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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

ARCHDIOCESE OF INDIANAPOLIS INTERCULTURAL MINISTRY OFFICE BLACK CATHOLIC MINISTRY

The Bi-Annual African Mass
Please come and experience a vibrant African Mass on Sunday, December 3rd @ 3pm at St. Rita Parish. Engage in the rhythms and languages from a variety of African countries through scripture, music, and dance. Archbishop Charles C. Thompson is the principal celebrant. A reception follows immediately after Mass with food from the African and African American tradition. St. Rita is located at 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave. For more information, please contact Pearlette Springer at 317-236-1474 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Black Catholic Women’s Advent Day of Retreat
“We Are the Light of the World” is the theme of the 2017 annual Black Catholic Women’s Advent Day of Retreat. The Day of Retreat will be held on Saturday, December 9th at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House. Dr. Kathleen Dorsey Bellow is the retreat facilitator. The retreat gathers at 9am and will conclude with a 5pm Mass celebrated by Fr. Charles A. Smith, SVD. Our Lady of Fatima retreat is located at 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $25. Come and Relax in the light of God!!!

To register, please contact Pearlette Springer @ 317-236-1474 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Online registration can be found on the Black Catholic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Facebook Page.

BISHOP CHATARD HIGH SCHOOL

Christmas on Crittenden
All are invited to join BCHS alumni, staff and North Deanery families at Christmas on Crittenden at Bishop Chatard on Friday, Dec. 1 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, take a sleigh ride around the track at BCHS, and the little ones can enjoy inflatable obstacle courses and Christmas crafts! This is a free event. Visit https://bishopchatard.thankyou4caring.org/christmas to RSVP so we can plan for all our guests. We look forward to celebrating Christmas with you!

Admissions Opportunities and Deadlines
Information Session at BCHS – Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.
Financial Aid Information Session – Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.
Application Deadline for the BCHS Class of 2022 – Monday, Dec. 11
Financial Aid Application Deadline – Monday, Dec. 11
For more information about these events and deadlines as well as other opportunities including student shadowing, parent shadowing, private tours of the school and more please visit www.BishopChatard.org/admissions

Oktoberfest Raffle Tickets
Chatard-A-Bration raffle tickets are now on sale! Tickets are 3 for $125. Purchase your tickets by emailing Liz Hoffman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Early Bird drawings for $500 are December 20 and January 31. Winners for the grand prize ($10,000), second ($1,000) and third ($500) prizes will be drawn at Chatard-A-Bration on February 17, 2018.  License #142868

CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL

Parent Preview Day
Cathedral High School invites interested parents to attend a Parent Preview Day this fall on any of the following dates: November 15, November 29, December 4 or January 17. Interact with school leaders, attend a class, and tour campus with a current student. To learn more and/or to pre-register, visit www.gocathedral.com/parentpreview

High School Placement Test
Cathedral High School will administer the High School Placement Test on Saturday, November 18th, 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.

Cathedral Financial Aid Information Night
Cathedral High School invites you to attend a Financial Aid information Night on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the A.K. Shiel Student Life Center Commons (lower level). Register at gocathedral.com/financialaidnight

Scecina Memorial High School 

Take the High School Placement Test
All students applying for freshman admission to Scecina are required to take the High School Placement Exam. The test will be offered on the following dates: 12/2/2017, 1/13/2018

Scecina Open House: Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who attended Open House. It was a fun night, and we were glad to see so many of you. If you need more info regarding admissions, please contact: Miriam Medina, Director of Enrollment Management, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 317-352- 3287 or KJ Fallon, Enrollment Management Assistant at 317-356-6377, ext. 1317 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Discover Opportunities at a great Catholic high school! www.scecina.org/admissions

HOLIDAY DIVORCE SUPPORT - Divorce and Beyond

November 8 - December 20, 2017 – Six Week Session
7:00-9:00 p.m. No session Thanksgiving week.
St. Mark Catholic Church, 535 East Edgewood Avenue
$30 – includes materials. Scholarships available.

This Catholic based peer-ministry support group explores the stress, anger, blame and guilt of divorce with the goal of leading participants toward ultimate forgiveness, happiness and growth. This support group offers all separated and divorced an opportunity to be with others who understand the challenges of facing holidays after divorce. All faiths are welcome.

