Listen to Father Tom's Homily on January 31, 2016
FIRST FRIDAY CONFESSIONS
Reconciliation will be available immediately following the 8:00 a.m. mass on February 5.
LITURGY OF THE HOURS – COME AND PRAY!
Vespers are prayed every Mon-Fri at 5:15pm in the choir area of the Church (before the 5:30pm Mass or Communion Service)
2nd COLLECTION – FEBRUARY 6/7, 2016 FOR THE CHURCH IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
Next week, we will take up the Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. This collection supports Catholic organizations that provide affordable shelter and training for seminarians in a region that still struggles from the effects of Soviet rule. By providing pastoral care, catechesis, and funding for building renovations, your donations help restore the Church and build the future in the region. Please give generously. Visit www.usccb.org/ccee for more info
CATHEDRAL SOUP KITCHEN
Volunteer opportunity February 7 We are responsible for serving lunch the first Sunday every other month. It is located at 1350 North Pennsylvania Street which is right behind SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral. We could use eight volunteers. Four for preparing the meal which requires you to be there from 9 to 11:30am and then four to serve from 11:30am till 1:30pm. The meal is to be served at noon. We could use both men and women. If you are interested please contact Suellen Kilies at email@example.com or call 317-213-9425.
WOMEN’S RETREAT – SAVE THE DATE!
Mark your calendars on March 12, 2016 for the St. Lawrence Women's Retreat and join us for a day of prayer, fellowship, and fun.
SUNDAY COFFEE AND DONUTS
The Sunday Coffee and Donut Committee is in the process of developing the 2016 schedule for Sunday Coffee and Donuts. Any committees or groups wishing to host Sunday morning coffee and donuts in 2016, please contact Karen Carroll at 849-8018. This is a great way to promote your orginization in addition to providing a time for parishioners to socialize. Several committees have already taken advantage of this opportunity. Please give our Coffee and Donut Committee at least a four week notice.
MANY ONGOING NEEDS
We have many ongoing needs in the buildings and grounds here at St. Lawrence. We budget as best we can based on what we get in collections. Donations to the fund for capital improvements and repairs allow us to deal with these issues faster. A rough estimate of the costs of all of these gets into several hundred thousand dollars. Some of the more immediate items we are looking to take care of, as soon as we have the money, follows: overhaul the exterior doors and locks in the school; replace the roof, gutters and drains on the parish office; Repair or replace the West canopies and exterior doors of Fr. Conen Hall/Fr. Beechem Gym; and update the church sound system. – Fr. Tom (Photo by Shawn Gallagher - The Criterion)
FR. BEECHEM BINGO BLAST!
FR. BEECHEM’S 100th BIRTHDAY BINGO BLAST! Save the Date – April 23, 2016
Fr. Beechem would have been 100 years old on February 12, 2016. Look for a “Birthday Party” coming February 13/14 after all masses.
WE NEED DONATIONS. The committee is in need of your help in gathering items for our online auction in February and for the choice and silent auction at the event in April. The prizes for the games of Bingo will also be donated prizes! Visit our Sign Up Genius page by clicking here to see a wish list. Please take any donations you have to the school office. Thank you in advance for your support.
YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE
Officially ends on February 2, 2016. World Day for Consecrated Life
Consecrated men and women of today have the duty to be witnesses of the transfiguring presence of God in a world that is evermore disoriented and confused, a world where toning down has substituted sharp and distinctive colors....Belonging to the Lord: this is the mission of the men and women who have chosen to follow Christ–chaste, poor and obedient–so that the world may believe and be saved. To belong completely to Christ so as to become a permanent confession of faith, an unequivocal proclamation of truth that frees us from the seduction of the false idols that deceive the world.
~Pope Benedict XVI, 2006, Address to superiors general of institutes of consecrated life and societies of apostolic life
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