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KNIGHTS CORNER – February 18, 2018

The principle of the second degree is unity. In the second degree exemplification, a demonstration is done that shows the candidate, that by ourselves we are limited, but in a group we can do great things.

Recent hurricanes that affected Texas, Florida and the U. S. Virgin Islands are good examples of how, in unity, we can accomplish feats for the greater good. Unless we travel to these locations, we would be limited in providing assistance in rebuilding churches that were either destroyed or badly damaged by the hurricanes. But, by working through our Supreme Headquarters, assessments from our annual dues allowed the Knights of Columbus to provide $1.4 million in direct aid to these communities. In the immediate aftermath, $720,000 was used to pay for food, water, and other critical supplies. In addition, another $3.8 million was donated in the months following the hurricanes.

The Knights of Columbus has also earmarked a significant amount of money for upcoming church repair efforts in Puerto Rico. This will be in addition to the $100,000 donation presented by the Knights to the Archdiocese of San Juan in the after-effects of Hurricane Maria, which provided generators, food, water and other necessities.

If you would like additional information on becoming a member of our organization you can visit the Knights of Columbus website by clicking here.

You may also contact any Knight or our Membership Chairman Chuck Hagerman, 317-413-2330.

David Williams, Grand Knight, Council 5290

40 CANS FOR 40 DAYS FOOD DRIVE

St. Joseph Council Knights of Columbus will be having a food drive called “40 Cans for 40 Days” during Lent. The food collection starts on Ash Wednesday, February 14, and we will collect non-perishable food items for the Saint Lawrence SVdP food pantry until Good Friday, March 30. We will have boxes set up in the narthex to collect the food items.

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 was 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 FEBRUARY 18, 2018

Listen to Fr. Martin's Liturgical Ministry Talk on January 27, 2018

Lenten 2018 Schedule

Click here to view and download the Lenten 2018 Schedule at St. Lawrence.

FRIDAYS IN LENT (February 16-March 23 in Church/Chapel)

5:30 pm Mass
6:00 pm Stations of the Cross / Via Crucis
(immediately following 5:30 Mass)
6:45 pm Eucharistic Adoration until 9:45pm
8:30 pm Confessions until 9:30 pm

40 days for life Eng 40 dias por la vida Spa
creative acts Fr.Beechem 2018

LENTEN FISH FRY FIESTAS! CENAS CUARESMALES - Every Friday from February 16 - March 23!

6:00-8:00pm in Fr. Conen Hall

Flyer (English, Spanish)  Menu (English, Spanish

Click here to sign up to volunteer or contact Sarah Stephens at 317-841-8767 or f1wstephens@yahoo.com to learn about volunteer opportunities.

Monthly Knights of Columbus Breakfast after the 9am Mass in Fr. Conen Hall

Next Sunday: February 25

2017 TAX STATEMENTS

Year-end statements for 2017 were mailed from the Archdiocese to all parishioners at the end of January. If you did not receive your statement, contact Jim or Barb at the Parish Office, 317-546-4065.

TRANSPORTATION TO MASS

A resident of Millers Merry Manor, 8400 Clearvista Place, wants a ride to Mass on an occasional weekend. He would attend any Mass. Please contact Karen Carroll, 317-849-8018, for further information.

MEN’S ADORATION GROUP

The Saint Lawrence Men’s Adoration Group meets the third Sunday of every month from 9 to 10pm in the chapel. Please join us for an hour of silent prayer tonight in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

ENCOUNTER MAJD

In Iraq, we encounter Majd and his family, people forced to flee violence, searching for stability. How are we called to welcome the stranger in our midst? How can you support those, worldwide, who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities? Visit crsricebowl.org for more.

2ND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND – February 17/18

The Black and Indian Mission Collection exists to help local African American and Native American Diocesan Communities throughout the United States spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and respond to real and pressing needs on the ground. This collection will be taken up after Communion this weekend.

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.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER - MARCH 2, 2018

World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women who welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. It is run under the motto: “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action”, and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. The theme for 2018 is “All God’s Creation is Good”, and was written by the women of Suriname (a country near Venezuela in South America). Saint Lawrence is part of a group of northeast side churches who share in the planning. The prayer service for 2018 will be held at St. Albans Episcopal Church, 4601 N. Emerson Ave. The committee is looking for people from our various churches to participate. If you would like to help in the planning, please contact Sandra Hartlieb. 317-372-5925 or shartlieb@saintlawrence.net.

PACERS NIGHT for Saint Lawrence School March 7, 2018 at 7:00pm

Pacers vs. Utah Jazz Purchase your tickets at the School Office or from any School Family or order online at www.pacersgroups.com/jazz Come out and see the Pacers at a discounted price. Our school PFO receives a portion of the ticket proceeds. Multiple ticket prices/levels and other dates available. Deadline for orders is Feb. 7, 2018

Fr. Beechem Beach Blast - Save the Date: April 28, 2018

Gift gathering weekend March 10/11, 2018 after Masses. We need gift cards, wine/ liquor, NEW beach themed gifts. License #146146

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

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 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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