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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

ADVENT REFLECTION: Make Ready the Way with Sr. Cathy Anne Lepore OSB

FBI (Fatima Benedict Inn) is offering their annual Advent reflection. Join Sr. Cathy Anne Lepore OSB for a night to “Make Ready the Way.”
During this evening we will explore what holds you back from returning to God, discover and accept the graces God is presenting to you, and reflect on Isaiah’s dream of returning to wholeness. Join us on Monday Dec. 2, 2019 6:00 - 8:45. Cost is $40 per person and includes dinner. The Event takes place at Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave. Beech Grove, IN. Register online at or call 317-788-7581.

So that in all things God may be glorified. (1 Pt. 4:11)

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.


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, November 21, 2019, 5:30 – 7 pm
Location: The Catholic Center, 1400 N Meridian Street
Topic: Medicare Updates with Susan Spilly-Lee,
State Special Populations Coordinator
Upcoming Date: December 12, 2019

AN EVENING OF LIGHTS Archdiocesan Christmas Tree Lighting and Prayer Service Thursday, December 5, 2019, Catholic Center Assembly Hall, 1400 N Meridian St.

Doors open at 6pm, Prayer Service begins at 6:30pm
Reception following the service

Just as the Vatican in early December lights the Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square and the Holy Father reflects on the Nativity, so too, will Archbishop Thompson lead an Archdiocesan Christmas tree lighting and prayer service.

At this special event, we will prepare our hearts for Jesus’ coming as the Light of the World and celebrate those who have shared their own light by establishing memorial endowments in the names of loved ones.

For a donation of $10 or more, you can dedicate a luminaria in memory of a loved one, which will be lit at the prayer service. Their legacy will live on as the gifts will be invested in the Catholic Community Foundation to support the growth of parish, school, and agency ministries.

Please RSVP by Thursday, November 28.

To RSVP or to make a donation, please contact the Catholic Community Foundation at 317-236-1482 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go online at

CATHOLIC BUSINESS NETWORK End of the Year Social / Christmas Party

Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:00pm
Vino Villa, 200 N. Madison Avenue, Greenwood
For more info and to RSVP, visit

Annual Christmas Sale & Open House Save the date for Savings at Shop INN-Spired! December 7, 2019 9am-3pm

Shop INN-Spired's annual Christmas Sale & Open House will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Hundreds of items marked at 50 - 75% off original prices. The proceeds from this annual event supports programing at the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center.
In addition to the sale items, shoppers will find many unique, handmade gifts by the Sisters and friends, all at reasonable prices. Mark your calendars and get into the spirit of giving at the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave, Beech Grove.

What Would Merton Say? Saturday, December 14 from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Using Merton's letters and essays, explore how his contemplative approach responds to our world today. Cost is $70 (includes lunch) Presented by Vanessa Hurst. Register online at or call 317-788-7581. Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center 1402 Southern Ave. Beech Grove, IN.


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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.

Celebrate Christmas on Crittenden
All North Deanery families are invited to join Bishop Chatard alumni and school families to celebrate the joy of the holiday season at Christmas on Crittenden Friday, Dec. 6, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Bishop Chatard High School. Children will have an opportunity to take a winter sleigh ride, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, make Christmas crafts and cookies, and enjoy other activities. To learn more and to RSVP visit

Shadow at Chatard
Registration 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 Oct. 23, Nov. 20, Dec. 4, Jan. 22 and Feb. 5. Mark your calendar now to attend Bishop Chatard’s Open House on Nov. 7!
Visit 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..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Become a Bishop Chatard Trojan!
The deadline to apply to the Trojan Class of 2024 is Monday, Dec. 9. Visit for more information on the application process. Contact Director of Enrollment Management Marilynn Fagan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions or would like additional information.
Dec. 9 is also the deadline to apply for financial aid for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more at:

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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.

Financial Aid Night(s)
Cathedral High School invites current and prospective families to attend one of two Financial Aid Nights in the A.K. Shiel Student Life Center Commons (lower level of A.K. Shiel Student Life Center). Join us on either Tuesday October 22 or Tuesday November 19th, 7;00 – 8:30 pm. Register

Parent Preview Dates.
Cathedral High School invites interested parents to attend a Parent Preview Day this fall on any of the following dates: October 15, November 5 or December 6. Interact with school leaders, attend a class, and tour campus with a current student. To learn more and/or to pre-register, visit

High School Placement Test.
Cathedral High School will administer the High School Placement Test on Saturday November 2nd and December 7th at 8:30 a.m. While students are taking the exam, the Enrollment Management staff will offer "Coffee with Cathedral" to share information regarding academics, counseling and more. Families can preregister by visiting

Cathedral High School Honors
Congratulations to the following Saint Lawrence parishioners and school graduates who attend Cathedral High School and received High Honors for the 1st Quarter: Olivia Barr, Curtis Heisserer, Haleigh Kolosso, Jaden Lee, Mairead Minch, Kate Moore, Kelsey Moore, Danica Morningstar, Jacob Overstreet, Nathan Overstreet, Cameron Piper, Miriam Santos-Leon, Gavin Scherer, Monica Ugo.

