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.

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 

SUPPORT GROUPS FOR CAREGIVERS OF OLDER ADULTS

The groups are not disease-specific. (Sponsored by Catholic Charities, the groups are open to all.)
Virtual: Thursday, May 26 from 4:15 - 5:30  PM. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Tuesdays: May 17 from 5:30 - 7 PM. In-person at St Jude's, 
5375 McFarland Road. Registration required. This month’s speaker: Retired memory care unit manager who is also a certified dementia trainer shares tips for caring for a loved one with dementia. 
Thursdays: May 19 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM. In-person at the Catholic Center, 1400 N Meridian Street. Registration required.
Contact Monica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 317-261-3378.

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING a St. Michael Catholic Church, 519 Jefferson Blvd. Greenfield

Class Date 1: Friday April 8 2022 7:00 pm
Class Date 2: Friday May 6 2022 7:00 pm
Class Date 3: Friday June 3 2022 7:00 pm

Teaching Couple: John and Michelle Stutz, Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call(317) 462-2246

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 6:00 pm. 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 MINISTRY

VOLUNTEERS We need volunteers on Mondays!
We are in need of volunteers to help make layettes, meet with clients, and sort donations. In order to distribute the many donations we receive to the growing numbers of mothers in need, on-site volunteers are ESSENTIAL to this special ministry. Contact Keri Carroll This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more. Come join us on Tuesday mornings 9-12 !
Have you wanted to volunteer but Mondays and Wednesdays don't work for you? Contact Keri Carroll This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more!

Donations
We are receiving donations which are accepted on Monday & Wednesday from 10:00 am – 2:30 (closed from Noon – 12:45 pm) at the Xavier Building (Crisis Center’s main entrance on Northside of building – 1435 Illinois Street, Indianapolis 46202)

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.

unplannedScreening of UNPLANNED—Sponsored by St. Ann Respect Life Ministry: June 4, 2022, at 7 pm in the Social Hall at St. Ann Parish (6350 S. Mooresville Road, Indianapolis)

Why did a Planned Parenthood manager turn Pro-Life? The Respect Life Ministry invites you to find out by attending a screening of the film Unplanned, which tells the story of how one of the youngest Planned Parenthood abortion clinic directors in the country, Abby Johnson, became Pro-Life.

Light refreshments will be served, but you are encouraged to bring your own snacks. The event is free and open to all (the film has an R-rating due to some graphic depictions related to abortion). A representative from Students for Life will also be participating. Contact Mike with questions at 317-757-9141.

mission possible

Single and Catholic? We know about the married and religious vocations, but what about the baptismal vocation we all have? Join us this June for a 4-week online interactive series that will help equip you to more fully discover and effectively live your baptismal vocation! Capacity is limited. Sign up today. For more information and to register visit: https://nationalcatholicsingles.com/mission-possible-living-your-baptismal-vocation/

African Liberation Day Mass: May 22nd @ 1 pm St. Michael the Archangel Parish 3354 W 30th Street

Catholic Business Network Annual Golf Outing

Friday, June 24th, 2022, Southern Dunes Golf Course

For details, registration, and sponsorship opportunities visit www.indycbn.org/golf-outing 

For further questions, call 317-294-7400

Bishop Bruté Days July 5-7, 2022

www.heargodscall.com/bishop-brute-days Bishop Bruté Days (July 5-7, 2022) is held at Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary in Indianapolis. It is a retreat for young men, who will be in grades 9-12 the following school year, who are seeking to grow closer to Christ, and who may be open to the possibility of a vocation to the priesthood. The retreat gives young men the opportunity to spend three days with the Bishop Bruté college seminarians learning about prayer, service, scripture, and the awesome gift of our Catholic faith. Bishop Bruté Days Jr. (Thursday, July 7, 2022) is a one-day experience for young men who are in junior high (7-8th grade). It is designed to focus more on general discernment and serve as an introduction to Bishop Brute Seminary.

CATHOLIC CRUISES AND TOURS

https://www.facebook.com/CatholicCruisesandTours We have many journeys for 2022. If you have thought about traveling to Fatima, Lourdes, and Shrines of Spain, or Italy and even thought about the Holyland, Poland, Medjugorie, we have many departure dates for 2022. Call us to discuss your travel plans for 2022 or 2023. Phone: 860-399-1785


AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS

bishiop chatardBishop Chatard

Summer Camps: www.bishopchatard.org/camps 

 

 

cathedralCathedral High School

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.

Summer High School Placement Test Academy
Attention 7th graders! Reserve your spot now for this summer’s High School Placement Test Academy. A one-week class with direct instruction from Cathedral math and English teachers and two opportunities to take the test. Choose between June 13-17 or July 11-15. Register through Camp Cathedral.

Camp Cathedral Registration is Open!!
Register now to secure your spot in one of Camp Cathedral’s many options. Choices abound in fine arts, academics, sports, etc. Camps run through the months of June and July; before and aftercare are available. Register at Camp Cathedral: www.gocathedral.com/campcathedral 

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

logo scecinaScecina High School

Summer Camps: www.Scecina.org/camps 

Scecina Trivia Night 2022, Friday May 13  7:00pm
Scecina Memorial High School is hosting Trivia Night on Friday, May 13, to support the STEM and Campus Ministry programs. Trivia begins at 7 p.m. in the Scecina cafeteria. Cost is $20 a person or $110 per team.
  • Cash prizes for winners
  • Food: B.Y.O.B Light food and beverages are provided.
  • What it supports: It supports STEM and Campus Ministry Programs
  • When: Friday, May 13, 2022, beginning at 7 p.m.,  lasting until about 9 p.m.
  • Where: Scecina Cafeteria, enter through Door 3 (East gym doors)
  • Trivia Master: KJ Fallon, Scecina’s Director of Campus Ministry
 Get your trivia team together and join the fun!  Reserve your spot now at bit.ly/383zOB8 or email KJ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

