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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

ANNUAL BEING AND BELONGING RETREAT “…A Retreat for Separated and Divorced Catholics”

October 26 – 28, 2018 Open to all faiths. Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th Street, Cost is $190
The program will help deepen an understanding of the healing process, increase a sense of belonging, and help participants discover and affirm that God is with them in their struggles and hope. To register, call Fatima at (317) 545-7681 www.archindy.org/ marriageandfamily/ministries-divorce 

MARRIAGE NULLITY PROCESS: What the Catholic Church Teaches

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 6:30-9:00pmThe Catholic Center, 1400 N Meridian St. (Assembly Hall)
General information session regarding the marriage nullity process. No registration required. No cost. 
For more info on either event, please contact the Archdiocese Office of Marriage and Family Life  317-236-1586 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SCECINA SACRED MUSIC CONCERT at Our Lady of Lourdes

Scecina Memorial High School’s choirs will perform a night of music for your soul. The Scecina Sacred Music Concert will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 5333 E Washington St, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. The concert is free and all are welcome.

SAINT MARTIN DE PORRES MASS

November 3, 2018. The 15th Annual St. Martin de Porres Mass will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at St. Andrew Parish, 3922 E. 38th St. Mass is at 6 pm. Fr. Tom Fox will be the main celebrant. A reception immediately follows Mass; please bring a dish to share. For more information contact Pearlette Springer at 317-236-1474 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Saul Llasca at 317-236-7312 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

THE JOSEPHITES' 125th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Dates: Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
You are invited -- family, friends, parishioners, and benefactors -- to join the Priests and Brothers of St. Joseph’s Society of the Sacred Heart for a special Mass & banquet, honoring our 125 years of evangelization in and with the African American Community in the United States, as an American Religious Society.
Events: Friday Evening Welcoming, Saturday Morning Tour, Mass Celebration at The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Banquet and Silent Auction following the Mass.

AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS

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BCHS Shadow Experience for 8th grade students

Bishop Chatard invites 8th grade students to spend a day shadowing a current Bishop Chatard student. You will attend classes, interact with teachers and other students, and experience life as a Trojan. For available dates and to schedule a visit go to www.bishopchatard.org/enrollment/shadowing/

Save The Date! Bishop Chatard Open House, Tuesday, October 30, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; tours end at 7:30 p.m.
All students and their families who are interested in learning more about Bishop Chatard High School’s innovative and faith-based academic programs and extracurricular and athletic activities are invited to attend our annual Open House. On that evening, Bishop Chatard opens its doors to prospective students, providing an opportunity to tour the school; talk with current Trojans, teachers and administrators, and learn about the over 135 diverse courses and nearly 50 clubs and athletic teams available to students at our North Deanery high school.

High School Placement Test
All students applying to Bishop Chatard High School are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The results of the HSPT are used to appropriately place students in freshman year classes. Bishop Chatard’s HSPT will be administered to students attending a North Deanery school during their school day. Students taking the test at their middle school do not need to register for the test online. Your scores will be sent to Bishop Chatard. To read more about Bishop Chatard’s philosophy on the placement exam and more, please visit www.bishopchatard.org/enrollment/placement 

Wednesday Walk-Thurs, November 14, December 5, January 23 and February 6
Parents of 7th and 8th grade students are invited to meet at 8 a.m. in the St. Benedict Center and spend a morning getting to know Bishop Chatard High School. During the one-hour Wednesday Walk-thru, parents will hear a brief presentation from a school administrator, take a tour of the school while classes are in session, and have the opportunity to ask questions. Visit www.bishopchatard.org to register.

One-on-one Appointments
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. If you are interested, please 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..

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Early Admission
Cathedral High School is excited to announce that for the first time we are offering families the chance to apply for admission via our new Early Admission process! Early Admission at Cathedral allows families of 8th graders to apply for admission by October 1 and receive an admission decision the week of Thanksgiving! Apply today at www.gocathedral.com/apply 

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

SEEK Coming to Indianapolis in January 2019

SAVE THE DATE!!! SEEK, the largest Catholic conference for college students and young adults is coming to Indianapolis January 3-7, 2019. www.SEEK2019.com The Archdiocese will be organizing a group to attend.

