Pastor's Corner

tom schliessman

August 11, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Happy Feast of Saint Lawrence!

I know we are all praying for those affected by the mass-shootings last weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, which have justifiably concerned our nation. Violence and hate toward others of any kind grieves our hearts. Decisions against the sanctity of life in such a radical way leaves us justifiably stunned. May we renew our commitment to life and the dignity of all persons. May our personal thoughts, speech, and actions, and our efforts at the national, state and local levels, that build up life and dignity, take root at every level.

We received responses in our Parish Annual Appeal financial commitment cards totaling 43% from our parishioners who are active. I thank everyone who filled out a card, for whatever you were able to put down.
We are now preparing for next weekend, for the Time and Talent part of our Appeal. I thank you in advance for how you believe you will be able to be involved in the parish.
And, as always, I thank you for all you are and do as members of Saint Lawrence. You are in my prayers daily. In the name of everyone, I thank you for your prayers for the parish.

Saint Lawrence Grade School starts up this week.

I thank everyone who is involved in the Making All Things New Campaign. Today I especially mention those have been working with the staff and construction companies this summer. As I write this, reroofing the two-story part of the School is nearing completion. The parking lot is scheduled to be completed by the Masses this weekend.

This weekend the Second Reading is taken from the Second Letter to the Corinthians, from the Feast Day readings for Saint Lawrence. Otherwise, they would have come from the Letter to the Hebrews. For the next three weeks, the readings will come from Hebrews, Chapters eleven through thirteen. This would be a good time to read at least these three chapters.

In Christ Our Lord,

fr.tom sig

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THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: Holy Day of Obligation, Thursday, August 15, 2019

Mass Times are:
8:15am and 12:00pm Noon in English
7:00pm in Spanish

Mass Online for the Homebound August 15 Holy Day Feast of the Assumption

Is someone you love unable to join us at church for the August 15 Holy Day Mass in celebration of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Please invite anyone you know who cannot get out to church to experience the spiritual comfort of this joy-filled Catholic Mass. Online video will be available all day at www.HeartoftheNation.org. (For those who can get to church, the online liturgy will not fulfill the Holy Day Mass obligation.)

FATHER MARTIN'S CONTACT INFORMATION

Fr. Martin’s last day at Saint Lawrence was June 30. He will be leaving for a Pastoral Experience in Mexico. Follow Fr. Martin or contact him at:

Instagram: @padrecitomartin
Facebook: Padre Martin Rodriguez
Email: rodguezmartin@gmail.com

adult formation fall 2019

Children’s Religious Education News (Sunday Morning Religious Education)

Registration is open until the end of September. For more information, please call:
Claudia Diaz at the parish office 317-546-4065 or send a text to 317-418-5692 to make an appointment.

First Day of Classes is Sunday August 18, 2019 at 10:00am in Fr. Conen Hall cafeteria.

HELPFUL INFORMATION REGARDING RECENT NEWS REPORTS ON BREBEUF HIGH SCHOOL AND CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL

This is good material presenting the full wording from the Archbishop's (and the Church's) point of view.


Archbishop Thompson's live streamed meeting with the press at 1:00 p.m., statements regarding frequently asked questions, and Criterion staff members story.

Click here to view the key facts and frequently asked questions

Click here to read our Criterion news story

St. LAWRENCE 2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT

Click here to view the report.

June2019 MATN Update

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

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

LOST AND FOUND

There is grey plastic container marked “Lost and Found” near the bookcase in the Narthex of Church. It is filled with hats, umbrellas, note books, prayer books etc. that have been left behind over the winter and spring. Please check and take anything that belongs to you. All items left after July 17th will be either thrown out or given to St. Vincent de Paul for those less fortunate. In addition, there is a pair of glasses on the bottom shelf of the bookcase in the Narthex. These have been there for a couple weeks.

 

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

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

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.

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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