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.

Maui Wildfires

Today our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the devastating wildfires that have ravaged the island of Maui. As a community of faith, we are called to come together and provide unwavering support to those who are suffering. It is in times like these that our collective love, faith, and compassion can make a tremendous difference. You are encouraged to make online financial contributions to Catholic Charities-USA at


"All the answers are in the tabernacle. Jesus has all the answers and he patiently waits for us in the tabernacle, day and night, to share those answers with us. Next time you are grappling with a decision, stop by your church and ask Jesus for his advice... [There is] something powerful about just sitting in his presence." - Matthew Kelly, BEAUTIFUL EUCHARIST

Use the Archdiocese of Indianapolis discount code Indy24  Enter the code at checkout when purchasing your tickets.

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


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..


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.


Birthline is a ministry that provides material assistance to pregnant women and mothers of infants. Our mission is to support every pregnant and parenting mother. We hope that every mother knows that she is not alone, she is worthy of love and support, and she is a gift to the community.

How You Can Help …
Collect and donate new or gently used maternity and baby items. Material donations be dropped of Mondays and Wednesday from 10 am - 2:30 pm at the Crisis Center entrance on the north side of the building. There is no need to call prior to coming. The following items are needed:

Maternity Clothing
Boy and Girl Newborn through size 2T clothing only
Diapers - Sizes Newborn - size 6
Formula - Gerber Good Start
Pack 'n' Plays (no full size cribs)

Volunteers and financial donations are also needed. Contact us at 317-236-1433 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about how you can help! Visit us online at:

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.


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Celebrating the Season of Creation: Sign up to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform to start or continues your creation care journey. Go to and find guides to help you take concrete action to care for God’s creation and contribute to a healthy and livable planet for our future generations. More at

st.judeTour of Relics of St. Jude the Apostle

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Saint Maria Goretti Parish
17102 Spring Mill Rd, Westfield (317) 867-3213
Public veneration of Saint Jude Relics: 1:00-10:00PM
Special Mass celebrated in Saint Jude’s honor: 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 5, 2023
Saint Jude Parish
5353 McFarland Road, Indianapolis (317) 786-4371
Public veneration of Saint Jude Relics: 1:00-10:00PM
Special Mass celebrated in Saint Jude’s honor: 6:00 PM


Saturday, September 30 10:30am-2:00pm
Cost $45 - proceeds benefit the Sisters of St. Benedict
Primo Banquet Hall, 2615 National Avenue

Meet our 2023Angels of Grace Honorees and enjoy a great lunch, fashion show, and raffle.
To learn more about this year's Angels, make a donation, or purchase tickets to the luncheon visit

HOLY HOUR OF ADORATION AT SAINT MATTHEW October 11, 2023 after the 6:00pm Mass

St. Matthew Parish will be hosting a Holy Hour of Adoration the evening of October 11th, immediately following the 6:00 pm Mass.  Deacon Dave Henn will be present to preach the homily.  The special intention for this Holy Hour will be Thanksgiving to God for the Gift of Human Life.  All the North Deanery parishes are invited to join us for this evening of Adoration.  Please prayerfully consider attending this Holy Hour to encounter Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  Pope Francis encourages us, “All that we have in the world does not satisfy our infinite hunger.  We need Jesus, to be with him, to be nourished at his table, on his words of eternal life!” (Angelus-August 23, 2015)

National Black Catholic Men’s Conference October 12-14 Louisville, Kentucky

In collaboration with the Archdiocese of Louisville Multicultural Ministry, Bowman-Francis Ministry and the Society of the Divine Word Missionaries are hosting the 2023 Fr. Chester P. Smith National Black Catholic Men’s Conference, which will be held in Louisville, Kentucky October 12-14, 2023, at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.

Why a National Black Catholic Men’s Conference? The Man of the 21st century is expected to be the protector, producer, and provider on the one hand and gentle and supporting on the other. What is a man to do? This Men’s Conference will focus on developing spiritual and life-enhancement skills to help young and older men live more effectively. Having a moral character, taking calculated risks, not being devastated by failures, exercising sexuality properly, and having quality male friendships are necessary in the global world in which we live.

The Bowman-Francis Ministry is a ministry of the Society of the Divine Word, Chicago Province (SVD) Their mission is evangelization with an emphasis on youth and young adults. Their goal is spiritually recharging Afrocentric communities by renewing interest, commitment, and devotion within the Roman Catholic Church.

Registration is $150/adults and $100/youth (17 and younger). To register for the conference

Financial Assistance Available: Full reimbursement or partial reimbursement of registration fees are available! Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

For hotel reservations, or call 888-236-2427.

For more information:
Marc Guess This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr. Pearlette Springer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

marriage encounterMARRIAGE 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.  Our last Weekend in 2023 will be 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: “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.”

