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Vacation Bible School

We are looking for volunteers for our 2017 Vacation Bible School: Earthkeepers! This year, VBS will take place from Monday, July 24-Friday July 28th from 3:00pm-5:30pm in Fr. Conen Hall. If you are interested in learning more or helping out, please let Cari know ASAP!

Important Dates

July 19: CYO King's Island Day
July 24-28: Vacation Bible School


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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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 TOM'S HOMILY ON JULY 23, 2017
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NEW MORNING DAILY MASS TIME – 8:15am

Beginning Monday, August 7, 2017 our morning daily Masses and Communion Services will begin at 8:15am instead of 8:00am, Monday-Saturday.

SCHOOL NUTRITION MANAGER JOB OPENING

St. Lawrence School is seeking a cafeteria manager for the 2017-18 school year. The manager performs a variety of job functions essential to the successful daily operation of the school breakfast and lunch programs including supervising food service staff, overseeing the preparation of meals, managing inventory, and maintaining a safe, sanitary and orderly kitchen. Must enjoy working in a school kitchen and fast paced environment. Hours are 6:30am-2:00pm beginning in early August. Competitive pay and benefits.

If you are interesting in joining our team, please contact kprechtel@saintlawrence.net or come to the Parish Office to fill out an application.

earthkeepeers vbsVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL JULY 24-28! REGISTER TODAY!

Pope Francis wants kids to Care for Creation!

"The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth” Pope Francis wrote in his encyclical on the environment. “In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish.” 


We can all join Pope Francis in treating the environment better. During this summer’s Vacation Bible School, children ages 4–10 will learn about God’s creation and our role in protecting our planet. VBS will be held 3:00-5:30 p.m. July 24–28 in Father Conen Hall. Cost is $10 per child with a maximum of $25 per family. Scholarships are available. Registration after all Masses on July 8¬9 and 15-16.

 

This year’s theme is EarthKeepers. Join us July 24–July 28 for songs, games, snacks, crafts, Bible stories, and more as we learn about God’s creation and our role in protecting our planet. Click here to view the flyer and the registration form!

 

Food, Craft Item, and Monetary Donations Needed

To donate items or make a monetary donation for this year’s Vacation Bible School, please click here or contact Sarah Stephens at 317-841-8767.

HELP THE HOMELESS

St. Lawrence parishioners have always been very generous with their donations. Thank you very much. Now the pain and discomfort the homeless are suffering leads me to ask for help. We are in need of sun protection products: sun blocks, suntan lotion, sunburn medication, sun hats and sunglasses. Also their feet are a problem Imagine having to walk the streets all day in second hand shoes with all of their earthly belongings in the backpack they carry.

 

We are in need of foot products such as: foot powder, foot lotions, corn and bunion pads, athlete foot medication, nail clippers, pumice stones, elastic bandages, ankle supports, shower shoes, flip-flops, white socks.     

 

None of these items need to be new. They are grateful for partial-filled containers and gently used products. Our ladies also appreciate cosmetics, lipsticks, eye shadow, nail polish, etc.     

 

As usual we are always in need of camping equipment and pots and pans with metal handles and bicycles.     

 

There will be 2 green containers in the narthex to collect donations. If you need the items picked up, call Marilyn Waltman   317-550-9745

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

WELCOME FR. NICOLAS TO ST. LAWRENCE

We welcome Fr. Nicolas Ajpacajá Tzoc who was ordained by Archbishop Joseph Tobin on June 25, 2016. Fr. Nicolas has been appointed associate pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish beginning July 6, 2016 and will also assist with Hispanic Ministry here at St. Lawrence.

CONFESSIONS

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

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Sunday: 1:00-4:00pm after 12pm noon mass
Thursday: 8:30am-4:00pm after 8am communion service
Friday: 8:30am-3:00pm after 8am mass

COMMUNION SERVICES

In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, except for Holy Days & holidays.

6:45am – Monday thru Wednesday & First Fridays
8:00am – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
5:30pm – Monday, Wednesday, Friday

VESPERS

5:15pm Monday thru Fri - Church Choir Area

AROUND TOWN

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