Pro-Life

prolifeGABRIEL PROJECT / PRO-LIFE ACTIVITIES

40 Days for Life – Feb 14-Mar 25

Help save lives in Indianapolis. 40 DAYS FOR LIFE is a peaceful, prayerful – and proven effective – pro-life campaign that has already been embraced by more than half a million people worldwide. 40 Days for Life features three components: Prayer and Fasting Peaceful Vigil, Community Outreach. Visit 40daysindy.org for info.

40 Hours for Life

Saint Lawrence will participate in the 40 DayS for Life by offering 40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration for Life February 14-March 25: Sunday 3-4pm; Monday-Wednesday 7-8 pm; Thursday 12-1pm; Friday 8-9pm; Saturday 4-5pm

Upcoming Events

February 14-March 24: 40 Days for Life / 40 Hours for LIfe

February 17: Monthly pro-life Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church at 8:30am

March 2: Knights of Columbus First Friday Rosary for Life at 6:30pm in Saint Lawrence Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

March 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 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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