Cursillo

Parish Contact: Kim Czachura (317) 546-4065 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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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THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: Holy Day of Obligation, Thursday, August 15, 2019

Mass Times are:
8:15am and 12:00pm Noon in English
7:00pm in Spanish

Mass Online for the Homebound August 15 Holy Day Feast of the Assumption

Is someone you love unable to join us at church for the August 15 Holy Day Mass in celebration of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Please invite anyone you know who cannot get out to church to experience the spiritual comfort of this joy-filled Catholic Mass. Online video will be available all day at www.HeartoftheNation.org. (For those who can get to church, the online liturgy will not fulfill the Holy Day Mass obligation.)

FATHER MARTIN'S CONTACT INFORMATION

Fr. Martin’s last day at Saint Lawrence was June 30. He will be leaving for a Pastoral Experience in Mexico. Follow Fr. Martin or contact him at:

Instagram: @padrecitomartin
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Children’s Religious Education News (Sunday Morning Religious Education)

Registration is open until the end of September. For more information, please call:
Claudia Diaz at the parish office 317-546-4065 or send a text to 317-418-5692 to make an appointment.

First Day of Classes is Sunday August 18, 2019 at 10:00am in Fr. Conen Hall cafeteria.

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LOST AND FOUND

There is grey plastic container marked “Lost and Found” near the bookcase in the Narthex of Church. It is filled with hats, umbrellas, note books, prayer books etc. that have been left behind over the winter and spring. Please check and take anything that belongs to you. All items left after July 17th will be either thrown out or given to St. Vincent de Paul for those less fortunate. In addition, there is a pair of glasses on the bottom shelf of the bookcase in the Narthex. These have been there for a couple weeks.

 

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

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PARISH LIBRARY

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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

Monday – No Masses.
Tuesday – 5:30pm (English)
Wednesday – 8:15am (English)
Thursday – 7:00pm (Spanish) with Confessions available from 6:00-6:45pm in English or Spanish.
Friday – 8:15am (English)
Saturday – No daily Mass at 8:15am. We will continue to have our anticipation Mass at 5:00pm.

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, except holidays
Sundays: after 12pm noon Mass to 4pm
Thursdays: 8:30am to 4pm
Fridays: after 8:15 am Mass to 3pm and 6:00-8:00pm
Men’s Adoration: 3rd Sunday of month 9-10pm
Children's Adoration:  Please join us Thursday July 18th at 10:00 am for a children's adoration hour in the chapel. All ages welcome! We will have a play date afterwards, email Megan for more information: mmoloney4@yahoo.com

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

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