Listen to Father Tom's Homily 1.25.2015
Refresh & Rekindle Retreat
The R & R Retreats for men and women are approaching soon! January 31 for men and February 21 for women. Please click here to view the brochure/registration form or register online by clicking here! Your advance registration is preferred so the teams will know how many to plan for!
Click here to find out more about Refresh & Rekindle!
Cub Scout Open House
Cub Scout Pack 427 invites you to an open house on Monday, January 26 at 6:30pm in Fr. Conen Hall. If you have a son in grades 1-4, come and see what you are missing! We promise fun and information. Call Rosemary 317 -849-1002 for more info.
Girl Scout Cookie Time
St. Lawrence Girl Scouts will be selling cookies after masses next weekend! $4.00/box.
Time to Bring in Palms
We will have baskets in the narthex for the next few weekends to collect last year’s palms. The palms will be burned and used for ashes on Ash Wednesday.
Coming to St., Lawrence
Hope in Action - Changing Lives Forever
Beginning on March 17, the St. Lawrence Conference of St. Vincent de Paul will be offering a 16-week workshop designed to help individuals who are serious about moving out of poverty and toward a life that is stronger financially, emotionally and spiritually. The workshop will take place in the Social Room here at St. Lawrence on Tuesdays from 11am to 2pm. Lunch is provided and a stipend is given for attendance and participation. To apply for this life-changing program, refer someone, or to volunteer, contact Lucky Sample (842-1259 firstname.lastname@example.org), Sheila Sterrett (email@example.com 413-6125) or Wendy Braun (firstname.lastname@example.org 317-842-1259).
United Catholic Appeal
The results of the 2014-15 United Catholic Appeal have been very successful. The Archdiocese has met its goal of $5.7 million and St. Lawrence was one of 67 parishes to meet or exceed its goal. 21 Parishes reached 90% of their goal and 14 parishes reached 80% of their goal. 242 St. Lawrence parishioners pledged $110,016 to the UCA. This represents 31% of all St. Lawrence households.
|Pledge Amount||$110,016 (132%)||$92,226 (111%)|
All monies raised will be used to fund the three key areas identified:
1. Proclaiming the Word of God
2. Celebrating the Sacraments
3. Exercising the Ministry of Charity
On behalf of Archbishop Tobin, Father Tom and the Stewardship Commission, we thank you for your generosity and faith.
SUPER BOWL PIZZAS
Boy Scout Troop and Venture Crew #427 will be taking orders for Super Bowl pizzas after mass this weekend and next weekend. Order your Boy Scout pizzas today. Pickup after mass, Super Bowl weekend: January 31st & February 1st. Pizza Choices: Cheese, Pepperoni, Sausage, Combo, Veggie, & Supreme.
PRAYER CARDS AVAILABLE
World Meeting of Families prayer cards are available in the narthex. Pray the prayer each day with your family for the success of the event and for your family’s personal intentions.
2015 - YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE
Because of our vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience, consecrated religious have the freedom to work with others in caring for those on the margins of society, speaking on their behalf, yet at the same time, empowering them to recognize and utilize their God-given gifts and talents.
—Sister Rosemary Finnegan, O.P., 2014 Diocese of Orlando interview
The Conventual Franciscans are offering a "Come and See" Retreat for single men, ages 18 - 40, who are interested in learning more about priesthood and brotherhood. Come and experience our fraternity, our prayer life, and our mission as we live the Gospel in today's world. The retreat is in San Antonio, Texas, January 30-Febrary 1, at our house of formation. It begins Friday at 8 p.m. and ends Sunday by noon. There is no cost for the weekend. For more information contact: Friar Andy Matinez, 575-524-3603, or email@example.com
Pope Francis proclaimed 2015 a Year 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.
SAVE THE DATE - FR. BEECHEM BINGO BLAST!
April 25, 2015 6:00p.m. - 12:00 midnight (Adults Only) Saint Lawrence's Annual Father Beechem Benefit will be held this year on April 25, 2015 in our cafeteria. Ticket prices (yet to be finalized) will include food, drinks, 10 Bingo games, and entry into a reverse raffle. There will also be pull tabs to purchase and a silent auction.
Father Beechem was a former pastor of Saint Lawrence who strongly believed that every child who wanted to have a Catholic education should have that opportunity. The Benefit to help raise scholarship funds for our students is named after him to honor his dedication. Each year, this Benefit helps over 30 children attend Saint Lawrence School. You may even be one of them! Mark your new 2015 calendar to join us! More info will follow in the new year.
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 at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A4AAAAE2DA02-frbeechem1 to see a wish list. Please take any donations you have to the school office or contact Siobhan Minch at 317-416-9182. Thank you in advance for your support!