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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

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Married Couples

It’s New Year’s Resolution Time! – Resolve to start a new love affair with your spouse that’s beyond your wildest dreams. It can happen on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend? Future Weekends will be at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, Indianapolis, from 1-3 November 2019, and at Mount Saint Francis Centre for Spirituality, New Albany, from 1–3 February and from 16-18 August 2019. Visit www.wwme.org for further information. Quote from a couple who made a WWME Weekend: “We were blown out of the water after our Weekend. We didn’t fully appreciate that our Sacrament was a vocation to be cherished and nurtured.”

Cost is $40. Go to www.e6catholicmensconference.com to register.

BISHOP BRUTE DAYS June 25-27, 2019

For Jr. High and High School Age Boys. This year's program happens to coincide with the anniversary of death of Bishop Simon Brute (June 26, 1839), and so to mark the anniversary, we will be taking a day trip to the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier Old Cathedral in Vincennes to pray at his tomb. We will also continue to have a one-day Bishop Brute Days Jr., for junior high boys on Thursday, June 27.

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

Catholic Business Network Annual Golf Outing Thursday, June 27th, 2019, Prestwick Country Club

For details, registration, and sponsorship opportunities visit www.indycbn.org/golf-outing. For further questions, call 317-294-7400

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Parents who have lost a child from 0-1 year old
1st Thursday of the month from 7-9pm
St. Vincent Hospital, 8550 Naab Rd, Suite 201
Parents can come together or individually. Please call ahead if you need an interpreter
Special topics:
May meeting – Grief of Mothers
June meeting – Grief of Fathers

CATHOLIC RADIO INDY ANNUAL DINNER Tuesday, August 27th

Mark your calendar for Catholic Radio Indy's Annual Dinner on Tuesday, August 27th at the Northside Events & Social Club, 2100 E. 71st St.. This year's speaker will be Reverend Douglas Hunter, Chaplain for the Indianapolis Colts, in addition to his role as Pastor at St. Roch Catholic Church in Indianapolis. Be sure to join us on August 27th to hear Fr. Hunter's unique story leading to the priesthood.

OBERAMMERGAU PILGRIMAGE - Passion Play - This is an experience that only comes along every 10 years.

Join Catholic Radio Indy on a pilgrimage to Central Europe with the highlight of the pilgrimage - the Passion Play performed by the local people of Oberammergau, Germany. This play occurs every ten years and has been performed since 1634 as a vow of faith for being spared from the "Black Plague." The trip will begin in Prague, traveling through Austria and Switzerland as well as Germany. Dates are September 12-22, 2020. The trip has a limited number of reservations.

Base land rate includes:
Daily Mass at holy sites
Passion Play in Oberammergau
9 nights' accommodations, including taxes and service charges
Arrival and departure transfers
Knowledgeable, friendly, Catholic/Christian guides; whisper headsets; deluxe motor coach transportation to holy sites; all entrance fees listed on itinerary
Breakfast and dinner as per itinerary (excluding drinks)

The full brochure with itinerary and pricing is available on the white rack in the narthex. Register online at TektonMinistries.org

For more information, contact Val Bendel - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 317-870-8400 ext. 12.

BISHOP BRUTÉ DAYS June 25-27, 2019 Young men in grades 9-12

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. June 27, 2019

Young men in grades 7-8 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.

To register: www.HearGodsCall.com

MONASTIC RETREAT Women on God's Loom: Tapestries of Grace Sunday June 23 – Saturday June 29

As we seek God in community, we are continually being shaped and formed by relationships, practices, and the human condition. This retreat will explore the "warp & weft" of monastic life, and encourage participants to reflect upon the various threads being woven by God into their own "tapestries of grace." Speaker: Fr. Joseph Feders, OSB. Cost is $525 per person (Includes room & meals). Check in time is at 6:00 pm.

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, IN 317-788-7581 www.benedictinn.org

CALLED TO LOVE: THEOLOGY OF THE BODY : One-week Intensive Course July 15-19, 2019

Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage & Family at The Catholic University of America, Washington DC.

This course studies Saint John Paul II’s “Wednesday catechesis” – through an in-depth examination of the text and a discussion of his scriptural, theological, and philosophical methodology. It shows how the dual unity of man and woman and their interpersonal communion, even in the body, image divine Trinitarian life.

Please purchase a copy of the book before the course begins: Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body by John Paul II, ISBN: 0819874213) Reading assignments will be distributed in advance.

For more info, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 202.526.3799 Class fee is $150. Please register by July 1.

