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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United in God’s Love…Living Our Faith Program

THANK YOU for your response to our recent renewal program “Insert Program Theme Here”! I am humbled and grateful for your continued commitment to Saint Lawrence Catholic Church. Our parish remains vibrant, engaged, and Christ-centered in the Eucharist and in serving one another because of your generosity. God’s work is never done! Your prayerful response both materially and spiritually is setting the groundwork as we advance our plan for the future and continue our critical ministries and service programs. Saint Lawrence Catholic Church continues to grow as a strong, faith-filled stewardship community because of parishioners like you!

Click the link to access the online commitment card: https://osvhub.com/saintlawrence/forms/commitment-card

Click here to print out the commitment card.

Roman Catholic Province of Indianapolis Lifting of the Dispensation from the Obligation of Mass Effective 11 June 2021

The celebration of the Eucharist at Mass is the source and summit of our life and mission as Catholics.

As of March 2020, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Roman Catholics throughout the entire Province of Indianapolis, which comprises all five dioceses of Indiana, have been dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. However, with the decrease of cases in our state, the widespread availability of vaccines, and following the guidance of public health officials, we are now able to safely accommodate more parishioners for Masses. Therefore, effective June 11, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass is hereby lifted throughout the state of Indiana.

Except for the unique situations as described below, those who are otherwise healthy are obliged to return to Sunday Mass by the weekend of June 12-13, 2021:

Those who are seriously ill, exhibit flu-like symptoms and/or may have a contagious disease (including quarantine due to exposure).
Those who are unable to attend Mass through no fault of their own (e.g. transportation issue).
Those who are homebound and/or incapacitated due to age, infirmity, and/or medical restrictions.
Those who have compromised health conditions and/or at high risk of contracting the virus.
Those who are caretakers of persons who are sick or of persons at high risk of serious illness if they contract the Covid virus.

If you have any questions about any specific needs, concerns, or protocols, you are advised to contact your parish directly. Your pastor, who has the authority to dispense in individual cases, may be helpful in addressing individual fears and concerns.

The obligation to attend Mass is a joyful one, reflecting the very character of who we are as Catholics.

DAILY MASS SCHEDULE Join Fr. Vinny in the Blessed Sacrament Channel for all Masses and the Main Church for Confessions.

Please enter through the right-most Main Door.

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


Confessions are also available by appointment. Call the Parish Office and leave a message for Fr. Vinny at 317-546-4065.

Wednesdays 6pm-7pm
 6pm (before the 7pm Mass)
Fridays After the 8:15am Mass
Saturdays 4pm (before the 5pm Mass)
Sundays 8am, 5pm (before the 9am and 6pm Masses)

Ways to Livestream Weekend Masses

Those who are homebound, exhibiting symptoms of serious illness, in quarantine, have compromised health conditions, are at high risk of contracting Covid-19, or are the caretaker of someone who is at high risk should continue to stay at home. Our Noon and 6pm Sunday Masses will continue to be live-streamed.

View the live stream below on our website: 



4th Sunday of Lent, March 19 2023

Noon Mass (click here)
6PM en Español (click here)


Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
We are closed for lunch from 12:00 pm Noon until 1:00 pm.
Other times by appointment.

Beginning in March we will be open Monday-Thursday.

317-546-4065 (English) 317-443-1615 (Spanish)

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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 


Click here to view and download the Lent Schedule at St. Lawrence.


Fr. Vinny is moving our Tabernacle from its current location in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel to inside the main sanctuary behind the altar. The move is scheduled to occur in time for our Easter Vigil Mass on April 8, 2023. 


Click the links to view Fr. Vinny's letter to parishioners regarding Mass Times (English) (Spanish)

Listen to the Sunday Homily - March 19, 2023




“The Real Presence”, Tuesday March 21, 2023, Family Event
“La Presencia Real”, Martes 21 de Marzo 2023, Evento Familiar

Click here to view the flyer!

Mass for the Feast Day of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday March 20, 2023 9:15am


Served by the Knights. The St. Joseph Council Knights of Columbus will serve breakfast on Sunday, March 26 after the 9am Mass until 11:00am in Fr. Conen Hall. Come enjoy food and fellowship. Cost: Donation.

FRIDAYS IN LENT February 24-March 31 in the Church

5:00-7:00pm Lenten Diversity Dinners
5:30 pm Stations of the Cross (bilingual)
6:00-8:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration

You’re Invited! Take a Lenten Journey with fellow parishioners!

