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!
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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Free Online Resources
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Holy Heroes Mass prep activities for kids https://www.holyheroes.com/MassPrep-s/57.htm
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Give us This Day https://giveusthisday.org/Digital
Living with Christ http://www.livingwithchrist.us/#covid
Liturgy Training Publications https://www.ltp.org/resources-during-crisis
Find more digital resources on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website at http://www.usccb.org/about/communications/prayer-resources-for-the-coronavirus-crisis.cfm
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.
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LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILIES AT ST. LAWRENCE ON JUNE 28, 2020
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Fr. Tom will be on vacation June 30 – July 10, 2020
UNBOUND VISIT NEXT WEEKEND - July 4/5
Next weekend we welcome Fr. George Knab, OMI to Saint Lawrence while Fr. Tom is on vacation.
Fr. Knab will be celebrating our weekend Masses and will be available for Confessions one hour before our Saturday evening and Sunday morning 9am Masses.
Fr. Knab is a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate and a member of the Oblate Preaching Ministries. He will be preaching on behalf of UNBOUND (formerly known as Christian Foundation for Children and Aging). UNBOUND invites people to sponsor a poor child or aged adult at a mission project in the developing world. More info is available at www.unbound.org Please consider sponsoring someone in need.
SACRAMENTS AT MASSES
Our students who were scheduled to receive 1st Communion this past April and some of our adults who were to be Confirmed or received into the Church at Easter Vigil were unable to receive the Sacraments since Masses were not public.
Beginning this weekend, the students and adults will be scheduled to receive the Sacraments at some of our weekend and daily Masses throughout the summer. Some of our RCIA candidates will also receive the Sacraments at a special Mass on July 18.
Please keep all of the recipients, their families and sponsors, and their catechists in your prayers.
FIRST COMMUNION INFO
Please sign up for a Mass to receive the Sacrament. Hi Saint Lawrence Families, It's finally time for our students to celebrate the Sacrament of 1st Holy Communion. For more information and to sign up for a date and time, please contact Claudia Diaz at 317-546-4065 ext 336 or text at 317-418-5692.
OUR ALARM CODE IS CHANGING For Fr. Beechem Gym / Fr. Conen Hall Building Effective Wednesday, July 1, 2020
If you need the code for this building, please contact the school office at 317-543-4923.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FOR THE GOOD OF ALL
Beginning June 22, the Feast of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrates Religious Freedom Week. Join us in promoting religious freedom For the Good of All.: www.usccb.org/ReligiousFreedomWeek
All people desire to know their Creator. All people have a natural impulse to seek the good and to live in accordance with that good. All people can flourish when they pursue the truth about God and respond to the truth. Religious freedom means that all people have the space to flourish. Religious freedom is both an American value and an important part of Catholic teaching on human dignity. When we promote religious freedom, we promote the common good and thus strengthen the life of our nation and the community of nations. Twitter: @USCCBFreedom For text and action alerts, text “FREEDOM” to 84576
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
POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR JUNE 2020 – The Way of the Heart
We pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JIM MANN: Our Business Manager Jim Mann is Retiring
Please see a note from Jim below.
Dear Saint Lawrence.
It has been a wonderful 10 years working here and serving this parish community. I am leaving for retirement as of July 31, 2020. I am sad to leave wonderful co-workers, but I'm leaving because I'm in good health, as is your Parish.
It has been wonderful to be a part of the Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Commission along with the Stewardship Commission. I am excited to see a new ministry grow that will be providing a video stream to your homes or when you are traveling. Your wonderful parish staff, school staff, and volunteers care a great deal about all of you and always seek to be of service to you.
My plans are to travel across the United States to see family. I have brothers and sisters from California to Rhode Island, Minnesota to Florida.
God Bless all of you, thank you for taking me into your parish.
Download Our New Parish App!
Our new 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.
Parish Annual Report
Click here to view the Parish Annual Report for 2019Sexual Abuse Scandal
St. LAWRENCE 2019 ANNUAL REPORT
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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE
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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