LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON DECEMBER 1, 2019
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Advent - New Year Schedule
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MASSES TO CELEBRATE OUR LADY, THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
The Immaculate Conception
Holy Day – No Obligation This Year
Mass: December 9 8:15am (English)
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is the Patroness of the United States of America. December 8 is also the anniversary of our parish, Saint Lawrence.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Festivities for the December 12 Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of Mexico, the Americas, and the Unborn, are as follows:
Rosary Novenas for Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 3-11 at 7:00pm in the Church
All are in Spanish except December 6 and 9, which will be bilingual Spanish and English.
December 12 Feast Day
4:30am Mañanitas (Morning Serenade in Spanish) and Breakfast
8:15am All School Mass in English
7:00pm Mass in Spanish
8:15pm Procession, dancing, fellowship in Fr. Conen Hall
PEACE LIGHT CEREMONY AND PRAYER SERVICE Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 6:15 pm following the 5:00 Mass
Many volunteers will help spread the light from Bethlehem all over the world. After the flame arrives in NYC on Dec. 7, 2019 a driver will transport the flame from the east coast. It will arrive in the Indianapolis area on Dec. 9 as it travels across the United States. A Peace Light Ceremony will take place here at St. Lawrence Catholic Church! C
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NARTHEX TV DISPLAY
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JOB OPENING - BOOKKEEPER, Saint Lawrence Business Office
Saint Lawrence seeks an experienced bookkeeper to facilitate the accounting for Saint Lawrence. This position is hourly and works typically 35 hours per week, year-round. Minimum of 2 years non-profit accounting, Associate Degree, or combination of both is requested. Experience in church and/or private school environment is desired. Pay is competitive and benefits are available if working over 30 hours per week, 12 months.
Responsible for providing bookkeeping services to the parish and school as a whole or a specific ministry or program. Maintains financial bookkeeping system, including accounts payable, receivable, cash receipts, and payroll. Enter and balance weekly Sunday giving. May assist with budget and development program. Other projects will arise and will need your attention. The applicant for this position must be extremely discreet. Must have the ability to help Parishioners and Vendors find what they are seeking.
Experience with the following software is desirable: PDS Church, PDS General Ledger, PDS School, Microsoft Office, G-Suite, Paylocity.
Position is a direct report to the business manager. Apply to Jim Mann, firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDER – CAPITAL & FACILITY MAINTENANCE RESERVE FUND COLLECTION
Next Sunday, December 8 there will be a 2nd collection for our Facilities & Maintenance. Thank you for your continued generosity.
EXTRA COLLECTION – December 7/8, Retirement Fund for Religious
Next weekend, we will have an extra collection to support our retired priests and religious brothers and sisters. Please place your envelope in the regular collection basket. Extra envelopes are available in the narthex.
Sexual Abuse Scandal
The sexual abuse scandal has gripped the Catholic Church for the past thirty years, and continues to wreak havoc even today. It's been a diabolical masterpiece, one that has compromised the work of the Church in every way and has left countless lives in ruins. Many Catholics are understandably asking, “Why should I stay? Why not abandon this sinking ship before it drags me or my children under?"
In this stirring manifesto, Bishop Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, explains why this is not the time to leave, but the time to stay and fight. Reading the current crisis through the lenses of Scripture and Church history, Bishop Barron shows that we have faced such egregious scandals before; that the spiritual treasures of the Church were preserved by holy men and women who recommitted themselves to fighting evil; and that there is a clear path forward for us today.
For Catholics questioning their faith, searching desperately for encouragement and hope, this book will offer reasons to stay and fight for the Body of Christ.
St. Lawrence has purchased copies of this book for each family in our parish. If you did not pick one up after Mass this past weekend, please stop by the Parish Office to get your copy!
Want to discuss this book? Deacon Tom will lead two book discussions in English: Wednesday, September 18 at 7pm at St. Lawrence School (enter through door #1), and Sunday, September 22 after the noon Mass (1:15pm) in the Learning Center at Church
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
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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE
Click here to read about the latest update of our Capital Campaign
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
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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.
9am and 12pm Sunday
6:00pm Sunday Latino 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.
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, 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: email@example.com
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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