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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

HOLY WEEK DAYS OF SILENCE At Fatima Retreat House April 14-18 8am – 4pm

The 4 days of silence for Holy Week, starting Monday and concluding on Holy Thursday, will allow you to refocus your heart through silent prayer in preparation for Easter. Sign up for one or all of the days of silence. Overnight stays are available for an additional $37/night. Registration: $35

TRIDUUM RETREAT with the Sisters of St. Benedict April 18 (Holy Thursday – April 21 (Easter)

Check in at 4:30pm on Thursday
Take time during Holy Week to enter into the rhythm of the Triduum with the monastic community. You will experience firsthand, a beautiful and meaningful Triduum with the Sisters at Our Lady of Grace Monastery where you will be welcomed to an Agape Feast; Holy Mass of the Lord’s Supper; Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion; Easter Vigil; Easter Prayer and Mass of the Resurrection. Cost: $325 includes room and meals

PERSONAL DAY OF RETREAT Spend Good Friday with God Friday, April 19 9am-4pm

During Holy Week, the Personal Day of Retreat is held on Good Friday. This month, make Good Friday a day of prayer, reflection, and silence as you spend time 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, hospitality, and spiritual direction. Cost: $35 includes room and lunch

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? Future Weekends will be at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, Indianapolis, from 26-28 April and from 1-3 November 2019, and at Mount Saint Francis Centre for Spirituality, New Albany, from 1–3 February and from 16-18 August 2019. Visit www.wwme.org for further information. Quote from a couple who made a WWME Weekend: “We were blown out of the water after our Weekend. We didn’t fully appreciate that our Sacrament was a vocation to be cherished and nurtured.”

Cost is $40. Go to www.e6catholicmensconference.com to register.

INDIANA NON-PUBLIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (INPEA) JOB POSTING

The Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA) is accepting applications for its Coordinator of Office Operations (Part Time – 24 hours/wk.). The Coordinator will manage the daily activities of the office including accounts payable and receivable, financial reporting, data base management, board support and recordkeeping, and various other office responsibilities. The successful candidate must have excellent organizational and communication skills. Competence in Quickbooks, Microsoft Office and the ability to master new technology is required. A bachelor’s degree and previous experience in office management and knowledge of non-public schools is preferred but not required.
Application: To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by the application deadline above.

Indiana Non-Public Education Association
1400 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Attn: John Elcesser, Executive Director
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

INPEA , established in 1974, is a nonprofit membership association for Indiana’s non-public schools. INPEA currently serves approximately 420 schools statewide through advocacy, professional development and consultation.

ST. ALPHONSUS CUP 10TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT Saturday, May 11 12:30pm

Calling all golfers! The Knights of Columbus at St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish invite you to join them at the Golf Club of Indiana. Entry fee for the 18-hole, 4 player scramble is $125 and includes lunch, prizes, raffle, and much more! Proceeds from this event will go to Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, and other local charities. Entry deadline is April 24!
Contact Lonny MacDonald This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BISHOP BRUTE DAYS June 25-27, 2019

For Jr. High and High School Age Boys. This year's program happens to coincide with the anniversary of death of Bishop Simon Brute (June 26, 1839), and so to mark the anniversary, we will be taking a day trip to the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier Old Cathedral in Vincennes to pray at his tomb. We will also continue to have a one-day Bishop Brute Days Jr., for junior high boys on Thursday, June 27.

Bishop Bruté Days is held at Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary in Indianapolis. It is a retreat in June for young men, who will be in grades 9-12 the following school year, who are seeking to grow closer to Christ, and who may be open to the possibility of a vocation to the priesthood. The retreat gives young men the opportunity to spend three days with the Bishop Bruté college seminarians learning about prayer, service, scripture, and the awesome gift of our Catholic faith.

Bishop Bruté Days Jr. is a one day experience is for young men who are in junior high (7-8th grade). It is designed to focus more on general discernment and serve as an introduction to Bishop Brute Seminary.
More info at: www.heargodscall.com/bishop-brute-days

NORTH DEANERY LENTEN CONFESSIONS

The North Deanery Lenten Confessions will be held on Sunday April 7 2:00-3:30pm at St. Simon the Apostle, 8155 Oaklandon Rd, and Monday & Tuesday, April 8 & 9 7:00-8:30pm here at Saint Lawrence.

FATIMA LEAVES THE LIGHT ON

Confessions Available at Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St. Monday, April 8, 2019 9am-7pm
Lent is the season of renewal. Receive the light of God's grace through His forgiveness and mercy. We hope you will join us for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. There will be alternating Confessors throughout the day. No appointment needed. 

