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.

The Third Option is an on-going skills-based group program to build better marriages.

It is designed for all married couples and can be used both as marriage enrichment or crisis intervention. For hurting couples, who see only two options painful endurance or divorce, The Third Option means reconciliation. Couples may attend a single session or all sessions, even if the series has already started. The group meets in person in Carmel, IN or couples can join virtually on Zoom. This ministry is open to couples in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana. For more information, visit http://carmelthirdoption.org/web/

Spring Session 2021
1. 02/04/2021 Building Climate of Respect
2. 02/11/2021 Responsibility & Blame Game
3. 02/18/2021 Understanding Expectations
4. 03/04/2021 Re-Defining Power Struggle
5. 03/11/2021 Control Issues
6. 03/18/2021 Listening Beyond the Words
7. 03/25/2021 Personality Differences
8. 04/08/2021 Childhood Issues & Emotional Baggage
9. 04/15/2021 Handling Anger Constructively
10. 04/22/2021 Speaking the Truth in Love
11. 04/29/2021 How to Fight Fair & Conflict Resolution
12. 05/06/2021 Feelings & The Hurt Spiral
13. 05/13/2021 Forgiveness & Repair
14. 05/20/2021 Rebuilding Trust

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.

PRAY FOR AN END TO ABORTION AND SINS AGAINST LIFE

Every 3rd Thursday from 11:00am-7:00pm Upcoming Date: January 21, 2021
St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1401 South Mickley Avenue, Indianapolis
Please join us for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to pray specifically for Gabriel Project mothers and babies, for an end to abortion and sins against life, for the closing of Clinic for Women abortion facility location at 3607 West 16th Street, and for a return to a “Culture of Life.”

For more information contact Patty Arthur, St. Joseph’s Pro-Life Ministry coordinator at (317) 244-9002 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Annual Solemn Observance of Roe vs. Wade Mass Save the Date: January 22, 2021, 10:30 am with Archbishop Thompson  St. John the Evangelist:126 W. Georgia St

Registration for Mass is REQUIRED!
Space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. As of now, the capacity is 250. Guidelines and regulations may change per Marion County recommendations and the number of tickets available will be updated to allow as many people to attend the mass downtown as possible. Please check frequently for updates on the website www.archindy.org/humanlifeanddignity AND/OR contact Keri Carroll This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or to confirm details.

Indiana March for Life, January 22, 2021

Every year, an average of 130,094 babies die in the Midwest because of the tragedy of abortion. Sometimes, numbers like this are incomprehensible and we don't truly take in the enormity of this loss. That's why this year for the Indiana March the Life, we are collaborating with Chicago's Moving the Movement Tour to collect 130,094 diapers for pregnancy resource centers across the Midwest.  Together, we can make a concrete difference in the life of babies and their mothers.  You're invited to bring diapers of any size (we want to help babies throughout their first year) to the Indiana March for Life on January 22. Bring 1 pack or bring 3; each and every one will be a gift to those who receive it! If you can't attend in person, there is an easy option to donate diapers online! You can designate “Indianapolis” and have your diapers donated to Life Centers, Women’s Care Center, or Birthline wedignify.givingfuel.com/mtm-diaper-drive

This is a simple, yet powerful, way to witness to the gift of life and to serve families who need our help. Join us!

"Divorce and Beyond" Support Group January 20 - February 24, 2021

“Divorce and Beyond” support group for Catholics who are going through a divorce or are already divorced is being offered by the Marriage and Family Life office of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Groups will meet at the Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center (1402 Southern Ave. Beech Grove IN 46107) on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm for six sessions, from January 20 to February 24, 2021. The cost is $20 and scholarships are available. To register or for more information, go to www.archindy.org/divorce or call (317) 592-4007.

