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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 – Saint Lawrence Work Day, March 2, 2019 8am-Noon

Saint Lawrence SVdP is scheduled to provide volunteers at the Pratt-Quigley Client Choice Pantry, 3001 E. 30th Street, on Saturday, March 2, 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.)


DISTRIBUTION CENTER: SVDP Truck Drivers and Helpers Volunteers Needed

Next Saint Lawrence Work Day, April 13, 2019 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 click here.

and sign up as a Saturday volunteer or truck driver, click here 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.


Hop Like a Bunny... or run like a rabbit!

Easter weekend is a time when families unite in celebration, so why not do the Easter Egg 5K Run/Walk together again this year? Join us on Holy Saturday, April 20, 2019 which will begin at 10 AM at Military Park Run/Walk along the Canal and finish back at Military Park with a beer or soda. In addition to a refreshing beverage upon completion, also included in the price is a chip-timed bib, age group awards, tie-dyed shirt, a medal, and an all-ages egg hunt. As a special bonus, an Earth Day Celebration will begin at Military Park immediately following the Run/Walk. Why not make a day of it?

Register online through the SVdp website: www.svdpindy.org. Use Coupon Code SVDP to save $5 per entry.

All are welcome.... students, families, children in strollers, neighbors, co-workers, serious and not-so-serious walkers, and runners, runners-in-training for the Mini Marathon.... everyone!

Participate! Volunteer! Sponsor!

Sponsorship levels are: $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250 and $150. Contact Jeff Blackwell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 317.965.5079.

Need more information? Call or email Darlene Sweeney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 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 DEACON TOM'S HOMILY ON February 17, 2019

Click here to view all homilies!.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BREAKFAST NEXT SUNDAY February 24 10:00-11:30am in Fr. Conen Hall

ST. LAWRENCE PFO SPRING FLOWER / TRASH BAG SALE

Welcome spring with a gift of flowers for your special Mom! Mother’s Day is Sunday May 12 Celebrate Spring by sprucing up your yard and flower beds. Click here to view the flyer!

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.

TIME TO BRING IN YOUR PALMS

It’s time to collect last year’s blessed palms in preparation for Ash Wednesday on March 6. Bring your palms to the church narthex during the next few weeks.

EXTRA COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND – Feb 16/17 for the Church in Latin America

This weekend is the Collection for the Church in Latin America! Many people in Latin America and the Caribbean do not have access to church programs and ministries because of a rising secular culture, rural terrain, and a shortage of ministers. Your generosity makes it possible for our brothers and sisters in Latin America and the Caribbean to share in the life of the Church and grow closer to Christ. Please be generous to the special collection! Place your donation in the regular collection basket. To learn more, please visit www.usccb.org/latin-america

2ND COLLECTION – February 23/24: Little Sisters of the Poor

On Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday, February 24th, the Little Sisters of the Poor from St. Augustine’s Home in Indianapolis will be at our parish seeking support for their ministry to the elderly poor. As they celebrate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Little Sisters in the United States, they look forward to sharing with you how you can participate in their mission. Together with a diverse network of collaborators, they offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself. There will be a second collection, and the sisters will be available with envelopes after Mass if you wish to send in a donation at a later time. You can read more or make a donation online at: http://www.littlesistersofthepoorindianapolis.org  Thank you and God Bless you!

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

An ecumenical celebration of community prayer and action for peace and justice. This year’s focus country is Slovenia
Friday March 1, 2019 at 10:00am
Click the following for the flyers: English Flyer, Spanish Flyer

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

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

Fr. Beechem’s Boot Scootin’ Bingo

Save the Date! April 27, 2019 at Fr. Beechem Gym. See you there!

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

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

 
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