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
October 18, 2020
October 11, 2020
September 20, 2020
August 9, 2020
August 2, 2020
July 5, 2020
June 28, 2020
Spanish - Fr. Tom
June 21, 2020
Spanish - Fr. Tom
June 14, 2020 - Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
English - Archbishop Thompson 12pm Mass
Spanish - Fr. Tom 9am Mass
June 7, 2020 - Fr. Tom - Feast of the Most Holy Trinity
May 31, 2020 - Fr. Tom - Pentecost Sunday
May 24, 2020 - Fr. Tom
May 17, 2020 - Fr. Tom
May 10, 2020 - Fr. Tom
May 3, 2020 - Fr. Tom
April 26, 2020 - Fr. Tom
April 19, 2020 - Fr. Tom
April 12, 2020 - Fr. Tom
March 29, 2020 - Fr. Tom
March 22, 2020 - Fr. Tom
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. 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 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 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.
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
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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
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
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