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PRAY THE ROSARY!!

Have you been troubled by the apparent loss of a just and moral society, or perhaps, some suffering in your family and wanted to help but did not know how? If you are praying the rosary, then you are already helping!

Sr. Lucy of Fatima said the following in 2002 before her death; “The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary, to such an extent that there is NO problem, no matter how difficult it is, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families, or even the life of peoples and nations that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is NO problem, I tell you no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary” - Sr. Lucy of Fatima.

If you are not already praying the daily rosary, please join all those who are! If you would like to receive a rosary and instructions on praying it, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 317-888-0873

JOB OPENING – Part-time Housekeeping Assistant at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E 56th Street

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House is seeking a part time Housekeeper who is responsible for assisting in maintaining the order and cleanliness of Fatima Retreat House to ensure an environment of comfort and convenience for both the program participant and the staff. Applicants must have the ability to lift and carry at least 20-30 pounds and push at least 50 pounds. Applicants must also be available for a flexible schedule of about 10 to 15 hours per week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, with an occasional evening or Sunday, depending on the Retreat House schedule and the needs of incoming guests. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and able to work unsupervised. Applicants must have a high school graduate or its equivalent and at least one to two years of housekeeping experience. The successful candidate must have a spirit of hospitality and a heart for ministry and the mission of Fatima Retreat House. Persons interested may send their cover letter, resume and list of references to: Karen Carter, Housekeeping Manager,  Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 East 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46226. For more information contact Karen Carter: or call (317) 545-7681, Ext. 111 Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House is an Equal Opportunity Employer..

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP for parents who have lost a child from 0-1 year old Every 1st Thursday of the month, 7-9pm

St. Vincent Hospital – 8550 Naab Rd, Suite 201
317-415-7494 M-F or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FOLLOWING HANNAH Infertility Support Group 4th Saturday of each month 9:00-10:30am

St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 1870 W. Oak St, Zionsville. If you are a woman experiencing difficulty beginning or expanding your family due to infertility, please join us. We offer a loving, safe place to share and pray with other women who are committed to following the Catholic Church’s teachings on reproductive technology. For more info or to RSVP, please contact Adrienne Szewczyk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director of Gennesaret Free Clinics to address Catholic Business Exchange.

Theresa Patterson, the new Executive Director of Gennesaret Free Clinics, will address the January Catholic Business Exchange. Her topic will be: Gennesaret Free Clinics: A Rich History…A Bright Future. The event is Friday morning, January 17, at the Northside Events and Social Club, 2100 E 71st Street. Mass starts at 7am and the program will be finished by 9am. Cost for the program includes a great breakfast and is $15 in advance for members and $21 for non-members. Registration is required. To register, pay online and for more information, visit www.catholicbusinessexchange.org

Vigil for Life January 21, 2020 7-9 pm with SARAH KROGER And Post- Abortive Healing Testimonies

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 126 W. Georgia Street Indianapolis, IN. Come pray for a greater Respect for Life with Eucharistic Adoration, Confessions, and worship! For more information contact: Brie Anne Varick

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Married Couples – It’s New Year’s Resolution Time. Resolve to start a new love affair with your spouse that’s beyond your wildest dreams. It can happen on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Sign up soon so you can renew your love for one another. Future Marriage Encounter Weekends will be at Mount Saint Francis Centre for Spirituality, New Albany, from 14-16 February and from 14-16 August 2020, and at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, Indianapolis, from 24-26 April and from 6-8 November 2020. Visit www.wwme.org for further information.

Quote from a couple who made a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend: “We want you to know we thought we had a great marriage. But Marriage Encounter helped make it fantastic!”

project rachelRachel Vineyard Healing Retreat for women and men who have known regret, sorrow, guilt or shame after abortion.

March 13-15 2020 in the Greater Bloomington Area
Call 765-404-9583 OR 765-860-6006

In the Archdiocese of Indianapolis:
For confidential help call 317-452-0054 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS

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Learn about Bishop Chatard!
A variety of information sessions and educational experiences exist for middle school students and their parents to learn about Bishop Chatard High School. Information Nights, Student Shadowing, Wednesday Walk-Thru sessions, One-to-One Appointments and our Annual Open House give families a chance to learn about the academic, extracurricular and faith-formation opportunities Bishop Chatard students enjoy.