Cathedral High School Application Deadline
8th Graders! Get those applications in by December 15th. Submit all applications to For questions please call the Cathedral Admissions office at 317-968-7353.

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Scecina’s Fall Play: “Peter and the Starcatcher”
Scecina Memorial High School’s theatre program presents “Peter and the Starcatcher” for two nights at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16 at Downey Avenue Christian Church. The Tony-winning play, based on the best-selling novel, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.
Tickets are $8 for adults; $5 for Scecina students; and free for grade-school children. Downey Avenue Christian Church is located at 111 South Downey Avenue. Parking across from building. Enter Door #3. Purchase tickets online at or at the door.

CaTheatre presents Radium Girls
The 2019 fall production on Cathedral High School’s main stage is Radium Girls, November 22nd – 24th. Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 pm; Sunday is 3:00pm. Tickets are $10. Visit

December at the Retreat Houses

Make Ready the Way

What Should I Do? Young Adult Retreat December 6-8, 2019 CYO Camp Rancho Framasa, Nashville, IN

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PROGRAMS AT FATIMA RETREAT HOUSE 5353 E 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46226 317- 545-7681 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday, December 6, 2019: Then Something Wondrous Happened 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Join us Friday, December 6, 2019 from 5:30-9 pm for an Advent evening, featuring presentation of inspiring, faith-filled and humorous stories from John Shaughnessy, original musical selections by Francesca LaRosa Rohrer along with beloved hymns and songs of the season, and an inspiring, faith-filled reflection on Advent led by Brian Shaughnessy. Registration of $40 includes: A Light Supper and Program.

Monday, December 16: Leave The Light On - Confession Offered All Day 9:00am – 7:00 pm
Advent, the season of waiting for the birth of our Savior, is the perfect time to experience the grace of God’s forgiveness. We hope you will join us as Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House offers the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. There will be alternating Confessors throughout the day, no appointment needed.

Tuesday, December 17 – Friday, December 20: Advent Days of Silence
Come for the day, stay the night, and join us for all the Advent Days of Silence! Step away from noise and busyness that distracts from the real meaning of Advent and focus your attention on your relationship with God. Prayer, silence, and your focus on listening are at the heart of this season. Extend your retreat with an optional overnight stay prior to or after your day of silence. Registration of $35 includes: a room to use for the day, continental breakfast, daily Mass, lunch and the use of the common areas and grounds of the retreat house. Each overnight stay is an additional $28 per person. Also available for your extended stay is a plated light meal for dinner for $9 and a light breakfast for $6.

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

Monday, December 2, 2019: Make Ready the Way – An FBI Advent Program 6:00 - 8:45 pm
Join us for this FBI Advent reflection on dismantling the obstacles to God's grace. What's holding you back from returning to God? Reflect on Isaiah's dream of returning to wholeness - being one with God again. Illuminate the heart and dispell the darkness. Open your awareness, emotions and memories to the Advent light of Christ! Cost is $45 and includes dinner. Presented by Sr. Cathy Anne Lepore, OSB.

December 7, 2019: Shop INN-Spired's Annual Christmas Sale & Open House 9:00am – 3:00pm
Hundreds of items marked at 50 - 75% off original prices. The proceeds from this annual event supports programing at the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center. In addition to the sale items, shoppers will find many unique, handmade gifts by the Sisters and friends, all at reasonable prices.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019: Personal Day of Retreat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Spend some time with God on a Personal Day of Retreat. Rest, relax, read, walk the Labyrinth, Peace & Nature Garden, and the beautiful Monastic grounds. A peaceful and holy place where you will find serenity, hospitality and spiritual direction. Spend the day as relaxed or as structured as you wish. Cost is $40 per person and includes a private room for the day and lunch. Spiritual Direction is available for an additional fee of $30 and must be scheduled in advance.

Saturday, December 14, 2019: What Would Merton Say? 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Join author, Vanessa Hurst for this special Advent program! What would Thomas Merton say about 21st century world events and the responsibility to our self, others, and the world? Explore the validity of Merton's contemplative approach to responding to current events. Reflect and take action to his call to live in the world, but not of it. Cost is $70.