SUMMER RETREATS at Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577

To register call 1-800-581-6905 or visit https://www.saintmeinrad.org/retreats/

June 28-30, 2019 Fr. Noel Mueller, OSB The Miracle of Chartres: A Close Examination of A Gorgeous Gothic Cathedral and the Mysteries Behind It - Most Gothic cathedrals took centuries to design and build. Chartres is an exception – built in only 25 years. Its master builder, along with the talented stone sculptors and stained glass specialists, worked to create a tremendous monument to faith and Marian devotion. Using video presentations, this retreat will explore the beauty of a masterpiece. ($255 single, $425 double)

July 12-14, 2019 Dave Maloney and team A Step 11 Retreat for Recovering Alcoholics and Alanons - This retreat is for those seeking, through heartfelt prayer and meditation, to improve their conscious contract with God, as they understand Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for them and the power to carry it out with guided meditation, lectio divina, praying with the monks and group sharing. This retreat is designed for those who wish to abandon themselves to God. ($255 single, $425 double)

July 19-21, 2019 Br. Kolbe Wolniakowski, OSB Literature, God and Us - Reading can be a great way to explore our relationship with God and with others. We will look at how reading fiction can be used to strengthen and explore our relationship with God. The books that will be most relied upon will be Lying Awake by Mark Salzman and Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis. While it's not necessary to have read both books, you may find it helpful as I will be using examples from the text. ($255 single, $425 double)

August 2-4, 2019 Fr. Eugene Hensell, OSB Key Themes in the Gospel of Luke. ($255 single, $425 double)

August 20-22, 2019 Br. Maurus Zoeller, OSB (Midweek Retreat) Peace, the Benedictine Way – This retreat will focus on the holy Rule of St. Benedict and how it can apply to living with peace in today’s fast-paced society. Many chapters of the Rule can be applied and adapted, and we can glean ideas from it that will enhance our spiritual lives and help us attain true peace. This retreat should help us become better Christians and give us a greater appreciation for preparing for our heavenly home. ($255 single, $425 double)

August 23-25, 2019 Br. Zachary Wilberding, OSB The Rosary Zone - This retreat looks at the origins and practice of the rosary through history as well as its place as a magnificent contemporary way of prayer. ($255 single, $425 double)

AT FATIMA RETREAT HOUSE

5353 E 56th St. 317-545-7681 www.archindy.org/fatima
1. Silent Directed Retreats, Friday, July 12-19, 2019
Find your path to deepen your personal relationship with God in this 3 to 8 Day Retreat. In meeting with a spiritual director once a day and through the use of scripture and their own story, retreatants are offered the opportunity to deepen their relationship with God and grow in an awareness of the Holy Spirit working in their life.
Registration includes accommodations, all meals, snacks, beverages, use of all the common areas of the house, celebration of Mass each day, and a daily meeting with a spiritual director.
July 12-14: 3 day retreat, 5 meals, 2 sessions with a director, $215 per person
July 12-15: 4 day retreat, 8 meals, 3 sessions with a director, $285 per person
July 12-16: 5 day retreat, 11 meals, 4 sessions with a director, $355 per person
July 12-17: 6 day retreat, 14 meals, 5 sessions with a director, $420 per person
July 12-18: 7 day retreat, 17 meals, 6 sessions with a director, $485 per person
July 12-19: 8 day retreat, 20 meals, 7 sessions with a director, $545 per person
To Register, please go online to www.archindy.org/fatima & click “register”, or contact Registrar, Khristine Meyer, (317) 545-7681 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. Days of Silence, 8 am – 4 pm
Registration: $35 Step away from electronics, phones, computers and focus your attention on your relationship with God. In a Self-Guided Day of Silence, you will have a room to use for the day, continental breakfast, lunch and use of all common areas and grounds. Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 am. Overnight stays are available for an additional $28 and $9 for a light meal for dinner.
Summer Dates
· Friday, June 21, 2019
· Tuesday, July 20, 2019
· Wednesday, August 21, 2019
· Monday, September 9, 2019
To Register, please go online to www.archindy.org/fatima & click “register, or contact Registrar, Khristine Meyer, (317) 545-7681 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS

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One-to-one Appointments for parents
BCHS administrators and teachers are always available for individual appointments with parents. Parents of junior high students are welcome to arrange a time to ask questions, explore topics in more detail, and have a closer look around campus. To learn more about these one-to-one appointments or explore other admissions information, please visit bishopchatard.org/enrollment/.

