Pastor's Corner

tom schliessman

February 10, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Let us each give thanks for our Calling, our Vocation. We all have a vocation as a Baptized Christian, and also a vocation as one called to live that Christianity out in a particular way, be it Holy Matrimony, the single life, Consecrated life (being a Religious Brother or Sister), or Holy Orders (Deacon, Priest, or Bishop). Let us also pray that we hear God’s call to us every minute, and pray for those still listening for their call, or preparing for it.

Regarding vocations, Bishop Bruté College Seminary is having its next “Storm the Castle” night for High School young men. It is this Wednesday, from 5:15-7:30pm. It will include Dinner, a tour of the place, a witness from a Seminarian, and prayer. If you are interested, check it out at: https://heargodscall.com/brute-nights

You are in the prayers of everyone on the Saint Lawrence Staff. Beginning this month, our staff is doing something more specific in that prayer. We are sending out a postcard to one-twelfth of our parish households letting you know we are praying for you in our monthly staff meeting. We will send out postcards to a new group next month, and intend to continue this for the foreseeable future. And thank you for your prayers for us.

A few months ago we installed a baby grand piano in the church. I mentioned at the time it was a donation, with any costs of moving, tuning, supplying the wheel-base, etc. coming out of our Vestment and Memorial Gift Fund. I want to speak about that for a few minutes.

We sometimes (such as on the occasion of a funeral) are given gifts to the parish as memorials. Rather than putting these gifts into the general fund to pay operating expenses, we have been setting them aside in a Vestment and Memorial Gift Fund. In the recent past we have used these funds to pay for the refinishing of our gold distribution chalices and brass candlesticks, buying some needed vestments such as copes, humeral veils, priest’s chasubles, matching set of white funeral pall and vestments for priest and deacon. We have also just purchased a quality print of a painting depicting St. Francis Xavier, and are getting it framed. We are also ordering new vestments for the servers in our Worship. The Vestment and Memorial Gift Fund is proving to be a wonderful way to enhance our worship space. Thank you, everyone, who has contributed to it, or who will contribute to it.

A special thank-you to Kurt Rohrbach, who has spent the last several months constructing our new Music Board, which we are experiencing this weekend. It has been built specifically as a stand-alone, so that we might move it about. And we will be experimenting with the best place to put it. I hope this is a help to everyone.

In Christ our Lord,

fr.tom sig

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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

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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
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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