SIMPLE SOUP AND BREAD LUNCHEON

Benefitting the Crisis Office of Catholic Charities, April 18, 2019 11:30am-1:00pm
Catholic Center, 1400 N Meridian St
Brief prayer service followed by meal and fellowship. $10 donation/person requested

RSVP by April 10 at helpcreatehope.org or 317-236-1400

AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS

HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLLS
Congratulations to the following students from Saint Lawrence Church and School who attained 3rd quarter honors.

BISHOP CHATARD
Principal’s Honor Roll: Abigail Butcher
First Honor Roll: Kali McMillian, Joseph Ochoa, Brandon
Salas-Guadarrama, Emma Stapleton, Charles Taylor,
Gloria Vazquez, Usbaldo Vazquez, Dominique Williams
Second Honor Roll: Jacob Ochoa, Anthony Roseman, Tristyn
Schott

CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL
High Honors: Olivia Barr, Curtis Heisserer, Haleigh Kolosso, Nikalaas Kolosso, Mairead Minch, Aidan Minch, Kelsey Moore, Kate Moore, Melissa Moore, Emma Orcutt, Nathan Overstreet, Jacob Overstreet, Katelyn Pivonka, Miriam Santos-Leon, Monica Ugo, Maria Ugo
Honors: Ian Lehman, Danica Morningstar, Cameron Piper

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One-to-one Appointments for parents
BCHS administrators and teachers are always available for individual appointments with parents. Parents of junior high students are welcome to arrange a time to ask questions, explore topics in more detail, and have a closer look around campus. To learn more about these one-to-one appointments or explore other admissions information, please visit bishopchatard.org/enrollment/.

Job Opportunity at Bishop Chatard H.S.
Bishop Chatard is currently seeking a dynamic Accounts Payable/Payroll/Operations Accountant to contribute to the Bishop Chatard Community. Use your financial and administrative skills to help provide effective business operations. For more information please visit: www.bishopchatard.org/about/employment/.

Summer Camp
BCHS offers a variety of camps that encourage 1st through 8th grade students to explore new interests, challenge their imaginations and hone current skills. Athletic and enrichment camps appeal to students interested in theatre, technology, music, sports, community service, art and more. Half and full-day camps are available, or your child may bring a lunch and experience different camps in our morning and afternoon sessions. Early-bird and multiple camp discounts are available on many camps. Plan to register early – many camps reach capacity quickly! To register and view camp options visit bishopchatard.org/camps

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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..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cathedral High School Placement Test Summer Academy
Current 7th graders who want to maximize their potential for success on the High School Placement Test might want to consider Cathedral’s High School Placement Test Summer Academy. For an early bird price of only $85 for students who register by May 15, students can take a practice placement test on a Monday, receive direct instruction from Math and English teachers for three days, and take another practice test on a Friday. Plus, students receive a free test prep book ($20 value) at the end of the course! Prepare for success on the test, and earn scores that can be used for admission and/or merit scholarships during 8th grade. Choose from mornings or afternoons during one of the two weeks—June 10-14 or July 15-19. Visit www.gocathedral.com/hsptacademy or call (317) 968-7370 to learn more!

Camp Cathedral
Cathedral High School’s Summer Camps are open for registration at www.campcathedral.com. Camp Cathedral runs from June 3-July 26 and includes half-day single camps and all-day combo camps. Before and after care is available! Families can choose from over 35 sports camps and nearly 50 enrichment camps. Camps are age specific with offerings for Kindergartners through 9th graders! Make new friends and new memories! But hurry, as popular camps fill up quickly. Find more information and to sign up go to www.campcathedral.com.

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LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY ON APRIL 14, 2019

LISTEN TO FATHER MARTIN'S HOMILY ON APRIL 14, 2019

Click here to view all homilies!.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Click here to view and download the Holy Week Schedule from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday!

PASSION PLAY

The Saint Lawrence Catholic School 8th Grade will present a Passion Play at 10:15am on Good Friday, April 19, in Fr. Conen Hall. All are invited. Confessions will also be available in the church beginning at 10am.

LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Members of our Hispanic Community will present a Living Stations of the Cross at 5:30pm on Good Friday, April 19 in the Church. All are invited.

GOOD FRIDAY DIVINE MERCY NOVENA

The Divine Mercy Novena begins Good Friday, April 19, and continues through Divine Mercy Sunday, April 28. Copies of the Novena are available in the narthex.

ENCOUNTER OUR NEIGHBORS

We encounter Jesus this week in Jerusalem, a community he knew well. We prayerfully enter our own communities too, encountering those who are hungry and thirsty, and those who need our help. How does our Lenten journey motivate us to serve those we meet in our daily lives? Visit crsricebowl.org for more.

Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land April 19, 2019

Pope Francis has asked our parish to support Christians in the Holy Land. Through the Good Friday Collection, you join with Catholics around the world to stand in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land.
When you contribute to the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, you become an instrument of peace in a troubled land. In these challenging times in the Middle East, your support means that our church will conduct parish ministry, provide Catholic education, feed the hungry, build housing for Christians, maintain shrines and operate refugee centers in the Holy Land. Christians, along with all of the clergy and religious who serve in the Holy Land, will deeply appreciate your prayers and financial help! The political, religious and military challenges in the Holy Land are more complex than ever. The wars, unrest and instability have been especially hard on Christians. Like Simon of Cyrene, you can help carry the cross under very difficult circumstances in the Holy Land. Please be Generous! For info about Christians in the Holy Land, visit myfranciscan.org/good-friday

WHY DO WE COVER THE IMAGES AND CROSSES IN THE CHURCH DURING LENT?

Click here to find out more!

STATE SENATOR RUCKELSHAUS TO ADDRESS CATHOLIC BUSINESS EXCHANGE April 19, 2019

Indiana State Senator John Ruckelshaus will address the April Catholic Business Exchange. His topic will be: Following Catholic Principles: Keeping Politics Civil in Tumultuous Times.
The event is Friday morning, April 19, at the North Side Knights of Columbus. 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 info, visit www.catholicbusinessexchange.org

40 CANS FOR 40 DAYS FOOD DRIVE

St. Joseph Council Knights of Columbus and Cub Scout Pack 427 will collect non-perishable food items for the Saint Lawrence SVdP food pantry through Easter Sunday, April 21. Baskets will be set up in the narthex to collect the food items. Click here to view the flyer.

CHECK OUT ALL OF THE LENTEN RESOURCES

at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website: usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/index.cfm

BASIC CHRISTIAN MATURITY WORKSHOP

9 weeks beginning April 23, 2019 Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm in the Social Room
Open to all interested in continued Life in the Spirit.
Questions? Contact Joseph Valvo 317-546-7328

St. LAWRENCE 2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT

Click here to view the report.

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2019 SAINT LAWRENCE PICTORIAL DIRECTORY

Photo Session Sign-up Now in Progress Online! or Sign up after Masses April 6/7 in the Narthex or Sign up at the Fish Fry April 5 or April 12

Be included in the new Saint Lawrence Catholic Church Pictorial Directory. All photography sessions will meet in the Learning Center in the Church.

Session times:
Monday-Friday 1:00-8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-4:30pm
Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm

How to schedule:
• Use the link from our website www.saintlawrence.net
• Go to:booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/yvrz5cvm or click the above image to get to the scheduling site.
• Sign up in the narthex after Masses April 6/7
• Sign up at the Fish Fry on April 5 or 12
• Call or email Kim at the Parish Office 317-546-4065 ext 332 or kczachura@saintlawrence.net

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled session. Free 8 x 10 standard print and copy of Pictorial Directory for every family who has a photo taken. No fees for having a photo session and no purchase required. All photos available to view and purchase immediately after photo session. Allow 1 hour for entire session: photography, viewing, purchase of extra photos.
We are also in need of volunteers to help check people in for their photo sessions. If you can help please contact Kim at the Parish Office kczachura@saintlawrence.net or 317-546-4065 ext 332

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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

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

fr beechemFr. Beechem’s Boot Scootin’ Bingo

Join us in Fr. Beechem Gym, April 27, 2019 6:00-Midnight  

Doors open at 5:30pm. Bingo begins at 7:30pm.

Tickets now on sale at Parish and School Office! $40/person (until April 7); $45/person (after April 7), Reserved tables of 8 for $350.

Includes dinner catered by Jugs, beer, wine, soft drinks, 10 bingo games, entry into the reverse raffle for a Smart TV, pizza and fellowship following bingo. Extra opportunities: silent auction, 50/50 raffle, pull tabs, a chance on a hand-crocheted Rams afghan

 

You do not have to attend the event to participate in the following raffles. Purchase raffle tickets at the Parish or School Office.

50/50 tickets are available before the event at the Parish Office. You do not need to attend the event to win. Last year’s winner took home over $1000.

Take a chance on a beautiful Saint Lawrence Rams blanket crocheted by our own Sr. Cathy Ann Lepore (contact the Parish Office to purchase a chance to win) or on Pacers Tickets to the April 1 game (check today’s bulletin flyer for information).

ONLINE AUCTION begins April 22, 2019.  Keep checking the bulletin for more info.

Questions? Contact Siobhan Minch at 317-416-9182 or minchkeith@sbcglobal.net

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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

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

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
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 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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