Welcome to Our Catholic Community
Bienvenido a Nuestra Comunidad Catolica

Growing, Caring, Nurturing, Evangelizing
Creciendo, cuidando, nutriendo, Evangelizando

Welcome to Our Catholic Community
Bienvenido a Nuestra Comunidad Catolica

Growing, Caring, Nurturing, Evangelizing
Creciendo, cuidando, nutriendo, Evangelizando

Welcome to Our Catholic Community
Bienvenido a Nuestra Comunidad Catolica

Growing, Caring, Nurturing, Evangelizing
Creciendo, cuidando, nutriendo, Evangelizando

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DAILY MASS SCHEDULE Join Father Tom in the Main Church for all Masses and Confessions. Please enter through the right-most Main Door.

Tuesdays 5:30pm (English)
Wednesdays 8:15am (English)
Thursdays 7:00pm (Spanish)
Fridays 8:15 am (English)
Saturdays 5:00 pm (English)
Sundays 9:00am, Noon (English); 6:00pm (Spanish)

• The dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass remains in effect until August 15.
• Those who are 65 years of age and older as well as all vulnerable and sick persons are strongly encouraged to stay at home during this time.
• If you feel unsafe attending Sunday Mass, consider attending one of the less crowded daily Masses and watching Sunday Mass online or on TV.


CONFESSION SCHEDULE

Join Father Tom in the Main Church near the Baptismal font for Confession. Please enter through the right-most Main Door. Confessions are also available by appointment. Call the Parish Office and leave a message for Fr. Tom 317-546-4065.
Thursdays 6pm (before the 7pm Mass)
First Fridays 8:45 am (after the 8:15am Mass)
Saturdays 4pm (before the 5pm Mass)
Sundays 8am, 5pm (before the 9am and 6pm Masses)


FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

We will have Eucharistic Adoration again on Friday evenings from 6-8pm in the main church. Adoration begins on Friday August 7 and will be available every other week. Come and spend some time with Jesus.


Saturday/Sunday Masses Worship Aides for August 2, 2020 12pm Mass EST

English Worship Aid     Spanish Worship Aid     Mobile Worship Aid


Message from Fr. Tom Regarding the Gradual Reopening of Saint Lawrence and Resuming Public Weekend Masses

As of May 24, 2020:

  • Fr. Tom is hearing confessions by appointment. Please call the Parish Office at 317-546-4065 and leave a message. He is also hearing confessions after some of the Masses. The confession area is set up in the main church near the chapel windows.
  • Please use the right-most main door to enter the church and proceed into the sanctuary. Most of the narthex will be barricaded, but you will have access to the restrooms.
  • We will practice social distancing, so please wear a mask and bring personal hand sanitizer if you have them.
  • Some of the pews will be roped off to allow 6-foot spacing
  • Hymnals have been removed from pews. Printed one-time use worship aids will be available for use at Mass. Digital copies will be available on our website and myParish app.
  • We will not be passing a basket for our collection. Instead, we will have collection boxes to drop your offering into as you enter/exit the sanctuary.
  • The pews and restrooms will be cleaned between Masses.

Please continue to check for updates on our website www.saintlawrence.net myParish app (text app to 88202 to get the app), Twitter @FrTomS, and Facebook (Iglesia Catolica San Lorenzo).


ACTUALIZACIÓN DE LA LITURGIA PARA SAN LORENZO AL 15 DE MAYO 2020

Los planes para las liturgias públicas en todo el estado han estado cambiando constantemente. Para San Lorenzo a partir del viernes 15 de mayo de 2020:
• A partir de ahora, las misas públicas del fin de semana se iniciarán el 6 y 7 de junio.

• Nuestras misas diariamente programadas serán nuevamente públicas a partir del martes 19 de mayo. Las misas diarias se celebrarán en la iglesia principal. Una de las puertas principales estará abierta.

• Estaré escuchando confesiones por cita. Por favor llame a la Oficina Parroquial al 317-443-1615 y deje su mensaje.

Por favor continúe visitando nuestro sitio web y otros por los nuevos avisos www.saintlawrence.net, MyParish app, Twitter @FrTomS, and Facebook (Iglesia Católica San Lorenzo)

Nuestras Misas del fin de semana continuarán disponibles en nuestro Canal de YouTube (Saint Lawrence Catholic Church – Indianápolis).
En Cristo,
Fr. Tom


Opening Up of Saint Lawrence, What It Will Be Like

Featuring Fr Tom and Damaris. Produced and directed by J C Mann. Drone pilot and videographer Jacob Mann


PARISH OFFICE OPEN HOURS: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-11:00am

The Parish Office has begun open office hours at the following times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-11:00am

• The phone and front door will be answered during these hours. Not all staff members will be available during these hours, so if you need to talk with a specific person, please call ahead to 317-546-4065 and make an appointment.

