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KNIGHTS CORNER – December 9, 2018

During this advent season we should remember our Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East and around the world that are being persecuted on a daily basis for the same beliefs and practices we take for granted. The Knights of Columbus have long supported these persecuted Christians with prayers and money vowing to help rebuild their churches and sacred locations being destroyed by ISIS. Over 20 million dollars was donated since 2014 in their support. The following prayer was composed by our Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore.

O God of all the nations, the One God who is and was and always will be, in your providence you willed that your Church be united to the suffering of your Son. Look with mercy on your servants who are persecuted for their faith in you. Grant them perseverance and courage to be worthy imitators of Christ. Bring your wisdom upon leaders of nations to work for peace among all peoples. May your Spirit open conversion for those who contradict your will, that we may live in harmony. Give us the grace to be united in truth and freedom, and to always seek your will in our lives, Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us.

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 FATHER TOM'S HOMILY ON DECEMBER 9, 2018

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ADVENT / CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE AT ST. LAWRENCE

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EARLY BULLETIN DEADLINES

Due to the Christmas Holy days: Items for the December 30 bulletin must be submitted by Tuesday, December 18.  Items for the January 6, 2019 bulletin must be submitted by Thursday, December 20.

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES

The North Deanery Advent Penance Services will be held at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7575 Holliday Dr E, on Sunday, December 9 at 2:00pm Monday & Tuesday, December 10 & 11 at 7:00pm

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Festivities for the December 12 Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of Mexico, the Americas, and the Unborn, are as follows:

 

December 12 Feast Day
4:30am Mañanitas (Morning Serenade in Spanish) and Breakfast
8:00am All School Mass in English
7:00pm Mass in Spanish
8:00pm Procession, dancing, fellowship
8:45pm Contest for children – young Juan Diegos and Lupitas

NOAH JONES

Thank you for the outpouring of love and sympathy at the passing of our Noah. Whether it was at legacy, flowers, a Mass, a card, comforting words, thoughts or prayers, know that it is deeply appreciated and cherished. - Joe Jones

LOST AND FOUND: Please check the bin before December 23

Please check the plastic tub marked “Lost and Found” in the Church Narthex. There are several clothing items that people must be missing by now. The tub is almost full, so after December 23 all items will be donated to Saint Vincent DePaul Mission 27.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

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

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

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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

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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