Listen to Fr. Tom's Homily August 2, 2015
CONNECTED IN THE SPIRIT - MASS CHANGES
Click here to view an update of Connected in the Spirit and how it affects St. Lawrence. Click the following documents available regarding this decision:
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL WRAP UP
Vacation bible school was an incredible success! Click here to read the wrap up! Thanks to all participants, volunteers, and prayers to make this a very successful VBS at St. Lawrence!
REMINDER – DEBT COLLECTION
Next Sunday, August 9 there will be a second collection for reduction of our parish debt. Thank you for your continued generosity. Remember – the Archdiocese matches each dollar you donate with two dollars.
CHARISMATIC MASS AT ST. LAWRENCE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
St. Lawrence will host the Archdiocese 1st Friday Charismatic Mass on Friday August 7, 2015. All are invited!
7:00 PM - Praise & Worship Music
7:30 PM - Mass in the Chapel with Fr. Paul Landwerlin (Shelbyville) celebrant
Refreshments in the Social Room after Mass. For more information, contact Joseph Valvo at 317.546.7328.
SAINT LAWRENCE FEAST DAY PARISH PICNIC
Please join us on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 1:15 PM (following the Noon Mass). Hamburgers, hotdogs will be provided by the parish and prepared by our own Knights of Columbus - St. Joseph Council. Please bring an item to share based upon the first initial of your last name:
A-G and N-S: Desserts H-M and T-Z: Side Dish
PFO FAMILY OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Save the date! PFO Family Outdoor Movie Night. Please join the St. Lawrence Parent Faculty Organization on Friday, August 14, 2015 for a moview under the stars! Cost is $5 per person and $25 per family. Popcorn and candy will be sold! Bring blankets, chairs and your own snacks and enjoy a fun evening outdoors! The fun begins at 7:30 PM and the movie will begin at 8:30 PM! All children must be accompanied by an adult.
PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN AUGUST
WE NEED YOU! PARISH COUNCIL POSITIONS AVAILABLE. ELECTIONS TO BE HELD IN AUGUST 15/16 at ALL MASSES. Look for the list of candidates, including their biographies, in next weekend’s bulletin.
THEME OF THE MONTH: Choosing Life
God made us for a reason. His love is our life mission. This mission enables us to find our true identity. If we choose to embrace this mission, we will have a new perspective on many issues, not just the family. To live the mission of the domestic church means that Catholic families will sometimes live as minorities, with different values than their surrounding culture. Our mission of love will require courage and fortitude. Jesus is calling, and we can respond, choosing lives of faith, hope, charity, joy, service, and mission.
~ Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive, Catechism for the 2015 World Meeting of Families.
2015 - YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
~Saint Francis of Assisi
August 22 – “Graced”. All girls in grades 6-12 are invited to experience the beauty of womanhood expressed in the religious life with the Franciscan Daughters of Mercy, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Dominican Sisters of St. Cecelia, and the Servants of the Lord and Virgin of Matara. All Saints Parish, 8044 Yorkridge Rd, Yorkville, IN 47022. Sign in at 12:30pm, Retreat from 1:00-5:30pm, Mass at 5:30pm followed by Brown Scapular Enrollment. Bring a snack to share. Free will offering accepted.
September 13 - Archdiocesan Solemn Evening Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life. 4 pm, SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral. Reception to follow in Assembly Hall, Archbishop O'Meara Catholic Center
August 13-September 30: St. Simon the Apostle Parish, 8155 Oaklandon Road, will host Seasons of Hope during the day and evening for 6 weeks. If you are in need of consolation after losing a loved one, this Christ-centered faith sharing group offering prayer, scripture, faith sharing and fellowship is for you. Come and be comforted. The Evening group begins August 13, 2015 and will meet in the Parish Life Center from 7:00-9:00 PM. The Day group begins August 26 and will meet in the Parish Life Center 1:00-3:00 PM. The day and evening groups are not interchangeable. To register please, contact Mona Lime at 317-371-8993 or Monalime@att.net or contact Sheila Hussey at 812-212-9850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 20-September 24: Immaculate Heart of Mary, 5692 Central Ave, is kicking off a 6-week series of workshop topics and grief exploration. Following the 6 weeks, ongoing support group meetings will be held every other Thursday evening from 7:00-8:30pm at the parish Gathering Space. Please register by emailing Karen Jinnett at email@example.com or by phone at 992-2345.
“How Did Bishop Chatard High School Prepare Me for College”
Sunday, August 9th 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bishop Chatard High School – Varsity Gym
Bishop Chatard, the Archdiocesan High School of the North Deanery, will be hosting a panel discussion with four BCHS Alumni and current college students: Lauren Brown - Marquette University, Bridget Murray - Indiana University, Okenna Oruche - Cornell University, Lauren Taylor - Purdue University. Join us as Bishop Chatard Alumni discuss how BCHS has prepared them for college. 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and parents are encouraged to attend! No RSVP required. For questions on this event, or on the enrollment process, please contact Tyler Mayer, Vice-President of Institutional Advancement at tmayer@BishopChatard.org