Youth Ministry

YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS AND UPDATES

Click here to view the October 27, 2017 Newsletter!

National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who supported us through financial donations and prayers! We could not have done it without you! However, due to having so many more teens participate (YAY!), we came up short on our fundraising goal. We raised approximately $1,200 of the $2,000 goal we had to help families offset the cost. Even though NCYC is over, we would still greatly appreciate a little more financial assistance to cover half of the $500 cost per participant, so as to help alleviate the financial burden of the families. Please contact Cari with any questions.

North Deanery Ski Trip to Perfect North Slopes-January 14th

Join us on Sunday, January 14th, 2018 for a fun day of skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, Indiana! Register by Friday, December 15th, 2017 and check out the flyer for more information!

North Deanery Jr. High Gathering- December 15

Join us on Friday, December 15th at St. Matthew for an evening of fun and fellowship through dancing, playing games, interacting with teens from other parishes, and fundraising! Admission is $5 and a new toy for the Toys for Tots drive. Check out the flyer for more information.

Important Dates

November 22-26: Thanksgiving Break
November 30: Cathedral HS Lunch Bunch
December 1: Grandparent’s Day
December 2-3: Youth Ministry Open House
December 3: First Sunday of Advent

Calendars

Middle School 2017-18 Calendar

High School 2017-18 Calendar


Youth Ministry Contact Information

Cari Weibel, Youth Minister
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317.546.4065 ext. 326

Office Hours: Every Wednesday and Friday from 10am - 6pm


St. Lawrence Youth Ministry Council

We are so excited to announce that not only do we have a Mission Statement, but we now also have a Vision Statement and Core Values! Be sure to check out this week's newsletter for each one!


2016 mission trip photoSummer Mission Trip Testimonials

Darian
My experience was amazing I am very glad that I was able to go to the mission trip. On the first work day, we trimmed trees. The people driving passed were thanking us and very thankful for our help. The rest of the week we went to spend time with kids who were struggling. They really appreciated our company and I'm glad they appreciated it. I didn't want to leave because of the kids. I believe my faith became stronger when we did church time, devotions, and the prayer meetings. In general I loved and I would be proud to do it again.

Joseph
Our trip to New Orleans was an amazing adventure.  What was best about the trip was traveling to a new place to help those in need. We helped children who aren't as lucky as I am to come from a loving family with plenty of support. I really enjoyed spending time with the kids and getting to know them. The trip was a faith filled wonderful experience and I can't wait to be a part of the next one! I really appreciate the parish for supporting us so that we were able to take this trip!

Jonas
My name is Jonas Manubay. I had a great time on the mission trip. I liked helping people that needed help and I pray that they have a good life. I also liked the French Quarter, Nashville TN, and the Civil Rights Memorial and Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.

Sophia
I thought it was a great experience helping the APEX Youth Center and meeting people who shared the same faith I did. It was really different down in New Orleans and the worship service we went to was quite a different worship style than what I was used to. I liked how it brought together people from around the country who all believed in the Catholic faith who would have probably not met each other if we all hadn’t had decided to go on the trip. I ended up getting some new friends, one I still have contact with today. It really strengthened my faith and made me see the world in a new perspective.


PARENTING RESOURCES

En español:
Rezando Voy - http://www.rezandovoy.org/ - Los ‘Podcast’ y otro archivos de audio sobre la oración para descargar
Por Tu Matrimonio - http://www.portumatrimonio.org/ - Renueva su Matrimonio con los recursos matrimoniales
Vaticano - http://www.vatican.va/ - El sitio oficial de vaticano
Obispos Católicos de EE. UU. - http://usccb.org/ - El sitio oficial de Concilio de los Obispos Católicos en la Estados Unidos (partes en español)
Hecho Para Vida - http://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/children-spanish/ - Un vídeo sobre la importancia de un padre y también un madre en la vida de los niños.
Familia y Fe: Loyola Press en Español - http://www.loyolapress.com/recursos-en-espanol.htm – Recursos sobre la fe católica, la espiritualidad, y la familia
Espacio Sagrado - http://www.espaciosagrado.com/ - Un Meditación diaria sobre un pasaje de Sagrada Escritura