Shadow at ChatardRegistration for shadowing is now open, and the school’s remaining Information Night will be held Nov. 18. Wednesday Walk-Thru sessions, which include a morning tour of the school while in session, will be held Feb. 5. www.BishopChatard.org/enrollment/events to view a complete list of enrollment events and to RSVP. Questions? Email Marilynn Fagan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Shadow at Cathedral High School.
Come be a VIP “Very IRISH Person”—for a day! We invite all 8th grade students to spend a day in the life of one of our students, meeting teachers, attending classes and experiencing what being IRISH is all about! Visiting students will be hosted by a freshman student who has similar co-curricular interests and/or academic abilities. Go to gocathedral.com/shadow for more information or contact Maribeth Cloud at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christmas Camp Register now for K through 8th grade baseball camp at Cathedral High School, December 27, 2019
Camp begins at 9:30 am and concludes at 3:00 pm. $65 fee includes a camp T-shirt. $10 discount for siblings! Gocathedral.com/athletics/baseball-christmas-camp. High School Placement Test. Cathedral High School will administer the High School Placement Test on Saturday, January 11th at 8:30 a.m. Families can preregister by visiting www.gocathedral.com/placementtes

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Freshmen Class Enrollment
Scecina Memorial High School is now enrolling the freshman class for the 2020-2021 school year. Current eighth-graders who complete application by January 22, 2020, are eligible for an opportunity for a $3,000 scholarship to Scecina. More information at scecina.org/admissions/

At the Retreat Houses

PROGRAMS AT BENEDICT INN RETREAT & CONFERENCE CENTER 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, IN 46107  www.benedictinn.org 317-788-7581 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mondays, January – May 2020. Join us for Yoga & Spirituality! 5:30 - 6:45 pm $10/class.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020: Personal Day of Retreat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spend the day with God Rest, relax, read, walk the Labyrinth, Peace & Nature Garden and the beautiful Monastic grounds, a peaceful and holy place where you will find serenity and hospitality. Cost is $40 and includes lunch and a room for the day. Spiritual Direction is available for an additional $30.

VISIT THE SHRINES OF MEXICO With Fr. Michael Keucher, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shelbyville, Indiana June 23-28, 2020

COME WITH FR. MICHAEL KEUCHER, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shelbyville, Indiana to the Shrines of Mexico June 23 to the 28, 2020. Shrine of Guadalupe in Mexico City and St. Michael’s Healing Well, the tomb of Blessed Miguel Pro, Shrine of Ocotlan and more. If you are interested please call the Marian Center of Indianapolis at 317-373-2125 or email is at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON JANUARY 12, 2020

Click here to view all homilies!.

THANK YOU!

Rita Allspaw and Family want to thank all of the parishioners and staff of Saint Lawrence and the ladies who prepared a wonderful luncheon for the funeral of Carl Allspaw. Your prayers and support during this time are much appreciated.

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PACERS NIGHT for Saint Lawrence School Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:00pm Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls

Purchase your tickets online by January 7th at www.pacersgroups.com/bulls or stop by the school office on January 7th between 7:30am and 3:00pm. Come out and see the Pacers at a discounted price. Our school PFO receives a portion of the ticket proceeds. (NOTE: The school office is closed for Christmas break until January 7, 2019.)

St. Lawrence Catholic Church Presents A drama and music program for Lent

Sign up NOW for “on stage” or “back stage”
Performances will be Saturday March 28 - 6:30pm and Sunday March 29 - 1:30pm

Dramatic presentations of stories from the Gospel of Matthew. Creative dance/Sign language to Praise and Worship songs. Singing - Musical Instruments

Hosted by St. Lawrence Faith Formation Commission

Click here for the registration flyer!

More Information: Sandra Hartlieb - shartlieb@saintlawrence.net or 317-372-5925

SAINT LAWRENCE SPIRIT WEAR AVAILABLE

Saint Lawrence School is selling spirit wear: shirts, puffy vests, toddler shirts, fleece blankets, hoodies, and more! Order forms are available on the white flyer rack in the narthex. Please fill out a form and return it with payment to the school office. Orders will be placed on February 21, 2020 and April 3, 2020.

SAVE THE DATE! April 18, 2020 Join us for Fr. Beechem’s Bingo Under the Big Top!

THANK YOU!!!

Our thanks to everyone who supported the Giving Tree Program this Christmas season. Through your generosity, one-hundred children received gifts and fifty-seven families received food boxes and paper products. Food for thirty of the boxes was purchased and assembled by the Goldenaires. In addition, fifty-three families received food boxes and turkeys for Thanksgiving. The food had been donated during the Annual Food Drive by Parishioners and also by Saint Lawrence School and SMRE Students during the month of November. Thirty of these boxes and turkeys were provided by the Goldenaires. May God bless you for helping us to help others during the Season of Sharing and may He continue to bless each of you with His peace throughout the New Year.

Parish Annual Report

Click here to view the Parish Annual Report for 2019

Sexual Abuse Scandal

The sexual abuse scandal has gripped the Catholic Church for the past thirty years, and continues to wreak havoc even today. It's been a diabolical masterpiece, one that has compromised the work of the Church in every way and has left countless lives in ruins. Many Catholics are understandably asking, “Why should I stay? Why not abandon this sinking ship before it drags me or my children under?"

In this stirring manifesto, Bishop Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, explains why this is not the time to leave, but the time to stay and fight. Reading the current crisis through the lenses of Scripture and Church history, Bishop Barron shows that we have faced such egregious scandals before; that the spiritual treasures of the Church were preserved by holy men and women who recommitted themselves to fighting evil; and that there is a clear path forward for us today.

