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

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What is Cursillo? Cursillo is the abbreviated name for “Cursillos de Christiandad” which translates from its Spanish origins to “short course in Christianity.”  The Cursillo Movement is a lay movement within the Catholic Church that shares the fundamentals of being a Christian as an individual and as a community. The Cursillo helps the person discover and fulfill their personal vocation as a layperson while promoting groups of Christians who” leaven their environments” with the Gospel.  In other words, by living a fully Christian life, we bring Christ to others in our everyday settings of home, work, and daily activity. The Cursillo provides a method and a technique to provide each of us with the tools, the mentality,  the strength and the support to make this natural type of evangelization. If you are interested in participating in a Cursillo weekend, please go to

Also please contact your parish coordinator, Ann Stankiewicz at 317-224-6149 (Text preferred) for English language weekends.

The next cursillo weekends are planned for:

Men’s                    September 30-Oct. 3 ,2021

Women’s -             October 14-17, 2021 

Spanish Men’s        November 4-7,2021

Spanish Women’s   November 11-14,2021 

At St. Joseph's Retreat Center in Tipton, Indiana.


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.


Urgent Items Needed: Spring clothes – Sizes 0-3 through 2T for boys and girls, Pajamas – Sizes 18mo, 24mo, & 2T for boys and girls, Diapers – Sizes 4, 5 and 6

Ongoing Needs: **Baby Wash, **Diaper Cream, Pacifiers, Bibs, Baby Books, Sippy Cups, Bottles, Socks – Sizes 0-3 through 2T

Donations are accepted on Monday & Wednesday from 10:00 am – 2:30pm (closed from Noon – 12:45 pm) at the Xavier Building (Crisis Center’s main entrance on Northside of the building – 1435 Illinois Street, Indianapolis 46202)

Volunteers are always needed to assemble layettes, make phone calls, and help with “handyman” tasks. Call Keri at at (317) 236-1433 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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: 

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.

marriage announcement criterion 2021Couples who are planning to be married between July 10 and December 31, 2021 in a marriage that is recognized as a valid sacramental or valid natural marriage, or couples who were wed between January 1 and July 9, 2021, in such a recognized marriage and did not have their engagement announcement in The Criterion are invited to submit the information for the upcoming July 23 Fall Marriage Edition.

Announcements can be submitted electronically at If you need a paper form or prefer to send a paper photo, please call the Criterion executive assistant at 317-236-1585, or 800-382-9836, ext. 1585.

Deadline: All announcements and photos must be received by: 10am on Friday, July 9.

E-mailed Photos: Photos should be saved in jpg format and be at least 500 kb. Color photos are preferred. We recommend sending a photo where the couple’s faces are close to each other. Please sen the photo as an attachment to the email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the Subject Line: Fall Marriage (your last name) In the email, please include the following info:
Name of Bride (first, middle, last)
Daytime Phone
Mailing Address
Name of Bride’s Parents (first, last)
City and State where Bride’s Parents live
Name of Bridegroom (first, middle, last)
Name of Bridegroom’s Parents (first, last)
City and State where Bridegroom’s Parents live
Wedding Date
Church (Name of Church, City, State)

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF MEDJUGORJE Vigil Mass Thursday, June 24, 5:45pm at Our Lady of the Greenwood

You are invited to attend a Vigil Mass in honor of the 40th year of Medjugorje! The celebrant is Fr. Michael Keucher, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Shelbyville IN. June 24 – Mass at 5:45 at Our Lady of Greenwood Church, Greenwood IN 46143 Refreshments and a short program in adjacent Madonna Hall to follow Mass.  No charge. This celebration is hosted by the Marian Center of Indianapolis.  For more information, you may call the Marian Center at 317-373-2125 or 317-888-0873.  

