Did You Know --- that we have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Holy Hour) every Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Beginning on August 22nd, this will be held in the Church - not in the Chapel! Can you spare 60 minutes or less talking with Jesus? He is waiting for you!
We are discontinuing our Thursday Adoration time for now.
MEN’S ADORATION GROUP 3rd Sunday of the Month 8:30pm - 9:30pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel Next adoaration date: October 15
TUESDAY ADORATION Every Tuesday from 9:00am – 1:00pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
It is just over 13 months since we started Adoration on Tuesday Mornings. We have had 8 very faithful members attend each week and for that we are thankful. A few others have come when they are available.
The Lord is Awaiting!
In a parish of this size, we should be able to get more people to commit to a time each week. If this appeal touches your heart, please call and sign up for a time slot. The hours are 9AM -1PM on Tuesdays. Call Lois Duwel 317-842-4026. Thank you!
FRIDAY ADORATION Every Friday from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Christ prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, contemplating the suffering He would endure on our behalf. He was disappointed that His disciples could not spend one hour with Him. How often have we thought that if we had been there we could have spent that hour? Now we can. We are privileged to have EUCHARISTIC ADORATION at St. Lawrence Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Christ is there. He really is. Will you be?
What do you actually do during adoration? You may sign up to be an “adorer” which allows you to schedule yourself for one or more hours per week to pray before the very presence of Our Lord, exposed in the monstrance. It means that you can have some time alone with Jesus to recite your favorite prayers, read the bible, contemplate acts of faith, hope, charity, thanksgiving, reparation, pray a rosary or do whatever type of prayerful devotion that suits you before Our Lord. You can just sit and say nothing simply keeping Him company, just as you would with a dear friend.
For the Most Current Info, Digital Copies of our Weekly Bulletin, and Copies of Fr. Vinny’s Sunday Homilies
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The first Mass was celebrated here at Saint Lawrence on December 8, 1949. Next year we will celebrate our 75th Anniversary. If you are interested in being part of the planning committee for our year-long celebration, please contact Kim at the Parish Office 317-546-4065 ext 332 or email@example.com
Elementary Grade Teacher Saint Lawrence School is looking for an elementary grade teacher for this school year. If you know of anyone who would be interested in teaching either 4th grade or Science and Social Studies to our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students, please have them contact Principal Andy Maxson at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-543-4923.
Cultural Delights Day Saturday, September 30, 2023
11:00am-4:00pm (doors open at 10:00am)
Admission is Free (donations gratefully accepted)
Sign up to donate food, water, soft drinks, wine, beer, or to help with the event. Online at tinyurl.com/culturaldelightsvolunteer or call the Parish Office 317-546-4065.
Monetary donations can be dropped off at the parish office or in the collection basket. Envelopes available in the narthex. Questions? Contact Nneka Jemie email@example.com 317-658-9754
SAFE PARISH TRAINING
All parishioners volunteering at Saint Lawrence are asked to complete Safe Parish training which includes completing a background check and taking an online course. The course takes about 45-60 minutes to complete and must be done on either a computer or a laptop. The course can be found at www.Archindysafeparish.org Passcode/ Organization Code is Archindy2021
SAINT LAWRENCE SCHOOL TRUNK OR TREAT: Friday, October 27, 2023 Help needed!
Saint Lawrence School does not have the volunteers to host this event for 2023. If you can help by organizing and being in charge of this event, please contact Megan Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 SEPTEMBER
For people living on the margins. We pray for those persons living on the margins of society, in inhumane life conditions; may they not be overlooked by institutions and never considered of lesser importance.
SEPTEMBER IS THE MONTH OF THE SEVEN SORROWS (DOLOURS) OF MARY (Feast Day September 15)
September is traditionally dedicated to the Seven Sorrows (or Dolours) of Mary, and the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows falls in September. The Sorrows are: the prophecy of Simeon, the flight into Egypt, the loss of the Holy Child at Jerusalem for three days, meeting Jesus on his way to Calvary, standing at the foot of the Cross, Jesus being taken from the Cross, and the burial of Christ. Read more about Our Lady of Sorrows in our article 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 PRIEST
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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