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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Members of the Society of St.Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians" ) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. We are young and old. Our members come in every shade of skin color. Some of us are wealthy, some are financially poor, but all of us are blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need.

We know that we are not alone. We are part of an international society of friends united by a spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings, and adherence to a basic Rule.

Energized by the awareness that service to our brother or sister in need is, in fact, an encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ, members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are keenly aware that poverty, suffering, and loneliness are present for millions in our communities. For that reason, we collaborate with all who seek to relieve need and address its causes.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless. Some 20 million persons are helped annually by Vincentians in the United States.

The list of services of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States is endless. No work of charity is foreign to the Society. To quote our patron, St. Vincent de Paul: "Charity is infinitely inventive."

FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Saint Lawrence SVDP is scheduled to provide volunteers at the Pratt-Quigley Client Choice Pantry, 3001 E. 30th Street, on Saturday, October 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You can volunteer by signing up here. For further information, call Rita Huck at 317-294-8532

ONGOING VOLUNTEER NEEDS

  • Be an active member and make home visits.
  • Sing in Resurrection Choir
  • Prepare food for funeral luncheons
  • Be a Mentor for a Changing Lives graduate
  • Volunteer at the Client Choice pantry on 30th street
  • Drive a truck or volunteer at the Distribution center or the
  • Thrift Store: Contact any St. Vincent de Paul member or the Parish Office to learn more or to volunteer.

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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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