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!

May 31, 2020 - Fr. Tom - Pentecost Sunday
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Read Fr. Tom's Homily for May 24, 2020 (English, Spanish)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 5, 2020 - Fr. Tom
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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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COMMUNION SERVICES

ALL COMMUNION SERVICES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

ROSARY

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.

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

ALL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IS SUSPENDED 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 HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON MAY 31, 2020 - Pentecost Sunday

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

Click here to view all homilies!.

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.

EXTRA COLLECTION JUNE 6/7 EDUCATION OF FUTURE ARCHDIOCESAN PRIESTS

The weekend of June 6/7, you will have the opportunity to give to the annual June Seminarian Education Appeal in parishes. It costs approximately $35,000 per year for one seminarian’s tuition, room & board, and other expenses. The United Catholic Appeal and endowments cover 75% of these expenses, so the Archdiocese depends upon this extra collection to raise the remaining 25%. Thank you for your generosity! Please use the green envelope in your bimonthly mailing or write Education of Future Priests on the memo line of your check.

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.

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Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Fr. Beechem Bingo Committee has decided not to reschedule the bingo in 2020.

 

Please join us on SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2021 for our Fr. Beechem’s Under the Big Top Bingo!!!

 

Thank you to everyone who has already supported us this year. If you’ve already sent in your reservation, we will not deposit your check.

Questions? - Contact Siobhan Minch at 317-416-9182 or minchkeith@sbcglobal.net

 

Parish Annual Report

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St. LAWRENCE 2019 ANNUAL REPORT

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June2019 MATN Update

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

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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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