homilies

Welcome to the Homilies page!

We make an effort to record every Sunday's homily and post them on this page.

Please click on any of the homilies to the right to listen to them.

We hope that by listening to the homilies, you are blessed in your faith journey!

God bless you!

November 28, 2021
English 

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for November 28 2021 (English, Spanish) - AWAITING DOCUMENTS FROM FR. TOM

November 25, 2021 - Thanksgiving Day
English 

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for November 25 2021 (Multi-lingual) - AWAITING DOCUMENTS FROM FR. TOM

November 21, 2021
English 

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for November 14, 2021 (English, Spanish) - AWAITING DOCUMENTS FROM FR. TOM

November 14, 2021
English 

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for November 14, 2021 (English, Spanish)

November 7, 2021
English 

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for November 7, 2021 (English, Spanish)

October 31, 2021
English 

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for October 31, 2021 (English, Spanish)

October 24, 2021
English 


October 17, 2021
English - Fr. Ron Mrozinski from Cross Catholic Outreach

October 10, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Multi-Lingual Noon Mass - Fr. Tom

October 3, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

September 26, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom

September 19, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for September 19, 2021 (English, Spanish)

September 12, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for September 12, 2021 (English, Spanish)

September 6, 2021 (Labor Day Tri-Parish Multilingual Mass
English - Fr. Tom

September 5, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for September 5, 2021 (English, Spanish)

August 29, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

August 22, 2021 

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for August 22, 2021 (English, Spanish)

August 15, 2021

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for August 15, 2021 (English, Spanish)

August 8, 2021 - Celebration of the Feast Day of St. Lawrence
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for August 8, 2021 (English, Spanish)

August 1, 2021
English - Brother John Tryon, CSC

July 25, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for July 25, 2021 (English, Spanish)

July 18, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for July 18, 2021 (English, Spanish)

July 11, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for July 11, 2021 (English, Spanish

July 4, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for July 4, 2021 (English, Spanish)

English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for June 27, 2021 (English, Spanish

June 13, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for June 13, 2021 (English, Spanish

June 6, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for June 6, 2021 (English, Spanish)

May 30, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for May 30, 2021 (English, Spanish)

May 23, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for May 23, 2021 (English) 

May 16, 2021
English - Fr. Justin Belitz

May 9, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for May 9, 2021 (English, Spanish) 

May 2, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for May 2, 2021 (English, Spanish)

April 25, 2021 Divine Mercy Sunday
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom - AWAITING RECORDING FROM FR. TOM

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for April 25, 2021 (English, Spanish)

April 18, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for April 18, 2021 (English, Spanish)

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for April 11, 2021 (English, Spanish)

April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for April 4, 2021 (English, Spanish)

April 2, 2021 - Good Friday
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for April 2, 2021 (English, Spanish)

April 1, 2021 - Holy Thursday
Bi-Lingual - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for April 1, 2021 (English, Spanish)

March 28, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for March 28, 2021 (English, Spanish)

March 21, 2021
Bi-Lingual - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for March 21, 2021 (English, Spanish)

March 14, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for March 14, 2021 (English, Spanish)

March 7, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for March 7, 2021 (English, Spanish

February 28, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for February 28, 2021 (English, Spanish

February 21, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for February 21, 2021 (English, Spanish

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (English, Spanish

February 14, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

February 7, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for February 7, 2021 (English, Spanish)

January 31, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

January 24, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

January 17, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

January 10, 2021
English - Fr. Tom

January 3, 2021
English - Fr. Tom - Feast of the Epiphany

January 1, 2021
Multi-lingual - Fr. Tom - Feast of the Most Holy Mary, Mother of God

December 27, 2020
English - Fr. Tom - Feast of the Holy Family

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for December 27, 2020 (English, Spanish)

December 25, 2020
English - Fr. Joe Moriarty - Christmas Day

December 24, 2020
English - Fr. Tom - Christmas Eve Vigil

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for December 24, 2020 (English, Spanish)

December 20, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for December 20, 2020 (English, Spanish)

December 13, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for December 13, 2020 (English, Spanish)

December 8, 2020 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for December 8, 2020 (English, Spanish)

December 6, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for December 6, 2020 (English, Spanish)

November 29, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for November 29, 2020 (English, Spanish)

November 22, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for November 22, 2020 (English, Spanish)

November 15, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for November 15, 2020 (English, Spanish)

November 8, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for November 8, 2020 (English, Spanish)

November 3, 2020 - Confirmation Mass
English - Archbishop Thompson

November 1, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for November 1, 2020 (English, Spanish)

