Pastor's Corner

tom schliessman

April 15, 2018

Dearly Beloved:

I continue to be overwhelmed by the wonderful generosity you show me and the gifts you bestow upon Fr. Martin and me. Thank you all. Thank you also for the wonderful way each of you takes care of each other.
I again send out a thank you for all those who make our parish Liturgies so prayerful. It is certainly evident during the high feast days. I also receive many praises on the occasions of our funerals. I pass these along to everyone involved in these ministries.

I recently saw the following article and share it with you.

As I read it again, I want to make sure you understand that I do NOT see all 4 of these evident at Saint Lawrence. Certainly, the article was directed to parishes other than ours. But the author’s attempt is sound. Although the title of the article comes at it from the negative angle, our goal is always to be proclaiming the Good News. And we are to be proclaiming it in such a way that our actions match our words, our lives match our theology. In this great season of Easter, we remember that the Christian Religion is a missionary religion. Our great mandate is to bring all to Christ.

By the time you read these words, I will be back from my yearly retreat. This year I took it in southern Indiana, at St. Meinrad. I know I always say you are in my prayers, but you truly are. And you have been during these days of prayer. I am sure by the time you read these words I will have already heard how wonderful Fr. Martin and the rest of the staff have served you this past week.

My prayers have also been with our School students, staff, and their families. We were on spring break this week. My hope is that this has certainly been a time of rest and renewal.

Easter is still in full swing. May we continue to ponder how Christ’s Resurrection has changed the direction the universe is moving, and how it continues to change how we live our lives.

Please keep in your prayers all those preparing for First Communion and Confirmation in the next several weeks. And pray for all those who have not yet received these great Sacraments of God’s indwelling.

In Prayer,

fr.tom sig

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Next Weekend–Coffee & Donuts after Morning Masses. Served by the Knights of Columbus

Fr.Beechem 2018

Join us in Fr. Beechem Gym
April 28, 2018 6:00pm-Midnight

Doors open at 5:30pm. Bingo begins at 7:30pm.

Tickets now on sale at School Office!
$40/person (until April 8); $45/person (after April 8)
Reserved table of 8 is $350.
Includes dinner catered by Jugs, beer, wine, soft drinks,
10 bingo games, reverse raffle entry for a 50” Smart TV.
Pizza and fellowship following bingo.

Extra opportunities: silent auction, 50/50 raffle, pull tabs

Please return your gift tag donations to the School or Parish Office. All proceeds benefit the Education Fund established by Father Joseph Beechem to assist the students of Saint Lawrence Catholic School.


Questions? Email Christ Ugo or
call the School Office 317-543-4923

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An extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration - to Jesus through Mary - with four giants of Marian spirituality: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Blessed Pope John Paul II.

Fr. Michael Gaitley masterfully summarizes their teaching, making it easy to grasp, and simple enough to put into practice. More specifically, he weaves their thoughts into a user-friendly, do-it-yourself retreat that will bless even the busiest of people. So, if you’ve been thinking about entrusting yourself to Mary for the first time or if you’re simply looking to deepen and renew your devotion to her, 33 Days to Morning Glory is the right book to read and the perfect retreat to make. 


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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.


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


5:00pm Saturday
9am and 12pm Sunday

6:00pm Sunday Latino Mass


8:15am Monday - Wednesday, Friday - Saturday
5:30pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:00pm Thursday (Spanish)


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


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


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


5:15pm Monday thru Fri - Church Choir Area


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