Catholic Business Network Annual Golf Outing Friday, June 25th, 2021, Southern Dunes Golf Course

For details, registration, and sponsorship opportunities visit For further questions, call 317-294-7400

Rachel’s Vineyard Post-Abortive Healing Retreat July 30 – August 1, 2021 Greater Indianapolis Area

If you are suffering after 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.
For more information regarding Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats visit:
Inquiries, registration, and participation are strictly confidential.

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.

HEALING MASS: Save the Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm

For those struggling with addictions and their families and loved ones. Mass Celebrant: Archbishop Thompson, Location: St Bartholomew Parish, 1306 27th Street, Columbus, IN 47201. More Information to follow



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

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 Camp Cathedral. Just added an afternoon session June 14-18!! Register at:

• Session I Afternoon - June 14-18, 12:30-3:30 p.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:

Personalized Tours
Please sign up for individual tours through our website,, 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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Scecina Summer Camps
The Summer Camps program for future Crusaders is a great tradition at Scecina Memorial High School. Theatre, creative writing, video journalism, robotics, and STEM enrichment and several sports camp for grades 1-8. There’s also a Safe Sitter course operated at Scecina by the Ransburg Y. Check out for more information, a complete list of camps, and registration.

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.


5701 Lawshe Rd., Peebles, Ohio 45660 513-373-2397 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876 812-535-2952

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Free Online Resources

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 

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



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Resources Regarding the Return to Mass

The Archdiocese Office of Worship and Evangelization has created several videos featuring Archdiocesan speakers that highlight the privilege and joy of being able to celebrate the Eucharist together as the Body of Christ.  Each of these very brief videos addresses a specific facet of what a gift and a privilege it is for us to attend Sunday Mass. Please enjoy these videos and share with others.


Sean Hussey Young Adult and College Campus Ministry:

Sr. Nicolette Etienne, OSB Middle School Religion Teacher:

Fr. Patrick Beidelman, Office of Worship:

Ken Ogorek, Office of Catechesis:


Over the winter months many items have been placed in the Lost and Found tote located in the narthex of the church. If you or your children have lost clothing, hats, gloves, books, etc., please check the tote near the “in door” at Saint Lawrence Church. All items not claimed by June 13 will be donated to St. Vincent dePaul Society.

st.joseph partron fathersFOOD - FAITH - FATHERHOOD - ST. JOSEPH PICNIC, JUNE 26!

Have you heard? This is the year of St. Joseph! This devotional year was declared by Pope Francis from Dec. 8, 2020 to Dec. 8, 2021, to honor the 150th Anniversary of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church. St. Joseph is also patron of fathers and workers. 


The St. Lawrence Spiritual Life Commission and the St. Joseph Council of the Knights of Columbus invite you to a picnic and casual discussion in honor of St. Joseph! 


Saturday June 26, 2021, 3:00 to 4:45pm on the parish grounds west side of the church. Hot dogs, chips, cookies, tea and ice water will be offered. 


Click the following links for the flyers (English, Spanish)

RSVP to the Parish Office 317-546-4065

EXTRA COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND June 19/20, 2021 1st Archdiocesan Summer Mission Appeal

Next weekend we welcome Fr. Gerald Stookey, OP from the St. Dominic Mission Society.

Fr. Stookey will celebrate our weekend Masses and tell us about the missions and ministries of the Dominican Province of St. Albert the Great. We will take up an extra collection for the Friars. Please be generous.


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.


The Beauty of Marriage. Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness, and patience.


Devotion to the Sacred Heart emphasizes the vastness of God’s concern and love for struggling humanity. It serves as a reminder to sinful and hurting people to trust in His Heart, which so tenderly loves each of us.


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


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



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).

Lost and Found

Over the winter months many items have been placed in the Lost and Found tote located in the narthex of the church. If you or your children have lost clothing, hats, gloves, books, etc., please check the tote near the “in door” at Saint Lawrence Church. All items not claimed by June 13 will be donated to St. Vincent dePaul Society.


(0.01% gluten content) Please alert the presiding priest before Mass and stand in this priest’s Communion line to receive the host.


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! church code: IN124


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