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Pro-Life

prolifeGABRIEL PROJECT / PRO-LIFE ACTIVITIES

END OF LIFE ISSUES: BEING PREPARED AS CATHOLICS

The St. Ann Pro-Life Ministry invites you to a program that will address common end-of-life matters, such as ethical healthcare decision-making, will preparation, and funeral planning, all from a Catholic perspective. June 3 following the 9:30am Mass (approx. 10:30am) at St. Ann Social Hall (6350 S. Mooresville Rd., Indy). Cost is Free.
QUESTIONS? Call Mike at 317-757-9141. Guests will include: Maureen O'Hara Riner, Catholic Cemetery Association (funeral planning); Tom Vander Luitgaren, Van Valer Law Firm (wills, trusts, powers of attorney); Kent A. Jeffirs, Attorney-at-Law (Catholic teachings on healthcare decisions)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT BIRTHLINE

Need volunteers Mondays and Wednesdays to sort layettes; volunteers to answer the Helpline from the convenience of your own home approx. 3 hours/month. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed. Call Jená Hartman at 317-236-1433.

Upcoming Events

June 1: Knights of Columbus First Friday Rosary for Life at 6:30pm in Saint Lawrence Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
June 1: First Friday Mass at The Women’s Care Center, 4901 West 86th St., at 5:00 pm in the chapel. Questions? Contact Jenny Hubbard, Director (317) 509-9596
June 16: Monthly pro-life Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church at 8:30am
June 23: Faithful Citizens Rosary Crusade –Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary. Following the 10:00am Mass.

For More Information Please Contact

Kim Czachura: 317. 598.1939     Angela Walker: 317.823.0859


O Mary, Mother of the Unborn, 

protects the gift of human life which your Divine Son has allowed to be given. Give strength and joy to all parents as they await the birth of the precious child they have conceived. Give courage to those who are fearful, calm those who are anxious and guide all of us, with your motherly care, to treasure and protect the miraculous gift of human life. We ask this through your Son,  Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. “I am a feather on the breath of God” As the quote above portrays, we are upheld by the power and purpose of God. Our very existence on earth, from our body’s first breath to its last, when we leave it to return home, is our Father’s choice and happens only by His willing to do so. He who created the universe also created that which is “me”. I do not “have” a soul – I AM a soul, as well as a body. My entire purpose in this life is to find my way back to my Creator.

O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life: Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born, of the poor whose lives are made difficult, of men and women who are victims of brutal violence, of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy. Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of Life with honesty and love to the people of our time. Obtain for them the grace to accept that Gospel as  a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude throughout our lives and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely, in order to build, together with all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life. Amen

On Access for All
“All people need and should have access to comprehensive, quality health care that they can afford, and it should not depend on their stages of life, where or whether they or their parents work, how much they earn, where they live, or where they were born. The Bishops’ Conference believes health care reform should be truly universal and it should be genuinely affordable.

-Bishop William F. Murphy, USCCB letter to Congress dated July 17.

Prayer to Our Blessed Mother from Pope Benedict XVI

Let us pray to Mary, Mother of the Lord, so that she will enable us to feel her love as a woman and a mother, in which we can understand all of the depth of Christ's mystery. The Lord bless you all!

-Pope Benedict, XVI

Prayer to Christ Unborn

Dear Lord Jesus in the womb of Blessed Virgin Mary, before your birth You filled the unborn Baptist with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Inspire us to see You in every unborn child. Grant us the perseverance to defend vulnerable human life from  abortion, abandonmnet, experimentation, and all violations. Fill us with reverence for the moment of your Incarnation in Nazareth when the Word became flesh. Amen.

A Pro-Life Prayer for Our President and Public Officials

Lord God, Author of Life and Source of Eternal Life, move the hearts of all our public officials and especially our President, to fulfill their responsibilities worthily and well to all those entrusted to their care. Help them in their special leadership roles, to extend the mantle of protection to the most vulnerable, especially the defenseless unborn, whose lives are threatened with  extermination by an indifferent society. Guide all public officials by your wisdom and grace to cease supporting any law that fails to protect the fundamental good that is human life itself, which is a gift from God and parents. You are the Protector and Defender of the lives of the innocent unborn. Change the hearts of those who compromise the call to protect and defend life. Bring our nation to the values that have made us a great nation, a society that upholds the values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all. Mary, the Mother of the living, help us to bear witness to the Gospel of Life with our lives and our laws, through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

Imprimatur: January 22, 2009 + Most Reverend Robert J. Baker Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama

Life is Precious
“We have great hope in the Lord’s power to heal our land of the painful wound of legalized abortion. Every abortion is a personal tragedy. Its dread impacts falls not only on a little boy or girl, but also on the child’s parents, grandparents, siblings and everyone involved. Knowing that God’s mercy is greater than all of our sins, tonight we pray for all these people. We pray for the conversion of all of those who promote death as a solution to social ills or to an unplanned pregnancy. We pray for legislators, educators, counselors and all health care professionals who put their skills and training at the service of life. We lift up Project Rachel and other post-abortion counseling ministries, pro-life pregnancy centers, and organizations that work every day to usher in a culture of life.”

