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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."

DISTRIBUTION CENTER
We Need SVDP Truck Drivers and Helpers
February 29, 2020 from 7:45am – 2 pm
The Saturday morning donation pick-ups are critical, as we cannot assist those in need in our community nor have enough merchandise to supply our Mission 27 Resale Store, if we do not get our trucks out. A CDL license is not required. To sign up go to: www.svdpindy.org/i-want-to-help/#time and sign up as a Saturday volunteer or truck driver or go to

www.signupgenius.com/go/508084da5a628a0fa7-Saturday 

to establish a username/password and to sign-up; or call Lawson Osuji at 317-626-9120 if you need help signing up or have questions.
Please arrive at the SVDP Distribution Center at 1201 E. Maryland Street between 7:30-7:45 am.

St. Vincent de Paul Annual Report 2019

Click here to view and download the St. Vincent de Paul Annual Report


St. Vincent de Paul Wish List

In spite of all the generous donations we receive from the community, we find ourselves experiencing a shortage in many areas for our neighbors in need. Following is a list of our immediate needs:
• Boy’s Clothing – Sizes 6-18
• Men’s Jeans
• Pots and Pans
• Dishes
• Silverware
• Used Adult Bicycles (we repair them)
Please check your closets, dresser drawers, basements and garages for any of these items you no longer need so we can get them in the hands of those who do. You can drop them off at our dock at 1201 E. Maryland St. Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm. Why have items collecting dust when someone else can appreciate them? Thank you so much for your generosity. Questions? Darlene Sweeney This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 317-924-5769 ext. 238.


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 FATHER TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON FEBRUARY 9, 2020

Bi-Lingual Homliy

Click here to view all homilies!.

ASH WEDNESDAY HAPPENINGS

February 26, 2020
Masses at Saint Lawrence
Bilingual Mass 8:15am,12Noon
Misa en español 7:30pm
Confessions available after every Mass.

Ash Services at Saint Lawrence in the Chapel
6:45am and 5:30pm in English

Masses at Neighboring Parishes
St Matthew 8:30am and 6:00pm in English
St Simon 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 6:30 pm in English

 

From the Desert to the Garden – Keeping Watch with Jesus Join Sr. Susan Marie Lindstrom, OSB for this special Ash Wednesday retreat at Benedict Inn, 1402 Southern Ave.! Begin your Lenten journey with a day of reflection, artistic expression and discussion on those temptations that take us away from God. Wednesday, February 26 from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. Cost is just $50 and includes lunch and materials. Participants are invited to attend Mass following the program. Call 317-788-7581 to register.

Crusaders Fish Fry in Scecina’s cafeteria from 4:30-8:00 p.m. Fish, cheese pizza, cole slaw, french fries, drink, dessert. $7. Eat in or take out. Sponsored by Scecina baseball.

FRIDAYS IN LENT

February 28-April 3 in Church/Chapel
5:30 pm Communion Service
6:00 pm Stations of the Cross / Via Crucis
(following 5:30pm Communion Service)
6:45 pm Eucharistic Adoration to 9:00pm
7:45 pm Confessions to 8:45pm

stlawrence fish fryCENAS CUARESMALES! LENTEN FISH FRYS!

6:00-8:00pm in Fr. Conen Hall
Fridays, February 28-April 3
Come and enjoy food and fellowship. Click the following links to view the flyers: English, Spanish

WE ARE CALLED

Join our Saint Lawrence School and Sunday Morning Religious Education communities—and more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Students will receive Rice Bowls from their teachers. Extra Rice Bowls are available in the Narthex beginning February 26. During the 40 days of Lent, we will reflect on the challenge of global hunger and how it affects our human family. www.crsricebowl.org

ST. LAWRENCE SPRING FLOWER SALE

Click here to view and download the flyer and order form!

YOUTH MINISTRY CORN COLLECTION

Our Saint Lawrence Youth Ministry is once again collecting cans of corn for Easter Baskets to the needy. Bring your corn to the narthex.

Cathedral High School Honors

Congratulations to the following Saint Lawrence parishioners and school graduates who achieved 2nd quarter honors:
High Honors: Curtis Heisserer, Haleigh Kolosso, Jaden Lee, Mairead Minch, Kelsey Moore, Danica Morningstar, Jacob Overstreet, Nathan Overstreet, Cameron Piper, Miriam Santos-Leon, and Monica Ugo.
Honors: Olivia Barr

THANK YOU FROM THE HARTLIEB FAMILY

Ron and Sandra Hartlieb extend our heartfelt thanks to family and friends who were able to celebrate our 50th Anniversary with us last Sunday! We are simply overwhelmed and blessed beyond compare by the love of our church family. Your cards, gifts, well-wishes – and mostly, your friendship are treasured! We came to Saint Lawrence 22 years ago and knew that this community was “home.” The laughter, tears, prayer, support, and bond of Christian love that we feel at Saint Lawrence has sustained us through the years! Thank You!

EXTRA COLLECTION FEB 29 / MARCH 1: Church in Central and Eastern Europe

Next week, we will take up the Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. This collection supports the Church in more than 20 countries that still struggle to recover from Communist rule. Funds from this collection support pastoral care, catechesis, building renovations, and seminary formation. Your support restores the Church and builds the future in this region. Please prayerfully consider how you can support the collection next week. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/ccee. Please place your donation in the regular collection basket. Extra envelopes are available in the narthex.

Look what’s going on at School!

Monday, Feb. 24 (02/24/20) is a Father Beechem Educational Fund Dress Down Day for a $1.00 donation.

