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

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WE ARE CALLED TO SERVE

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

GRIEF GROUP

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.

BirthlineBIRTHLINE MINISTRY

Material assistance to pregnant women and mothers of infants in need

VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS NEEDED!

Contact Keri Carroll (317) 236 1433 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit: archindy.org/humanlifeanddignity/ministries-birthline.html

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. 

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. 

Serving and Cook volunteers needed for SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral Sunday Soup Kitchen Ministry 1347 N. Meridian Street

The Sunday Cathedral Soup Kitchen program is in need of volunteers who are able to serve or cook lunch.  Cook teams work from 9:00 AM to Noon and our serving teams work from 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM. Saint Lawrence helps on the first Sunday every other month. Our next date is October 1. Please contact Suellen Kilies, Saint Lawrence Soup Kitchen Coordinator, at 317-213-9425 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss volunteer opportunities.

Listen to the Voice of Creation - Season of Creation 2022

From September 1 (World Day of Prayer for Creation) to October 4 (Feast of St. Francis) each year, the Christian community celebrates the Season of Creation by praying and acting together to protect our common home. The 2022 worldwide theme is “Listen to the Voice of Creation”, a focus on the voices of those who suffer the impacts of climate change, those who are muted in public forums, and the voices of people who hold generational wisdom about how to live gratefully within the limits of the land. The flame of the Holy Spirit calls us to listen to the voice of creation. Learn more on the Archdiocese Creation Care Ministry website www.ourcommonhome.org/season-of-creation 

SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH

September is Suicide Awareness Month Indiana Center for Parish Nursing Educational Series Know QPR and save a life. Thursday, September 22, 2022 1 PM – 2 PM Presented via Zoom by: Tina Hoffmann, Franciscan Health Community Health Improvement Coordinator Register at: www.indianacenterforparishnurses.org  QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Serving and Cook volunteers needed for SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral Sunday Soup Kitchen Ministry 1347 N. Meridian Street

The Sunday Cathedral Soup Kitchen program is in need of volunteers who are able to serve or cook lunch.  Cook teams work from 9:00 AM to Noon and our serving teams work from 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM. Saint Lawrence helps on the first Sunday every other month. Our next date is October 1. Please contact Suellen Kilies, Saint Lawrence Soup Kitchen Coordinator, at 317-213-9425 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss volunteer opportunities.

 
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The keynote speaker for the rally is Fr. Agustino Torres, CFM. He is one of the selected speakers for the Eucharistic Revival. Workshops will be held on Friday and Saturday at the JW Marriott. Workshops will be available in both English and French. The list of workshops and speakers includes several speakers from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis - Fr. Doug Hunter, St. Roch; Fr. John Kamwendo, St. Michael the Archangel; Fr. Charles Smith, Chaplain at the VA Hospital (Indianapolis) and Archbishop Charles C. Thompson. The conference is open to all males, 14 years of age and older. To register or for more information, www.bowmanfrancis.org/

For questions, concerns, or more information, please contact Pearlette Springer, coordinator of Archdiocese of Indianapolis Black Catholic Ministry 317-236-1474 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Marc Guess, St. Monica Parish This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Daryl Whitley, Holy Angels Parish This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cursillo: An Encounter with Christ

As your faith is challenged in a pluralistic world, ask yourself . . . Do you want to live your faith in your daily life?  Do you desire a Catholic Community with which to share your faith journey?  Do you wish to enrich your relationship with God?  Do you want to be more confident in sharing your faith with our secular world?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, Cursillo will help you develop, live and share your spirituality in today’s society.

Now is the time to sign up for the fall weekends. The Men’s and Women’s weekends will be held at St. Joseph’s Retreat and Conference Center in Tipton on September 29 – October 2 and October 13 – 16 respectively. Only 30 participants from Central Indiana can attend, so please reserve your spot as soon as possible. Cursillo is a great next step for those who already have participated in Christ Renews His Parish. The applications and information about the weekend can be found on the Cursillo web site - http://www.cursillo-cicc.org/. You may also contact Ann Stankiewicz (317) 578-0886 for more information. 

marriage encounter

Do you want to make your marriage stronger? Do you want to spend an uninterrupted weekend with your spouse? Why not make a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and learn more about your wonderful vocation? Future Weekends will be at:

- Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House 4-6 November 2022
- Mount St. Francis Centre for Spirituality 10-12 February 2023 Visit www.wwme.org for further info or call 317-863-5680 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Quote from a couple who made a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend: “Our Weekend was, without qualification, the most fantastic and moving experience of our lives.”

