All buildings on our campus are closed to the public.
Confessions, Anointing of the Sick, or any other need: Call the Parish Office at 317-546-4065.
For complete updates - check this website, follow Fr. Tom on twitter @FrTomS and download myParish app to your phone.

PRAY THE ROSARY!!

Have you been troubled by the apparent loss of a just and moral society, or perhaps, some suffering in your family and wanted to help but did not know how? If you are praying the rosary, then you are already helping!

Sr. Lucy of Fatima said the following in 2002 before her death; “The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary, to such an extent that there is NO problem, no matter how difficult it is, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families, or even the life of peoples and nations that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is NO problem, I tell you no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary” - Sr. Lucy of Fatima.

If you are not already praying the daily rosary, please join all those who are! If you would like to receive a rosary and instructions on praying it, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 317-888-0873

MONTHLY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS - POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Catholic Charities Indianapolis sponsors monthly caregiver support groups for family members/friends who are caregivers of older adults. Meetings are open to current caregivers as a way to share and learn from each other. PLEASE CONFIRM ATTENDANCE. For additional info, contact Monica Woodsworth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or 317-261-3378

Northside: Thursday, March 26, 2020, 5:30 – 7 pm
Location: The Catholic Center, 1400 N Meridian Street
Topic: Kate Kunk, RN, CICOA Caregiver Options Counselor
Upcoming dates: 4/23, 5/28

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP for parents who have lost a child from 0-1 year old Every 1st Thursday of the month, 7-9pm - POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

St. Vincent Hospital – 8550 Naab Rd, Suite 201

Hope and Healing for Survivors of Suicide Loss

Suicide has become so prevalent in today's world, and especially in our local faith community. It's the 2nd leading cause of death in Indiana for ages 15-34, which impacts so many loved ones. We are addressing the emotional, spiritual, and healing journey after suicide loss through this series of programs for loss survivors.
You Are Not Alone Series is now being offered as virtual meetings. We will be offering this program through zoom. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required in order to ensure your spot. Space is limited to the first 100 registrants due to zoom limitations.
To register visit www.archindy.org/fatima or contact Jennifer Burger, Registrar, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (317)545-7681.

Sunday, May 17th | 4-6 pm
The Emotional Journey of Suicide Loss Survivors – Christine Turo-Shields, LCSW, EMDR
Certified Therapist & Loss Survivors Panel

Sunday, May 31st | 4-6 pm
The Spiritual Journey After Suicide Loss – Fr. Jim Farrell

Sunday, June 14th | 4-6 pm
The Healing Journey Forward with Suicide Loss - Sr. Connie Kramer, SP & Lisa Thibault

START SAVING YOUR TRAVEL-SIZE TOILETRIES

Catholic Business Exchange is collecting travel size (unopened only) shampoos, conditioners, and body washes to support Gennersaret Free Clinic. Since 1988, Gennersaret has provided medical, dental, vision, and other services to the homeless population in Indianapolis. Once public Masses begin again, we will have collection boxes in the narthex. Until then, while you are spring cleaning  your home, please set aside any of these travel-size toiletries for Gennersaret. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

pro life womens conference5th Annual Pro-Life Women's Conference Sponsored by: And Then There Were None & Alice Paul Group - June 26-28, 2020

Embassy Suites Plainfield Indianapolis Airport, 6089 Clarks Creek Road, Plainfield, IN 46168
Cost: $80-$124
More info and registrations: www.prolifewomen.com 
The Pro-Life Women's Conference is For Women By Women.

BISHOP BRUTÉ DAYS 2020 For Jr. High and High School Age Boys Save the dates! Bruté Days: June 29-July 1, 2020 Bruté Jr.: July 1

As of today, the Vocations Office is still moving forward with plans for Brute Days this summer. They will monitor the situation and make a formal decision by May 15.

Bishop Bruté Days is held at Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary in Indianapolis. It is a retreat in June for young men, who will be in grades 9-12 the following school year, who are seeking to grow closer to Christ, and who may be open to the possibility of a vocation to the priesthood. The retreat gives young men the opportunity to spend three days with the Bishop Bruté college seminarians learning about prayer, service, scripture, and the awesome gift of our Catholic faith.

Bishop Bruté Days Jr. is a one day experience is for young men who are in junior high (7-8th grade). It is designed to focus more on general discernment and serve as an introduction to Bishop Brute Seminary.

More info at: www.heargodscall.com/bishop-brute-days 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Do you want to make your marriage stronger? Do you want to spend an uninterrupted weekend with your spouse? Why not make a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and learn more about your wonderful vocation? Future Marriage Encounter Weekends will be at Mount Saint Francis Centre for Spirituality, New Albany, from 14-16 August 2020, and at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, Indianapolis, from 6-8 November 2020. Visit www.wwme.org for further information

Quote from a couple who made a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend: “This Weekend was the most joyous and most stimulating time of our lives. We have had the chance to see how each of us needs to be loved and to give love.”

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AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS

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Join Cathedral for a Virtual Conversation and Learn More About Life on the Hill!

