Listen to Father Tom's Homily April 12, 2015
SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION
Congratulations to the following parishioners who received the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 4:
Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist: Desiree Burton, Demetria Folsom, Rylie Robertson, Darian Williams, Darrius Williams, Marcus Williams
Profession of Faith, Confirmation and First Eucharist: Melinda Douglass, Marion Keyes, Candace Williams
Confirmation: Joseph Sperry
PRAYER CARDS AVAILABLE
PRAYER CARDS AVAILABLE World Meeting of Families prayer cards are available in the narthex. Please take a card and pray.
APRIL THEME: ALL LOVE BEARS FRUIT
Not everyone is called to marriage. But every life is meant to be fertile. Every life has the power and the need to nurture new life – if not through bearing and raising children, then through other vital forms of self-giving, building and service. The Church is an extended family of different vocations, each distinct but each needing and supporting the others. Priesthood, religious life and the celibate lay vocation enrich, and are enriched by, the witness of the married state. The different ways of being chaste and celibate outside of marriage are ways of donating one’s life to God’s service and the human community.
- Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive
2015 - YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE
We are not called upon to do all the good that is possible, but only that which we can do.
—Mother Theodore Guerin
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.
STARTING OVER DINNER
April 9, 2015 AT 6:00 pm at the Grill 2 Restaurant (located on Pendleton Pike NE just past Carroll Road)
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 Saturday, April 25 in Fr. Beechem Gymnasium. Ticket price will include dinner buffet by Sahm’s, beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, 10 Bingo games, and entry into a reverse raffle. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. All proceeds benefit the education fund established by Fr. Joseph Beechem to assist the students of St. Lawrence Catholic School.
BINGO AND 50/50 RAFFLE TICKETS NOW ON SALE
To purchase your event ticket or 50/50 raffle ticket please contact the School Office at 317-543-4923 or Siobhan Minch 416-9182. Event tickets are $35/person before March 31, 2015 and $40/person after March 31. Please purchase your ticket by April 15. 50/50 raffle tickets are $25, and you do not need to be present to win.
SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS: DYNAMIC SPEAKER KIRK MARTIN AT ST. LAWRENCE
Dynamic speaker Kirk Martin will address normal frustrations every parent has with their children. Come to St. Lawrence Church on Monday evening, April 13, from 7:00-9:00pm, to learn some strategies on how to handle some common problems. If you're a parent or a grandparent, you don't want to miss this! Students in grade 5 and older are encouraged to attend with their parents/grandparents! Learn more and watch the video clips at www.CelebrateCalm.com/Events/Saint-Lawrence-Catholic
HEARTSAVER CPR CLASSES
Heartsaver CPR for adult, child and infant, choking for all three and AED (defibrillator) education.
Saturday, April 18th, 10AM in the Social Room ($15.00 fee payable at class)
Call the Parish Office, 317-546-4065, to sign up for the class, as we will need to know the number attending to ensure sufficient supplies for the class. You will receive a CPR certification card upon completion of class.