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
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Prayer Warriors Needed!

We are covering the month in prayer leading up to the retreat with novenas. Please join us for our last two novenas:
• Third Novena July 18- 26 St. Anne and Joachim ( you will double up on one day, July 18) https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-anne-novena
• July 26-August 3 Mother Theresa's Emergency Novena The Memorare www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/memorare-393 

Also here is a link to cover an hour of the retreat in prayer! https://volunteersignup.org/C9XRJ
Thank you for consistent prayers and sacrifices offered for this retreat!

A Catholic Women’s Community, Indianapolis Chapter

“Ever wonder if you’d find a community of like-minded Catholic women? “Well, here is one that is trying to reach women in the Indianapolis and surrounding area parishes.
The online group is meant as a gathering place for women of all Indianapolis and surrounding area parishes. The group’s goal is to deepen a life of prayer starting with daily Scripture devotionals shared by the main Blessed Is She Network. It is a supportive sisterhood that begins with the Word of God and helps foster growth in the faith. The group believes in beauty that points “toward the Divine” and helps women strive to live a Eucharistic life. Here locally, the bulk of the material shared is on Facebook, but can be accessed through Twitter and Instagram. Joining is free. Once you join, you have access to free Sunday Scripture studies from which you can journal and contemplate the Word to carry with you through the week. There is opportunity to share prayer requests with other Catholic women in Indianapolis. There are opportunities to share your or someone’s business/restaurant, conferences/retreats for free every two weeks. Blessed Is She Indy plans for the future to begin offering online discussion groups using Scripture studies from the Blessed Is She Network. The objective of the local Indianapolis group is for Catholic women of Indianapolis to come together to share our faith. It is like a meeting place with a “choose your own adventure” appeal. All of us learn in different ways. With Blessed Is She, you can take podcasts, webinars, workshops, daily devotionals, and more using them in your own faith journey how you see fit. “We are joyful as we help grow sisterhood and relationships rooted in our Catholic faith. Please connect and come grow in your love of our beautiful faith alongside us.”-Blessed Is She  https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlessedIsSheIndianapolis/
Visit the national website at https://blessedisshe.net/

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP for parents who have lost a child from 0-1-year-old Every 1st Thursday of the month, 7-9pm - POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

2020 NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC CONGRESS What’s Our Story - Young Adults and Teens

10-month webinar series, beginning on Sunday, August 2nd from 6:00-7:30 pm EDT.
Series ends May 2, 2021. Registration allows access to all or as many as you can attend.

What’s Our Story: Young Adult and Teen Webinar Series. This series will utilize elements of: social justice, intergenerational exploration, and pop culture to explore where their faith has formed and informed their journey to encounter God, self, and one another.

Presenters:
Lauren Elizabeth Morton – Director of Campus
Ministry at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School
Justin T White – Professor of Theology at Loyola Blakefield
Register at: here (scroll to upcoming webinars) Or here.

DIVORCE AND BEYOND 6-WEEK SESSION Mondays August 10 – September 21, 2020 7:00-9:00pm

There will be a Divorce and Beyond Session for six consecutive Monday evenings at the Catholic Center (1400 North Meridian Street) in the Franciscan Conference Room from 7:00-9:00 pm starting August 10th and running through September 21, 2020. The support group explores the stress, anger, blame and guilt of divorce with the goal of leading participants toward ultimate forgiveness, happiness and growth. Separated or divorced of all faiths are welcome. The cost of the six-week program is $30, which includes materials. Scholarships are available. Registration forms may be obtained online at: www.archindy.org/marriageandfamily/ministries-divorce.html For more information please contact Gabriela Ross, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (317) 592-4007. Please check the website for the latest updates on safety information.

Rachel's Vineyard Healing Retreat July 31- August 2 Greater Indianapolis Area

To register and for confidential help and healing after an abortion! Call 317-452-0054

Suffering is the untold story of abortion. Grief after abortion is normal — it is the grief of a mother who has lost a child in a traumatic way; it is the grief of lost fatherhood. We are here to help you experience the hope and healing of Christ through Project Rachel. We are here to help!

Our Rachel's Network is meeting virtually! If you have attended a Rachel's Vineyard Retreat and want to connect with the team and others who have attended the retreat, call our confidential phone number or email to receive the network meeting invites for continued connection and support!

If you want to a prayer warrior for Project Rachel Ministry email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ANTI-TRAFFICKING KICK-OFF- Virtual Zoom Event August 18, 2020 6:30-8:00pm

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis Anti-Trafficking Ministry would like to invite you to its Kick-Off event to provide a basic Human Trafficking 101 presentation that centers around education, prevention and support of victims and survivors. For more information please contact Theresa Chamblee.
SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTER TODAY at: www.archindy.org/trafficking No cost to register

St. Josephine Bakhita, Patron Saint of Human Trafficking Victims and Survivors Pray for Us

GOLF OUTING FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS - Knights of Columbus - Pope St. Pius X Council 3433

The annual June Charity Golf Outing for Special Olympics will now be September 17 at Brookshire Golf Club in Carmel.
It is considered a fun event for Knights of Columbus and friends of the K of C. It is coordinated by the Pope St. Pius X Council 3433.
Since the COVID19 quarantine has occurred, Fundraising for an annual event is not a priority. If golfers would like to participate in a low key day of golf, contact Dan Bischof at Golf for Fun, Council 3433, Northside Event and Social Club, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis, IN 46220.
In the meantime, any money that was collected before the quarantine will be given to Special Olympics.

