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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


Catholic Charities Indianapolis sponsors monthly caregiver support groups for family members/friends who are caregivers of older adults. Meetings are open to current caregivers as a way to share and learn from each other. PLEASE CONFIRM ATTENDANCE. For additional info, contact Monica Woodsworth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or 317-261-3378

Northside: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 5:30 – 7 pm
Location: The Catholic Center, 1400 N Meridian Street
Topic: Kate Kunk, RN, CICOA Caregiver Options Counselor
Upcoming dates: 3/26, 4/23

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 Infertility Support Group at 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.


We promise: Sacramental Marriage in
Service to the Village

Saturday, March 7, 2020 8am-6pm
St. Monica Catholic Church, 6131 N Michigan Rd
Facilitators: Andrew & Terri Lyke
Free Will Offering ($25 suggested cost)

To reserve your spot or to get more info, please contact: Pearlette Springer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (317) 236-1474

CENTERING PRAYER WORKSHOP, February 29, 2020, 9am - 1pm

Do you seek the still, quiet voice of God? The Centering Prayer Introductory Program will help us to understand the Indwelling Presence of God within each of us and our intimate relationship with that Presence. The method of Centering Prayer will be presented. We will explore the benefits of Centering Prayer in ordinary life and experience two periods of Centering Prayer practice. All are welcome to attend. The program will be presented on Saturday, February 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Bethany Room. A registration fee of $15 per person includes a copy of Fr. Thomas Keating’s Open Mind, Open Heart. The program will be presented by experienced practitioners of Centering Prayer who are commissioned to present the program by Contemplative Outreach For more information or to sign up, please call or email Karen Spear ([317] 213-7232; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Time: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., St. Thomas Aquinas, 46th & Illinois Street/ As we enter into our Lenten journey, please enjoy a special evening in our sanctuary. It’s simple. No activity. No program. Just you and God. Candles will be available for prayer and petition. Feel free to come and go throughout the evening. Come pray, meditate or just spend some quiet time reflecting on your Lenten journey. All in stillness & silence especially for you. A Special Gift from Arts & Environment.


Daniel Oberreuter, the lead singer of the Catholic band The Thirsting, will be offering a Come Hold my Son Mission Concert at St. Malachy Catholic Church and School on Sunday, March 8, at 7PM.

STORM THE CASTLE BRUTE NIGHT, March 11, 2020 5:15-7:30pm

Wednesday, March 11 5:15-7:30pm, 
High school men are invited to join the Bishop Brute College Seminary Community for the final Storm the Castle Brute Night held during this school year. You can come to see what life in seminary is like and spend time in prayer and fellowship with our college seminarians. For more information or to register, contact Andy Miller at (317) 236-1490 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

project rachelRachel Vineyard Healing Retreat for women and men who have known regret, sorrow, guilt or shame after abortion. March 13-15, 2020

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.


Why are we arguing constantly? Been there. Done that. And it's no fun. But Retrouvaille can help. Retrouvaille, (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) can help couples work through difficult struggles in their marriages that seem at times impossible to repair. Since 1977, this program's tools have helped strengthen and improve the marriages of tens of thousands of couples throughout the world. These couples experienced marital difficulty at all levels, including disillusionment and deep misery. Indianapolis Retrouvaille will hold its next weekend March 13-15, 2020 at St. Joseph's Retreat Center in Tipton, Ind. The weekend introduces couples to important communication tools. In the privacy of a beautiful retreat setting, you will examine your life together in a new and positive way. After the weekend, you will attend six follow-up sessions at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis. Post-weekend topics focus on specific issues, including conflict management. You can begin again. Learn more and register today at or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for confidential registration information. Both of you are worth it.

Indiana Women's Catholic Conference- March 21, 2020

Women of all ages are invited to the Indiana Catholic Women's Conference on March 21st, “In this little Host is the solution to all the problems of the world.” – St. John Paul II
Enjoy a day with others and enjoy great internationally known speakers with a message for our times. You will enjoy Fr. Pio Mandetto, Gina Bauer, Annie Karto, and Msgr. Joseph Schaedel.  Make a day of it with your friends and family! Lunch is included as part of the day. Go online and visit to register or call us to see if your parish is hosting a group; that way you can save with the group discount. Call: 317-888-0873 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any information.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC AT THE ATHENAEUM - March 13-15 and 20-22, 2020

Agape Performing Arts Company, a ministry of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, would like to invite you to join them for their production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music.” Performances will be held March 13-15 & 20-22 at the historic Athenaeum in downtown Indianapolis. Showtimes and ticket information are available at:

Worldwide Marriage Encounter August 14-16, 2020

Do you want to make your marriage stronger? Do you want to spend an uninterrupted weekend with your spouse? Why not make a Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) Weekend and learn more about your wonderful vocation? Future Marriage Encounter Weekends will be at Mount Saint Francis Centre for Spirituality, New Albany, 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 for further information. Quote from a couple who made a WWME Weekend: “This Weekend was the most joyous and most stimulating time of our lives. We have had the chance to see how each of us needs to be loved and to give love.”

