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The following resources are generously being provided by the publishers for free during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Holy Heroes Mass prep activities for kids https://www.holyheroes.com/MassPrep-s/57.htm
Magnificat Online, apps, and MagnifiKids in May https://us.magnificat.net/free
Give us This Day https://giveusthisday.org/Digital
Living with Christ http://www.livingwithchrist.us/#covid
Liturgy Training Publications https://www.ltp.org/resources-during-crisis
Find more digital resources on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website at http://www.usccb.org/about/communications/prayer-resources-for-the-coronavirus-crisis.cfm
The dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass has been extended until November 1
WEEKEND MASS ROTATIONS
Last names A-K October 11, 25
Last names L-Z October 4 & 18
NEXT MASS FOR SENIORS AGE 65+ Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:30pm
Join Father Tom in the main sanctuary of the church for our regular Tuesday evening Mass. Father especially invites all who are concerned about attending our regular weekend Masses but who still would like the opportunity to come and worship and receive the Body of Christ to come to Mass.
Stay Safe While Showing Your Pride In SAINT LAWRENCE!! Rams Face Masks $10 On sale after Masses October 3-4 and 10-11
Face masks are made of two layers of t-shirt cotton with a layer of batting in between. They have a sturdy nose piece and two elastic bands that go around the back of your head. They are super soft and comfortable! Proceeds benefit the Saint Lawrence School PFO (Parent Faculty Organization).
POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER 2020: Respect for the Planet's Resources
We pray that the planet's resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.
SATURDAY EVENING ROSARY IS BACK!!! 4:30 pm in the Main Church Sanctuary (before 5:00pm Mass) All are welcome!!!
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
Please call the Parish Office at 317-546-4065 if you need Fr. Tom to anoint you. In danger of death, please call our emergency number 317-987-7818.
LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON September 20, 2020
September 27, 2020 - English - Fr. Tom
September 27, 2020 - Spanish - Fr. Tom Recording not available
Read Fr. Tom's Homily for September 27, 2020 (English, Spanish) Awaiting documents from Fr. Tom
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BLESSING OF PETS
In honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, Deacon Tom will bless your pets on Sunday, October 4 from 1:00-2:00pm Please bring your pets to the sidewalk in front of the main church doors to receive a special blessing.
HOMECOMING DAY at Saint Lawrence, Sunday, October 4, 2020
12:30pm Pre-game Ceremony to honor our 8th Graders
1:00pm Cadet Football Game vs Christ the King
All are invited to come out and support our team!
MEETING ROOMS AT SAINT LAWRENCE
We will begin opening up our meeting rooms for groups again this week. If your group would like to use one of our rooms please contact Kim at the Parish Office to get on the calendar. 317-546-4065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PRIESTHOOD SUNDAY, September 27, 2020
Priesthood Sunday is a special day set aside to honor priesthood in the United States. It is a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church as a central one.
This nationwide event is coordinated and sponsored by the US Council of Serra International.
Please pray for our priests and for vocations to the priesthood!
PRAYER FOR PRIESTS
O Jesus, I pray for Your faithful and fervent priests;
For your unfaithful and tepid priests;
For Your priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields;
For Your tempted priests;
For Your lonely and desolate priests;
For Your young priests;
For Your dying priests;
For the souls of Your priests in purgatory.
But above all I recommend to You the priests dearest to me;
The priest who baptized me;
The priests who absolved me from me sins;
The priests at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me Your Body and
Blood in Holy Communion;
The priests who taught and instructed me;
All the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way.
O Jesus, keep them all close to Your heart, and bless them abundantly in
time and in eternity. Amen.
ROSARY RALLY FOR AMERICA NEEDS FATIMA: Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:00 Noon
Gather at 11:45am in front of the church for the procession. Rosary rally will be out on the corner of 46th & Shadeland near the Saint Lawrence School sign. Please bring a chair and set up on the corner before gathering at the church.
ARCHDIOCESAN SUMMER MISSION APPEAL September 26/27, 2020
This weekend we welcome Sisters from The Poor of Jesus Christ, MCP. The sisters will speak about their order and their ministries, and we will be asking for donations to support the Sisters. Please place your donation in an envelope marked “Sisters” and place it in the offertory box in the narthex. If you will not be at Mass, you can learn about the Sisters and make an online donation here: https://bit.ly/388Q2oD
Saint Lawrence was also assigned another summer Mission Group this year – The Glenmary Home Missioners – whose June visit was canceled by the Archdiocese due to COVID-19. The Glenmary priests still depend on our donations even though they were unable to visit in person. Please consider making a donation by placing a check in the collection box at church with “Glenmary” on the memo line or in an envelope marked “Glenmary” or by donating online at: https://bit.ly/3gBk5Zm
FAITH, HOPE & HEALING PROGRAM - Update for September 27
Thank you to all parishioners who have completed and submitted your Commitment Card. For those parishioners who have not yet had the opportunity to submit their card, a letter will be mailed to you with a personalized Commitment Card. We invite all faithful parishioners to complete a card as our parish goal is 100% participation! You may return your card by:
- Mailing it to the church using the pre-addressed envelope included with the letter.
- Bringing it to Mass next Sunday.
- You may visit our parish website at www.saintlawrence.net and complete an electronic Commitment Card.
The following events are postponed:
- The rosary procession planned for September 25 has been postponed until October.
- The Lifetouch Pictorial Directory photography has been postponed until Spring 2021 due to COVID-19
A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION IN TIME OF PANDEMIC
O Mary, you always brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith. O loving mother, you know what we need, and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee. Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, the Divine Physician, for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable, and for those who have died. Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure. Help us, O Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows, so as to lead us, through the Cross, to the glory of the Resurrection. Amen.
Under thy protection, we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God. In our needs, despise not our petitions, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
Adapted from the prayer of Pope Francis
PRAYER TO CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME
Father of all, Creator and ruler of the universe, You entrusted your world to us as a gift. Help us to care for it and all people, that we may live in a right relationship-- with You, with ourselves, with one another, and with creation.
Christ our Lord, both divine and human, You lived among us and died for our sins. Help us to imitate your love for the human family by recognizing that we are all connected— to our brothers and sisters around the world, to those in poverty impacted by environmental devastation, and to future generations.
Holy Spirit, giver of wisdom and love, You breathe life in us and guide us. Help us to live according to your vision, stirring to action the hearts of all—
individuals and families, communities of faith, and civil and political leaders.
Triune God, help us to hear the cry of those in poverty, and the cry of the earth, so that we may together care for our common home. Amen.
This prayer from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is based on Pope Francis' Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home
DOWNLOAD OUR PARISH APP
Our Saint Lawrence Catholic Church app is now available to download for iPhone and Android smartphones. We will have an official launch once public Masses resume, but until then use the app to stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications, Fr. Tom’s homilies, our bulletins, and the ability to quickly reply to or share messages via Facebook or Twitter. Also enjoy a bunch of additional features like prayers, daily readings, and much more. Help foster a stronger parish life at Saint Lawrence Catholic Church and better engage the New Evangelization. Download our app today at myparishapp.com, text app to 88202, or search your phone's app store for myParish.
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. The 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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