Cursillo

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Are you ready for a personal encounter with Christ?  Have you been thinking about going on a Cursillo weekend but the time just has not been right?  NOW is the time to sign up for the Fall Men and Women’s weekends held on September 15 – 18 and September 22 – 25, 2016 respectively.  Only 32 participants from Central Indiana can attend on each weekend.   So now is the time to sign up. The applications and information about the weekends can be found on www.cursillo-cicc.org.  You may also call Ann Stankiewicz at 578-0886 for more information.  There are only a few weeks left to apply, so please do it today!!!

What is Cursillo?

The Cursillo is an encounter with Christ. Correctly applied, the Cursillo Movement can have very positive results in the spiritual revitalization of the world. The Christian likeness in a few good people is contagious.

Cursillo (pronounced kur-see-yo) is a Spanish word meaning "little" or "short course." It begins on a Thursday evening and ends the following Sunday night. During those three days, those attending live and work together listening to talks given by priests and laity. They also share the Eucharist and pray together.

The titles of the weekend talks indicate their content: Ideal, Grace, Laity, Faith, Holiness, Formation, the Sacraments, Evangelization, Obstacles to a life of Grace, Leaders, Evangelization of the Environment, Christian Life, Christian Community, and Group Reunion. Each talk is followed by a discussion period.

The "after activity" of the Cursillo is known as the Fourth Day. During this time, perseverance is important just as it is in any method of renewal. In the Cursillo Movement, the community spirit is continued after the three days through the "ultreya" or reunions of the community. These are available monthly as a means of growth in understanding and zeal within the Christian community. Reunions of smaller groups of friends are also available in order for them to encourage one another in spiritual improvement and the Christian apostolate.

A Cursillo is an encounter with Christ. That sounds too simple, but it's not. Think about it. A real meeting with Christ. If that is understood, then the power, beauty, and joy of the Cursillo Movement will be understood.

Interested? Here are a couple of steps to take:

    1. Contact the parish office at (317) 546-4065
    2. Talk to your parish priest.
    3. Talk with someone who has already made a Cursillo.
    4. Check out the Indianapolis Cursillo movement web site
    5. Download our brochure.
    6. Read the Latest Cursillo Newsletter, The Voice.
    7. Attend one!

Click here to go to the Central Indiana Cursillo Community site!

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LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY ON MAY 21, 2017

Lost and Found Items in the Church

There is a gray plastic bin marked “Lost and Found” near the bookcase in the Narthex of Church. It is filled with hats, scarves, umbrellas, etc. that have been left behind in church. Please check and take anything that belongs to you. Anything left after May 31 will be given to St. Vincent de Paul for those less fortunate.

CALLING ALL GRADUATES!

Saint Lawrence Class Of 1967
North Deanery Schools 50th Reunion Planning
There is a 50 year reunion being planned for the north deanery schools on August 19, 2017 at Touhy Hall at Christ the King. The committee is looking for an alumnus from the Saint Lawrence class of 1967 to be a representative. If you are a member of the class and are interested please contact Deborah Chandler Michel at dmitch5516@sbcglobal.net

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

SCHEDULE YOUR 2017 MASSES

Our mass book for 2017 is open. Make sure to schedule your masses early, especially if you would like a particular date or a weekend mass. First available weekend times are in April 2017. First available daily mass times are in January 2017. Mass stipend is $10. Ways you can schedule a mass:

  1. Stop by the parish office.
  2. Contact Kim Czachura 317-546-4065 ext 234 or kczachura@saintlawrence.net
  3. Fill out a Mass Offering envelope (found in the bookcase in the narthex) and place it in the collection basket at mass

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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