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Pastor's Corner

tom schliessman

June 17, 2018

Dearly Beloved:

Thanks to everyone who made the Kickoff Celebration of our “Making All Things New, Haciendo Todas Las Cosas Nuevas” Capital Campaign so joyous. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Eucharistic Procession after the noon Mass.

As I wrote 2 weeks back, I am gone for 2 weeks. I am one of the staff on the Roncalli Summer Field Studies trip out west. We WERE going to spend some of our time in South Colorado. But because of wildfires there, the trip has been rerouted to Wyoming, where we will be going to various locations in Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.
Even in the woods, I am sending a special prayer out to all dads on Father’s Day. Though sometimes parents seem to have an unsung vocation, what I experience every year out in the woods with this group is a hundred students finding some place where their phones get a clear signal so they can call home.

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Below I am reprinting something I sent out several years ago. We periodically get this to folks, but it seems a good time to send it out to everyone again.

EXPECTATIONS OF ‘PARTICIPATING PARISHIONERS’

Saint Lawrence is periodically asked to confirm the active (“participating,” “contributing”) membership of a parishioner. Such instances include: a parish family having a baptism or wedding in another parish; registering within our school; and registering at Scecina, Chatard or at another Catholic school. Because of this, we want to help clarify expectations.
We start with the PRECEPTS OF THE CHURCH, which are “Positive laws (sometimes called commandments) made by Church authorities to guarantee for the faithful the indispensable minimum in prayer and moral effort for the sake of their growth in love of God and neighbor.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Glossary) These are:

  1. Mass attendance on Sundays and Holy Days
  2. Confession at least once a year
  3. Receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season
  4. Observe the days of fasting and abstinence
  5. Help to provide for the needs of the Church

The Precepts of the Church are indeed ‘indispensable minimums’ - basic requirements. God constantly invites us to faithfully growth beyond the minimum in all areas of our lives. When it comes to verifying participation in the parish, this is only possible in the 1st and 5th Precepts. And the only means we have at Saint Lawrence of determining regular mass attendance and/or financial support is when contributions are identified with households through collection envelopes, checks, or electronic giving.

WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO USE THE PARISH ENVELOPES OR FAITH DIRECT for this reason.

We also encourage the many other ways of supporting our parish through time, talent, treasure, and prayer. And we encourage participation in the many opportunities for mutual prayer and fellowship at Saint Lawrence. We further remind everyone to grow in their prayer life, knowledge of the faith, and willingness to share our faith with others.
See You Soon,

In Prayer,

fr.tom sig

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LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY ON JUNE 10, 2018

LISTEN TO FATHER MARTIN'S HOMILY ON JUNE 10, 2018

Please note that our daily Mass schedule is changed for this week while Fr. Tom and Fr. Martin is away.

Click here for this week's Mass schedule.

Join Us In Congratulating the Following Cathedral Students from Saint Lawrence Church and School

4th Quarter Honor Roll High Honors: Kelsey Carnes, Holly Czachura, Nikalaas Kolosso, Meredith Kutan, Meg McGinley, Kate, Moore, Melissa Moore, Danica Morningstar, Christopher Murphy, Jacob Overstreet, Rachel Overstreet, Katelyn Pivonka, Miriam Santos-Leon, Drew Stagge, Maria Ugo, Monica Ugo, Jair Zenil
4th Quarter Honor Roll Honors: Collin Gray, Aidan Minch, Emma Orcutt
Graduating Seniors: Samuel Burrell, Kelsey Carnes, Holly Czachura, Collin Gray, Daniel Jamell, Meredith Kutan, Christopher Murphy, Rachel Overstreet

Join Us in Congratulating the Following Scecina Students from Saint Lawrence Church and School

4th Quarter Honor Roll High Honors: Osighe Akpeokhai, Julissa Mendez
4th Quarter Honor Roll Honors: Dezirae Harris, Michael Mayer, Kaitlin Denise, Dylan New

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PRAYER WARRIORS

The prayer committee is planning to pray a bilingual Novena for the success of our Capital Campaign. The Novena will begin on June 12th thru June 20th (nine days) following the 8:15 morning mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. If you are unable to join us, please pick up a copy of the prayer in the chapel. The prayer is in English or Spanish. Pray the prayer for nine consecutive days. Also we will pray the rosary every Friday in the chapel after the 8:15 morning mass, starting June 29th until the 14th of September. Please join us.

JOB OPENING – SAINT LAWRENCE PRESCHOOL: Instructional Assistant

Responsible for helping develop and implementing ongoing developmentally appropriate activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of each child enrolled in class in collaboration with the lead and/or co-teachers.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Establish a positive relationship with each child and each child's family.
  • Help maintain a positive, well organized, loving, and safe environment for all children and families.
  • Support lead and co-teachers - help implement daily activities; observe children and communicate effectively with team.
  • Establish a positive relationship with each child and each child's family.
  • Meet weekly with lead and/or co-teachers and aides to develop lesson plans and activities using the Creative Curriculum and Indiana Foundations.
  • Assist lead and co teachers in maintaining records on each child's progress and development.
  • Responsible for meeting all Paths to Quality standards, Registered Ministry, and Archdiocesan guidelines.
  • Attend all staff meetings and in-service trainings provided at center.
  • Help maintain daily communication with families; communicate with families where lead or co teacher is unavailable
  • Keep abreast of current knowledge and practices in the field of Early Childhood.
  • Participate in at least 20 hours of early childhood training each year.
  • Maintain all required certifications (CPR, First Aid, annual physical and TB test, random drug screenings, criminal history check).
  • Maintain policies and procedures for inside and outside classroom.
  • Understand and execute emergency procedures and protocol when needed.
  • Clean and sterilize equipment and toys
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned

Please contact our Saint Lawrence Preschool Director Kathryn Kutan at kkutan@saintlawrence.net to apply for this position.

 

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 nto 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

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

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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