For more info or to register, please call 317-236-1586, go online http://www.archindy.org/plfl/ministries-divorce.html or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

E6 CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE – NOW OPEN

February 24, 2018 8:00am-3:00pm
East Central High School (NW of Cincinnati, Ohio)
www.e6catholicmensconference.com

All Saints Parish, in association with the Batesville Deanery, is proud to announce that registration for the E6 Catholic Men's Conference 2018 is now open. Why wait?

Easy online registration. $15 rate for anyone 25 and under. No need to wait to assemble your group. All registrations are conveniently the same rate for 2018. An option to print and mail a registration form and pay via check. FREE for all clergy and religious. 100% refund up until 24 hours until event start.

We pride ourselves on presenting a quality, substance driven, inspirational and faith filled event that will change men’s lives and help equip them to be the men Christ calls them to be. 2018 will be our best conference yet! #ARMORUP!
Click here!

 

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LISTEN TO FATHER MARTIN'S HOMILY ON NOVEMBER 19, 2017

THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

Will be available in the church for the month of November for you to enter the names of your loved ones.

EARLY BULLETIN DEADLINE

Items for the November 26 bulletin are due on Wednesday, November 15, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

MEN’S ADORATION GROUP

The St. Lawrence Men’s Adoration Group meets the third Sunday of every month from 9 to 10pm in the chapel.

Please join us for an hour of silent prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament. We will meet next on Sunday, November 19

ST. JOSEPH MISSALS

St. Joseph Annual Missals will be available again this year for $2 each. Keep listening to the announcements at Mass.

ANNUAL FOOD COLLECTION

During the month of November, baskets will be provided in the narthex for your donation of non-perishable food. Items especially needed are pork & beans, peanut butter, jelly, rice, soups, spaghetti & sauce, fruit, tuna & canned meats. This collection also helps to stock our St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in Fr. Conen Hall to serve the needy in the Saint Lawrence area during the coming year. If you would like to donate a Thanksgiving turkey or make a monetary donation, please call Rita Huck at (317) 849-1929. Thank you for all donations.

SUPPLIES NEEDED NATIVITY DISPLAY

Our Sunday Morning Religious Education and School children will have a nativity display in the narthex this Christmas. Donations of small white LED Christmas lights, brown and green Spanish Moss (for crafts) and animal figurines are needed. Please drop them off in the narthex or at the Parish Office.

PARISH LIBRARY

Stop in after the weekend masses or visit online www.librarything.com/catalog/STLLibrary

HELP SAINT LAWRENCE SCHOOL

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ST. LAWRENCE SCHOOL BOOK FAIR

St. Lawrence School’s Library will host its annual Scholastic BOOK FAIR November 30–December 4. Parishioners and the general public are invited and encouraged to attend! This is a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping for books for your children, grandchildren, or other special person. Scholastic Books supplies a “store” of new books and supplies. 

 

Proceeds (50% of total sales) will be used this year to purchase new classroom and Library/Media resources. The fair will be held in the school Library/Media Center and will be open for sales as follows:

 

Thursday, November 30 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 1 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m
Sunday, December 3 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Monday, December 4 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. ONLY

 

Please note the SUNDAY hours - Stop in to shop before or after mass and avoid the mall crowds!


Cash, checks, charge cards or debit cards will be accepted. Please enter the school building by the main entrance (Entrance #1) during school hours and by the playground doors (Entrance #5) after school hours. Thanks for your support!


If you are unable to attend in person, you may shop online until December 4th at: scholastic.com/bf/saintlawrence and click on the “shop online” icon. Orders will be shipped to St. Lawrence School – you will be called when they arrive!

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

WEEKEND MASSES

5:00pm Saturday
9am and 12pm Sunday

6:00pm Sunday Latino Mass

DAILY MASS

8:15am Monday - Wednesday, Friday - Saturday
5:30pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:00pm Thursday (Spanish)

CONFESSIONS

Thursdays: 6:00-6:45pm before the 7:00pm Misa 
Saturday: 
4:00-4:45pm before 5:00pm Mass
Sunday:
8:00-8:45am before 9:00am Mass
Sunday: 5:30-5:45pm before 6:00pm mass (español)
First Friday: after the 8:15am Mass

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Sunday: After the Noon Mass to 4:00pm
Thursday: After the 8:15am Mass to 4:00pm
Friday: After 8:15am Mass to 3pm
Men's Adoration: 3rd Sunday of the month 9-10pm

COMMUNION SERVICES (In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel)

Except 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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