Pro-Life

prolifeGABRIEL PROJECT / PRO-LIFE ACTIVITIES

40 Days for Life - September 26-November 4, 2018

Peaceful Vigils in front of Planned Parenthood, 86th & Georgetown Rd; Mondays-Saturdays 7am-7pm and Sundays Noon-7pm. More info 40daysindy.org or call 317-709-1502

More info at 40daysindy.org or call 317-709-1502Life Chain

PRO-LIFE FILM SERIES - FATAL FLAWS Legalizing Assisted Suicide

Tuesday October 23rd, Catholic Center, 14th &Meridian
Movie at 6pm followed by panel discussion
Simple Dinner served
Sponsored by Holy Rosary and St. John the vangelist Respect Life Committee and Office of Human Life and Dignity. More Info : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 26-Nov. 4: 40 Days for Life
Oct 20: Monthly pro-life Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church at 8:30am
Nov 2: Knights of Columbus First Friday Rosary for Life  at 6:30pm in Saint Lawrence Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Nov 2: 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

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 DEACON TOM'S HOMILY ON OCTOBER 14, 2018

LISTEN TO DEACON TOM'S HOMILY AND FATHER TOM'S TALK ON COMMITMENT SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018

LISTEN TO FATHER MARTIN'S HOMILY ON AUGUST 19, 2018

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Next Weekend–Coffee & Donuts

After morning Masses. Served by The Parish Pastoral Council

PRAY THE ROSARY AT SAINT LAWRENCE

October is the month of the Holy Rosary.

Sunday: Before the 9am Mass in the Chapel
After the Noon Mass in the Chapel
Monday: 7:00pm in the Chapel
Tuesday: 10:00am in private homes. Check the calendar for location.
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.

NOTES FOR FR. PAT DOYLE OR FR. JOHN MAUNG

Should you want to send a note or letter to either Fr. Pat Doyle or Fr. John Maung, please send it to him through the Archdiocesan Office of Clergy, and they will be certain that he receives it.

Rev. <Name of priest>
c/o Office of Clergy – Room 301
1400 N Meridian St
Indianapolis IN 46202

SAINT LAWRENCE SCHOOL TRUNK OR TREAT Thursday, October 25, 2018

Cars may enter the parking lot at 6 PM to decorate and set up. Trick-or Treating will begin at 6:45 PM!  Come decorate your car, pass out candy and enjoy the fun! There will be music, door prizes and the 8th grade haunted hay ride. The 8th grade will also be selling concessions to support their trip to Washington DC.  If you can’t attend but want to help please donate a bag of candy! Donations may be dropped off to the school office!

WELCOME TO THE KINGDOM

Andrea Abrajan-Tlatoa, Angel Alducin-Meza, Kofi Austin, Angelo Church, Alison Cuevas-Ramirez, CJ Darmaalianto, Gabriela Garcia-Gomez, Melissa Garcia Gomez, Dylan Garcia Ruiz, Adrian Jaramillo Xique, Leah Martinez Ayala, Isaac Mixquitl, Melanie Mixquitl-Correa, Diana Muñiz Marin, and Amy Reyes who were baptized at Saint Lawrence in the last month.

JOINED IN HOLY MATRIMONY

Congratulations to the following couples who were married here at Saint Lawrence in the last few months: Esteban Toshua & Andela Tello Vazquez and Piers Kirby & Rocio Garcia.

MEN’S ADORATION GROUP 3rd Sunday of every Month 9-10pm

Join us in the chapel next Sunday, October 21 for an hour of silent prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

JOIN SUNSET CLUB - Fellowship for Age 55+

That can you get for 25¢ these days? If you come to the Social Room on Monday afternoons, you can spend 3-3½ hours with a very good group of people while playing “bid Euchre”. We start playing at 12:30pm.  Questions? Call Phyllis Kroll at 317-537-2332 or Margaret Bingham at 317-547-7261. If no one answers, leave a message and we will call you back.

2nd COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND – OCT 20/21

World Mission Sunday – Calling all Mission voices! Next Sunday, we are called to be part of the Church’s missionary efforts, supporting mission priests, religious Sisters and Brothers, and lay catechists who provide loving service to those most in need. As Catholics around the world – here at home and in the missions – gather at the Eucharist around the table of the Lord, let us...
PRAY for the Church’s worldwide missionary work OFFER financial HELP through The Society for the Propagation of the Faith for vulnerable communities throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific Islands.

SMRE (Sunday Morning Religious Education)

Registrations open until the end of September. For more information please call Claudia Diaz at the parish office. 317-546-4065 ext 336

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

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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