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 937-587-5464 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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:

marriage encounterMARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

Do you want to make your marriage stronger?  Do you want to spend an uninterrupted weekend with your spouse?  Why not make a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and learn more about your wonderful vocation?  Future Weekends in 2023 will be at Mount Saint Francis Centre for Spirituality from 11-13 August and at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, Indianapolis, from 3-5 November. Visit for further information.

Quote from a couple who made a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend:  “Our Weekend was, without qualification, the most fantastic and moving experience of our lives.”

PERMANENT EXHIBIT “Who is the Man of the Shroud?”

Visit OTHONIA’s exhibit on the SHROUD of Turin Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 530 Elizabeth St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 734.761.8606,
To reserve a visit email shroud@sta2

Visits are free and possible only by reservation. Tour times are: Mondays at 5, 6, and 7pm; Fridays at 4 and 5pm

The exhibit represents an important opportunity to advance the dialogue between science and faith. It is addressed to anyone who feels the spiritual call of the Shroud and wants to deepen its value, its authenticity, its meaning and its message. The Holy Shroud constitutes a true “provocation to intelligence” and a unique opportunity to be introduced to the mystery of love manifested on it.

LOCAL EYE CARE CENTER HIRING (Bilingual (Spanish/English) Individuals)

Price Vision Group is an internationally recognized Eye Care Center of Excellence, and we are currently hiring bilingual (Spanish and English) individuals for Customer Service and Front Desk positions. We also have openings for eye care Technicians and Scribes. We offer a competitive compensation package (Including health insurance, 401K, paid vacation. No weekend or holidays hours) as well as opportunities for growth and career advancement. We are conveniently located at 91st Street and Meridian in Indianapolis. Please contact Dyan Towne for more information at (317)844-5530 or send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


When I was ill you cared for me. What you did for the least of these you did for me. (Matthew 25:35) Throughout Scripture, Jesus calls us to serve. He commands us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, provide shelter to the homeless and visit the sick. How do you answer Jesus’ call to serve? 

On any given day there are more than one hundred Catholic patients at IU, Riley, and Methodist Hospitals. It is our Catholic tradition to provide daily Holy Communion and fellowship to our hospitalized brothers and sisters. Many of these Catholics have been away from the Church for years. Their hospital stay may well be their only contact with the Church. Like you and me these people will one day come face to face with their God. We have the opportunity to influence each patient in some way and possibly have an effect on their eternal soul.

There is currently an urgent need for volunteers to bring the Eucharist to these patients.

I invite you to prayerfully consider this call to serve. You need not be a current Eucharistic Minister in your parish as volunteers are trained for the hospital and then commissioned. Training is provided by the hospital and chaplaincy service. Scheduling is flexible. Volunteers are needed to serve once a week or as occasional substitutes. Normally it takes two to three hours to visit the patients on any given day. Parking at the hospital is provided for volunteers. Please contact Deacon Pat Bower at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 317-313-8010 for additional information.

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


in Marion and surrounding counties. The groups are not disease specific. (Sponsored by Catholic Charities, the groups are open to all.)

Virtual: May 25, June 22 from 4:15 - 5:30 PM. May: open discussion. Registration required to receive Zoom link.
Tuesdays: May 16, June 20 from 5:30 - 7 PM. In person at St Jude's, 5375 McFarland Road. May: open discussion. Registration required.
Thursdays: May 18, June 15 from 1 - 2:30 PM. In person at the Catholic Center, 1400 N Meridian Street. May: open discussion. Registration required.
Contact Monica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 317-261-3378.


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.

Catholic in Recovery Mondays at St. Simon the Apostle 7:00pm

Catholic in Recovery ( blends the Sacraments with a 12-Step Program to help both those dealing with substance abuse and any addictions and the loved ones of addicts and substance abusers. The Indianapolis chapter meeting is at 7 p.m. every Monday in the Cry Room at Saint Simon the Apostle Church, 8155 Oaklandon Road. When you arrive for the meeting, please enter the church under the big drive-through overhang and turn right to the Cry Room. For more local information or to have someone reach out to you, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 


Informational programs on the emotional, spiritual and healing journey after suicide loss and a full weekend retreat for survivors of suicide loss. 2023 Series is presented on Sundays June 25, July 30, and August 27 from 4-6pm on Zoom. There is no cost, but registration is required. Weekend Retreat Friday September 29-Sunday October 1 at Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E 56th Street. Cost is $35/person or $70/married couple. For more information and to register visit or contact registrar Lisa Coons at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 317-545-7681.


A Caring Place Adult Day Services, a program of Catholic Charities Indianapolis, supports caregivers and their loved ones by providing a safe, dynamic, daytime environment for adults. A Caring Place currently has openings in its program for adults 50 and older, with physical and cognitive challenges. Professional attentive staff includes a Registered Nurse. Lunch and snacks provided; transportation available. Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to for more information.


Material assistance to pregnant women and mothers of infants in need


Contact Keri Carroll at (317) 236 1433 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit:

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. 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.

Be An Advocate with the Church During the 2023 Indiana General Assembly

The staff and bishops of the Indiana Catholic Conference (ICC) invite you to sign up for communication from the Indiana Catholic Action Network (ICAN). ICAN exists to form and update the faithful on the Church’s legislative priorities to advance the common good. During each annual meeting of the Indiana General Assembly, the ICC brings the teachings of our Catholic faith to Indiana’s legislators. It needs your help to amplify the Church’s witness in this effort. Please sign up for communications and action alerts by going to the ICC website (, or email the ICC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out how you can help.

little sisters of the poorSAVE THE DATE: This year the Little Sisters are celebrating 150 years of loving service to the elderly poor in Indianapolis!