Tuesday, Feb. 25 (02/25/20) Middle School has a Mardi Gras party and the entire school celebrates with King Cakes from the PFO.

Wednesday, Feb. 26 (02/26/20) is Ash Wednesday. Please join us for mass at 8:15am in reverence of this holy day of prayer and fasting.

March 2 - 6 (03/2 - 03/6) is our annual Canned Corn Food Drive!

Monday, 2 (03/02/20) is a Father Beechem Educational Fund Dress Down Day for a $1.00 donation.

Sunday, Mar. 8 (03/08/20) don’t forget to set your clocks an hour ahead! Daylight Savings Time starts again!

Monday, March 9 (03/09/30) is a Father Beechem Educational Fund Dress Down Day for a $1.00 donation.

Friday, Mar. 13 (03/13/20) our kindergarten class will be accompanied by their 5th grade book buddies in the St. Patrick's day parade! If you are able to go, we love seeing
as many friendly faces in the crowd as possible!

Monday, March 16 (03/16/20) is a Father Beechem Educational Fund Dress Down Day for a $1.00 donation.

Wednesday, Mar. 18 (03/18/20) are parent teacher conferences for grades K - 8. Please keep an eye out for a sign up form in order to schedule your meeting!

Monday, March 23 (03/23/20) is a Father Beechem Educational Fund Dress Down Day for a $1.00 donation.

St. Lawrence Catholic Church Presents A Drama and Music Program for Lent

Sign up NOW for “on stage” or “back stage”
Performances will be Saturday March 28 - 6:30pm and Sunday March 29 - 1:30pm

Dramatic presentations of stories from the Gospel of Matthew. Creative dance/Sign language to Praise and Worship songs. Singing - Musical Instruments

Hosted by St. Lawrence Faith Formation Commission

Click here for the registration flyer!

More Information: Sandra Hartlieb - shartlieb@saintlawrence.net or 317-372-5925

SAINT LAWRENCE SPIRIT WEAR AVAILABLE

Saint Lawrence School is selling spirit wear: shirts, puffy vests, toddler shirts, fleece blankets, hoodies, and more! Order forms are available on the white flyer rack in the narthex. Please fill out a form and return it with payment to the school office. Orders will be placed on April 3, 2020.

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Parish Annual Report

Click here to view the Parish Annual Report for 2019

Sexual Abuse Scandal

The sexual abuse scandal has gripped the Catholic Church for the past thirty years, and continues to wreak havoc even today. It's been a diabolical masterpiece, one that has compromised the work of the Church in every way and has left countless lives in ruins. Many Catholics are understandably asking, “Why should I stay? Why not abandon this sinking ship before it drags me or my children under?"

In this stirring manifesto, Bishop Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, explains why this is not the time to leave, but the time to stay and fight. Reading the current crisis through the lenses of Scripture and Church history, Bishop Barron shows that we have faced such egregious scandals before; that the spiritual treasures of the Church were preserved by holy men and women who recommitted themselves to fighting evil; and that there is a clear path forward for us today.

 

For Catholics questioning their faith, searching desperately for encouragement and hope, this book will offer reasons to stay and fight for the Body of Christ.

 

St. Lawrence has purchased copies of this book for each family in our parish.  If you did not pick one up after Mass this past weekend, please stop by the Parish Office to get your copy!

 

Want to discuss this book? Deacon Tom will lead two book discussions in English:  Wednesday, September 18 at 7pm at St. Lawrence School (enter through door #1), and Sunday, September 22 after the noon Mass (1:15pm) in the Learning Center at Church

HELPFUL INFORMATION REGARDING RECENT NEWS REPORTS ON BREBEUF HIGH SCHOOL AND CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL

This is good material presenting the full wording from the Archbishop's (and the Church's) point of view.


Archbishop Thompson's live streamed meeting with the press at 1:00 p.m., statements regarding frequently asked questions, and Criterion staff members story.

Click here to view the key facts and frequently asked questions

Click here to read our Criterion news story

St. LAWRENCE 2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT

Click here to view the report.

June2019 MATN Update

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

Click here to read about the latest update of our Capital Campaign

SCHEDULE YOUR MASS INTENTIONS

Weekend Masses are booked through the end of the year. Daily Masses are available as early as next week. Call Kim at the parish office 317-546-4065 ext 332 to schedule a Mass intention in memory of a loved one or for the special intention of a loved one. Stipend is $10.

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

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

WEEKEND MASSES

5:00pm Saturday
9am and 12pm Sunday

6:00pm Sunday Latino Mass

DAILY MASS

Monday – No Masses.
Tuesday – 5:30pm (English)
Wednesday – 8:15am (English)
Thursday – 7:00pm (Spanish) with Confessions available from 6:00-6:45pm in English or Spanish.
Friday – 8:15am (English)
Saturday – No daily Mass at 8:15am. We will continue to have our anticipation Mass at 5:00pm.

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, except holidays
Sundays: after 12pm noon Mass to 4pm
Thursdays: 8:30am to 4pm
Fridays: after 8:15 am Mass to 3pm and 6:00-8:00pm
Men’s Adoration: 3rd Sunday of month 9-10pm
Children's Adoration:  Please join us Thursday July 18th at 10:00 am for a children's adoration hour in the chapel. All ages welcome! We will have a play date afterwards, email Megan for more information: mmoloney4@yahoo.com

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

Click here to view other happenings, events and programs occurring outside of St. Lawrence but within our community.

 
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