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KNIGHTS CORNER – February 17, 2019

Each of the Four Degrees of the Knights of Columbus is based upon a separate Principle. The Principle of the Third Degree is Fraternity. Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner dies – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do so today, as do the good works of individual Knights, who gave a record breaking $177,445,533 and more than 75 million service hours in 2016, illustrating how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy. Our own Saint Joseph Council 5290 will be delivering a Christmas remembrance to over fifty widows of our deceased brother Knights.

Indiana Knights of Columbus founded Gibault Children’s Services in Terre Haute in 1921. It is primarily supported by donations from our Knights. Originally founded as a school for boys, it now serves both boys and girls.

If you would like additional information on becoming a member of our organization you may contact any Knight or our Membership Chairman Mark Scott, 317-364-6206. You may also visit the Knights of Columbus website by clicking here.

David Williams, Grand Knight, Council 5290

About the Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, it was named in honor of the mariner Christopher Columbus. Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to low-income immigrant Catholics, it developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education and actively defending Roman Catholicism in various nations.

There are 1,883,598 members in nearly 15,000 councils, with 302 councils on college campuses. Membership is limited to "practical" Catholic men aged 18 or older. Membership consists of four different degrees, each exemplifying a different principle of the Order. The Order is a member of the International Alliance of Catholic Knights.

Councils have been chartered in the United States (including the territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Panama, the Bahamas, Cuba, Guatemala, Saipan, South Korea, Ukraine, Lithuania, and on US military bases around the world. The Knights' official junior organization, the Columbian Squires, has over 5,000 circles and the Order's patriotic arm, the Fourth Degree, has more than 2,500 assemblies.

For their support for the Church and local communities, as well as for their philanthropic efforts, Pope John Paul II referred to the Order as a "strong right arm of the Church." In 2014, the Order gave over US$173 million directly to charity and performed over 71.5 million man-hours of voluntary service. Over 413,000 US pints (195,000 l; 344,000 imp pt) of blood were donated in 2010.

The Knights were formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief, and public relief works.

K of C # 5290 will be meeting in Fr. Conen Hall cafeteria starting the 1st Thursday of 2017. We will work to help our parish family any way we can.

If you know any past Grand Knight or family member of a past Grand Knight, please let them know we have personal items for each Past Grand Knight or widow of a past Grand Knight that we would like to give the family.

St. Joseph Council 5290
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
6944 E. 46th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46226-3704
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UPDATES AND COUNCIL ACTIVITIES

For updates and other council activities visit http://kofc5290.mcmn.us

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LISTEN TO DEACON TOM'S HOMILY ON February 17, 2019

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BREAKFAST NEXT SUNDAY February 24 10:00-11:30am in Fr. Conen Hall

ST. LAWRENCE PFO SPRING FLOWER / TRASH BAG SALE

Welcome spring with a gift of flowers for your special Mom! Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12 Celebrate Spring by sprucing up your yard and flower beds. Click here to view the flyer!

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.

TIME TO BRING IN YOUR PALMS

It’s time to collect last year’s blessed palms in preparation for Ash Wednesday on March 6. Bring your palms to the church narthex during the next few weeks.

EXTRA COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND – Feb 16/17 for the Church in Latin America

This weekend is the Collection for the Church in Latin America! Many people in Latin America and the Caribbean do not have access to church programs and ministries because of a rising secular culture, rural terrain, and a shortage of ministers. Your generosity makes it possible for our brothers and sisters in Latin America and the Caribbean to share in the life of the Church and grow closer to Christ. Please be generous to the special collection! Place your donation in the regular collection basket. To learn more, please visit www.usccb.org/latin-america

2ND COLLECTION – February 23/24: Little Sisters of the Poor

On Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday, February 24th, the Little Sisters of the Poor from St. Augustine’s Home in Indianapolis will be at our parish seeking support for their ministry to the elderly poor. As they celebrate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Little Sisters in the United States, they look forward to sharing with you how you can participate in their mission. Together with a diverse network of collaborators, they offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself. There will be a second collection, and the sisters will be available with envelopes after Mass if you wish to send in a donation at a later time. You can read more or make a donation online at: http://www.littlesistersofthepoorindianapolis.org  Thank you and God Bless you!

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

An ecumenical celebration of community prayer and action for peace and justice. This year’s focus country is Slovenia
Friday March 1, 2019 at 10:00am
Click the following for the flyers: English Flyer, Spanish Flyer

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

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

Fr. Beechem’s Boot Scootin’ Bingo

Save the Date! April 27, 2019 at Fr. Beechem Gym. See you there!

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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