Listen to Father Tom's Homily 2.22.2015
LENTEN SCHEDULE 2015
Click here to view the 2015 Lenten schedule and guidelines for fasting and abstinence.
NOTE: Masses for Ash Wednesday are as follows: 8am, 12 Noon, 6pm and 7:30 pm (Espanol)
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
The Light Is On For You – March 4 & 18
From 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on March 4 & 18, priests will be available in churches across the Archdiocese, including here at St. Lawrence, to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with anyone who comes and wishes to experience God’s mercy and forgiveness.
North Deanery Penance Services – March 15, 16, 17
The North Deanery Lenten Penance Services will be held at St. Matthew the Apostle, 4100 E. 56th Street, on Sunday, March 15 at 2:00pm and at St. Joan of Arc, 4217 Central Avenue, on Monday & Tuesday, March 16 & 17, at 7:00pm.
FRIDAY NIGHT STATIONS RETURN
The Stations of the Cross will be prayed in the church each Friday of Lent at 6:00pm beginning February 20 and ending on March 27. We will also have our regular Friday evening Communion Service in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at 5:30pm before the Stations of the Cross. After the Stations of the Cross, wander over to Fr. Conen Hall and enjoy our Friday Night Lenten Fish Fry.
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 email@example.com), Sheila Sterrett (firstname.lastname@example.org 413-6125) or Wendy Braun (email@example.com 317-842-1259).
FISH FRY TIME- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Our Lenten Fish Fries are just around the corner. We are in need of a few more volunteers to join our dedicated crew. Come enjoy fellowship as you serve our parish. Volunteers are needed to cook, serve and clean on Friday nights. We also need volunteers to help shop and prep food during the week. Click here to signup and volunteer. Thank you to all of our current volunteers and patrons who make our Friday Night Fish Fries a success.
INDIANA CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
The 2015 Conference will be held on Saturday, March 21 at the Marriott Downtown, 350 W. Maryland Street (across from the Convention Center). Inexpensive parking is available in the Government Employees Garage on Missouri Street (between Washington & Maryland). Register online at:
SPONSOR AN 8TH GRADE STUDENT
Our St. Lawrence School 8th graders are visiting Washington DC this May. The students prepare for the trip all year by learning about our nation’s Capital and giving presentations on the various buildings and monuments. They also participate in several fundraisers to pay for travel expenses. Several students are in need of extra help this year. If you able to sponsor a student, please contact the School Office 543-4923. Any size donation is appreciated.
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. Theme for the month of February - Two Become One We are not made to be alone. Human beings need and complete each other. Friendship and community satisfy that longing with bonds of common interest and love. Marriage is a uniquely intimate form of friendship that calls a man and a woman to love each other in the manner of God's covenant. Marriage is a Sacrament. Married love is fruitful and offered without reservation. This love is in the image of Jesus's faithfulness to the Church.
2015 - YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE
Every vocation to consecrated life is born in contemplation, from moments of intense communion and from a deep relationship of friendship with Christ, from the beauty and light which was seen shining on his face. Starting Afresh from Christ: A Renewed Commitment to Consecrated Life in the Third Millennium, no. 9 The Spring 2015 Called By Name program is visiting the Catholic high schools and college campus ministry programs in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Please take a moment to nominate a young person who you believe would be a good priest, religious sister, or religious brother. These nominees will be invited to a Mens' or Womens' Dinner with Archbishop Joseph Tobin. Online registration for the dinner will open March 16, 2015. 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 (Adult's Only) Saint Lawrence's Annual Father Beechem Benefit will be held this year on April 25 in our cafeteria. Ticket price will include food, drinks, 10 Bingo games, and entry into a reverse raffle. There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds are used to fund St. Lawrence School scholarships. ONLINE AUCTION OPENS FEBRUARY 23!!!! Get into the festivities early with our online auction. Several fabulous items will be available for bid.
EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 14/15
Save money by purchasing your tickets early. Tickets will be on sale after masses the weekend of March 14/15.