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

BIRTHLINE HAS MOVED AND IS OPEN!

New location - the 2nd floor of the Xavier Building, (The Crisis Center: 1435 Illinois Street)
We see Clients & Receive Donations: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-Noon and 12:45pm-2pm. (Closed on holidays. Closed for lunch Noon-12:45pm)
Main Entrance is on the north side of the building. Enter parking lot from Illinois Street.

• URGENT – Items needed – Baby Wash, Diaper Cream, Pacifiers, Wipes, Spring Clothing for boys and girls in all sizes (newborn-2T), Girls’ pajamas in all sizes (newborn-2T)
• Needed: Volunteers to help on Monday and Wednesday at the Xavier Building to prepare layettes and assist clients. Training is provided.
• Needed: Phone Volunteers help monitoring and scheduling clients from their home. Training is provided. Must have a computer.
• Needed: Joe-Handyman to help on Monday and/or Wednesday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm to accept and evaluate the donations coming in, to assist clients with layettes back to their cars, and general labor in a working environment.

Questions, want to donate, volunteer, or come see our new space? Contact Keri Carroll at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 317-236-1433. Visit Birthline online: www.archindy.org/humanlifeanddignity/ministries-birthline 

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.

Franciscan Lenten Reflection  Ignatian Lenten Reflections

Love Your Neighbor 5K Run/Walk

St. Vincent de Paul has some exciting news we’d like to share ... our Love Your Neighbor 5K Run/Walk will be a hybrid event this year! Participants can run or walk in person on Saturday, April 24th at 9am at White River State Park on a paved trail through the park, or virtually any time and anywhere April 17 – May 1. How can you help? Register for the event. Become a sponsor for the event. Make a donation. Sponsor a student from one of the Catholic High Schools – we have a special student rate. This is a great opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise and support the neighbors we serve. All proceeds from this fun fundraiser go directly to support our homeless outreach and other critical programs. Please go to our website www.svdpindy.org/neighbor to register. We can only continue to support the ever-evolving needs of our community if we are in this together. This is a perfect opportunity to … Love your Neighbor! Questions? Darlene Sweeney This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

10th Annual Golf Outing for Catholic Radio, Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Catholic Radio Indy's annual Golf Outing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 25th at Plum Creek in Carmel for our in-person golf outing. NEW carts coming to Plum Creek with GPS and electronic leaderboard!

This year's dinner speaker will be Colts' General Manager Chris Ballard.

Register your foursome by visiting www.CatholicRadioIndy.org

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.


 

AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS

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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.

Shadowing at Cathedral High School
It’s back!! 8th-grade students that have applied for admission to Cathedral High School have the opportunity to visit campus and shadow a current student. Please register today at www.gocathedral.com/shadow

High School Placement Test Academy
7th graders! Come and join us for one of three sessions this summer for the High School Placement Test Academy. You will take the test on Monday, receive instruction Tuesday through Thursday, and then take the test one more time on Friday. Your test scores can be used on your High School applications in the fall. Register through the sessions below:
Session I - June 14-18, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Session II - July 12-16, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Session III - July 12-16, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Camp Cathedral
Registration is open for all students! More than 50 different enrichment classes as well as sports camps. Start planning a fun summer now by registering here: Camp Cathedral

Financial Aid
Financial Aid applications can be submitted NOW to gocathedral.com/tuitionassistance. Apply now for the academic year 2021-2022.

Attention 6th and 7th Graders
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.

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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Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following Saint Lawrence parishioners and school graduates on their achievement of attaining honor roll at Cathedral High School for the second quarter:

High Honors: Jennifer Alcantara, Curtis Heisserer, Da’Nya Johnson, Arin Keough, Haleigh Kolosso, Jaden Lee, Mairead Minch, Kate Moore, Kelsey Moore, Danica Morningstar, Nathan Overstreet, Miriam Santos-Leon, and Monica Ugo.