Marriage & Family:
Loyola Press –http://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-family.htm Parenting and Faith resources from Loyola Press, including a monthly email newsletter and suggestions for prayers and practices for the home.
For Your Marriage - http://www.foryourmarriage.org/ - US Bishop’s outreach to married couples of all ages to refresh and renew your marriage and your family.
“Made for Life” Video - http://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/children-video/ - Video by the US Bishops on the importance of both a mother and a father in the life of a child and their development
Grace Before Meals - http://www.gracebeforemeals.com/ - The outreach of Fr. Leo Patalinghug, “The Cooking Priest”, to promote regular family meals, which are statistically proven to increase the success and well-being of youth. Check out resources for prayer, activities, talking points, and delicious recipes for your family.
Parenting by Boystown - http://parenting.org/ - A resource provided by the not-for-profit Boystown USA for all things parenting from newborns to teenagers.

Prayer & Spirituality:
Fatima Retreat Center - http://www.archindy.org/fatima/- Need time to pray and refresh your spiritual life? Check out a retreat at Our Lady of Fatima, the local retreat center for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. It’s just a few miles from St. Lawrence and they even offer mom’s days with childcare!
Benedict Inn Retreat Center - http://benedictinn.wix.com/benedict-draft-1 – The retreat center run by the Benedictine sisters at Our Lady of grace Monastery in Beech Grove. Join them for one of their upcoming days of reflection.
Creighton University Prayer Ministry http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html – The online prayer ministry of Creighton University is an easy way to dive into prayer even on your coffee break.
Sacred Space - http://www.sacredspace.ie/ - Sacred Space in the online prayer ministry of the Irish Jesuits providing a daily Scriptural meditation.
Other6 - http://www.other6.com/ - Join the other6 online community for sharing about where you have seen God during the week on the other 6 days apart from Sunday.
Pray As You Go - http://www.pray-as-you-go.org/ - The British Jesuits provide prayer podcasts and audio files for streaming or download so you can pray on the go.
Three-Minute Retreat - http://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer.htm – Take the first three minutes of your lunch break each day to go on a retreat prepared by Loyola Press.

Our Catholic Faith
Vatican Website - http://www.vatican.va/ - The official website of the Vatican
US Council of Catholic Bishops - http://usccb.org/ - The official website of the US Council of Catholic Bishops
LifeTeen - http://lifeteen.com/ - A great site for youth to learn about the Catholic faith and how it relates to youth culture. Also great for parents who want to know the same about their teens!
Busted Halo - http://bustedhalo.com/ - A fantastic site for young adults and the young-at-heart adults who are doing spiritual seeking and want to know what God and the Church have to say about our lives.
Catholics Come Home - http://www.catholicscomehome.org/ - Been away from Mass for a while or know someone else who has? Get to know more about coming home to the Church.
Indianapolis Catholic Radio - http://catholicradioindy.org/ - Did you know Indy has it’s own Catholic Radio station? Learn more about it here and take the faith with you on your radio, too.
Indiana Catholic Conference is - http://indianacc.org/bins/site/templates/splash.asp?NC=5976X – The official public policy arm of the Catholic Church in Indiana.
Catholic News Service (CNS) - http://www.catholicnews.com/ - Catholic news outlet reporting on important current events and important church news.

Youth Ministry Contacts

cari weibel

Cari Weibel
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
6944 East 46th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 546-4065, ext. 226
(317) 543-4926 (Fax)
cweibel@saintlawrence.net

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FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!
For quick updates on Youth Ministry, weekly Scripture readings, and occasional brilliant thoughts, follow Cari on Twitter - @RamsReligion

Instagram!
Youth Ministry is now on Instagram! For updates and pictures from our events, follow @saintlawrenceym in your feed."

