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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

DACA RENEWAL CLINIC DAY Presented by Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

Need to renew your DACA status? Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic will present Low-Cost DACA Renewals in partnership with the Nicholas H Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation and Saint Monica Catholic Church.

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:45am
Where: Saint Monica Catholic Church, 6131 N Michigan Rd

Sign up today at 
Questions?? Call Lydia Bronner at 317-429-4131

16th NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE “MAN UP” Taking Our Rightful Place October 10-13, 2019, Los Angeles, California

Adults: $150; College Students: $75; Youth 10-17: $65

Hotel info: Los Angeles Airport Marriott, 5855 West Century Blvd
Reservations: 1-800-228-9290 (ask for National Black Catholic Men’s Conference Room Rate of $129/night + taxes)

For more information or to register: 317-688-7111 or

October 18-20, 2019 Discover the Gifts of the Spirit

Where: Presentation Ministries’ Our Lady of Guadalupe Discipleship Center and Bible College 5701 Lawshe Rd. Peebles OH 45660

“Seek eagerly after love. Set your hearts on spiritual gifts” (1 Cor.14:1). God gave each of us “immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine” (Eph.3:20).

• Guest Rooms available
• Meals provided
• Take some extra time to enjoy our trails, rock
formations and wooded hillsides

Cost: Free will offering. Pray and “Do whatever He tells You”. For more information or to pre-register go to and click on Retreats or call 513 373 2397.

Success: Full Relating (A 21st Century Approach to Spirituality) A Course in Improvement of All Relationships with Justin Belitz, O.F.M. at The Hermitage, 3650 E. 46th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205

Relationships are the essence of life. Every moment of every day we are relating to ourselves, to others, to things, to life situations, to nature, to God, etc. These relationships can bring joy and fullness of life, or they can bring pain and suffering. How we relate determines the results. - This workshop can help you understand how you relate, give you 7 basic principles you can use to develop wholesome and satisfying relationships, and offer you exercises to put these principles to work in your daily life.
Accepting pleasant and joyful relationships is easy, but how are we dealing with unpleasant and painful relationships?
In this workshop you will learn:

To see beauty in everyone and everything
To use pain and difficulty as opportunities for growth
To be a joyful giver and a gracious receiver
To create your own reality
To use ALL life experiences for good
To take control of your own life

Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Limited seating available.

NEW STUDENTS: A $50 deposit must be received on or before Monday, October 14 to ensure your prepaid discount and secure your seat.
GRADUATES MUST REGISTER. A graduate donation of $25.00 is appreciated to help cover the cost of class and handouts.

Investment: Prepaid $175
At the door $200
Family Members / Senior Citizens $125

Mail your registration for and check payable to The Hermitage to the address above c/o Lulu. Forms are available in the white rack in the narthex at church.
To register by phone and pay be credit card, call LuLu at (317) 545-0742 Monday through Friday between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p. m.
For questions call LuLu at the phone number above or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DAY OF REFLECTION FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS w/Bishop Joseph N. Perry Saturday, October 26th St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr Andrew J Brown Ave

9:30am with a 4pm Mass. Lunch provided. Freewill offerings will be accepted. Did you know that there are six African Americans on the path to sainthood? Please join us at St. Rita Parish to hear more about the sainthood process, the African Americans on the road, and how it connects to your parish ministry. To register, please contact Pearlette Springer by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., work phone 317-236-1474, or Esmeralda Sanchez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 317-236-1443.

St. Louis Super Sunday Bingo Sunday, October 27, 2019 17 E St Louis Pl, Batesville, IN

**$15,000 Total Pay Out**
Cash Raffle, Door Prizes & Pull Tabs. Ticket Package: Play ALL DAY for $45. Includes paper games, door prizes, raffle ticket and a meal!
Doors open at 11am, Early Bird games begin at 1pm.
Visit to register online or call 812-93-BINGO.
All proceeds benefit St. Louis School.(IGC Permits – 150992, 150993 & 150995)

Little Sister of the Poor Presents: A Celebration of Thanksgiving, Friday, November 1, 2019

The Little Sisters of the Poor invite you to join them along with Archbishop Charles C. Thompson and Bishop Timothy L. Doherty at the Willows on Friday, November 1, 2019 for A Celebration of Thanksgiving to benefit The St. Augustine Home for the Aged.