HOPE FOR HURTING MARRIAGES March 4-7, 2021 via Zoom

Why are we arguing constantly? Been there. Done that. And it's no fun. But Retrouvaille can help. Retrouvaille, (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) can help couples work through difficult struggles in their marriages that seem at times impossible to repair. Since 1977, this program's tools have helped strengthen and improve the marriages of tens of thousands of couples throughout the world. These couples experienced marital difficulty at all levels, including disillusionment and deep misery.
Indianapolis Retrouvaille will hold its next weekend virtually, March 4-7, 2021 via ZOOM. The weekend introduces couples to important communication tools. In the privacy of your home, you will examine your life together in a new and positive way. After the weekend, you will attend six follow-up sessions also via ZOOM. Post-weekend topics focus on specific issues, including conflict management. You can begin again.  Learn more and register today at www.helpourmarriage.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for confidential registration information. Both of you are worth it.

CATHOLIC CRUISES Fátima, Lourdes & Shrines of Spain (Portugal, Spain and France) July 22nd, 2021 - August 3rd, 2021

Take your FAITH ON A JOURNEY, to Fatima, Lourdes & Shrines of Spain - (Portugal, Spain, and France) on this 12-day experience. Your included destinations while on this Journey: Lisbon-Santarém- Fátima-Braga–Santiago De Compostela, Spain, Burgos–San Ignacio De Loyola–Lourdes, France, Carcassonne–Montserrat - Barcelona, Spain. Plus, Mass and Rosary will be offered throughout your journey. Land prices begin at $1709 per person, based on double occupancy. Deposits of only $500 per person will reserve your space. Space is VERY LIMITED. For further info or to register, contact Luke or Eileen at 860-399-1785/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

March for Life 12:00 Noon More Details to come!

Georgia Street to Capital Building followed by Rally Registration will NOT be required to attend March for Life Contact Marc Tuttle This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  Eric Slaughter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details


 

AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS

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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 gocathedral.com.

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

Financial Aid
Financial Aid applications can be submitted NOW to gocathedral.com/tuitionassistance. 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.

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.

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LAST CHANCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST AT SCECINA HS
Scecina is getting ready to welcome the Class of 2025 next fall!
All students applying for freshman admission to Scecina are required to take the HSPT exam. The final test at Scecina will be at 8 a.m. January 9, 2021. Please visit scecina.org/admissions-process for more information.
You can register directly now at https://scecina.schooladminonline.com/portal/public_calendars/placement_test On the calendar, click on January 9 to register.

Honor Roll
Congratulations to these students who are Saint Lawrence parishioners and Saint Lawrence School graduates. They have earned Honors and High Honors for the second quarter at Scecina Memorial High School.

High Honor Roll Honor Roll
Yesenia Acevedo Osighe Akpeokhai


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.

Personal Day of Retreat Wednesday February 3, 2021 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.

Grace: An Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection
What is grace? It seems like a simple question, yet can sometimes be difficult to recognize. Come explore the many facets of this unique and powerful gift from God at our Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection. Begin the Lenten season in an atmosphere of discovery as we reflect on the effects of grace in our lives.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $60 (includes lunch) Presenter: Sr. Karen Byerley, OSB

Combating Racism - A Spiritual Journey
Are you interested in exploring anti-racist scripture, policy, and current events that address taking meaningful action on systemic racism? This interactive, 6-part program is intended for those desiring to explore how to begin, or continue, the work of dismantling racism to create a more racially just and compassionate society. Discover ways to engage in spiritual growth practices that encourage a focus on your relationship with God, provide opportunities to join wholeheartedly with others through prayerful listening and response.

Dates: Tuesdays, February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm Cost: Series of 6 classes - $125 or $25/class
Presenter: Dr Mary Beth Riner

Companions on the Journey
This six-part study introduces participants to foundational spiritual practices. We will be using the book, Companions on the Journey. It is structured to cultivate Christian covenant community, encouraging participants to build relationships with one another as they deepen their relationship with God. Using the journey of Abraham as an example, participants will outline significant "stops" along their life's journey.