Position Announcement:  Vice President for Finance and Operations, Scecina Memorial High School

The Vice President for Finance and Operations is committed to student success and the mission and values of Scecina Memorial High School. He/she manages and monitors school budget preparation and control, internal financial controls, financial reporting systems, and human resource processes while overseeing systems for payroll administration, accounts payable, tuition receivables, and auxiliary activities. The person in this role manages the tuition-assistance program and supervises the business office staff, cafeteria manager, and spirit shop manager. He/she maintains compliance with school, archdiocesan, and state of Indiana policies. The Vice President is a member of the President’s Administrative Team and Finance Committee of the Scecina Board of Directors. Qualified and interested candidates are invited to send a letter of interest and resume to:

Joe Therber
President
Scecina Memorial High School
5000 Nowland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201
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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.

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

FATIMA RETREAT HOUSE

FATIMA LEAVES THE LIGHT ON
Confessions Available at Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Monday, March 29, 2021 9am-7pm
Lent is the season of renewal. Receive the light of God's grace through His forgiveness and mercy. We hope you will join us for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. There will be alternating Confessors throughout the day. No appointment needed.

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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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)
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• send your email to mhandley@saintlawrence.net if you have not been receiving our weekly emails.

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  April 25, May 9
Last names L-Z  April 18, May 2

The dispensation from the obligation to participate at Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation remains in effect until further notice.

LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S EASTER SUNDAY HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON APRIL 11, 2021 - DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

English - AWAITING RECORDING FROM FR. TOM

Spanish - AWAITING RECORDING FROM FR. TOM

Click the following links to read the homily (EnglishSpanish)

CONGRATULATIONS to the following children, youth, and adults who received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, and/or Confirmation at the Easter Vigil Mass last Saturday evening.

Keaton Aldridge, Bryan Blabuena, Henry Blabuena, Brittaney Castillo, Jose Castillo Jr., Mario Jesús Castillo, Maryjane Castillo, Brian Hall, Lucas Hernández, Brian Julián, Irving Julián, Maritza Julián, Ayane López, Edgar López, Ashley Medina Hernández, Anthony Tellez, Eddy Tellez, Michael Valle, Edwin Velasco, Jesus Velasco

FIRST COMMUNIONS NEXT WEEKEND April 17/18

Our Saint Lawrence School and SMRE students will be receiving First Holy Communion at the weekend Masses.

NEW CONTENT ON MYPARISHAPP

Check out the new Lent button on myParishApp. Check out the new Lent button on myParishApp for Lenten reflections during the Year of St. Joseph. Text “app” to 88202 to get our app

STAY INFORMED AT ST. LAWRENCE

We have adopted a new way of communicating with you. You may receive a message from the new system of our parish, Evangelus. This is not spam.
We encourage you to open the message and follow the link to create a profile and select your preferred form of contact. There will also be groups for you to join if you are a Confirmation or SMRE student or parent. More groups will be added in the future. Visit eva.us/stlindy to sign-up or text “stlindy” to 55321 and let us know if you prefer to receive emails or text messages from us. You can also follow us on Social media and download our parish app as well. Text “app” to 88202 to get our app Thank you for your patience as we get this new system up and running. Some of you have reported problems when texting “stlindy” to 55321 when using an iPhone. We are working to resolve the problem. Please use eva.us/stlindy to sign up if the texting is not working for you.

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES: HAPPY EASTER

THANK YOU. Our community changed lives this Lent, and CRS Rice Bowl wants to say THANK YOU! Don’t forget to turn in your CRS Rice Bowl to your school or SMRE teacher or to one of the ushers at Mass by April 18 or donate online at crsricebowl.org/give 

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.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR APRIL 2021

Fundamental Rights We pray for those who risk their lives while fighting for fundamental rights under dictatorships, authoritarian regimes and even in democracies in crisis.

APRIL IS THE MONTH OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST

The month of April is traditionally dedicated to devotion to Jesus in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. The Catholic Church teaches that the Blessed Sacrament is the real and living presence of Christ—His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity—received into our souls with every reception of Holy Communion. Our Eucharistic Lord is the source and summit of our Christian life, the ultimate proof of His infinite love for us.

PARISHIONER IN NEED OF A CAR

One of our parishioners is in need of a car. If you have a car for sale, please call Kim at the Parish Office 317-546-4065 ext 332 or kczachura@saintlawrence.net

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

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.

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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