This special evening includes Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints, Cocktails, Live Needs Auction, and a Four Star Dinner. Single Tickets are $250 each, or become a Table Sponsor for $3,000. The Little Sisters of the Poor are truly appreciative for your support over the years, and would love to see you at the event.

To register go to:

This is the Little Sisters major fundraiser for the year and your generous support makes it possible for them to carry out Gods work in caring for the elderly poor. Please consider attending and supporting this wonderful event!

For more Information about the Event and Sponsorship Opportunities, contact Nathan Buonanno at 317-415-5767 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Pope Francis has set October 2019 as an Extraordinary Missionary Month (EMM) to foster greater awareness of "missio ad gentes" (mission to all peoples) and to animate the missionary transformation of Church life and pastoral activity. World Mission Sunday (WMS) will be celebrated in this EMM on October 20. These resources are presented to help inform, inspire and invite the fullest celebration in this special missionary moment. More at


bishiop chatardBishop Chatard

Learn about Bishop Chatard!
A variety of information sessions and educational experiences exist for middle school students and their parents to learn about Bishop Chatard High School. Information Nights, Student Shadowing, Wednesday Walk-Thru sessions, One-to-One Appointments and our Annual Open House give families a chance to learn about the academic, extracurricular and faith-formation opportunities Bishop Chatard students enjoy.
Registration for shadowing is now open, and the school’s remaining Information Nights will be held Oct. 16 and Nov. 18. Wednesday Walk-Thru sessions, which include a morning tour of the school while in session, will be held Oct. 23, Nov. 20, Dec. 4, Jan. 22 and Feb. 5. Mark your calendar now to attend Bishop Chatard’s Open House on Nov. 7!
Visit to view a complete list of enrollment events and to RSVP. Questions? Email Marilynn Fagan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Shadow at Cathedral High School. Come be a VIP—“Very IRISH Person”—for a day!
We invite all 8th grade students to spend a day in the life of one of our students, meeting teachers, attending classes and experiencing what being IRISH is all about! Visiting students will be hosted by a freshman student who has similar co-curricular interests and/or academic abilities. Go to for more information or contact Maribeth Cloud at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Financial Aid Night(s)
Cathedral High School invites current and prospective families to attend one of two Financial Aid Nights in the A.K. Shiel Student Life Center Commons (lower level of A.K. Shiel Student Life Center). Join us on either Tuesday October 22 or Tuesday November 19th, 7;00 – 8:30 pm. Register

Parent Preview Dates.
Cathedral High School invites interested parents to attend a Parent Preview Day this fall on any of the following dates: October 15, November 5 or December 6. Interact with school leaders, attend a class, and tour campus with a current student. To learn more and/or to pre-register, visit

High School Placement Test.
Cathedral High School will administer the High School Placement Test on Saturday November 2nd and December 7th at 8:30 a.m. While students are taking the exam, the Enrollment Management staff will offer "Coffee with Cathedral" to share information regarding academics, counseling and more. Families can preregister by visiting

Cathedral Fall Open House.
Cathedral High School invites students and families to attend our fall Open House from 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 14th. Enjoy a student-led campus tour, meet teachers in all departments, interact with all coaches and club moderators, and hear student performances during a school welcome program. Learn more and/or pre-register at

logo scecinaScecina High School

Check out Scecina Memorial High School this fall. Families looking for a great Catholic high school are invited to visit Scecina during the annual Open House, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Learn about academic programs, clubs and activities, and affordability. Registration is encouraged but not required. Go to to register for Open House and to learn more about visiting Scecina for Open House, Shadow Days, and personal tours. Scecina has the highest rating of “A” from the Indiana Department of Education.


