Pro-Life

prolifeGABRIEL PROJECT / PRO-LIFE ACTIVITIES

BOYS’ SIZE 4 CLOTHING

Is needed for one of our moms. Please leave donations by the bassinet in the narthex or contact Kim or Angela.

MEMORIAL MASS FOR THE UNBORN

If you have lost a child, grandchild, sibling, family member or friend to miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, abortion or early childhood loss, please consider joining us in prayer at St. Joan of Arc Church, 4217 Central Ave, at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 13. Our hearts go out to you. Our prayers are with you. For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BIRTHLINE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Birthline is a program of the Office of Human Life & Dignity which provides baby layettes for needy families. Can you spare 6 hours a week? We are in need of a “Joe Handyman” to help on Wednesdays from 9am-4pm on Wednesdays to help receive donations, carry items to client’s cars, clean donated items, and to repair simple fixes. Volunteer must be able to climb stairs. For more info please contact Jena Hartman at 317-236-1433 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Upcoming Events

November 25: Faithful Citizens Rosary Crusade –Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary. Following the 10:00am Mass. Recitation of the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet as we witness and pray for the protection of Life, Religious Freedom and Holy Matrimony.

December 1: Knights of Columbus First Friday rosary for life at 6:30pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel .

December 1: First Friday Mass at Women’s Care Center, 4901 W 86th St, at 5:00pm in chapel. Info at 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 MARTIN'S HOMILY ON NOVEMBER 19, 2017

THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

Will be available in the church for the month of November for you to enter the names of your loved ones.

EARLY BULLETIN DEADLINE

Items for the November 26 bulletin are due on Wednesday, November 15, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

MEN’S ADORATION GROUP

The St. 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 in front of the Blessed Sacrament. We will meet next on Sunday, November 19

ST. JOSEPH MISSALS

St. Joseph Annual Missals will be available again this year for $2 each. Keep listening to the announcements at Mass.

ANNUAL FOOD COLLECTION

During the month of November, baskets will be provided in the narthex for your donation of non-perishable food. Items especially needed are pork & beans, peanut butter, jelly, rice, soups, spaghetti & sauce, fruit, tuna & canned meats. This collection also helps to stock our St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in Fr. Conen Hall to serve the needy in the Saint Lawrence area during the coming year. If you would like to donate a Thanksgiving turkey or make a monetary donation, please call Rita Huck at (317) 849-1929. Thank you for all donations.

SUPPLIES NEEDED NATIVITY DISPLAY

Our Sunday Morning Religious Education and School children will have a nativity display in the narthex this Christmas. Donations of small white LED Christmas lights, brown and green Spanish Moss (for crafts) and animal figurines are needed. Please drop them off in the narthex or at the Parish Office.

PARISH LIBRARY

Stop in after the weekend masses or visit online www.librarything.com/catalog/STLLibrary

HELP SAINT LAWRENCE SCHOOL

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SchoolStore –schoolstore.net and use code 117976

ST. LAWRENCE SCHOOL BOOK FAIR

St. Lawrence School’s Library will host its annual Scholastic BOOK FAIR November 30–December 4. Parishioners and the general public are invited and encouraged to attend! This is a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping for books for your children, grandchildren, or other special person. Scholastic Books supplies a “store” of new books and supplies. 

 

Proceeds (50% of total sales) will be used this year to purchase new classroom and Library/Media resources. The fair will be held in the school Library/Media Center and will be open for sales as follows:

 

Thursday, November 30 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 1 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m
Sunday, December 3 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Monday, December 4 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. ONLY

 

Please note the SUNDAY hours - Stop in to shop before or after mass and avoid the mall crowds!


Cash, checks, charge cards or debit cards will be accepted. Please enter the school building by the main entrance (Entrance #1) during school hours and by the playground doors (Entrance #5) after school hours. Thanks for your support!


If you are unable to attend in person, you may shop online until December 4th at: scholastic.com/bf/saintlawrence and click on the “shop online” icon. Orders will be shipped to St. Lawrence School – you will be called when they arrive!

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

Thursdays: 6:00-6:45pm before the 7:00pm Misa 
Saturday: 
4:00-4:45pm before 5:00pm Mass
Sunday:
8:00-8:45am before 9:00am Mass
Sunday: 5:30-5:45pm before 6:00pm mass (español)
First Friday: after the 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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