Pro-Life

prolifeGABRIEL PROJECT / PRO-LIFE ACTIVITIES

Life Chain of Indianapolis will be held on Respect Life Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 2:30 – 3:30pm. Join other parishioners along Meridian St. near 11th.

40 Days for Life Kick-Off Rally The 40 Days Fall campaign will kick-off on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30pm at St. John the Evangelist, 126 W. Georgia St. Our own Father Rick Nagel will be the keynote speaker! Join us for an evening of prayer, music and inspiration as we prepare to kick-off 40 Days of changing hearts and saving lives.

Upcoming Events

September 26: Kickoff Rally for 40 Days for Life, 6:30pm at St. John the Evangelist, 126 W Georgia St.

September 27-November 5: 40 Days for Life

October 1:
Respect Life Mass at 10:30am at Ss. Peter & Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis.

October 1:  Life Chain, 2:30-3:30, Meridian & 11th St.

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 SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

ST. LAWRENCE FALL FESTIVAL THANK YOU!

THANK YOU to all our volunteers and participants who made this year’s festival a success! Please help us gather our yard signs. If you see any around town, please bring them to the narthex.

PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY CRUSADE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF FATIMA’s MIRACLE OF THE SUN!

Come and pray the rosary on Octorber 14, 2017 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church! Click here for more information

DOCUMENTARY ON POPE FRANCIS

“Rebel Pope”, a documentary film on the life of Pope Francis by National Geographic, will be shown at the Franciscan Hermitage, 3650 E 46th Street, on Tuesday, September 19 from 7-9pm. Suggested donation is $10. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Lulu at 317-545-0742 or LuLugk@att.net

SUNDAY MORNING RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Supplies Needed !!! Classes begin September 24.

  • Colored Pencils Markers
  • Notebooks Glue Sticks
  • Scissors Pencils
  • Pencil Cases Binders – all colors, 1” or 1½”
  • Composition Notebooks

Please drop items off in the narthex or at the Parish Office.

Questions?? Contact Claudia Diaz 317-546-4065 ext 222 cdiaz@saintlawrence.net

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

WELCOME FR. NICOLAS TO ST. LAWRENCE

We welcome Fr. Nicolas Ajpacajá Tzoc who was ordained by Archbishop Joseph Tobin on June 25, 2016. Fr. Nicolas has been appointed associate pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish beginning July 6, 2016 and will also assist with Hispanic Ministry here at St. Lawrence.

CONFESSIONS

Sunday: 8:00-8:45am before 9:00am mass
Sunday: 5:30-5:45pm before 6:00pm mass (español)
Saturday: 4:00-4:45pm before 5:00pm mass
First Friday: 8:30-8:45am after 8:00am mass

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Sunday: 1:00-4:00pm after 12pm noon mass
Thursday: 8:30am-4:00pm after 8am communion service
Friday: 8:30am-3:00pm after 8am mass

COMMUNION SERVICES

In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, except for Holy Days & holidays.

6:45am – Monday thru Wednesday & First Fridays
8:00am – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
5:30pm – Monday, Wednesday, Friday

VESPERS

5:15pm Monday thru Fri - Church Choir Area

AROUND TOWN

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