MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday: May 2 5th Sunday of Easter

9:00 a.m. Stephen Rayl by The Rayl Family
12:00 Noon Special Intentions of Roberta Haynes & Family by Joseph & Rosemary Valvo
6:00 p.m. (español) Feligreses de San Lorenzo

Monday: May 3 Ss. Philip & James

Tuesday: May 4

5:30 p.m. Catherine Scheidt by Ken & Barb Bertsch

Wednesday: May 5

8:15 a.m. Denny & Donna Young by Emily Perkins

Thursday: May 6

7:00 p.m. (español) Juan Teles Cuatlatl y Julio Ramirez por Familia

First Friday: May 7

8:15 a.m. Robert Draga by Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Saint Lawrence Conference

Saturday: May 8

5:00 p.m. (Anticipation) Eileen Watson by Mary Horvath

Sunday: May 9 6th Sunday of Easter

9:00 a.m. Mike Navarra by Martin Schliessmann
12:00 Noon Thomas Lux by Mildred Lux
6:00 p.m. (español) Feligreses de San Lorenzo

Readings for the Week of May 2 - May 9

Sunday Acts 9:26-31; Ps 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32; 1 Jn 3:18-24; Jn 15:1-8
Monday 1 Cor 15:1-8; Ps 19:2-3, 4-5; Jn 14:6-14
Tuesday Acts 14:19-28; Ps 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 21; Jn 14:27-31a
Wednesday Acts 15:1-6; Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5; Jn 15:1-8
Thursday Acts 15:7-21; Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 10; Jn 15:9-11
Friday Acts 15:22-31; Ps 57:8-9, 10 and 12; Jn 15:12-17
Saturday Acts 16:1-10; Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 5; Jn 15:18-21
Sunday Acts 10:25-26; 34-35, 44-48; Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4; 1 Jn 4:7-10; Jn 15:9-17

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The following resources are generously being provided by the publishers for free during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Holy Heroes Mass prep activities for kids https://www.holyheroes.com/MassPrep-s/57.htm 

Magnificat Online, apps, and MagnifiKids in May https://us.magnificat.net/free 

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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 

The dispensation from the obligation to participate at Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation remains in effect until further notice.

LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S EASTER SUNDAY HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON MAY 2, 2021

English

Spanish - AWAITING RECORDING FROM FR. TOM

Click the following links to read the homily (EnglishSpanish)

PARISHIONER IN NEED OF A CAR

One of our parishioners is in need of a car. If you have a car for sale, please call Kim at the Parish Office 317-546-4065 ext 332 or kczachura@saintlawrence.net

fr.beechembingoFR. BEECHEM BINGO - PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE!

The bingo has moved back to the evening. Saturday, June 12, 2021 6:00-10:00pm
Tickets are $40 until May 31, 2021 (includes dinner, beer, wine, soda, water, bingo, reverse raffle entry to win a 55” Smart TV). Ticket price goes up to $45 on June 1, 2021.

We are selling chances for the following items. You do not need to be present to win the 50/50 or the raffle items.

 

  • 50/50 Raffle ($25/chance)
  • Handmade Saint Lawrence Rams afghan created by Sr. Cathy Anne Lepore ($10/chance)
  • Digital Home Theater System ($25/chance)

We are collecting gift cards ($10 and up) and bottles of wine and liquor for the event.

Stop by the Parish Office to purchase tickets to the event, purchase chances on the 50/50 and raffle items, and to drop off any donations.

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SCHOOL TRASH BAG AND SPRING FLOWER SALES

TRASH BAGS: We are taking online orders for trash bags. Use the following website and group id to make a purchase. You can list which student should receive credit. Trash bag orders will be picked up Thursday April 29th at school. The money raised from our sale directly benefits Saint Lawrence! https://buybags.trashbagfundraiser.com Group id: STLAWR * a small service fee will apply Trash bags are also available in the school office on the first Friday of the month from 8:00am-3:00pm.

 

Spring Flower Sale: The school PFO will be holding a 4 day plant and flower sale. We will be set up in the gym lobby April 29th and 30th from 12:00pm-5:30pm and after all masses on the weekend of May 1st and 2nd. You will be able to purchase trash bags as well. We can accept cash, check or credit card. Click here to view the flyer!

THANK YOU! 40 Cans for 40 Days

The Knights of Columbus wish to thank all the parishioners who donated to our Lenten 40 Cans for 40 Days Food Drive. Through your generosity, approximately 1800 food items were presented to the SVdP Food Pantry in our parish. - Michael Winiger, Grand Knight Council 5290

STAY INFORMED AT ST. LAWRENCE

We have adopted a new way of communicating with you. You may receive a message from the new system of our parish, Evangelus. This is not spam.
We encourage you to open the message and follow the link to create a profile and select your preferred form of contact. There will also be groups for you to join if you are a Confirmation or SMRE student or parent. More groups will be added in the future. Visit eva.us/stlindy to sign-up or text “stlindy” to 55321 and let us know if you prefer to receive emails or text messages from us. You can also follow us on Social media and download our parish app as well. Text “app” to 88202 to get our app Thank you for your patience as we get this new system up and running. Some of you have reported problems when texting “stlindy” to 55321 when using an iPhone. We are working to resolve the problem. Please use eva.us/stlindy to sign up if the texting is not working for you.

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 MAY 2021

The World of Finance Let us pray that those in charge of finance will work with governments to regulate the financial sphere and protect citizens from its dangers.

MAY IS THE MONTH OF OUR LADY, OUR BLESSED MOTHER, MARY

In addition to the myriad feast days honoring Our Lady under her many titles and virtues, the entire month of May is especially given to her praise. In the words of Pope Paul VI, May is "a month which the piety of the faithful has long dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God ... For this is the month during which Christians, in their churches and their homes, offer the Virgin Mother more fervent and loving acts of homage and veneration; and it is the month in which a greater abundance of God's merciful gifts comes down to us from our Mother's throne."

PARISHIONER GIVING AWAY PIANO

One of our parishioners has a piano to giveaway to a good home. Please call Kim at the Parish Office 317-546-4065 ext 332 or kczachura@saintlawrence.net

THANK YOU!

Dear Fr. Tom, Thank you for the beautiful tribute you gave Bob. Also, the organist and cantor have my thanks, and I hope you will let them know. You made our day of remembrance one of joy! Thanks to all the parishioners for their prayers. God bless,
Rosemary Draga & Family

PARISHIONER IN NEED OF A CAR

One of our parishioners is in need of a car. If you have a car for sale, please call Kim at the Parish Office 317-546-4065 ext 332 or kczachura@saintlawrence.net

EXTRA COLLECTION – Thank you! Catholic Home Missions

Thank you for your generous support of last week’s Catholic Home Missions Appeal. As a parish, we raised $1435 to help strengthen the Church at home and ensure that the Gospel is spread across the United States. If you missed the appeal, it’s not too late to give! Just visit:www.usccb.org/home-missions 

REMINDER – Capital & Facility Maintenance Reserve Fund Collection

Next Sunday, May 9, there will be a collection for our Facilities & Maintenance. Please use the red and white envelopes and place your donation in one of the offertory boxes in the narthex.

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, 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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