PROVIDENCE SPIRITUALITY & CONFERENCE CENTER & WHITE VIOLET CENTER FOR ECO-JUSTICE 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876 812-535-2952

Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:00-4:30pm Christmas Fun at the Woods
You’re invited to enjoy a festive afternoon with the Sisters of Providence and our friends. There will be activities, crafts, cookie-decorating, face painting, wagon rides, a holiday sing-a-long, and more! Dress up like an angel; view our hand-carved nativity scene, and delight in the miniature Christmas village. Make sure you see Santa at the North Pole Zone and meet our vriendly alpacas! Bring your phone or camera – you’ll want to take photos. Come early so you have time to see and do all the fun activities. $5 per person. Children 3 and under are free.

PRESENTATION MINISTRIES’ OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CHAPEL AND RETREAT CENTER 5701 Lawshe Rd. Peebles OH 45660 937-587-5464 or 513-373-2397 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday – Saturday, December 6-7, 2019 Men’s Retreat: Sober Intoxication of the Spirit
“These are not drunk as you suppose…” (Acts 2:15)
God wants strong men, filled with the fullness of His Spirit. This retreat is inspired by the book by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher to the papal household, who said, “The inebriation that comes from the Holy Spirit...purifies of sin, renews the heart in fervor and enlightens the mind.” Guest Rooms available; Meals provided; Take some extra time to enjoy our trails, rock formations and wooded hillside. Cost: Free will offering. Pray and “Do whatever He tells You”.
“How long are we going to keep our light hidden? Now is the time to set the light (the Holy Spirit) in the lampstand...”
- (St. Gregory Nazianzen)


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Advent - New Year Schedule

Click here to download the schedule Masses, Reconciliation Services, and Feast Days for Advent, Christmas, New Year and Epiphany!


The Immaculate Conception
Holy Day – No Obligation This Year
Mass: December 9 8:15am (English)
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is the Patroness of the United States of America. December 8 is also the anniversary of our parish, Saint Lawrence.


Our Lady of Guadalupe
Festivities for the December 12 Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of Mexico, the Americas, and the Unborn, are as follows:

Rosary Novenas for Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 3-11 at 7:00pm in the Church
All are in Spanish except December 6 and 9, which will be bilingual Spanish and English.

December 12 Feast Day
4:30am Mañanitas (Morning Serenade in Spanish) and Breakfast
8:15am All School Mass in English
7:00pm Mass in Spanish
8:15pm Procession, dancing, fellowship in Fr. Conen Hall


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PEACE LIGHT CEREMONY AND PRAYER SERVICE Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 6:15 pm following the 5:00 Mass

Many volunteers will help spread the light from Bethlehem all over the world. After the flame arrives in NYC on Dec. 7, 2019 a driver will transport the flame from the east coast. It will arrive in the Indianapolis area on Dec. 9 as it travels across the United States. A Peace Light Ceremony will take place here at St. Lawrence Catholic Church! C

Click here to view the flyer and join us for this special event!


We love to feature photos from our groups and from some of our events and happenings hear at Saint Lawrence. If you have photos please send them to Kim at the parish office via email or share on Google.


JOB OPENING - BOOKKEEPER, Saint Lawrence Business Office

Saint Lawrence seeks an experienced bookkeeper to facilitate the accounting for Saint Lawrence. This position is hourly and works typically 35 hours per week, year-round. Minimum of 2 years non-profit accounting, Associate Degree, or combination of both is requested. Experience in church and/or private school environment is desired. Pay is competitive and benefits are available if working over 30 hours per week, 12 months.

Responsible for providing bookkeeping services to the parish and school as a whole or a specific ministry or program. Maintains financial bookkeeping system, including accounts payable, receivable, cash receipts, and payroll. Enter and balance weekly Sunday giving. May assist with budget and development program. Other projects will arise and will need your attention. The applicant for this position must be extremely discreet. Must have the ability to help Parishioners and Vendors find what they are seeking.
Experience with the following software is desirable: PDS Church, PDS General Ledger, PDS School, Microsoft Office, G-Suite, Paylocity.
Position is a direct report to the business manager. Apply to Jim Mann,


Next Sunday, December 8 there will be a 2nd collection for our Facilities & Maintenance. Thank you for your continued generosity.

EXTRA COLLECTION – December 7/8, Retirement Fund for Religious

Next weekend, we will have an extra collection to support our retired priests and religious brothers and sisters. Please place your envelope in the regular collection basket. Extra envelopes are available in the narthex.

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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