Wednesdays, February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2021
Time : 7:00 - 8:30 pm Cost: $130 - Includes all 6 sessions and the book
Presenter: Tracey Leslie

FATIMA RETREAT HOUSE

Days of Silence at Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E 56th Street, 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 a room to use for the day, continental breakfast, Mass, lunch and the use of the common areas and grounds of the retreat house. Upcoming date: Monday, February 22, 2021

To register visit http://www.archindy.org/fatima/calendar/full.html or contact our Registrar, Jennifer Burger, at (317)545-7681 or email, 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.

Catholic Retreat: Living the Beatitudes During This Pandemic
February 19, 2021 to February 20, 2021
Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 5440 Moeller Avenue, Norwood, Ohio 45212

Jesus said, “Blest are you poor; the reign of God is yours.” (Luke 6:20) Because "the Beatitudes are at the heart of Jesus' preaching" (Catechism, 1716), they are extremely important. “The beatitudes are ‘paradoxical promises’ which confront us with decisive choices concerning earthly goods" (CCC 1717, 1728). Let us learn to live and love the Beatitudes.

Questions: Call Nancy @ 513.282.6544 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For info and to register visit: https://www.presentationministries.com/

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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Free 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 

WEEKEND MASS ROTATIONS

Last names A-K January 31, February 14
Last names L-Z January 24, February 7

LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON JANUAR 10, 2021

The Spanish audio is forthcoming - AWAITING RECORDING FROM FR. TOM

Click here to read the homily (English and Spanish) from Fr. Tom - AWAITING DOCUMENT FROM FR. TOM

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY Monday, January 18, 2021

Parish Office and School Closed

TIME TO BRING IN YOUR PALMS

It’s time to collect last year’s blessed palms in preparation for Ash Wednesday on February 17. Bring your palms to the church narthex during the next few weeks.

EXTRA COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND January 23/24 Church in Latin America

Next week, we will take up the Collection for the Church in Latin America. For many in Latin America and the Caribbean, a rising secular culture, difficult rural terrain, and a shortage of ministers all present obstacles to practicing the faith. Your support for the collection provides lay leadership training, catechesis, priestly and religious formation, and other programs to share our Catholic faith with those who long to hear the Good News of Christ. To learn more about how your gifts make a difference, visit www.usccb.org/latin-america Please place your donation in one of the offertory boxes in the narthex. Extra envelopes will be available.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY January 18-25, 2021

“Abide in my love… You shall bear much fruit.” (John 15:1-17)
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 was prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp (www.grandchamp.org). The Community is located in Areuse, in the Canton of Neuchtal, Switzerland. The theme, taken from the 15th chapter of the Gospel of St. John, expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family.
Learn more at: https://www.usccb.org/events/2021/week-prayer-christian-unity 

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, June 12, 2021 12pm noon – 4:00pm Fr. Beechem’s Bingo Under the Big Top! Join us!

CATHOLIC LACROSSE CLUB

2021 Saints Lacrosse registration is now open. Any North Deanery K-8 student is eligible to play. Please go to www.catholiclax.com to register. Or send questions to info.catholiclax@gmail.com. New players are encouraged to join! Limited spot are available, and registration closes Feb 14

JANUARY - THE MONTH OF THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR JANUARY 2021

Human fraternity May the Lord give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions, praying for one another, open to all.

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.

Making All Things New and Financial Contribution Letters

At the end of October, we completed the second full year of our three-year capital campaign “Making All Things New” (MATN). To date, we have received over $1.4 million of the $1.7 million pledged. Just prior to Thanksgiving we sent a mailing to each family summarizing all 2020 contributions received by Saint Lawrence including regular contributions and MATN. Your phone calls have caused us to look at reconciling some allocation differences between our Parish records and Faith Direct. Please note that the MATN contributions listed were just those received in 2020. We will be sending corrected letters and a full capital campaign pledge update after the first of the year. Thank you for your financial support of our Parish.

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 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.

DOWNLOAD OUR PARISH APP

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

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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