CATHOLIC CRUISES AND TOURS

www.facebook.com/CatholicCruisesandTours Want to know more about Catholic Cruises and Tours? Phone: 860-399-1785 or click on the website link: www.catholiccruisesandtours.com 


AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS

bishiop chatardBishop Chatard

Summer Camps: www.bishopchatard.org/camps 

 

 

cathedralCathedral High School

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.

Helpful links as you continue to research Cathedral:
• 3D Tour of the Innovation Center
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCtaPHwOiMQ&list=PL8j9gAOegfq45qWKiUrofuxvswJkoJPzx&index=9

• Cathedral Course Guide http://lion3.cathedral-irish.org/chscourseguide/
• Student Clubs and Activities https://www.gocathedral.com/on-campus/clubs-activities

logo scecinaScecina High School

Summer Camps: www.Scecina.org/camps 

 

 

 


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.

St. Mary of the Woods

FATIMA RETREAT HOUSE

Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E 56th Street (317) 545-7681

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.

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. Vinny’s Sunday Homilies

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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 

Listen to Fr. Vinny's Sunday Homily - September 25, 2022

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SAINT LAWRENCE SCHOOL TRASH BAG SALES

Our Saint Lawrence PFO trash bag sale is going on now! School families will be asking for orders or you can buy rolls on Thursday September 29th from 12:00pm - 6:00pm in the glass area of the Gym Lobby. You can also purchase trash bags on the first Friday of the month in the School Office. Rolls are $12 each for our white, yellow and blue options. Thank you for your support! 

CHURCH DIRECTORY UPDATE

Appointments are being scheduled now. Sign up after Masses next weekend September 24/25 in the narthex, by calling the Parish Office at 317-546-4065, or by going online at ucdir.com (Church Code: in1800, Church Password: photos). Please do your part and schedule an appointment. We would like to get 100% participation!
 
Photography Dates: 
Tuesday-Friday    October 4-7 2:00-8:30pm
Saturday October 8 10:30am-4:00pm
No purchase is required. Each family receives a free 8x10 portrait and a free church directory. If you are able to help staff the check-in table during photography sessions, please contact Kim at the Parish Office 317-546-4065 or kczachura@saintlawrence.net

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sandra bookSANDRA'S NEW BOOK: HOLY BOLDNESS NOW AVAILABLE!

Sandra Hartlieb's new book, "Holy Boldness", is now available on Amazon. You can get it in print or on kindle. “Holy Boldness” is a unique style of Christian writing, combining storytelling, Scripture study, and devotional reflections. Readers will be drawn into the first-person narratives of familiar Biblical women. Examining their stories and reflecting on their encounters with Christ will enable the reader to unlock the mysteries of the transformative moments in their own lives and discover their own spiritual treasures. Go to Amazon books and search for “Holy Boldness.”

Right to Life Celebrate Life Dinner

Be part of the Saint Matthew / Saint Lawrence table at the Celebrate Life Dinner. Call 317-582-1526 to register and mention your home parish. Info online at rtlindy.org/home/dinner/ If you register online, please contact the Right to Life of Indianapolis office at (317) 582-1526 or email life@rtlindy.org to be sure you are on the email list for registration details. The 40th Annual Celebrate Life Dinner will be held Tuesday, October 4, at the Marriott Ballroom, Marriott Downtown Indianapolis, 350 W. Maryland St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner and awards ceremony 6:45 p.m. Keynote by Chuck Donovan 8 p.m. Cost is $75/person. Please call Kim at the Saint Lawrence Parish Office if you would like to attend but cannot afford a ticket.

PARISH LIBRARY

The Library will now be open between the Sunday Masses (9:45—11:45 am) on the first 4 Sundays of each month. The Library is located at the north end of the church, past the double doors. Turn right as you leave the sanctuary.

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 them with others:
                                                                                                  

Sean Hussey Young Adult and College Campus Ministry: https://youtu.be/ql2u4LNVAgo

Sr. Nicolette Etienne, OSB Middle School Religion Teacher: https://youtu.be/qiAUNYBzq2g

Fr. Patrick Beidelman, Office of Worship: https://youtu.be/g2AhSENblaA

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER

Abolition of the Death Penalty
We pray that the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person, may be legally abolished in every country

SEPTEMBER IS THE MONTH OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS

The month of September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, whose memorial the Church celebrates on September 15. Devotion to the sorrows of the Virgin Mary dates from the twelfth century when it made its appearance in monastic circles under the influence of St. Anselm and St. Bernard.

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 the 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, so 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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