 

For Catholics questioning their faith, searching desperately for encouragement and hope, this book will offer reasons to stay and fight for the Body of Christ.

 

St. Lawrence has purchased copies of this book for each family in our parish.  If you did not pick one up after Mass this past weekend, please stop by the Parish Office to get your copy!

 

Want to discuss this book? Deacon Tom will lead two book discussions in English:  Wednesday, September 18 at 7pm at St. Lawrence School (enter through door #1), and Sunday, September 22 after the noon Mass (1:15pm) in the Learning Center at Church

HELPFUL INFORMATION REGARDING RECENT NEWS REPORTS ON BREBEUF HIGH SCHOOL AND CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL

This is good material presenting the full wording from the Archbishop's (and the Church's) point of view.


Archbishop Thompson's live streamed meeting with the press at 1:00 p.m., statements regarding frequently asked questions, and Criterion staff members story.

Click here to view the key facts and frequently asked questions

Click here to read our Criterion news story

St. LAWRENCE 2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT

Click here to view the report.

June2019 MATN Update

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

Click here to read about the latest update of our Capital Campaign

SCHEDULE YOUR MASS INTENTIONS

Weekend Masses are booked through the end of the year. Daily Masses are available as early as next week. Call Kim at the parish office 317-546-4065 ext 332 to schedule a Mass intention in memory of a loved one or for the special intention of a loved one. Stipend is $10.

HOSPITAL VISITATION FROM OUR PRIESTS

Please remember that because of HIPPA rules, hospitals will not call Saint Lawrence and tell us when you are in the hospital. Even if you give the hospital the name of our church, they will not pass on your hospital admission to us. When you are admitted to the hospital, please have a family member call Saint Lawrence (317-546-4065) and let us know of your illness.
If you need a priest in an emergency, please use our emergency phone (317-987-7818).

LOW-GLUTEN HOSTS ARE AVAILABLE

(0.01% gluten content) Please alert the presiding priest before Mass and stand in this priest’s Communion line to receive the host.

FAITH DIRECT ONLINE

Giving Fast. Pray. Give up your Envelopes! We invite you to help your parish save money by giving up your offertory envelopes this Lent! Enrolling with Faith Direct will provide St. Lawrence Catholic Church with consistent support and simplify your giving without the wasteful envelopes. Join us in giving up envelopes this Lenten season! www.faithdirect.net church code: IN124

PARISH LIBRARY

Stop in after the weekend masses or visit online by clicking here.

SCHEDULE YOUR MASS INTENTIONS

Weekend Masses are scheduling into August. Daily Masses are available as early as next week. Call Kim at the parish office 317-546-4065 to schedule a Mass intention in memory of a loved one or for the special intention of a loved one. The stipend is $10.

PRAY THE ROSARY EVERY WEEK at St. Lawrence

Sunday: Before the 9:00am Mass in the Chapel and After the Noon Mass in the Chapel
Monday: 7:00pm in the Chapel
Tuesday: 10:00am in private homes. Check calendar.
First Friday: 6:30pm in the Chapel
Saturday: Before the 5:00pm Mass in the Church
The rosary is also prayed in the Chapel following most of our daily Masses.

WEEKEND MASSES

5:00pm Saturday
9am and 12pm Sunday

6:00pm Sunday Latino Mass

DAILY MASS

Monday – No Masses.
Tuesday – 5:30pm (English)
Wednesday – 8:15am (English)
Thursday – 7:00pm (Spanish) with Confessions available from 6:00-6:45pm in English or Spanish.
Friday – 8:15am (English)
Saturday – No daily Mass at 8:15am. We will continue to have our anticipation Mass at 5:00pm.

CONFESSIONS

Saturdays: 4:00-4:45pm before 5:00pm mass

Sundays: 8:00-8:45am before 9:00am mass

Sundays: 5:30-5:50pm before 6:00pm Misa

Thursdays: 6:00-6:45pm before 7:00pm Misa

First Friday of the month: after 8:15am Mass

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, except holidays
Sundays: after 12pm noon Mass to 4pm
Thursdays: 8:30am to 4pm
Fridays: after 8:15 am Mass to 3pm and 6:00-8:00pm
Men’s Adoration: 3rd Sunday of month 9-10pm
Children's Adoration:  Please join us Thursday July 18th at 10:00 am for a children's adoration hour in the chapel. All ages welcome! We will have a play date afterwards, email Megan for more information: mmoloney4@yahoo.com

COMMUNION SERVICES

In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel except for Holy Days and Holidays
6:45am – Monday thru Wednesday & First Friday of Month
8:15am - Thursday
5:30pm – Monday, Wednesday


VESPERS

5:15pm Monday thru Fri - Church Choir Area

AROUND TOWN

Click here to view other happenings, events and programs occurring outside of St. Lawrence but within our community.

 
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