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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."


St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry – Saint Lawrence Work Day June 8, 2019 8am-Noon

Saint Lawrence SVdP is scheduled to provide volunteers at the Pratt-Quigley Client Choice Pantry, 3001 E. 30th Street, on Saturday, June 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You can volunteer by signing up at:

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

For further information, call Rita Huck at 317-294-8532.


“Changing Lives Forever” Program: We Need You

The Society of St Vincent de Paul offers a free program to individuals who want to work toward having a better quality of life. Most people don’t choose to live in poverty but don’t have the tools or education to plan for a new tomorrow. Attendees of the Changing Lives Forever Program will be developing a plan with specific goals for a better future during the 18- week course. They work in groups of 14 and attend a three-hour session once a week.

This year 10 parishes in Indianapolis will be hosting a Changing Lives Forever program which means 140 people will be developing specific plans to change their lives! Upon graduation, they are offered the opportunity to have a trained Mentor to help them with their plan. A Mentor can make a difference when change gets really hard—the difference between giving up or moving forward with hope and faith.

We will be needing volunteers who would like to be a trained Mentor to someone who has graduated. Training involves (2) two-hour classes. Your commitment to the graduate is six hours per month (you set the times) for one year.

For further information about being a Mentor in the Changing Lives Forever Program call either Joe Doll, 317-919-1419 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Domoni Rouse, Director of Changing Lives, 317-924-5769 Ext 219 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


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 JUNE 23, 2019

LISTEN TO FATHER MARTIN'S HOMILY ON JUNE 23, 2019

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Farewell Fr Martin

COME AND CELEBRATE WITH FATHER MARTIN RODRIGUEZ!

And thank him for his ministry here at Saint Lawrence. Our Hispanic Ministry groups have organized a party for Fr. Martin after the 5pm Mass on June 29 in Fr. Conen Hall. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Also If you did not get a chance to write a farewell note for Fr. Martin at the weekend Masses, there's still time. Please drop off your note, letter, drawing, or photos to the Parish Office no later than June 26. They will be included in an album for Fr. Martin. Fr. Martin’s last day at Saint Lawrence is June 30. He will be leaving for a Pastoral Experience in Mexico.

Next Weekend - Coffee & Donuts after Morning Masses Served by St. Vincent de Paul Society

TRI-PARISH INDEPENDENCE DAY MASS

Please join St. Matthew Parish, 4100 E. 56th St., for the Annual Tri-Parish Mass to celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, at 9 a.m. The Mass will be followed by a continental breakfast in the community room for our tri-parish community, which includes St. Lawrence and St. Andrew. All are welcome.

NEW DAILY MASS SCHEDULE: Beginning Monday July 1, 2019

Beginning Monday, July 1, our daily Mass schedule will be:

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.

If you currently have a Mass scheduled for 5:30pm on Thursday after July 1, 2019, you will be contacted with a new Mass date/time. Please contact Kim in the Parish Office with any questions kczachura@saintlawrence.net or 317-546-4065 ext 332

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS

will be held in August. If you are interested in serving the parish as a council member, please submit a short bio and photo to Kim in the parish office 317-546-4065 ext 332 kczachura@saintlawrence.net or place them in an envelope in the Sunday collection.

SMS Car Wash and Cookout 2019

EXTRA COLLECTION - JUNE 29/30 - Peter’s Pence Collection

Next week, we will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection, which provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world. The proceeds benefit our brothers and sisters on the margins of society, including victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters. Please be generous and place your donation in the regular collection basket. Visit www.usccb.org/peters-pence for more information.

5TH SUNDAY COLLECTION – JUNE 29/30

Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Funds are used for our parish and local community. Please be generous. This collection will be taken up following Communion.

St. LAWRENCE 2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT

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June2019 MATN Update

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

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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

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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, 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

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