 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 the building – 1435 Illinois Street, Indianapolis 46202)

Volunteers are always needed to assemble layettes, make phone calls, and help with “handyman” tasks. Currently, we especially need volunteers on Mondays from 12:30-2:30pm.

Call Keri Carroll at (317) 236-1433 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help.

If you feel lead to make a monetary donation, please donate online at: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=9e216b and select Birthline or mail a check to Birthline, 1435 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Please pray for our Pregnant Mothers.

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. 

DIVORCE AND BEYOND SUPPORT GROUP, SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

The "Divorce and Beyond" support group explores the feelings of stress, anger, blame, and guilt that come with the experience of divorce. Coming from a Catholic-Christian perspective, the group walks with participants to process their experience, tell their story, seek God in the midst of suffering, and find a home in the Church. Group leaders are peers who have gone through the process of divorce and have made progress on their road to healing. You do not have to be a practicing Catholic or Christian to attend; the group is a Catholic ministry that welcomes all.

2021 FALL SESSION
Tuesdays: September 28, October 5 , 7:00-9:00pm
Benedict Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove
Cost is $20 and scholarships are available. To register visit: https://www.archindy.org/marriageandfamily/ministries-divorce.html

TWO FUNDRAISING DINNERS FOR LIFE, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 at 6:00pm

The 39th Annual Celebrate Life Dinner is sponsored by Right to Life of Indianapolis.
The Marriott Ballroom, Marriott Downtown Indianapolis, 30 W Maryland St.
Keynote Speaker: Gianna Jessen Cost: $75/person
Register at www..rtlindy.org by September 15 Questions? 317-582-1526 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Celebration of Life Fundraiser for Life Centers
JW Marriott Downtown, 10 S West St Keynote Speaker: Abby Johnson
Register at LifeCenters.com or 317-280-2635 Cost: $60/person

“Marriage Matters Ministry” at St. Simon the Apostle 8155 Oaklandon Road

Invites all married and engaged couples to a Day Retreat for Couples, Saturday, October 16, 2021, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Parish Life Center

Registration info: Register at saintsimon.org/marriage-and-family-life, Fee: $20 per couple, Registration deadline: October 9, 2021

Details about the retreat:
Check in at 9:00 – 9:15am in PLC
Mass at 9:30am in church
Catholic speaker and author: Rose Sweet
Couple and small group sharing
Lunch provided

Questions: contact Carol Heckman, 317-414-9342


 

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.

High School Placement Test Academy
7th graders! Come and join us for one of three sessions this summer for the High School Placement Test Academy. You will take the test on Monday, receive instruction Tuesday through Thursday, and then take the test one more time on Friday. Your test scores can be used on your High School applications in the fall. Register through Camp Cathedral. Register at:
https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CathedralHS#

• Session II - July 12-16, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
• Session III - July 12-16, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Camp Cathedral
Registration is open for all students! More than 50 different enrichment classes as well as sports camps. Start planning a fun summer now by registering here:
https://www.gocathedral.com/on-campus/campcathedral?post_category_id=185

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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Scecina Summer Camps
The Summer Camps program for future Crusaders is a great tradition at Scecina Memorial High School. Theatre, creative writing, video journalism, robotics, and STEM enrichment, and several sports camps for grades 1-8. There’s also a Safe Sitter course operated at Scecina by the Ransburg Y. Check out scecina.org/camps for more information, a complete list of camps, and registration. https://scecina.org/athletics/camps/


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.

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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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 ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

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Read the homilies (English, Spanish)

MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE THIS WEEK

We will not have our daily 8:15am Mass on Wednesday or Friday this week, September 22 or 24.

Our Sunday Mass schedule is changed for festival weekend, September 26. The Noon Mass will be celebrated in Spanish, and we will not have a 6pm Mass.

Communion Ministers Needed for the Homebound

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are needed to bring Communion to the homebound of Saint Lawrence and to nearby nursing homes. Could you visit the sick one day a week? Training provided. For more information please contact Fr. Tom at the Parish Office 317-546-4065

FOR THOSE WHO RECENTLY REQUESTED MASS INTENTIONS

Several Mass Stipend envelopes were submitted in the church's offertory collection without any information written on the envelope.
If you requested a Mass recently and have not received notification that your Mass has been scheduled, please contact Kim at the Parish Office kczachura@saintlawrence.net or 317-546-4065 ext 332 so we can schedule your Masses.

ASSISTANCE FOR HAITI AND STATES AFFECTED BY HURRICANE IDA

Thank you to everyone who donated to our collection last weekend to assist those affected by the earthquake and storms in Haiti. If you missed the collection, you may still donate online at www.crs.org With regard to assistance for the victims of Hurricane Ida—the Archdiocese of Indianapolis will not be taking up a collection in parishes. Those parishioners who want to donate may do so by sending a check to Catholic Charities-USA, 2050 Ballenger Ave., Suite 400, Alexandria VA 22314 or online at https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/give-to-those-in-need/

Rosary Before Mass at Saturday at 5:00pm and Sunday at 9:00am

Now that we have all of the chairs and kneelers back in the chapel, the rosary is again being recited before the Sunday morning 9:00 Masses each weekend. You are encouraged to come to Mass a little early and join your fellow parishioners in a Rosary. The 5:00 Saturday Evening Rosary is recited in the church while the 9:00 Sunday Morning Rosary is in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

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 SEPTEMBER 2021

An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle. We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.

SEPTEMBER IS THE MONTH OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS (MATER DOLOROSA) (FEAST DAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2021)

The Church dedicates the month of September to Our Lady of Sorrows, also known as Mater Dolorosa (Mother of Sorrows). This devotion recalls the Blessed Virgin Mary’s spiritual martyrdom in virtue of her perfect union with the Passion of Christ. This was her role in salvation history, and what merited her place as the spiritual Mother of all Christians. This is symbolized by a single sword, or seven swords, piercing Mary's suffering heart, as foretold in Simeon's prophecy. Traditionally the Church meditates on the "Seven Sorrows" of our Blessed Mother: the prophecy of Simeon; the Holy Family's flight into Egypt; the loss of the Child Jesus for three days; the meeting of Mary and Jesus as he carried his cross; Jesus' crucifixion and death; Jesus' sacred body taken down from the cross; and Jesus' burial. The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows (Mater Dolorosa) is on September 15th.

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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