Northside Events, 2100 E 71st Street, (formerly Northside Knights of Columbus)

We are currently open from 4-9pm for Dining Room and Outside Patio seating as well as carryout!

Weekly Specials include:
Monday: $10.95 – Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans and Side Salad.
Tuesday: $10.95 – 6 oz. Filet, Baked Potato, Roll and Side Salad.
Wednesday: Rotating Special ($6 Member/$8 Non-Member)
Thursday: $.50 Wings (Dine-In only)
Friday: $5 (3) Beef Tacos

**Full Menu Items available as well**

Please contact Victoria Elson with questions or to place your order today! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 317.253.3471
Or visit northsideeventsindy.com for more information about our facility!


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OLDENBURG FRANCISCAN CENTER

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Virtual Zoom Events
August 14 Friday 6;30-9:00pm: Friday Night Movies
Freewill Offering
First Cow – Two travelers, on the run from a band of vengeful hunters in 1820’s Northwest, dream of striking it rich. Their tenuous plan to make their fortune on the frontier comes to rely on the secret use of a landowner’s prized dairy cow!

August 15 Saturday 9:30-11:30am Dreams are Messages from God
$25 for program only; $40 includes CEUs
Dreams lead us into our inner landscape. Using a Jungian approach, we will learn about symbols and archetypal themes found in our dreams. S. Olga Wittekind, PHD will provide techniques to help us work with our dreams and help us to grow in wholeness in our personal journeys with God. Come for a retreat with your inner guide! Beginners and advanced dreamers welcome!

UPCOMING PROGRAMS at Fatima Retreat House 317-545-7681 www.archindy.org/fatima

We are taking measures to protect our guests and staff. To ensure social distancing, we are limiting program participants.

WHAT I LEARNED FROM THE SAINTS
An Evening of Reflection with Fr. Jim Farrell, Wednesday August 19, 2020 5:30-9:00pm
Come to Fatima to join Fr. Jim for a time of reflection and learn from the Saints.Each saint is a unique reflection of God’s image and teaches us something about the spiritual life. Spend the day or evening in beautiful surroundings and be renewed in faith during these uncertain times. There is much we can learn from the Saints!
$40 Registration includes: Program and Supper.

WHAT I LEARNED FROM THE SAINTS
A Day of Reflection with Fr. Jim Farrell Monday August 24, 2020 8:30am-2:00pm
Come to Fatima to join Fr. Jim for a time of reflection and learn from the Saints. This is a repeat program of the evening of reflection held as a daytime event.
$45 Registration includes: Continental Breakfast, Mass, Program, and Lunch.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE RETREAT
*** Rescheduled Dates *** Saturday September 26 1-8 pm  and Sunday September 27 9 am- 4pm
You Are Not Alone Retreat: A Weekend of Hope and Healing for Survivors of Suicide Loss is led by Christine Turo-Shields, LCSW, EMDR Certified Therapist, Fr. Jim Farrell, Sr. Connie Kramer, SP & Loss Survivors Panel including Judy Proctor and Lisa Thibault. This weekend provides a forum for faith believers and Catholics in particular to come together to grieve, share experiences, and learn how God helps them on their journey of survival after a suicide tragedy.
Retreat Registration: $25/ Person or $50/ Married Couple
You Are Not Alone is made possible by contributions of many in our community who are passionate about education on suicide prevention and the need for healing for survivors of suicide loss.

CARRY-OUT FAMILY MEALS AVAILABLE
Order delicious 'heat and eat' meals brought to you by your friends at Fatima! Each “heat and eat” meal is made with fresh ingredients and feeds 4. We will have new menus on a rotating basis every two weeks! Menu available on our website www.archindy.org/fatima 
Order by 4 pm Monday for pick up on Tuesday noon-4 pm
Order by 4 pm Wednesday for pick up on Thursday noon-4 pm

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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 

The dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass has been extended until November 1

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Holy Day (NO Obligation This Year) Saturday, August 15, 2020. We will have one bilingual Mass in English and Spanish at 9:00am.

SAINT LAWRENCE FEAST DAY AUGUST 10: Easter Flower Memorial Mass

On Monday, August 10, the Feast Day of Saint Lawrence, Father Tom will celebrate a special Mass at 8:15am “In Honor of and In Remembrance of “all those who were remembered with our 2020 Easter Flower Memorial program. All are invited!

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR AUGUST 2020: The Maritime World

We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.

ROSARY

ALL ROSARIES PRAYED IN THE CHURCH BUILDING INCLUDING THE CHAPEL ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE TUESDAY AFTERNOON ROSARY GROUP WHICH MEETS IN THE HOMES IS NOT MEETING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK

Please call the Parish Office at 317-546-4065 if you need Fr. Tom to anoint you. In danger of death, please call our emergency number 317-987-7818.

LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON August 9, 2020

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Read Fr. Tom's Homily for August 9, 2020 (English, Spanish)

Click here to view all homilies!.

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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, 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 New Parish App!

Our new 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. 

Parish Annual Report

Click here to view the Parish Annual Report for 2019

St. LAWRENCE 2019 ANNUAL REPORT

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June2019 MATN Update

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

Click here to read about the latest update of our Capital Campaign

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. 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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