High School Placement Test Summer Academy
Cathedral High School is pleased to offer our STS High School Placement Test Academy. This course goes beyond a one-day practice test by allowing students to take two practice tests—one on Monday and one on Friday—with direct instruction from Cathedral math and English teachers for the three days between the practice tests. Students and families will see growth in student scores, and students will leave prepared to maximize their scores on the STS High School Placement Test during 8th-grade. The Academy is being held on June 8-12 and July 13-17. Register at www.gocathedral.com/hsptacademy 

Camp Cathedral
Register now for Camp Cathedral! Camp Cathedral offers more than 50 enrichment camps, including theatre, music, art, and community service. Athletic camps are available, as well. Find out more and register today at campcathedral.com

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Summer Camps at Scecina
Summer will be here before you know it! Looking for summer activities for your children? Scecina offers summer camps throughout June 2020. Sports, arts, and enrichment, including Bricks 4 Kidz, Safe Sitter, and Archery. New for 2020: Video Journalism with Chad Tuley, Scecina student media and English teacher. Check out scecina.org/camps for a complete list of camps and to register.

Go Crusaders!


At the Retreat Houses

All retreats and activities scheduled in March and April at Fatima Retreat House and Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center have been canceled.

VISIT THE SHRINES OF MEXICO With Fr. Michael Keucher, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shelbyville, Indiana June 23-28, 2020

COME WITH FR. MICHAEL KEUCHER, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shelbyville, Indiana to the Shrines of Mexico June 23 to the 28, 2020. Shrine of Guadalupe in Mexico City and St. Michael’s Healing Well, the tomb of Blessed Miguel Pro, Shrine of Ocotlan and more. If you are interested please call the Marian Center of Indianapolis at 317-373-2125 or email is at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CATHOLIC CRUISES AND TOURS

For info contact Doug or Eileen at 860-399-1785/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.catholiccruisesandtours.com

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For the Most Current Info, Digital Copies of our Weekly Bulletin, and Copies of Fr. Tom’s Sunday Homilies

• Keep checking our website: www.saintlawrence.net
• follow Fr. Tom on twitter @FrTomS
• get myParish app for your phone to receive our
messages (more info on the next page)
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• send your email to mhandley@saintlawrence.net if you have not been receiving our weekly emails.

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 

COMMUNION SERVICES

ALL COMMUNION SERVICES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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.

CONFESSIONS

PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE 317-546-4065.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

ALL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IS SUSPENDED 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.

For the Most Current Info, Digital Copies of our Weekly Bulletin, and Copies of Fr. Tom’s Sunday Homilies

  • Keep checking our website: www.saintlawrence.net
  • Follow Fr. Tom on twitter @FrTomS
  • Get myParish app for your phone to receive our messages: Test "app" to 88202
  • On FACEBOOK visit Iglesia Catolica San Lorenzo
  • Send your email to mhandley@saintlawrence.net if you have not been receiving our weekly emails.

LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON MAY 17, 2020

English

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Read Fr. Tom's Homily for May 10, 2020 (English, Spanish)

Click here to view all homilies!.

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

MAY - THE MONTH OF MARY

month of maryPOPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER

O Mary, you always shine on 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,
keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need, and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

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A PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF FATIMA

We praise you, Lord, and bless you,
For in a time of horrific war
And pandemic plague,
You sent us your mother,
Our Lady of Fatima.

We sing praises to you,
For even in times of sorrow and fear
The Earth is still touched by one such as she.
And we are reminded,
Knowing that whatever war visits itself upon us,
Whatever deprivations,
Whatever want,
Whatever illness,
Whatever calamity endured by humankind
That may cause us to look to the sky and despair,
That your children do not toil in this world apart from your grace,
That our prayers are not unheard
And we do not go forth without a mother’s love.

Keep us devoted to you, O Lord,
Devoted in our prayer, our words and our acts,
That all souls in this world may know your compassion, peace, and mercy,
That all souls who have departed this world may find salvation.

Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, pray for us.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Amen.

 

Laudato Si Week is May 16-24!

This year marks the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home. In celebration, he invites us to join Catholics around the world in committing to action that increases our response to “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”
Visit www.LaudatoSiWeek.org  for resources, action items, and to see how Catholics around the world are making an impact.


Celebrate Laudato Si Week with USCCB’s resources by visiting www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/ 

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.

EXTRA COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND:  Catholic Communication Campaign, May 23/34, 2020

Next week, our special collection supports the Catholic Communication Campaign. This campaign connects people with Christ in the United States and in developing countries around the world through the Internet, television, radio, and print media. Fully 50% of the money collected remains here in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis to fund local communications efforts. Your support helps spread the Gospel message! To learn more, visit www.usccb.org/ccc. Please use the green envelope in your bi-monthly envelope mailing.

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.

frbeecham 2020 save the dateFr. Beechem's Under the Big Top Bingo - JOIN US FOR BINGO IN 2021

Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Fr. Beechem Bingo Committee has decided not to reschedule the bingo in 2020.

 

Please join us on SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2021 for our Fr. Beechem’s Under the Big Top Bingo!!!

 

Thank you to everyone who has already supported us this year. If you’ve already sent in your reservation, we will not deposit your check.

Questions? - Contact Siobhan Minch at 317-416-9182 or minchkeith@sbcglobal.net

 

Parish Annual Report

Click here to view the Parish Annual Report for 2019Sexual Abuse Scandal

St. LAWRENCE 2019 ANNUAL REPORT

Click here to view the report.

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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