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Upcoming Events

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Forms

Mission Trip June 21-27, 2015
Information Flyer

Christmas Rehearsal and Mass, December 17, 24
High School Alumni Flyer
Middle School Flyer and Permission Form

Pro Life
March for Life flyer and permision Form - January 21-23, 2015
Pro Life Events Flyer

Middle School Dance, December 12, 2014
Flyer and Permission Slip

Junior High Youth Rally, January 31, 2015
Flyer

Multi-Culutural Dinner
Flyer (English)
Flyer (Spanish)

current newsLatest NEWS

LISTEN TO FATHER MARTIN'S HOMILY ON NOVEMBER 19, 2017

THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

Will be available in the church for the month of November for you to enter the names of your loved ones.

EARLY BULLETIN DEADLINE

Items for the November 26 bulletin are due on Wednesday, November 15, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

MEN’S ADORATION GROUP

The St. Lawrence Men’s Adoration Group meets the third Sunday of every month from 9 to 10pm in the chapel.

Please join us for an hour of silent prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament. We will meet next on Sunday, November 19

ST. JOSEPH MISSALS

St. Joseph Annual Missals will be available again this year for $2 each. Keep listening to the announcements at Mass.

ANNUAL FOOD COLLECTION

During the month of November, baskets will be provided in the narthex for your donation of non-perishable food. Items especially needed are pork & beans, peanut butter, jelly, rice, soups, spaghetti & sauce, fruit, tuna & canned meats. This collection also helps to stock our St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in Fr. Conen Hall to serve the needy in the Saint Lawrence area during the coming year. If you would like to donate a Thanksgiving turkey or make a monetary donation, please call Rita Huck at (317) 849-1929. Thank you for all donations.

SUPPLIES NEEDED NATIVITY DISPLAY

Our Sunday Morning Religious Education and School children will have a nativity display in the narthex this Christmas. Donations of small white LED Christmas lights, brown and green Spanish Moss (for crafts) and animal figurines are needed. Please drop them off in the narthex or at the Parish Office.

PARISH LIBRARY

Stop in after the weekend masses or visit online www.librarything.com/catalog/STLLibrary

HELP SAINT LAWRENCE SCHOOL

Amazon Smiles –smile.amazon.com/ch/35-0919344
SchoolStore –schoolstore.net and use code 117976

ST. LAWRENCE SCHOOL BOOK FAIR

St. Lawrence School’s Library will host its annual Scholastic BOOK FAIR November 30–December 4. Parishioners and the general public are invited and encouraged to attend! This is a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping for books for your children, grandchildren, or other special person. Scholastic Books supplies a “store” of new books and supplies. 

 

Proceeds (50% of total sales) will be used this year to purchase new classroom and Library/Media resources. The fair will be held in the school Library/Media Center and will be open for sales as follows:

 

Thursday, November 30 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 1 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m
Sunday, December 3 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Monday, December 4 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. ONLY

 

Please note the SUNDAY hours - Stop in to shop before or after mass and avoid the mall crowds!


Cash, checks, charge cards or debit cards will be accepted. Please enter the school building by the main entrance (Entrance #1) during school hours and by the playground doors (Entrance #5) after school hours. Thanks for your support!


If you are unable to attend in person, you may shop online until December 4th at: scholastic.com/bf/saintlawrence and click on the “shop online” icon. Orders will be shipped to St. Lawrence School – you will be called when they arrive!

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.

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

Thursdays: 6:00-6:45pm before the 7:00pm Misa 
Saturday: 
4:00-4:45pm before 5:00pm Mass
Sunday:
8:00-8:45am before 9:00am Mass
Sunday: 5:30-5:45pm before 6:00pm mass (español)
First Friday: after the 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 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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