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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.

Summer Camp registration is now open!
Register for summer camps at Bishop Chatard before March 20 and receive an Early Bird discount! Multiple camp discounts are also available. Learn more about the wide variety of enrichment and athletics camps your child may experience this summer at
Bishop Chatard Softball Winter Camp All softball players, grades 1 – 8, are invited to the 2020 BCHS Winter Softball Camp on Saturday, Feb. 29. Learn and work on the basics of the game with the BCHS high school team and coaches. It’s a great way to meet current and future Trojans who enjoy the game of softball while improving on the game we all love! to learn more or to register visit: Contact Coach Kerry Lynch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

CYO Soccer Co-Ed Futsal Tourney at BCHS March 21
BCHS soccer invites CYO soccer players, boys or girls, grades 5-8, to our Futsal Tournament hosted at Bishop Chatard on Saturday, March 21. This will be a one-day round robin tournament. During the event, CYO soccer players will have the opportunity to sign up to be a Jr. Trojan soccer player. We look forward to you joining us and your team competing on March 21. For more information, visit: To register, contact Coach Mike Carney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Get out of the cold and come to a TROPICAL TRIBUTE to Joe and Barb Krier. This fun evening includes beer, wine, appetizers and live music by the band “The Boogie Knights” (music starts at 9:00pm). For only $35 you can have a blast and support a Bishop Chatard grant started in memory of Joe and Barb Krier.

This $2000.0 per year grant benefits a deserving North Deanery eighth grader who exhibits the qualities of friendship to all, a strong work ethic, service and citizenship. The party will be on March 7, 2020 at the Northside Knights of Columbus from 7:30-11:30pm. Please join us!
If you would like to make a donation online please go to (Through our partnership with the Lilly Endowment and Community Foundation of Boone County all proceeds from this event will be matched at 50%!) Thank you to our 2019 Green Flash Sponsors Joe’s Auto Sales.

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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 for more information or contact Maribeth Cloud at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Middle School Band Night with The Pride of the Irish
Join Cathedral’s High School Band on February 21st. All 7th and 8th students are invited to play with the Irish Pep Band during a high school basketball game. Register now at

STEM Conference for students 5th through 8th Grade
Register today for Cathedral’s first ever STEM Conference offered to all 5th through 8th grade students, February 22nd, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. You will get first hand experience with Cathedral Teachers and Students. Registration is $50 and included T-shirt and Lunch. Register today at

High School Placement Test Summer Academy
Cathedral High School is pleased to offer our STS High School Placement Test Academy. This course goes beyond a one-day practice test by allowing students to take two practice tests—one on Monday and one on Friday—with direct instruction from Cathedral math and English teachers for the three days between the practice tests. Students and families will see growth in student scores, and students will leave prepared to maximize their scores on the STS High School Placement Test during 8th-grade. The Academy is being held June 8-12 and July 13-17. Register at

Cathedral Trivia Night
Grab your friends and put together a team for Trivia Night! Saturday, March 21st; doors open at 5:00. The event will also feature a competition for best themed table. Beer and wine are provided; you must be 21 and over to attend. Register now at

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Ash Wednesday Fish Fry
Make your plans now to break your fast with the Scecina baseball team's annual Fish Fry from 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Scecina cafeteria. Tickets are $7. Dinner includes fish or pizza, coleslaw, french fries, drink, and dessert. Get tickets from a Crusader baseball player or at the door. For more information, contact Coach Gandolph, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Future Crusaders: Curriculum Night
Class of 2024: It’s time to request your freshman academic courses. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. February 19 or March 4, 2020, in Scecina’s cafeteria. To RSVP, please log into your SchoolAdmin account.

At the Retreat Houses

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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Bi-Lingual Homliy

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February 26, 2020
Masses at Saint Lawrence
Bilingual Mass 8:15am,12Noon
Misa en español 7:30pm
Confessions available after every Mass.

Ash Services at Saint Lawrence in the Chapel
6:45am and 5:30pm in English

Masses at Neighboring Parishes
St Matthew 8:30am and 6:00pm in English
St Simon 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 6:30 pm in English


From the Desert to the Garden – Keeping Watch with Jesus Join Sr. Susan Marie Lindstrom, OSB for this special Ash Wednesday retreat at Benedict Inn, 1402 Southern Ave.! Begin your Lenten journey with a day of reflection, artistic expression and discussion on those temptations that take us away from God. Wednesday, February 26 from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. Cost is just $50 and includes lunch and materials. Participants are invited to attend Mass following the program. Call 317-788-7581 to register.

