Listen to Rev. Mike Onwuegbuzie's Homily June 21, 2015
ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY TRI-PARISH MASS
You are invited to the Annual Tri-Parish Mass at St. Matthew Church, 4100 E. 56th St., to celebrate Independence Day on Friday, July 3, at 9 a.m. The Mass will be followed by a continental breakfast in the community room for the tri-parish community of St. Lawrence, St. Andrew, and St. Matthew. All are welcome!
LAWRENCE 4TH OF JULY PARADE
Look for St. Lawrence School in the City of Lawrence 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, at 10am. All parishioners are invited to come out and walk with us! Line up behind Harrison Hill Elementary School at 9:00am.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Children Invited to Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus
Children ages 4–10 are invited to discover how wonderful life can be when they’re Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus. St. Lawrence Catholic Church will hold its vacation Bible school July 19–23 in Fr. Conen Hall, 4650 N. Shadeland Ave. Through the theme of Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus, children will explore their friendship with Jesus through crafts, games, songs, and stories. They’ll hear how Jesus obeyed his earthly parents after they found him teaching in the temple as a child; how Jesus called people to follow him; how Jesus shared the loaves and fish with the crowd who came to hear him; and more. VBS will be held 3:30–5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19, and 5:30–7:30 p.m. Monday, July 20, through Thursday, July 23. Snacks will be served on Sunday, and a light meal will be served during the week. The cost is $10 per child, with a maximum of $25 per family. Checks can be made payable to St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Open registration begins on June 27-28 after all Masses and runs through July 11-12 but you can also register at the parish office. Deadline for registration is July 13. Scholarships are available. Click here for the registraiton form. Questions? Please contact Vicki Adang at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandra Hartlieb at 317.372.5925 or email@example.com
PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN AUGUST
WE NEED YOU! PARISH COUNCIL POSITIONS AVAILABLE. ELECTIONS TO BE HELD IN AUGUST
CYO KINGS ISLAND DAY
CYO Kings Island Day is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22. Tickets are available for $33 for ages 3 and up through the CYO Office. This is a savings of $29 per ticket. Please call 632-9311 for more info. Tickets sales end at 5pm on July 21.
THEME OF THE MONTH: A Home for the Wounded Heart
Many people, especially today, face painful situations resulting from poverty, disability, illness and addictions, unemployment, and the loneliness of advanced age. But divorce and same-sex attraction impact the life of the family in different but powerful ways. Christian families and networks of families should be sources of mercy, safety, friendship and support for those struggling with these issues.
- Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive, Catechism for the 2015 World Meeting of Families
2015 - YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE
Discovering vocation does not mean scrambling toward some prize just beyond my reach but accepting the treasure of true self I already possess. Vocation does not come from a voice "out there" calling me to be something I am not. It comes from a voice "in here" calling me to be the person I was born to be, to fulfill the original selfhood given me at birth by God.
~Thomas Merton Pope Francis proclaimed 2015 a Year of Consecrated Life. Visit www.heargodscall.com to learn about local activities. Special prayer cards for the year are available on the desk in the narthex.
IF YOU HAVE MOVED
If you have moved recently or decided to drop your land line and switch to cell phones only, please make sure to contact the Parish Office at 546-4065 to update your contact information.
ST. LAWRENCE KIDS PLAY DATE
Moms and Dads bring your kids and join us for a park play date. Wednesday July 1st we will meet at Holland Park in Fishers at 10:30am. Please RSVP to Megan Smith at 317-910-7216 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
BISHOP CHATARD CLASS OF 2015
In The Spotlight: Congratulations to all of our 2015 Bishop Chatard High School Graduates who are members of our parish and/or attended our grade school. The following graduates received special honor awards and scholarships this year.
Joanna Kearney – Award for Excellence in Technical Theatre, Heidi Schmitz Memorial Award
Aaron Lindsay – Indianapolis Chapter of Jack & jill of America, Inc. and the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, Inc. Scholarship
Evan Meiner – Awards in AP Chemistry, Chemistry, AP Macroeconomics & Honors Spanish IV; National Merit Scholarship; Rose Hulman Grant & Merit Scholar; University of Dayton Merit, Textbook & Study Abroad Scholarships
Stephen Rayl – Award in Personal Finance
Joseph Siertle – Southern Illinois University Excellence Scholarship, Western Illinois University Western Commitment Scholarship
Madalyn Stephens – Bellarmine University Monsignor Horrigan Scholarship & Residence Hall Grant, Saint Louis University Deans’ Scholarship & Enhanced Merit Scholarship, University of Evansville Dean’s Scholarship and Honors Diploma & UE Grants, Valpraiso University Presidential Scholarship, Opportunity Grant & Valpo Fund Alumni Award, Marian University St. Clare Academic & San Damiano Scholarships & Academic Honors Grant.
REDISCOVER YOUR MARRIAGE: Retrouvaille
Rediscover Your Marriage – Retrouvaille ('re-trō-vī) simply means 'rediscovery'. The program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. Countless couples headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending. Retrouvaille is a not spiritual retreat, not a sensitivity group, not a seminar, not a social gathering. While each couple is asked to make an anonymous donation to help cover the cost of the program, no couple is ever denied the chance to heal and renew their marriage because of lack of funds. For confidential info or to register for the program beginning with a weekend on July 31 – August 2, call 317-489-6811 or email: register@Retroindy.com or visit the web site at www.HelpOurMarriage.com
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY MASS 2015
All married couples of the Archdiocese who will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary during 2015 are invited to the 32nd Annual Archdiocesan Golden Wedding Jubilee Mass at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 23 at SS Peter & Paul Cathedral. Archbishop W. Joseph Tobin, C. Ss.R. will celebrate the Mass. An informal reception will follow immediately after the Mass for Jubilarians and their families. The event is free, but registration is required. For more info contact the Office of Pro-Life and Family Life 236-1521. Registration forms are available online at www.archindy.org/plfl/jubilee-info.html or in the white rack in the narthex.