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!

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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The dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass has been extended until further notice.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS THIS WEEKEND

Daylight Savings Time ends next Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 2:00am. Don’t forget to “fall back” and set your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed on Saturday evening.

WEEKEND MASS ROTATIONS

Last names A-K November 8 & November 22
Last names L-Z November 1 & November 15

NO DAILY MASS OCTOBER 19-30, 2020 DURING FR. TOM'S VACATION

We will not have daily Masses Tuesday-Friday this week while Fr. Tom is on vacation. Daily Masses will be celebrated again starting Wednesday, November 4 at 8:15 am.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR OCTOBER 2020: The Laity’s Mission in the Church

We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

All Saints Day Masses October 31/November 1 will be celebrated at all Weekend Masses

All Souls’ Day November 2

Mass in Spanish: Monday, November 2, 7:00 pm
You must register for a ticket to attend Mass. Call Damaris at the Parish Office 317-546-4065 ext 340 or 317-443-1615. We will not have any Masses in English this year.
The church will be open all day for prayer on November 2, All Souls’ Day.

The month of November, especially All Souls’ Day, is a traditional time for visiting graves of loved ones, as is the anniversary of death.

A plenary indulgence is a complete release from the temporal punishment due for sins already forgiven (as far as their guilt is concerned.) Only one plenary indulgence may be obtained a day for oneself or a Holy Soul in Purgatory.


Conditions for a plenary indulgence:

  • One must be baptized and in a state of grace.
  • Free from attraction to all sin including venial sin.
  • Receive Sacrament of Reconciliation within 14 days before or after. A single confession may be used for multiple indulgences.
  • Receive Holy Communion each time an indulgence is sought.
  • Pray for the intentions of the Pope – preferably one Our Father and one Hail Mary.
  • Have a general intention to gain the indulgence.
  • Perform the indulgenced work (see below).

The following plenary indulgences are associated with All Souls’ Day:
Visit to a Church or Oratory on All Souls Day
A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful, who on the day dedicated to the Commemoration of all the faithful departed piously visit a church, a public oratory or -- for those entitled to use it -- a semipublic oratory. The above indulgence can be acquired either on the day designated above or, with the consent of the Ordinary, on the preceding or following Sunday or the feast of All Saints. The above indulgence is contained in the Apostolic Constitution The Doctrine of Indulgences, Norm 15, with account being taken of proposals made to the Sacred Penitentiary in the meantime. In visiting the church or oratory, it is required, according to Norm 16 of the same Apostolic Constitution, that "one Our Father and the Creed be recited."

Visit to a Cemetery
An indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful who devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed. The indulgence is plenary each day from the 1st to the 8th of November; on other days of the year it is partial.

VOTE!

Don’t forget to vote on November 3!

LISTEN TO FATHER PHIL BOWERS' HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON OCTOBER 25, 2020

October 25, 2020 - English - Fr. Phil Bowers

Click here to view all homilies!.

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.

PRAY THE ROSARY

October is the month of the Holy Rosary

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, 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.

2021 ANNUAL ST. JOSEPH SUNDAY MISSALS

We will once again have the annual St. Joseph Missal available for purchase for $2. Missals will be available beginning in November.

Please join us for a ROSARY RALLY in support of our Local Police on: Saturday, October 31st at 12 noon. Lawrence Police Station (5150 N. Post Rd, Indianapolis 46216 - at their new station by RR crossing in Ft. Ben)

Join Fr. Doug and Deacon Mike from St. Simon and others in front of the police station to pray a Rosary in support of our police. (For questions, contact Greg at 317-220-0736 or Mary at 317-702-9936). 

UPCOMING MASSES FOR SENIORS AGE 65+

Friday, November 6, 2020 5:30pm
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:30pm

Join Father Tom in the main sanctuary of the church.

WIDOWS MASS & CARNATION DISTRIBUTION

Sponsored by St. Joseph Knights of Columbus
November 7, 2020

5:00pm Mass at Saint Lawrence. Attention! The Knights of Columbus want to invite all Saint Lawrence Widows and their families to 5:00pm Mass on Saturday evening November 7. The Knights will not be able to provide dinner this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, the Knights will have a carnation for each of the widows following the Mass.

DOWNLOAD OUR PARISH APP

Our Saint Lawrence Catholic Church app is now available to download for iPhone and Android smartphones. We will have an official launch once public Masses resume, but until then use the app to stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, Fr. Tom’s homilies, our bulletins, and the ability to quickly reply to or share messages via Facebook or Twitter. Also enjoy a bunch of additional features like prayers, daily readings, and much more. Help foster a stronger parish life at Saint Lawrence Catholic Church and better engage the New Evangelization. Download our app today at myparishapp.com, text app to 88202, or search your phone's app store for myParish. 

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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