Please consider joining us for the 25th Annual Swing Fore Seniors Golf Tournament.

lsop golf tourney 2021Thursday, September 14

Wood Wind Golf Club
2302 W 161st St,
Westfield, IN 46074

Register at:

All proceeds go directly to the Home to support the mission of the Little Sisters.

For more information, please contact Joni Roberts at 317.415.5767

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CATHOLIC CRUISES AND TOURS We have many Faith-Based Tours to a variety of destinations: Fatima and Lourdes, The Holy Land, Catholic Italy, European Reformation, The Footsteps of Apostle Paul, Legacy of St. Patrick Want to know more about Catholic Cruises and Tours? Phone: 860-399-1785 or click on the website link


Bishop Chatard

Summer Camps: 



Cathedral High School

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

Helpful links as you continue to research Cathedral:
• 3D Tour of the Innovation Center

• Cathedral Course Guide
• Student Clubs and Activities

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Summer Camps: 




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.

Invitation from The Sisters of St. Benedict of Our Lady of Grace Monastery
Sunday, April 30 is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The Sisters of St. Benedict of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove invite you to join them in praying for young people as they discern the vocation to which God is calling them. Visit the Sisters' website to learn more about Benedictine life:


1 Sisters of Providence Road, St Mary-Of-The-Woods, IN 47876
(812) 535-2952


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

Marriage Encounter
Are you living a busy life and don’t really have time to talk to your spouse?  We have a gift to share with you; it’s called a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.  The Weekend will give you the opportunity to examine your lives together.  A time to share your feelings, hopes, joys and frustrations without the interruption of family commitments, TV, internet and phone calls, rather it is a time to get to know your spouse all over again and rediscover your deep love for each other.  Future Weekends in 2023 will be at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, Indianapolis, from 21-23 April and from 3-5 November, and at Mount Saint Francis Centre for Spirituality, New Albany, from 11-13 August.  Visit for further information. Quote from a couple: “Thank you for the most rewarding Weekend of our lives.  We are looking eagerly to many exciting years together.  We wish every young couple could experience a Marriage Encounter Weekend.”


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513-373-2397 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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

LISTEN TO FR. VINNY'S HOMILIES MAY 28, 2023 - Pentecost Sunday

English 10am Mass

Spanish 12pm Mass


The Annual Memorial Day Mass for Saint Andrew and Saint Lawrence will be held here at Saint Lawrence this year due to construction at St. Andrew. The Mass will be on Monday, May 29 at 9:00 a.m.
A light breakfast will be served following Mass in Fr. Conen Hall cafeteria.


Mary Jane Castillo       Alan Melgar                    Jada Tarver
Serenity Fallas            Renata Mercado              Leslie Tello
Brandon Grande-Tiro  Kemari Morris                  Matthew Ugo
Kaela Hastick              Kenya Rodriguez-Diaz     Javier Valencia-Perez
Alex Holland                Karol Silva                       Araceli Juarez
Calvin Sims                 Rachel Williams               Leah Mays
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Confessions will begin at 6:30pm this Thursday. Fr. Oscar Rivas will be here to hear confessions and celebrate our 7:00pm Mass.

Coffee & Donuts after 10am Mass

Next Sunday - June 4


The Fr. Conen Hall (cafeteria)/ Fr. Beechem Gym building will be closed for cleaning from Monday, May 29 (after the Memorial Day breakfast) through Friday, June 2.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSIONS June 10/11, 2023 Before all Weekend Masses

12:00pm Noon Mass moved to 12:30pm for Sunday June 11 only. Fr. Vinny will lead the procession around the campus for all who are able to join in.


The St. Joseph Council Knights of Columbus will not be serving their 4th Sunday breakfast in May or June as we adjust to the new Mass schedule.


Thank you to all of my Saint Lawrence family for your prayers during the last few months of health challenges. They are greatly appreciated.
In Christ,
Joe Turner


Thank you so much for praying daily for David and for our family during this long and difficult time, providing meals, giving monetary contributions, providing Christmas and Easter for David’s wife and children, the beautiful funeral Mass, the mercy meal, and all the other ways that you have loved and supported us. Words cannot express our gratefulness to our Saint Lawrence Family.
Ron & Jenny Flynn and Family

Collection at Masses June 3/4, 2023 - SUPPORT OUR SEMINARIANS

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beechem blastoffSAVE THE DATE! Saturday, April 13, 2024

Fr. Beechem’s Blastoff Bingo!!! Join us!!!
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Thank you for supporting the Catholic Communication Campaign at Mass, and helping our local communications projects! Half of the funds raised remain here in the diocese. The other half supports projects in the United States and in developing countries.
#1church1mission #EngageToBuildCommunity To learn more or to donate:


There is a tote in the church narthex full of “Lost and Found” items. If you are missing an item of clothing or a backpack, etc., please see if it is in the tote. All items are eventually given to Saint Vincent de Paul Society. 

parish libraryPARISH LIBRARY

Looking for some way to enrich your Lenten experience? There are several Lenten-themed books set aside on the table in the Parish Library available for checkout.  Some are informational, some inspirational, some prayerful;  all are thought provoking.
The library is open between Masses on Sundays.  Please stop in and make a selection.  You will be glad you did!


For the abolition of torture.  We pray that the international community may commit in a concrete way to ensuring the abolition of torture and guarantee support to victims and their families.


June is the month of the Sacred Heart. A devotion long practiced privately, it was officially approved in the 1800s. Devotion the Sacred Heart encourages participation in Holy Hour Eucharistic Adoration and to receive Holy Communion on the first Friday of every month. Read more about devotion to the Sacred Heart by clicking here.


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.


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