E6 CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE - ARMOR UP

Save the Date ! February 23, 2019

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LISTEN TO DEACON TOM'S HOMILY ON OCTOBER 14, 2018

LISTEN TO DEACON TOM'S HOMILY AND FATHER TOM'S TALK ON COMMITMENT SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018

LISTEN TO FATHER MARTIN'S HOMILY ON AUGUST 19, 2018

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Next Weekend–Coffee & Donuts

After morning Masses. Served by The Parish Pastoral Council

PRAY THE ROSARY AT SAINT LAWRENCE

October is the month of the Holy Rosary.

Sunday: Before the 9am Mass in the Chapel
After the Noon Mass in the Chapel
Monday: 7:00pm in the Chapel
Tuesday: 10:00am in private homes. Check the calendar for location.
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.

NOTES FOR FR. PAT DOYLE OR FR. JOHN MAUNG

Should you want to send a note or letter to either Fr. Pat Doyle or Fr. John Maung, please send it to him through the Archdiocesan Office of Clergy, and they will be certain that he receives it.

Rev. <Name of priest>
c/o Office of Clergy – Room 301
1400 N Meridian St
Indianapolis IN 46202

SAINT LAWRENCE SCHOOL TRUNK OR TREAT Thursday, October 25, 2018

Cars may enter the parking lot at 6 PM to decorate and set up. Trick-or Treating will begin at 6:45 PM!  Come decorate your car, pass out candy and enjoy the fun! There will be music, door prizes and the 8th grade haunted hay ride. The 8th grade will also be selling concessions to support their trip to Washington DC.  If you can’t attend but want to help please donate a bag of candy! Donations may be dropped off to the school office!

WELCOME TO THE KINGDOM

Andrea Abrajan-Tlatoa, Angel Alducin-Meza, Kofi Austin, Angelo Church, Alison Cuevas-Ramirez, CJ Darmaalianto, Gabriela Garcia-Gomez, Melissa Garcia Gomez, Dylan Garcia Ruiz, Adrian Jaramillo Xique, Leah Martinez Ayala, Isaac Mixquitl, Melanie Mixquitl-Correa, Diana Muñiz Marin, and Amy Reyes who were baptized at Saint Lawrence in the last month.

JOINED IN HOLY MATRIMONY

Congratulations to the following couples who were married here at Saint Lawrence in the last few months: Esteban Toshua & Andela Tello Vazquez and Piers Kirby & Rocio Garcia.

MEN’S ADORATION GROUP 3rd Sunday of every Month 9-10pm

Join us in the chapel next Sunday, October 21 for an hour of silent prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

JOIN SUNSET CLUB - Fellowship for Age 55+

That can you get for 25¢ these days? If you come to the Social Room on Monday afternoons, you can spend 3-3½ hours with a very good group of people while playing “bid Euchre”. We start playing at 12:30pm.  Questions? Call Phyllis Kroll at 317-537-2332 or Margaret Bingham at 317-547-7261. If no one answers, leave a message and we will call you back.

2nd COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND – OCT 20/21

World Mission Sunday – Calling all Mission voices! Next Sunday, we are called to be part of the Church’s missionary efforts, supporting mission priests, religious Sisters and Brothers, and lay catechists who provide loving service to those most in need. As Catholics around the world – here at home and in the missions – gather at the Eucharist around the table of the Lord, let us...
PRAY for the Church’s worldwide missionary work OFFER financial HELP through The Society for the Propagation of the Faith for vulnerable communities throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific Islands.

SMRE (Sunday Morning Religious Education)

Registrations open until the end of September. For more information please call Claudia Diaz at the parish office. 317-546-4065 ext 336

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

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

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

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