Crusaders Fish Fry in Scecina’s cafeteria from 4:30-8:00 p.m. Fish, cheese pizza, cole slaw, french fries, drink, dessert. $7. Eat in or take out. Sponsored by Scecina baseball.


February 28-April 3 in Church/Chapel
5:30 pm Communion Service
6:00 pm Stations of the Cross / Via Crucis
(following 5:30pm Communion Service)
6:45 pm Eucharistic Adoration to 9:00pm
7:45 pm Confessions to 8:45pm


6:00-8:00pm in Fr. Conen Hall
Fridays, February 28-April 3
Come and enjoy food and fellowship. Click the following links to view the flyers: English, Spanish


Join our Saint Lawrence School and Sunday Morning Religious Education communities—and more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Students will receive Rice Bowls from their teachers. Extra Rice Bowls are available in the Narthex beginning February 26. During the 40 days of Lent, we will reflect on the challenge of global hunger and how it affects our human family.


Click here to view and download the flyer and order form!


Our Saint Lawrence Youth Ministry is once again collecting cans of corn for Easter Baskets to the needy. Bring your corn to the narthex.

Cathedral High School Honors

Congratulations to the following Saint Lawrence parishioners and school graduates who achieved 2nd quarter honors:
High Honors: Curtis Heisserer, Haleigh Kolosso, Jaden Lee, Mairead Minch, Kelsey Moore, Danica Morningstar, Jacob Overstreet, Nathan Overstreet, Cameron Piper, Miriam Santos-Leon, and Monica Ugo.
Honors: Olivia Barr


Ron and Sandra Hartlieb extend our heartfelt thanks to family and friends who were able to celebrate our 50th Anniversary with us last Sunday! We are simply overwhelmed and blessed beyond compare by the love of our church family. Your cards, gifts, well-wishes – and mostly, your friendship are treasured! We came to Saint Lawrence 22 years ago and knew that this community was “home.” The laughter, tears, prayer, support, and bond of Christian love that we feel at Saint Lawrence has sustained us through the years! Thank You!

EXTRA COLLECTION FEB 29 / MARCH 1: Church in Central and Eastern Europe

Next week, we will take up the Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. This collection supports the Church in more than 20 countries that still struggle to recover from Communist rule. Funds from this collection support pastoral care, catechesis, building renovations, and seminary formation. Your support restores the Church and builds the future in this region. Please prayerfully consider how you can support the collection next week. More information can be found at Please place your donation in the regular collection basket. Extra envelopes are available in the narthex.

Look what’s going on at School!

Monday, Feb. 24 (02/24/20) is a Father Beechem Educational Fund Dress Down Day for a $1.00 donation.

Tuesday, Feb. 25 (02/25/20) Middle School has a Mardi Gras party and the entire school celebrates with King Cakes from the PFO.

Wednesday, Feb. 26 (02/26/20) is Ash Wednesday. Please join us for mass at 8:15am in reverence of this holy day of prayer and fasting.

March 2 - 6 (03/2 - 03/6) is our annual Canned Corn Food Drive!

Monday, 2 (03/02/20) is a Father Beechem Educational Fund Dress Down Day for a $1.00 donation.

Sunday, Mar. 8 (03/08/20) don’t forget to set your clocks an hour ahead! Daylight Savings Time starts again!

Monday, March 9 (03/09/30) is a Father Beechem Educational Fund Dress Down Day for a $1.00 donation.

Friday, Mar. 13 (03/13/20) our kindergarten class will be accompanied by their 5th grade book buddies in the St. Patrick's day parade! If you are able to go, we love seeing
as many friendly faces in the crowd as possible!

Monday, March 16 (03/16/20) is a Father Beechem Educational Fund Dress Down Day for a $1.00 donation.

Wednesday, Mar. 18 (03/18/20) are parent teacher conferences for grades K - 8. Please keep an eye out for a sign up form in order to schedule your meeting!

Monday, March 23 (03/23/20) is a Father Beechem Educational Fund Dress Down Day for a $1.00 donation.

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 - or 317-372-5925


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 April 3, 2020.

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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


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


Click here to view the report.

June2019 MATN Update


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


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.


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).


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


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! church code: IN124


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


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.


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.


5:00pm Saturday
9am and 12pm Sunday

6:00pm Sunday Latino 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.


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


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:


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


5:15pm Monday thru Fri - Church Choir Area


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