Do you have an hour to spend with our Lord? A signup sheet for our daytime Eucharistic Adoration on Thursdays and Fridays is on the narthex bulletin board. We have a dedicated group of adorers who spend time every week, but we would love to have more. Please consider committing to an hour each week. Jesus is waiting for you.
MEN’S ADORATION GROUP All men are invited to spend some time in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament next Sunday, August 16, from 8:30-9:30pm in the main sanctuary. The Men’s Adoration Group meets every month on the 3rd Sunday.
FRIDAY ADORATION We have resumed our Friday evening adoration. Adoration will be every other Friday from 6-8pm in the main sanctuary of the church. Upcoming dates are: August 21 September 4 September 18
REGULAR ADORATION HOURS (Please see the above hours for Friday and Men's Adoration. Currently, these are the only adoration dates and times available.
In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, except holidays Sundays: after 12pm noon Mass to 4pm Thursdays: 8:30am to 4pm Fridays: after 8:15 am Mass to 3pm and 6-8pm Men’s Adoration: 3rd Sunday of month 9-10pm
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 Thurs. and Fri. 8:30am-4:00pm and Sun. 1:00-4:00pm. Please come whenever you can. For those interested in weekly adoration: you will have the opportunity in the next few weeks to sign up for a weekly time slot or as a sub. Watch for a signup board in the narthex.
One of the last acts Jesus performed on Earth was the institution of the Holy Eucharistic so we can be with Him on Earth, until in His infinite mercy, He calls us Home to be with Him for eternity.
Each Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. He is present in exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the St. Lawrence Chapel. He is there. He really is. Will you be?
What to you actually do during adoration? You may sign up to be and “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.
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The dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass has been extended until November 1
THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Holy Day (NO Obligation This Year) Saturday, August 15, 2020. We will have one bilingual Mass in English and Spanish at 9:00am.
SAINT LAWRENCE FEAST DAY AUGUST 10: Easter Flower Memorial Mass
On Monday, August 10, the Feast Day of Saint Lawrence, Father Tom will celebrate a special Mass at 8:15am “In Honor of and In Remembrance of “all those who were remembered with our 2020 Easter Flower Memorial program. All are invited!
POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR AUGUST 2020: The Maritime World
We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.
ALL ROSARIES PRAYED IN THE CHURCH BUILDING INCLUDING THE CHAPEL ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE TUESDAY AFTERNOON ROSARY GROUP WHICH MEETS IN THE HOMES IS NOT MEETING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
Please call the Parish Office at 317-546-4065 if you need Fr. Tom to anoint you. In danger of death, please call our emergency number 317-987-7818.
LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON August 9, 2020
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, 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
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Parish Annual Report
Click here to view the Parish Annual Report for 2019
Click here to read about the latest update of our Capital Campaign
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. 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
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