St. Mary of the Woods

FATIMA RETREAT HOUSE

Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E 56th Street (317) 545-7681

DAY OF REFLECTION AT FATIMA RETREAT HOUSE Mary: Mother of God, Woman of Faith, Model for Disciples Wednesday, June 1, 2022 8:00am-2:00pm
Join us as we step into the life of Mary and reflect on her relationship with Jesus as Mother, Woman, and Disciple. Whether you have a strong devotion to Mary, just starting to get to know her or would like to, this day of reflection will provide new insights and food for thought that will enrich our understanding of who Mary was, is, and can be in our faith journey. We will look at her relationship with Jesus from different perspectives, its implications then and now, and how we can follow her steps in our own relationship with Christ.
Registration of $45/person includes:  Breakfast, Lunch, Mass, Program. Contact Registrar, Lisa Coons, at (317) 545-7681 ext.101, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or to register. Register online at www.archindy.org/fatima 

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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• get myParish app for your phone to receive our messages (more info on the next page)
• on FACEBOOK visit Iglesia Católica San Lorenzo
• send your email to mhandley@saintlawrence.net if you have not been receiving our weekly emails.

st. lawrenceFree Online Resources

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 May 22, 2022 MASS - 6th SUNDAY OF EASTER

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

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.

No Mass on Thursday, May 26

We will not have our daily Mass on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00pm. We also will not have confessions on Thursday, May 26 at 6:00pm.

ST. JOSEPH ICON AT MASS: Sunday, May 29, 2022 Noon Mass

The St. Joseph Chapter of Knights of Columbus will have an Icon of St. Joseph at the Noon Mass next Sunday, May 29. Please join the Knights for prayer after the Mass.

TRI-PARISH MEMORIAL DAY MASS Monday, May 30, 2022 9:00am at St. Andrew the Apostle 4052 E. 38th Street

The Annual Tri-parish Memorial Day Mass will be held at St. Andrew the Apostle, 4052 E 38th St, on Monday, May 30 at 9:00 a.m. Breakfast will be served after Mass in the St. Andrew social hall. The Parish communities of Saint Andrew, Saint Lawrence & Saint Matthew celebrate together three times a year on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Begin your holiday festivities with Mass!

cathedral logoCONGRATULATIONS to the following Saint Lawrence Parishioners/School Graduates who are graduating from Cathedral High School this weekend!

Olivia Barr, Curtis Heisserer, Haleigh Kolosso (Cum Laude), 
Mairead Minch, Kelsey Moore, Nathan Overstreet (Magna Cum Laude), Allyson Piper

Looking for a summer job?

Saint Lawrence Catholic School is looking for a high school or college student interested in helping with the school cleaning and preparation throughout the summer. If you are interested, please contact Principal Andy Maxson at
317-543-4923 or email at amaxson@saintlawrence.net

SAINT LAWRENCE LADIES TEA IS BACK! Sat. June 4, 2022 10:30am - 2:30pm Fr. Conen Hall: OUR THEME IS ANGELS

Please invite the “Angels” in your life! Mothers, Daughters and Nieces (teens and older), Neighbors and Friends! Our speaker is Brenda Ray from the Holy Family Shelter. Click here to view and flyer and RSVP Form!

23 school year is now open! Registration is open through May 13, 2022 for both current and new students.
Register online through our website here.

DINE-TO-DONATE FRIDAYS IN MAY AT CHILE VERDE AND HELP SUPPORT THE UKRAINIAN FAMILIES

Join us for a tasty meal (or two!) at Chile Verde where 30% of your bill will go directly back to Catholic Relief Services to support their efforts
in providing for the immediate needs of Ukrainian families and refugees!  Click here to view the flyer.

Lost and Found

If you have lost items or left them behind when you have gone to church, please check the Lost and Found bin in the church narthex. All items will be given to St. Vincent de Paul or disposed of by June 3.

HELP NEEDED FINDING HOUSING

One of our parish families is in need of a house to rent as soon as possible, preferably in Lawrence or on the East side. They prefer 2 bedrooms and a basement. If you know of available housing or can help, please call the Parish Office 317-546-4065.

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, April 22, 2023

Fr. Beechem’s Buccaneer Bingo!!! Join us!!! License #002510

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 ANNOUNCES THE YEAR OF THE FAMILY FROM MARCH 19,2021 TO JUNE 26, 2022

Pope Francis established the Year of the Family on March 19, 2021, the Solemnity of St. Joseph. This marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of his Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, which means "The joy of love" and explores the beauty and joy found in family life. The Year of the Family will conclude on June 26, 2022, on the occasion of the tenth World Meeting of Families in Rome with the Holy Father. Pope Francis established the Year of the Family to help strengthen faith and live God’s joy more fruitfully in family life.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR MAY

Faith-Filled Young People
We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.

MAY IS THE MONTH OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

The month of May is the "month which the piety of the faithful has especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady," and it is the occasion for a "moving tribute of faith and love which Catholics in every part of the world [pay] to the Queen of Heaven. During this month Christians, both in church and in the privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration. In this month, too, the benefits of God's mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance" (Paul VI: Encyclical on the Month of May, no. 1).

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

Click here to view other happenings, events, and programs occurring outside of St. Lawrence but within our community.

 

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