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KNIGHTS CORNER – June 13, 2021

Well, the dispensation has been lifted and so most of us should be heading back to mass this weekend! Many reasons exist as to why physically being present in church is important.  While zooming  masses from home is better than nothing, attending virtual events lacks the camaraderie and unified sense of purpose that one receives from attending a live mass.  The Roman Catholic Church consists of a community that holds certain  beliefs in common, and one cannot hold together such a body of believers for long by just virtual contact. 

The very word "virtual" precludes any sense of real presence; and if there is something that we Catholics believe in it is the real presence of Christ in our worship service.  Our rituals are very physical and include kneeling, bowing, anointing,  making the sign of the cross,  as well as making the sign of peace.  However, the ultimate physical ritual we perform is the actual ingestion of Christ's body and blood during the eucharist.  When we gather together for Sunday mass, we are not only assured of the church's survival, but we are also reminded that Christ is always with us, even until the end of the age. 

Men interested in joining the Knights of Columbus should contact Mark Scott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Phone:(317)364-6206. Or look up the Knights of Columbus website at https://www.kofc.org/joinus.

Mike Wininger, Grand Knight Council 529
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About the Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, it was named in honor of the mariner Christopher Columbus. Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to low-income immigrant Catholics, it developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education and actively defending Roman Catholicism in various nations.

There are 1,883,598 members in nearly 15,000 councils, with 302 councils on college campuses. Membership is limited to "practical" Catholic men aged 18 or older. Membership consists of four different degrees, each exemplifying a different principle of the Order. The Order is a member of the International Alliance of Catholic Knights.

Councils have been chartered in the United States (including the territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Panama, the Bahamas, Cuba, Guatemala, Saipan, South Korea, Ukraine, Lithuania, and on US military bases around the world. The Knights' official junior organization, the Columbian Squires, has over 5,000 circles and the Order's patriotic arm, the Fourth Degree, has more than 2,500 assemblies.

For their support for the Church and local communities, as well as for their philanthropic efforts, Pope John Paul II referred to the Order as a "strong right arm of the Church." In 2014, the Order gave over US$173 million directly to charity and performed over 71.5 million man-hours of voluntary service. Over 413,000 US pints (195,000 l; 344,000 imp pt) of blood were donated in 2010.

The Knights were formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief, and public relief works.

K of C # 5290 meets in Fr. Conen Hall cafeteria on the 1st Thursday of the month. We will work to help our parish family any way we can.

If you know any past Grand Knight or family member of a past Grand Knight, please let them know we have personal items for each Past Grand Knight or widow of a past Grand Knight that we would like to give the family.

St. Joseph Council 5290
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
6944 E. 46th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46226-3704
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UPDATES AND COUNCIL ACTIVITIES

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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 Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation remains in effect until further notice.

LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON JUNE 13, 2021

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Spanish Audio - Awaiting the Spanish audio recording from Fr. Tom

Read the homilies (English, Spanish)

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: 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

Ken Ogorek, Office of Catechesis: https://youtu.be/dH83dD69W60

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.

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 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 JUNE 2021

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.

JUNE IS THE MONTH OF THE SACRED HEART

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.

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).

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.

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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