October 25, 2020
English - Fr. Phil Bowers

October 18, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom - Awaiting recording from Fr. Tom 
Read Fr. Tom's Homily for October 18, 2020 (English, Spanish) - Awaiting Spanish Translation from Fr. Tom

October 11, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom - Awaiting recording from Fr. Tom 
Read Fr. Tom's Homily for October 11, 2020 (English, Spanish) - Awaiting documents from Fr. Tom

October 4, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for October 4, 2020 (English, Spanish)

September 27, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for September 27, 2020 (English, Spanish)

September 20, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom - Awaiting recording from Fr. Tom
Read Fr. Tom's Homily for September 20, 2020 (English, Spanish) Awaiting documents from Fr. Tom

September 13, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom Recording not available
Read Fr. Tom's Homily for September 13, 2020 (English, Spanish)

September 6, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom Recording not available
Read Fr. Tom's Homily for September 6, 2020 (English, Spanish)

August 30, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom Recording not available
Read Fr. Tom's Homily for August 30, 2020 (English, Spanish)

August 23, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for August 23, 2020 (English, Spanish)

August 16, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for August 16, 2020 (English, Spanish)

August 9, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for August 9, 2020 (English, Spanish)

August 2, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for August 2, 2020 (English, Spanish)

July 19, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for July 26, 2020 (English, Spanish)

July 19, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for July 19, 2020 (English, Spanish)

July 12, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for July 12, 2020 (English, Spanish)

July 5, 2020
English - Fr. George Knab - Unbound Ministries

June 28, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for June 28, 2020 (English, Spanish)

June 21, 2020
English - Fr. Tom

Spanish - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for June 21, 2020 (English, Spanish)

June 14, 2020 - Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
English - Fr. Tom 9am Mass

English - Archbishop Thompson 12pm Mass

Spanish - Fr. Tom 9am Mass

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for June 14, 2020 (English, Spanish)

June 7, 2020 - Fr. Tom - Feast of the Most Holy Trinity
English

Spanish

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for June 7, 2020 (English, Spanish)

May 31, 2020 - Fr. Tom - Pentecost Sunday
English

Spanish

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for May 31, 2020 (English, Spanish)

May 24, 2020 - Fr. Tom
English

Spanish

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for May 24, 2020 (English, Spanish)

May 17, 2020 - Fr. Tom
English

Spanish

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for May 17, 2020 (English, Spanish)

May 10, 2020 - Fr. Tom
English

Spanish

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for May 10, 2020 (English, Spanish)

May 3, 2020 - Fr. Tom
English

Spanish

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for May 3, 2020 (English, Spanish)

April 26, 2020 - Fr. Tom
English

Spanish

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for April 26, 2020 (English, Spanish)

April 19, 2020 - Fr. Tom
English

Spanish

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for April 19, 2020 (English, Spanish)

April 12, 2020 - Fr. Tom
English

Spanish

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for April 12, 2020 (English, Spanish)

April 5, 2020 - Fr. Tom
English

Spanish

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for April 5, 2020 (English, Spanish)

March 29, 2020 - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for March 29, 2020 (English, Spanish)

March 22, 2020 - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for March 22, 2020 (English, Spanish)

March 15, 2020 - Fr. Tom

March 1, 2020 - Fr. Tom

February 9, 2020 - Fr. Tom

February 9, 2020 - Fr. Tom (Bi-Lingual)

February 2, 2020 - Fr. Tom

February 2, 2020 - Fr. Justin Beliz

January 12, 2020 - Fr. Tom

January 5, 2020 - Fr. Tom

January 1, 2020 - Fr. Tom (Bi-Lingual Mass)

