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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

2017 HOUSES TO HOME EVENT

You're invited to the 2017 Houses to Homes Event! Tickets are $100 and include entry for 2* into the event and 1 entry for a chance at the $5,000 grand prize and $2,500 in other cash prizes, plus:  Dinner; Free drinks, including beer from Sun King Brewery and wine; Door prizes, raffles, and audience games; Local celebrity Kris Kirschner as emcee.When: Saturday, August 5, from 6 to 10 p.m.Where: Primo Banquet & Conference Center 2615 National Avenue, IndianapolisContact Amanda with questions or to buy tickets.at 317-353-3769 OR  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;Visit www.heartsandhandsindy.org/houses-to-homes. to find out more about Hearts & Hands. All proceeds directly help Hearts & Hands of Indiana continue turning abandoned houses into homeownership opportunities for families in the near-west side of Indy.* Must be 21 years old to be in the drawing and attend. You don’t have to be present to win the grand prize.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED

Bishop Chatard continues to expand its international program with the acceptance of four new students for the 2017-2018 school year. The success of this program is dependent on host families who will provide a room, meals and loving support to one of these fine students. We will be welcoming two girls, one freshman and one sophomore, and two boys, one freshman and one sophomore. Host families receive monthly funds to meet the needs of the student, such as food and transportation. The student is responsible for all tuition and school-related expenses. We ask that you prayerfully consider opening your home to this wonderful opportunity. Empty nesters, families with small children, single-parent families, and large busy families all make great host families! For more details, please contact Catherine Welch at 317-442-8892 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CYO KING’S ISLAND DAY

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Tickets: $35 for age 3 and up (savings of $32/ticket)
Available from the CYO Office
through 4pm on July 18
Call 317-632-9311 for more info

RETROUVAILLE You Can Help Your Marriage

Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue … or have you stopped talking to each other? Do you wonder if your marriage might end ? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) is a worldwide program that offers tools needed for hurting couples to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. For more than 30 years, the program has helped hundreds of thousands of couples heal their hurting marriages. To learn more about the program or to register for the August 11 - 13 weekend and follow-up post-weekend sessions in Indianapolis, visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com  or www.retrouvaille.org. You can also email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 317-489-6811 for confidential registration information.

UPCOMING BOOK STUDY Consoling the Heart of Jesus” by Fr. Michael Gaitley

Every other Wednesday, September 6-March 21 (no classes in December)Classes meet at Catholic Radio offices8383 Craig Street, Suite 280, Indianapolis 46250Registration Deadline is August 14. Space is limited.
Contact Sharon Teipen: 317-842-6583 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JOB OPENING–ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT ASST.

Scecina Memorial High School is seeking a full-time Enrollment Management Assistant. A college degree and excellent computer skills are required. Some evening and weekend hours required. Send cover letter and resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Miriam Medina, Director of Enrollment Management, Scecina Memorial High School, 5000 Nowland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46201.

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LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY ON JULY 23, 2017
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NEW MORNING DAILY MASS TIME – 8:15am

Beginning Monday, August 7, 2017 our morning daily Masses and Communion Services will begin at 8:15am instead of 8:00am, Monday-Saturday.

SCHOOL NUTRITION MANAGER JOB OPENING

St. Lawrence School is seeking a cafeteria manager for the 2017-18 school year. The manager performs a variety of job functions essential to the successful daily operation of the school breakfast and lunch programs including supervising food service staff, overseeing the preparation of meals, managing inventory, and maintaining a safe, sanitary and orderly kitchen. Must enjoy working in a school kitchen and fast paced environment. Hours are 6:30am-2:00pm beginning in early August. Competitive pay and benefits.

If you are interesting in joining our team, please contact kprechtel@saintlawrence.net or come to the Parish Office to fill out an application.

earthkeepeers vbsVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL JULY 24-28! REGISTER TODAY!

Pope Francis wants kids to Care for Creation!

"The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth” Pope Francis wrote in his encyclical on the environment. “In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish.” 


We can all join Pope Francis in treating the environment better. During this summer’s Vacation Bible School, children ages 4–10 will learn about God’s creation and our role in protecting our planet. VBS will be held 3:00-5:30 p.m. July 24–28 in Father Conen Hall. Cost is $10 per child with a maximum of $25 per family. Scholarships are available. Registration after all Masses on July 8¬9 and 15-16.

 

This year’s theme is EarthKeepers. Join us July 24–July 28 for songs, games, snacks, crafts, Bible stories, and more as we learn about God’s creation and our role in protecting our planet. Click here to view the flyer and the registration form!

 

Food, Craft Item, and Monetary Donations Needed

To donate items or make a monetary donation for this year’s Vacation Bible School, please click here or contact Sarah Stephens at 317-841-8767.

HELP THE HOMELESS

St. Lawrence parishioners have always been very generous with their donations. Thank you very much. Now the pain and discomfort the homeless are suffering leads me to ask for help. We are in need of sun protection products: sun blocks, suntan lotion, sunburn medication, sun hats and sunglasses. Also their feet are a problem Imagine having to walk the streets all day in second hand shoes with all of their earthly belongings in the backpack they carry.

 

We are in need of foot products such as: foot powder, foot lotions, corn and bunion pads, athlete foot medication, nail clippers, pumice stones, elastic bandages, ankle supports, shower shoes, flip-flops, white socks.     

 

None of these items need to be new. They are grateful for partial-filled containers and gently used products. Our ladies also appreciate cosmetics, lipsticks, eye shadow, nail polish, etc.     

 

As usual we are always in need of camping equipment and pots and pans with metal handles and bicycles.     

 

There will be 2 green containers in the narthex to collect donations. If you need the items picked up, call Marilyn Waltman   317-550-9745

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.

PRAY THE ROSARY EVERY WEEK at St. Lawrence

4:30pm every Saturday evening in the Church before 5:00pm mass

8:30am every Sunday in the Chapel before 9:00am mass
1:00pm every Sunday in the Chapel after the noon mass
7:00pm every Monday night in the Chapel
Following daily mass Tuesday-Friday in the Chapel

WELCOME FR. NICOLAS TO ST. LAWRENCE

We welcome Fr. Nicolas Ajpacajá Tzoc who was ordained by Archbishop Joseph Tobin on June 25, 2016. Fr. Nicolas has been appointed associate pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish beginning July 6, 2016 and will also assist with Hispanic Ministry here at St. Lawrence.

CONFESSIONS

Sunday: 8:00-8:45am before 9:00am mass
Sunday: 5:30-5:45pm before 6:00pm mass (español)
Saturday: 4:00-4:45pm before 5:00pm mass
First Friday: 8:30-8:45am after 8:00am mass

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Sunday: 1:00-4:00pm after 12pm noon mass
Thursday: 8:30am-4:00pm after 8am communion service
Friday: 8:30am-3:00pm after 8am mass

COMMUNION SERVICES

In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, except for Holy Days & holidays.

6:45am – Monday thru Wednesday & First Fridays
8:00am – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
5:30pm – Monday, Wednesday, Friday

VESPERS

5:15pm Monday thru Fri - Church Choir Area

AROUND TOWN

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