Share and understand the Sunday Scripture readings! Every Sunday of Lent - 10:15am till 11:30am (Between the 9:00am Mass and the noon Mass)
In the Parish Library. Click here to view the flyer and see you there!

North Deanery Lenten Confessions

Monday, March 20, 2023 6:30pm
St. Luke, 7575 Holliday Dr E
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 6:30pm
St. Pius X, 7200 Sarto Dr.

Lenten Diversity Dinners: Fridays 5:00-7:00pm Through March 31

Fr. Conen Hall March 17: Haitian Food! Enjoy food from our diverse congregation served every Friday during Lent. March 24: Korean Food. March 31: Baked Fish provided by the Parish. Pitch-in meal. Bring a dish to share. No requested donation on March 31. Suggested donation: $10/adult, $5/kid’s meal


Help us provide beautiful flowers in the church this Easter season by making a donation in memory or in honor of a loved one. Use the special envelopes found in your envelope packet or make a donation online www.osvhub.com/saintlawrence/giving/funds


Raul and Most people in Turkana, Kenya raise livestock, and a few are farmers. But the hot and dry climate makes this work difficult—and climate change is making it even harder. Rebecca and Lotiang participated in a Catholic Relief Services program that installed a water well and taught them new farming techniques. They can support their family with their crops and are teaching others in their community what they learned. How can you use your skills and knowledge to help others? Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more.


Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is open at Saint Lawrence Catholic School. Our mission is that RAMS are:
Rooted in Catholic values
Acknowledging diversity makes us stronger
Modeling lifelong learning in academics and spirituality
Saint Making
Please contact the office at 317-543-4923 with questions, or click here for more information.  There are many scholarships and financial aid available. We are excited to welcome your children next school year!

Giving Tree for Teachers

On behalf of the students and staff at Saint Lawrence Catholic School, I would like to thank you all for your generous donations to the teacher apple tree that kicked off during Catholic Schools Week.  The items that were donated to our staff have all been put to great use for the benefit of the students.  Your involvement and willingness to support the school in this way is just another example why not only the school, but the entire Saint Lawrence Parish community is as strong as ever and growing.
Andy Maxson, Principal

fr.beechem bingo 2023FR. BEECHEM'S BUCCANEER BINGO! Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 6pm - 10pm

Tickets are on sale now! Help us build our scholarship fund.
Ticket order forms are in the narthex or purchase tickets at the Parish Office.

$50/person before March 31. $55/person after March 31
Reserved tables of 8 are $425.
Ticket includes dinner, beer, wine, soda, water, 10 games of bingo, and reverse raffle entry.
Other games of chance throughout the night. Silent Auction.

We are collecting gift cards ($10-$100) and bottles of wine. Drop them off at the Parish or School Office. Gift Cards can be dropped off in the drop box in the narthex.

Be a sponsor! Sponsorships begin at $50. More information can be found in the packets in the narthex.

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There is a tote in the church narthex full of “Lost and Found” items. If you are missing an item of clothing or a backpack, etc., please see if it is in the tote. All items are eventually given to Saint Vincent de Paul Society. 



parish libraryPARISH LIBRARY

Looking for some way to enrich your Lenten experience? There are several Lenten-themed books set aside on the table in the Parish Library available for checkout.  Some are informational, some inspirational, some prayerful;  all are thought provoking.
The library is open between Masses on Sundays.  Please stop in and make a selection.  You will be glad you did!


For victims of abuse. We pray for those who have suffered harm from members of the Church; may they find within the Church herself a concrete response to their pain and suffering.


March is the month of devotion to St. Joseph, whose feast falls on March 19th. The date of the solemnity of St. Joseph dates to the end of the 15th century; within the next few centuries, the entire month as a time for devotion to St. Joseph became part of tradition.  In a society which seems to discourage the importance of marriage and fatherhood, St. Joseph, the spouse of the Virgin and the man given the responsibility of raising Jesus, is an incredible model of an obedient, faithful, Christian father. There are indulgences attached to devotion to St. Joseph during this month: three hundred days daily for those who privately or publicly perform some pious practice in honor of St. Joseph, during the month, a plenary indulgence on any day of the month under the usual conditions.


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.



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).


(0.01% gluten content) Please alert the presiding priest before Mass and stand in this priest’s Communion line to receive the host.


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