December 29, 2019 - Fr. Tom

December 15, 2019 - Fr. Tom

December 8, 2019 - Fr. Tom

December 1, 2019 - Fr. Tom

November 24, 2019 - Fr. Tom

November 17, 2019 - Fr. Tom

October 13, 2019 - Fr. Tom

October 6, 2019 - Fr. Larry Richardt

October 6, 2019 - Fr. Tom

September 29, 2019 - Fr. Tom

September 22, 2019 - Fr. Tom

September 15, 2019 - Fr. Tom

September 8, 2019 - Fr. Tom

September 2, 2019 - Labor Day Tri-Parish Mass - Fr. Tom

September 1, 2019 - Fr. Tom

August 11, 2019 - Fr. Tom

August 4, 2019 - Fr. Tom

July 28, 2019 - Fr. Tom

July 21, 2019 - Fr. Tom

July 14, 2019 - Fr. Tom

July 7, 2019 - Fr. Tom


June 23, 2019 - Fr. Martin

June 23, 2019 - Fr. Tom

June 23, 2019 - Fr. Martin

June 16, 2019 - Fr. Martin

May 26, 2019 - Fr. Tom

May 19, 2019 - Fr. Martin

May 12, 2019 - Fr. Martin

May 5, 2019 - Fr. Tom

April 21, 2019 - Easter Sunday - Fr. Tom

April 14, 2019 - Fr. Tom

April 14, 2019 - Fr. Martin

April 7, 2019 - Fr. Tom

March 31, 2019 - Fr. Tom

March 31, 2019 - Fr. Martin

March 24, 2019 - Fr. Tom

March 24, 2019 - Fr. Martin

March 10, 2019 - Fr. Tom

March 10, 2019 - Fr. Martin

February 24, 2019 - Fr. Martin

February 17, 2019 - Dcn. Tom

February 10, 2019 - Fr. Tom

February 10, 2019 - Fr. Martin

February 3, 2019 - Fr. Tom

February 3, 2019 - Fr. Martin

January 27, 2019 - Dcn. Tom

January 20, 2019 - Fr. Martin

January 13, 2019 - Fr. Tom (Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord)

January 6, 2019 - Fr. Tom (Feast of the Epiphany)

January 6, 2019 - Fr. Martin (Feast of the Epiphany)

December 30, 2018 - Fr. Martin (Feast of the Holy Family)

December 25, 2018 - Fr. Tom (Christmas Day)

December 24, 2018 - Fr. Tom (Christmas Eve)

December 23, 2018 - Dcn. Tom

December 16, 2018 - Fr. Martin

December 9, 2018 - Fr. Tom

December 2, 2018 - Fr. Martin

November 25, 2018 - Fr. Tom

November 25, 2018 - Fr. Martin

November 18, 2018 - Fr. Martin

November 11, 2018 - Dcn. Tom

November 4, 2018 - Fr. Phil Bowers

October 28, 2018 - Fr. Tom

October 21, 2018 - Fr. Martin


October 14, 2018 - Dcn. Tom

October 7, 2018 - Fr. Martin

October 7, 2018 - Fr. Tom

October 4, 2018 - Fr. Martin

September 30, 2018 - Fr. Martin

September 23, 2018 - Dcn. Tom

September 16, 2018 - Fr. Martin

September 9, 2018 - Fr. Tom

September 2, 2018 - Fr. Tom

August 19, 2018 - Dcn. Tom (and also Fr. Tom's talk on Commitment Sunday)

August 19, 2018 - Fr. Martin

August 12, 2018 - Fr. Tom (Bi-Lingual)

August 12, 2018 - Fr. Martin

August 5, 2018 - Fr. Andy Syberg

July 29, 2018 - Fr. Tom

July 29, 2018 - Fr. Martin

July 22, 2018 - Fr. Tom

July 22, 2018 - Fr. Martin

July 15, 2018 - Dcn. Tom

July 15, 2018 - Sr. Edith Schneider

July 8, 2018 - Fr. Tom

July 1, 2018 - Fr. Tom

July 1, 2018 - Fr. Martin

June 10, 2018 - Fr. Tom

June 10, 2018 - Fr. Martin

June 3, 2018 - Fr. Tom

June 3, 2018 - Fr. Martin

May 27, 2018 (Fr. Larry McCulloch - Maryknoll Missionary)

May 23, 2018 (8th Grade Graduation Mass) - Fr. Tom

May 20, 2018 - Fr. Tom

May 13, 2018 - Dcn. Tom

May 6, 2018 - Fr. Tom

April 29, 2018 - Dcn. Tom

April 22, 2018 - Fr. Tom

April 22, 2018 - Fr. Martin

April 15, 2018 - Fr. Tom

April 15, 2018 - Fr. Martin

April 8, 2018 - Divine Mercy Sunday - Fr. Martin

April 1, 2018 - Easter Sunday - Fr. Martin

March 30, 2018  - Good Friday - Dcn. Tom

March 25, 2018 Dcn. Tom

March 18, 2018 Fr. Tom

March 18, 2018 Martin

March 11, 2018 Fr. Tom

February 11, 2018 Fr. Martin

February 4, 2018 Dcn. Tom

January 28, 2018 Fr. Tom

January 28, 2018 Fr. Martin

January 14, 2018 Fr. Martin

January 14, 2018 Fr. Tom

January 7, 2018 Dcn. Tom (Feast of the Epiphany)

January 1, 2018 Fr. Martin Bi-Lingual Mass (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God)

December 31, 2017 Fr. Martin

December 24, 2017 Christmas Eve Vigil Mass - Fr. Tom

December 24, 2017 Fr. Martin Bi-Lingual Mass (4th Sunday of Advent)

December 24, 2017 Fr. Tom (4th Sunday of Advent)

