Listen to Deacon Tom's Homily on November 15, 2015
THANKSGIVING DAY MASS
We will have one mass on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26 at 9:00am. Please join us and bring a food item from your Thanksgiving table for Fr. Tom to bless.
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
The St. Lawrence Parish Office will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.
Our reading reminds us that the sacrifice of Christ frees us from sin and makes us a royal nation of priests in the service of God. How am I using my gifts to serve God and others?
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE
We will not have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thanksgiving Day. Eucharistic Adoration will resume on Friday, November 27 immediately following the 8:00am Mass. Regular hours are: Sundays after the Noon Mass until 4:00pm, Thursdays after the 8:00am Communion Service until 4:00pm and Fridays after the 8:00am Mass until 3:00pm.
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)
CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOLS OPEN HOUSES AND SHADOW OPPORTUNITIES
Click here to view a flyer of upcoming open houses and shadow dates for Cathedral High School and Bishop Chatard High School.
DECEMBER TEAMWORK TUESDAY CARE PACKAGES FOR THE HOMELESS
December 1, 2015 2:00 PM. Each month our students do service for our community. We call this, Teamwork Tuesday. This year we have made blankets for Riley hospital, collected funds for breast cancer patients, made Meals on Wheels Placemats, and cards for Veterans. In December we will assemble care packages for the homeless of Indianapolis. These care packages will be delivered to Wheeler Mission. Click here to view the flyer.
FR. BEECHEM BINGO BLAST!
Planning for the 2016 Fr. Beechem Bingo Blast has begun! There are many ways to get involved in helping at this event. The Father Beechem Bingo Blast benefits the Fr. Beechem education fund! If you can help please contact Chris Ugo at email@example.com. -Fr. Beechem Bingo Blast co-chairs, Siobhan Minch and Chris Ugo
All boys and girls in grades 4-8 who are interested in playing CYO Volleyball this year should attend evaluations on Sunday, November 29. Click here for more information and to view the flyer.
JOIN US IN PRAYING THE ROSARY ON SATURDAYS
We will pray the rosary every Saturday evening at 4:30pm in the church before our 5:00pm Mass. All are invited to join us.
NOVEMBER ALL SOULS DISPLAY
Thank you to all who contributed to our All Souls Display. Please pick up your items this weekend. The display will be removed before Thanksgiving.
ANNUAL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR ST LAWRENCE SCHOOL
St. Lawrence School’s Library will host its annual Scholastic BOOK FAIR December 3-7. Parishioners and the general public are invited and encouraged to attend! This is a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping for books for your children, grandchildren, or other special person. Scholastic Books supplies a “store” of new books and supplies. Proceeds (50% of total sales) will be used this year to purchase new classroom and Library/Media resources. The fair will be held in the school Library/Media Center and will be open for sales as follows:
Thursday, December 3 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Chef Dan’s Southern Comfort Food Truck will be in our parking lot from 4:00 – 7:00 during our Book Fair Family Event – come join us!
Friday, December 4 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m
Sunday, December 6 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Monday, December 7 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. ONLY
Please note the SUNDAY hours - Stop in to shop before or after mass and avoid the mall crowds!
Cash, checks, charge cards or debit cards will be accepted. Please enter the school building by the main entrance (Entrance #1) during school hours and by the playground doors (Entrance #5) after school hours. Thanks for your support! If you are unable to attend in person, you may shop online at: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/saintlawrence and click on the “shop online” icon. Orders will be shipped to St. Lawrence School – you will be called when they arrive!
HOSPITALITY MINISTERS – PLEASE SIGN UP
Our new mass times will begin this weekend: November 28/29, 2015. All hospitality ministers need to fill out a signup sheet located on the desk in the narthex to indicate which mass you plan to assist at. Please sign up even if you will not be changing your mass time. Please contact John Layden with any questions 849-4530.
2016 ANNUAL ST. JOSEPH SUNDAY MISSALS
We will once again have the annual St. Joseph Missal available for purchase for $2. Keep reading the bulletin to learn when the missals are available.
2015 - YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE
Say a word of gratitude to the saintly folks around you today—the moms and dads balancing family and work, the parish priests comforting those who mourn, the deacons ministering to the sick in hospitals, the religious sisters and brothers teaching and advocating for the poor, the spiritual writers offering enrichment to hungry souls--and everyone else in between. ~Take Five for Faith
Pope Francis proclaimed 2015 a Year of Consecrated Life, starting November 29, 2014 until February 2, 2016, the World Day of Consecrated Life. Visit www.heargodscall.com to learn about local activities. Prayer cards with a special prayer for the year are available on the desk in the narthex.
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