NCYC 2023


On Thanksgiving with Two Priests Hosting
November 19-28, 2023 - 10 days
Bilingual Pilgrimage (English/Spanish)

For more information and reservations, contact Unitours Inc.
800-777-7432 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Opportunities Are Open for the Class of 2028!
Bishop Chatard High School Shadowing
All 8th grade students are invited to join BCHS for a full school day where they will attend classes, eat lunch and participate in school activities with a current student. A shadowing experience is one of the most important ways for students to get an authentic look at what life is like at Bishop Chatard. 

Wednesday Walk-Thru
These sessions give parents and guardians the opportunity to hear from current Bishop Chatard students and members of the school’s leadership team and take a tour of the school while classes are in session. Wednesday Walk-Thrus start at 8 a.m. and last approximately two hours. Space is limited so registration is required. 

Trojan Tour Open House
The 2023 Trojan Tour Open House will be held on Thursday Oct. 26 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. This night is a great opportunity to get a full tour of the BCHS school building, talk to teachers and administrators, visit with current students, meet coaches and club directors and see what makes Bishop Chatard High School special! 

Application for the Class of 2028 is Open!
To learn about any of these opportunities, register or apply, visit

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

Scecina High School

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.


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

Would you like to join our Team at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House? 

We are looking for those with a heart for ministry to fill the following positions:

  • Full-time Food Services Manager
  • Part-time Janitor

For more information about these opportunities and/or to apply, please contact our Director, Georgene Beiriger at 317-545-7681 ext. 105 or at 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. 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

Being & Belonging Retreat for Divorced or Separated Catholics October 6-8, 2023
Register Online at:
Or contact Jennifer Burger This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (317)545-7681 Ext. 102

7th Annual Peace in the Mourning Grief Retreat A Christ-Centered Widow's Retreat, Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22
Sr. Connie Kramer, Nancy Pinard, Fr. Jim Farrell

The 7th Annual Peace in the Mourning Retreat offers not only the opportunity for each woman to identify with other widows but also feel companioned and comforted on their grief journey.  The retreat has been planned and offered by widows who have attended this retreat in the past and who want others to experience the peace they found during their retreat experience.   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.

Doors will open at 6pm and Retreat will begin at 7:00pm on Friday and will conclude at 12 noon on Sunday after Mass.
$200 registration includes: private overnight accommodations for 2 nights, all meals and the program.     

Contact Registrar, Lisa Coons at (317) 545-7681, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions on registration.   
*Scholarship money is available to help pay a portion of the cost of this retreat. Please call Lisa Coons, Registrar at 317-545-7681 x101 for more information.     


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Holy Heroes Mass prep activities for kids 

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English 10am Mass - Fr. Didier

Spanish Noon Mass - Fr. Vinny



The first Mass was celebrated here at Saint Lawrence on December 8, 1949. Next year we will celebrate our 75th Anniversary. If you are interested in being part of the planning committee for our year-long celebration, please contact Kim at the Parish Office 317-546-4065 ext 332 or


Elementary Grade Teacher
Saint Lawrence School is looking for an elementary grade teacher for this school year. If you know of anyone who would be interested in teaching either 4th grade or Science and Social Studies to our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students, please have them contact Principal Andy Maxson at: or 317-543-4923.

cultural delights 2023Cultural Delights Day Saturday, September 30, 2023

11:00am-4:00pm (doors open at 10:00am)

Admission is Free (donations gratefully accepted)

Sign up to donate food, water, soft drinks, wine, beer, or to help with the event. Online at
or call the Parish Office 317-546-4065.

Monetary donations can be dropped off at the parish office or in the collection basket. Envelopes available in the narthex.
Questions? Contact Nneka Jemie 317-658-9754

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All parishioners volunteering at Saint Lawrence are asked to complete Safe Parish training which includes completing a background check and taking an online course. The course takes about 45-60 minutes to complete and must be done on either a computer or a laptop. The course can be found at  Passcode/ Organization Code is Archindy2021

Eucharistic Congress 2024

SAINT LAWRENCE SCHOOL TRUNK OR TREAT: Friday, October 27, 2023 Help needed!

Saint Lawrence School does not have the volunteers to host this event for 2023. If you can help by organizing and being in charge of this event, please contact Megan Smith at

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SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, April 13, 2024

Fr. Beechem’s Blastoff Bingo!!! Join us!!!
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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.


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 people living on the margins. We pray for those persons living on the margins of society, in inhumane life conditions; may they not be overlooked by institutions and never considered of lesser importance.


September is traditionally dedicated to the Seven Sorrows (or Dolours) of Mary, and the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows falls in September. The Sorrows are: the prophecy of Simeon, the flight into Egypt, the loss of the Holy Child at Jerusalem for three days, meeting Jesus on his way to Calvary, standing at the foot of the Cross, Jesus being taken from the Cross, and the burial of Christ. Read more about Our Lady of Sorrows in our article 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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