December 17, 2017 Fr. Martin

December 10, 2017 Dcn. Tom

November 26, 2017 Dcn. Tom

November 19, 2017 Fr. Martin

November 12, 2017 Fr. Tom

November 12, 2017 Fr. Martin

November 5, 2017 Fr. Tom

November 5, 2017 Fr. Martin

October 29, 2017 Fr. Tom

October 22, 2017 Fr. Martin

October 15, 2017 Fr. Tom

October 1, 2017 Fr. Tom

September 24, 2017 Fr. Bala, Missionary priest representing the Holy Spirit Sisters of Jeevadhara Province, Hyderabad, India

September 17, 2017 Fr. Tom

September 10, 2017 Fr. Tom

August 27, 2017 Fr. Tom

August 20, 2017 Fr. Tom

August 13, 2017 Fr. Tom

July 30, 2017 Fr. Tom

July 23, 2017 Fr. Tom

July 16, 2017 Deacon Tom

July 2, 2017 Father Tom

June 25, 2017 Father Lincoln Dall

June 18, 2017 Father Darvin Winters

June 11, 2017 Deacon Tom

June 4, 2017 Father Tom

May 28, 2017 Deacon Tom

May 21, 2017 Father Tom

April 30, 2017 Father Tom

April 23, 2017 Father Tom

April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday: Deacon Tom

April 15, 2017 Easter Vigil: Deacon Tom

April 14, 2017 Good Friday: Father Tom

April 2, 2017 Father Tom

April 2, 2017 Father Tom

March 26, 2017 Deacon Tom

March 19, 2017 Father Tom

March 5, 2017 Father Tom

February 26, 2017 Father Tom

February 19, 2017 Deacon Tom

February 5, 2017 Father Tom

January 29, 2017 Father Tom

January 22, 2017 Father Tom

January 15, 2017 Deacon Tom

January 8, 2017 Father Tom

January 1, 2017 Father Tom

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LISTEN TO FR. TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE NOVEMBER 28, 2021

English

 

Read the homily (English, Spanish) - AWAITING DOCUMENTS FROM FR. TOM

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES

The North Deanery Advent Penance Services will be held November 28-30 at the following locations:

Sunday, November 28 2:00-3:30pm Here at Saint Lawrence
Monday, November 29 7:00-8:30pm St. Joan of Arc, 4217 Central Ave.
Tuesday, November 30 7:00-8:30pm St. Matthew, 4100 E 56th St.

 

MASSES TO CELEBRATE OUR LADY, THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

The Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation)
Masses:

December 7 7:00pm (Multilingual)
No 5:30pm Mass
December 8 8:15am (English)
December 8 Noon (Multilingual)
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is the Patroness of the United States of America. December 8 is also the anniversary of our parish, Saint Lawrence.

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Festivities for the December 12 Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of Mexico, the Americas, and the Unborn, are as follows:

Rosary Novenas for Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 2-10 at 7:00pm in the Church (Spanish)
Rosary on Thursdays is after the 7:00pm Mass.

December 11 Feast Day Celebrated
8:00pm Mass in Spanish
9:15pm Danzas
9:30pm Mañanitas

REMEMBER THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED IN NOVEMBER

This year we will remember our faithful departed by displaying their names on the TV in the narthex. A basket will be located in the narthex to collect the names of your departed loved ones. Please write their names on one of the pieces of paper and place the paper in the basket.

2022 Annual St. Joseph Sunday Missals

Missals are available in the narthex. Suggested donation is $3.00.

PRAY THE ROSARY AT SAINT LAWRENCE

Sunday: Before the 9am Mass in the Chapel
First Friday: 6:30pm in the Chapel (Pro-life rosary)
Saturday: Before the 5:00pm Mass in the Church

Survey on the Upcoming 2023 Synod

The Church in central and southern Indiana has joined dioceses around the world in beginning its participation in the preparation for a 2023 meeting of the Synod of Bishops. Catholics across the archdiocese have the opportunity to contribute to the preparation through an online survey. https://tinyurl.com/fev6ku4n

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

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

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 NOVEMBER 2021

People Who Suffer from Depression: We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.

NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF HOLY SOULS

The Catholic Church dedicates the entire month of November to praying in a special way for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. The Holy Souls (also called the Faithful Departed) are members of the Church who await the purification of their souls before joining the saints in heaven for all eternity. Specifically, they are referred to as the Church Suffering (the saints in heaven are the Church Triumphant, and the faithful on earth are the Church Militant). The poor souls in purgatory cannot pray for themselves or do anything to hasten their entrance into heaven, but we can and ought to pray for them as an act of charity. The feast of the Holy Souls is November 2nd.

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, 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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