Confirmation Preparation is open to all high school students in grades 9-12 at Saint Matthew Catholic Church. The full formation program is designed to be a two-year formation process. The first year is spent in either a Religious Education program or a Catholic school to gain a foundational understanding of the faith. The second-year is spent in the Confirmation Preparation Program, which focuses on the Sacrament of Confirmation itself, and concludes with the Sacrament of Confirmation.
In the Sacrament of Confirmation, we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and are sealed as witnesses to Jesus Christ. Our program incorporates components to help the candidates learn more about their faith and how to practice their faith through worship and service.
Last Class: October 18, 2020; Confirmation date: November 3, 2020 More info to come! Please continue to pray for our candidates.
Classes have already started via Zoom!
2020-2021 Handouts and General Information
Confirmation Preparation Program Calendar 2020-2021
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LISTEN TO FR. VINNY'S HOMILIES MAY 28, 2023 - Pentecost Sunday
English 10am Mass
Spanish 12pm Mass
MEMORIAL DAY MASS & BREAKFAST May 29, 2023 9:00am
The Annual Memorial Day Mass for Saint Andrew and Saint Lawrence will be held here at Saint Lawrence this year due to construction at St. Andrew. The Mass will be on Monday, May 29 at 9:00 a.m. A light breakfast will be served following Mass in Fr. Conen Hall cafeteria.
CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES! FELICIDADES GRADUADOS!
Mary Jane Castillo Alan Melgar Jada Tarver Serenity Fallas Renata Mercado Leslie Tello Brandon Grande-Tiro Kemari Morris Matthew Ugo Kaela Hastick Kenya Rodriguez-Diaz Javier Valencia-Perez Alex Holland Karol Silva Araceli Juarez Calvin Sims Rachel Williams Leah Mays William Stephens
Confessions will begin at 6:30pm this Thursday. Fr. Oscar Rivas will be here to hear confessions and celebrate our 7:00pm Mass.
Coffee & Donuts after 10am Mass
Next Sunday - June 4
CAFETERIA/GYM CLOSED Week of May 29
The Fr. Conen Hall (cafeteria)/ Fr. Beechem Gym building will be closed for cleaning from Monday, May 29 (after the Memorial Day breakfast) through Friday, June 2.
CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSIONS June 10/11, 2023 Before all Weekend Masses
12:00pm Noon Mass moved to 12:30pm for Sunday June 11 only. Fr. Vinny will lead the procession around the campus for all who are able to join in.
NO KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BREAKFAST in May or June
The St. Joseph Council Knights of Columbus will not be serving their 4th Sunday breakfast in May or June as we adjust to the new Mass schedule.
THANK YOU FROM JOE TURNER
Thank you to all of my Saint Lawrence family for your prayers during the last few months of health challenges. They are greatly appreciated. In Christ, Joe Turner
THANK YOU FROM THE FLYNN FAMILY
Thank you so much for praying daily for David and for our family during this long and difficult time, providing meals, giving monetary contributions, providing Christmas and Easter for David’s wife and children, the beautiful funeral Mass, the mercy meal, and all the other ways that you have loved and supported us. Words cannot express our gratefulness to our Saint Lawrence Family. Love, Ron & Jenny Flynn and Family
Collection at Masses June 3/4, 2023 - SUPPORT OUR SEMINARIANS
Thank you for supporting the Catholic Communication Campaign at Mass, and helping our local communications projects! Half of the funds raised remain here in the diocese. The other half supports projects in the United States and in developing countries. #1church1mission #EngageToBuildCommunity To learn more or to donate: www.usccb.org/ccc
LOST AND FOUND
There is a tote in the church narthex full of “Lost and Found” items. If you are missing an item of clothing or a backpack, etc., please see if it is in the tote. All items are eventually given to Saint Vincent de Paul Society.
Looking for some way to enrich your Lenten experience? There are several Lenten-themed books set aside on the table in the Parish Library available for checkout. Some are informational, some inspirational, some prayerful; all are thought provoking. The library is open between Masses on Sundays. Please stop in and make a selection. You will be glad you did!
POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR JUNE
For the abolition of torture. We pray that the international community may commit in a concrete way to ensuring the abolition of torture and guarantee support to victims and their families.
JUNE IS THE MONTH OF THE SACRED HEART
June is the month of the Sacred Heart. A devotion long practiced privately, it was officially approved in the 1800s. Devotion the Sacred Heart encourages participation in Holy Hour Eucharistic Adoration and to receive Holy Communion on the first Friday of every month. Read more about devotion to the Sacred Heart by clicking here.
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.
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