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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."

CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE PROGRAM

The Christmas Giving Trees are up and decorated with ornament tags for gifts requested by families being helped by the St. Lawrence Conference of St. Vincent de Paul. Each family will receive a Christmas food basket which will include paper products and toiletries. Each child in the family will receive two gifts — no gift to cost more than $25.

PROCEDURE:
l. Select an ornament tag from the Giving Tree.
2. Purchase the item written on the ornament.
3. Wrap the gift and securely attach the ornament you selected to the outside of the package. The tag provides necessary identification for distribution.
4. PLEASE RETURN YOUR WRAPPED GIFTS TO
THE TREES IN THE NARTHEX BY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9.

Do not wrap donations of bathroom tissue, kleenex, paper towels, shampoo, and toothpaste.

Also included this year will be items needed for the Homeless (men & women) who are served every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the year at the SVDP Distribution Center. (Items: antibiotic salve, bunion & corn pads, chapsticks, epsom salts, earmuffs, hand warmers, inner soles, shoe laces, foot talcum powder, umbrella) Bring these items unwrapped.

Because the Narthex at Saint Lawrence is locked during the week, we suggest that gifts be brought to Church when you attend Mass. PLEASE HONOR THE DEADLINE! Gifts not returned by Sunday, December 9 will have to be purchased by St. Vincent de Paul. Please call Sylvia Potor, (317) 547-9264, if you have any questions regarding the Christmas Giving Tree Program.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.


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, December 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You can volunteer by signing up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084da5a628a0fa7-food 
For further information, call Rita Huck at 317-294-85


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 ON DECEMBER 9, 2018

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ADVENT / CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE AT ST. LAWRENCE

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EARLY BULLETIN DEADLINES

Due to the Christmas Holy days: Items for the December 30 bulletin must be submitted by Tuesday, December 18.  Items for the January 6, 2019 bulletin must be submitted by Thursday, December 20.

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES

The North Deanery Advent Penance Services will be held at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7575 Holliday Dr E, on Sunday, December 9 at 2:00pm Monday & Tuesday, December 10 & 11 at 7:00pm

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Festivities for the December 12 Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of Mexico, the Americas, and the Unborn, are as follows:

 

December 12 Feast Day
4:30am Mañanitas (Morning Serenade in Spanish) and Breakfast
8:00am All School Mass in English
7:00pm Mass in Spanish
8:00pm Procession, dancing, fellowship
8:45pm Contest for children – young Juan Diegos and Lupitas

NOAH JONES

Thank you for the outpouring of love and sympathy at the passing of our Noah. Whether it was at legacy, flowers, a Mass, a card, comforting words, thoughts or prayers, know that it is deeply appreciated and cherished. - Joe Jones

LOST AND FOUND: Please check the bin before December 23

Please check the plastic tub marked “Lost and Found” in the Church Narthex. There are several clothing items that people must be missing by now. The tub is almost full, so after December 23 all items will be donated to Saint Vincent DePaul Mission 27.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

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

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

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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