For further info or to register, 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

December 10, 2019 – December 20, 2019:
Catholic 9 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise with Father John Harper

April 7, 2020 - April 18, 2020
Fátima, Lourdes & Shrines of Spain (Portugal, Spain, and France) on this 12-night experience.

April 9, 2020 - April, 17, 2020
Holy Land Discovery

April 9, 2020 - April 17, 2020
Shrines of Northern Italy & Rome. Take your FAITH ON A JOURNEY, to Northern Italy and Rome on this 9 night experience.

April 23, 2020 – May 6, 2020
Shrines of Italy - 14 Day Tour from Milan to Rome.

May 1, 2020 - May 9, 2020
Tulip Time Cruise. 8 Day River Cruise beginning and ending in Amsterdam.

May 11, - May 21 , 2020
Marian Shrines of Europe. 11 Days from Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona, Spain

July 21, 2020 - August 1, 2020
Imperial Splendors with Oberammergau. 12 Day Tour from Munich to Munich: includes Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, and Oberammergau.

September 12, 2020 - September 23, 2020
The Camino, a Walking Journey for the Soul. 11 Day Tour beginning and ending in Madrid.

October 2, 2020 - October 21, 2020
Spiritual Highlights of Iberia, Lourdes & Italy - Faith-Based Travel. 20 Day Tour from Lisbon to Rome.

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PRAY THE ROSARY AT SAINT LAWRENCE! October is the month of the Holy Rosary.

Sunday: Before the 9am 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 the calendar for location.
First Friday: 6:30pm in the Chapel (Pro-life rosary)
Saturday: Before the 5:00pm Mass in the Church

The rosary is also prayed in the Chapel following most of our daily Masses.


Friday, October 25, 2019
Bags of Candy needed!!! Saint Lawrence School will hold their annual Halloween Trunk or Treat on October 25. If you can donate a bag of candy, please drop it off at the school or parish office before that date.

Devotional Publications Available

Grow closer to God this fall! Pick up a copy of the devotional publication The Word Among Us and spend 5 to 10 minutes each day reflecting on the word of God for your life. Copies are located in the narthex. The Word Among Us features uplifting and thought-provoking meditations based on the daily Mass readings. The October issue is about developing a deeper connection with God in prayer, including how to pray with the attitudes and dispositions that Jesus taught us in the Our Father.
As always, we also have the bimonthly publication One Bread, One Body available in the narthex. The Oraciones bilingual prayerbook is also available for a donation of $1.50.


Next Sunday, October 13, please remember to turn in your Facilities & Maintenance envelope in our regular collection. Thank you for your continued generosity.



Need a little extra cash? Saint Lawrence Sports Committee is looking for a person to manage the gym and people to work during events.
To apply for any of these positions, please contact our athletic director as soon as possible:
Keith Minch 317-416-9113


In honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi (celebrated on Friday, October 4), Deacon Tom will bless your pets on Sunday, October 6 from 1:00-2:00pm (AFTER the Noon Mass). Please bring your pets to the sidewalk in front of the main church doors to receive a special blessing.

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


Fr. Martin’s last day at Saint Lawrence was June 30. He will be leaving for a Pastoral Experience in Mexico. Follow Fr. Martin or contact him at:

Instagram: @padrecitomartin
Facebook: Padre Martin Rodriguez

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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


Click here to view the report.

June2019 MATN Update


Click here to read about the latest update of our Capital Campaign


There is grey plastic container marked “Lost and Found” near the bookcase in the Narthex of Church. It is filled with hats, umbrellas, note books, prayer books etc. that have been left behind over the winter and spring. Please check and take anything that belongs to you. All items left after July 17th will be either thrown out or given to St. Vincent de Paul for those less fortunate. In addition, there is a pair of glasses on the bottom shelf of the bookcase in the Narthex. These have been there for a couple weeks.



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.


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.


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! church code: IN124


Stop in after the weekend masses or visit online by clicking here.


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.


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.


5:00pm Saturday
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:


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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