Homily of Cardinal Justin Rigali, Vigil Mass for Life, January 21, 2009

Pro Life Rosary to Our Blessed Mother
O Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of us all, we turn to you today as the one who said “Yes” to Life. Mary, we pray today for all mothers who are afraid to be mothers. We pray for those who feel threatened and overwhelmed by their pregnancy. Intercede for them, that God may give them the grace to say yes and the courage to go on. May they have the grace to reject the false solution of abortion. May they experience the help of Christian people and know the peace that comes from doing God’s will. Amen.

INTERCESSIONS FOR LIFE
For all health care providers: That their work in service to the blind, the lame, and all the sick may be animated by a spirit of charity in truth so as to bring God’s healing to both body and soul and promote a culture of life; We pray to the Lord.

The Church's Tradition
From the earliest traditions of the Church to the present day, the mission of evangelization to which Jesus sent his followers has included healing as a major part. Health care is so important for full human dignity and so necessary for the proper development of life that it is a fundamental right of every human being. Support health care reform that respects the life and dignity of all people from conception to natural death. Get the long-standing teachings of the Church and the latest updates on health care reform – visit www.usccb.org/healthcare

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LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY ON JUNE 10, 2018

LISTEN TO FATHER MARTIN'S HOMILY ON JUNE 10, 2018

Please note that our daily Mass schedule is changed for this week while Fr. Tom and Fr. Martin is away.

Click here for this week's Mass schedule.

Join Us In Congratulating the Following Cathedral Students from Saint Lawrence Church and School

4th Quarter Honor Roll High Honors: Kelsey Carnes, Holly Czachura, Nikalaas Kolosso, Meredith Kutan, Meg McGinley, Kate, Moore, Melissa Moore, Danica Morningstar, Christopher Murphy, Jacob Overstreet, Rachel Overstreet, Katelyn Pivonka, Miriam Santos-Leon, Drew Stagge, Maria Ugo, Monica Ugo, Jair Zenil
4th Quarter Honor Roll Honors: Collin Gray, Aidan Minch, Emma Orcutt
Graduating Seniors: Samuel Burrell, Kelsey Carnes, Holly Czachura, Collin Gray, Daniel Jamell, Meredith Kutan, Christopher Murphy, Rachel Overstreet

Join Us in Congratulating the Following Scecina Students from Saint Lawrence Church and School

4th Quarter Honor Roll High Honors: Osighe Akpeokhai, Julissa Mendez
4th Quarter Honor Roll Honors: Dezirae Harris, Michael Mayer, Kaitlin Denise, Dylan New

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PRAYER WARRIORS

The prayer committee is planning to pray a bilingual Novena for the success of our Capital Campaign. The Novena will begin on June 12th thru June 20th (nine days) following the 8:15 morning mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. If you are unable to join us, please pick up a copy of the prayer in the chapel. The prayer is in English or Spanish. Pray the prayer for nine consecutive days. Also we will pray the rosary every Friday in the chapel after the 8:15 morning mass, starting June 29th until the 14th of September. Please join us.

JOB OPENING – SAINT LAWRENCE PRESCHOOL: Instructional Assistant

Responsible for helping develop and implementing ongoing developmentally appropriate activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of each child enrolled in class in collaboration with the lead and/or co-teachers.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Establish a positive relationship with each child and each child's family.
  • Help maintain a positive, well organized, loving, and safe environment for all children and families.
  • Support lead and co-teachers - help implement daily activities; observe children and communicate effectively with team.
  • Establish a positive relationship with each child and each child's family.
  • Meet weekly with lead and/or co-teachers and aides to develop lesson plans and activities using the Creative Curriculum and Indiana Foundations.
  • Assist lead and co teachers in maintaining records on each child's progress and development.
  • Responsible for meeting all Paths to Quality standards, Registered Ministry, and Archdiocesan guidelines.
  • Attend all staff meetings and in-service trainings provided at center.
  • Help maintain daily communication with families; communicate with families where lead or co teacher is unavailable
  • Keep abreast of current knowledge and practices in the field of Early Childhood.
  • Participate in at least 20 hours of early childhood training each year.
  • Maintain all required certifications (CPR, First Aid, annual physical and TB test, random drug screenings, criminal history check).
  • Maintain policies and procedures for inside and outside classroom.
  • Understand and execute emergency procedures and protocol when needed.
  • Clean and sterilize equipment and toys
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned

Please contact our Saint Lawrence Preschool Director Kathryn Kutan at kkutan@saintlawrence.net to apply for this position.

 

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 nto 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

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 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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