• Visitors to the office will be asked to wear a mask (masks are available if you need one) and will not be able to enter the front office area. Staff will meet with you on the front porch or will take you to the fireplace conference room where there is more room for social distancing.

• We have installed a plexiglass slot in the front screen door to hand paperwork through.

• You may still drop paperwork, offertory envelopes, etc. through the mail slot in the front door of the office.


ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING USE OF MEETING FACILITIES ON SAINT LAWRENCE CAMPUS

As of right now, Fr. Tom plans to resume public weekend Masses on June 6/7.

However, the Fr. Conen Hall / Fr. Beechem Gym building and the meeting areas in the Church building (including the Social Room, Youth Room, Small Office, Church Library, and Learning Center) and Parish Office are closed for group gatherings until September 1, 2020. In addition, the school building will be closed to all but teachers and staff until the students return in August.

We realize that this will inconvenience many of you. Thank you for your patience. We will keep you updated with any changes. Please know of our continued prayers for all of you.


Message to the Parish

Message to the Hispanic Ministry of St. Lawrence

Livestream of Sunday, August 2, 2020 Mass at 12:00PM EST

Click the following for the worship aids: English, Spanish, Mobile

 


Capital Campaign Banner 2018Since 1949, Saint Lawrence has been ministering to the needs of the Lawrence area with a priority on Catholic education. And, while facilities and faces have changed over the years, one thing remains the same…our commitment to Christ, to one another and to the betterment of our community. Learn More!  Click here!

“Making All Things New” Update June 2020

Thank you for responding generously with your pledge payments for our “Making All Things New” capital campaign. Through the end of April, we have collected a total of $1,257,289. That means that we have received 73% of all promised pledge dollars. Over 100 parishioners have completed their pledges and more than 20 have donated more than originally promised. If your pledge is not yet complete, you can expect to receive a status letter in the mail shortly.

We have spent $911,283 on projects already completed and we are ready to start rolling on several more. We are in the process of requesting bids from contractors to install new roofs on both the church building and the parish office. We will also begin detailing the specifics for parish office updates including window replacement, interior painting and flooring. We hope to complete some of this work with the help of parish volunteers.

For much of the work, we are required to use labor and contractors that have insurance and are bonded. This is a requirement of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. If you (or your employer) is a roofing contractor and would like to be considered for the roofing projects, please e-mail Greg Stephens gstephens@m-n-a.com.

If you would like to volunteer and/or you have skills or products appropriate to the parish office updates, please e-mail Steve St. Peters stevestpeters@gmail.com.

Thanks to all for your generous, ongoing and prayerful support of the “Making All Things New” capital campaign

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Free Online Resources

FORMED – Catholic movies, programs, audio, books www.formed.org Sign up for an account. Choose “I belong to a parish” and select Saint Lawrence.

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 ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Holy Day (NO Obligation This Year) Saturday, August 15, 2020. We will have one bilingual Mass in English and Spanish at 9:00am.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR AUGUST 2020: The Maritime World

We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.

ROSARY

ALL ROSARIES PRAYED IN THE CHURCH BUILDING INCLUDING THE CHAPEL ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE TUESDAY AFTERNOON ROSARY GROUP WHICH MEETS IN THE HOMES IS NOT MEETING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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 August 2, 2020

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Read Fr. Tom's Homily for August 2, 2020 (English, Spanish) - We will publish this when it becomes available.

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MASS JUST FOR SENIORS AGE 65+ Friday, August 7, 2020 5:30pm

Join Father Tom in the main sanctuary of the church for the August special Mass for those age 65+. This Mass is for all who are concerned about attending our regular public Masses but still would like the opportunity to come and worship and receive the Body of Christ.
Confessions will be available before Mass from 4:30-5:15pm.

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

Amen.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR JUNE 2020 – The Way of the Heart

We pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.

Download Our New Parish App!

Our new 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. 

Parish Annual Report

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St. LAWRENCE 2019 ANNUAL REPORT

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June2019 MATN Update

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

AROUND TOWN

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