Summer Camp
BCHS offers a variety of camps that encourage 1st through 8th grade students to explore new interests, challenge their imaginations and hone current skills. Athletic and enrichment camps appeal to students interested in theatre, technology, music, sports, community service, art and more. Half and full-day camps are available, or your child may bring a lunch and experience different camps in our morning and afternoon sessions. Early-bird and multiple camp discounts are available on many camps. Plan to register early – many camps reach capacity quickly! To register and view camp options visit bishopchatard.org/camps

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Cathedral High School Placement Test Summer Academy
Current 7th graders who want to maximize their potential for success on the High School Placement Test might want to consider Cathedral’s High School Placement Test Summer Academy. For an early bird price of only $85 for students who register by May 15, students can take a practice placement test on a Monday, receive direct instruction from Math and English teachers for three days, and take another practice test on a Friday. Plus, students receive a free test prep book ($20 value) at the end of the course! Prepare for success on the test, and earn scores that can be used for admission and/or merit scholarships during 8th grade. Choose from mornings or afternoons during July 15-19. Visit www.gocathedral.com/hsptacademy or call (317) 968-7370 to learn more!

Camp Cathedral
Cathedral High School’s Summer Camps are open for registration at www.campcathedral.com. Camp Cathedral runs from June 3-July 26 and includes half-day single camps and all-day combo camps. Before and after care is available! Families can choose from over 35 sports camps and nearly 50 enrichment camps. Camps are age specific with offerings for Kindergartners through 9th graders! Make new friends and new memories! But hurry, as popular camps fill up quickly. Find more information and to sign up go to www.campcathedral.com.

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LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY ON JUNE 23, 2019

LISTEN TO FATHER MARTIN'S HOMILY ON JUNE 23, 2019

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Farewell Fr Martin

COME AND CELEBRATE WITH FATHER MARTIN RODRIGUEZ!

And thank him for his ministry here at Saint Lawrence. Our Hispanic Ministry groups have organized a party for Fr. Martin after the 5pm Mass on June 29 in Fr. Conen Hall. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Also If you did not get a chance to write a farewell note for Fr. Martin at the weekend Masses, there's still time. Please drop off your note, letter, drawing, or photos to the Parish Office no later than June 26. They will be included in an album for Fr. Martin. Fr. Martin’s last day at Saint Lawrence is June 30. He will be leaving for a Pastoral Experience in Mexico.

Next Weekend - Coffee & Donuts after Morning Masses Served by St. Vincent de Paul Society

TRI-PARISH INDEPENDENCE DAY MASS

Please join St. Matthew Parish, 4100 E. 56th St., for the Annual Tri-Parish Mass to celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, at 9 a.m. The Mass will be followed by a continental breakfast in the community room for our tri-parish community, which includes St. Lawrence and St. Andrew. All are welcome.

NEW DAILY MASS SCHEDULE: Beginning Monday July 1, 2019

Beginning Monday, July 1, our daily Mass schedule will be:

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.

If you currently have a Mass scheduled for 5:30pm on Thursday after July 1, 2019, you will be contacted with a new Mass date/time. Please contact Kim in the Parish Office with any questions kczachura@saintlawrence.net or 317-546-4065 ext 332

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS

will be held in August. If you are interested in serving the parish as a council member, please submit a short bio and photo to Kim in the parish office 317-546-4065 ext 332 kczachura@saintlawrence.net or place them in an envelope in the Sunday collection.

SMS Car Wash and Cookout 2019

EXTRA COLLECTION - JUNE 29/30 - Peter’s Pence Collection

Next week, we will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection, which provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world. The proceeds benefit our brothers and sisters on the margins of society, including victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters. Please be generous and place your donation in the regular collection basket. Visit www.usccb.org/peters-pence for more information.

5TH SUNDAY COLLECTION – JUNE 29/30

Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Funds are used for our parish and local community. Please be generous. This collection will be taken up following Communion.

St. LAWRENCE 2017-18 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

PARISH LIBRARY

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

SCHEDULE YOUR MASS INTENTIONS

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.

PRAY THE ROSARY EVERY WEEK at St. Lawrence

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.

WEEKEND MASSES

5:00pm Saturday
9am and 12pm Sunday

6:00pm Sunday Latino Mass

DAILY MASS

8:15am Monday - Wednesday, Friday - Saturday
5:30pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:00pm Thursday (Spanish)

CONFESSIONS

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

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

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: mmoloney4@yahoo.com

COMMUNION SERVICES

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


VESPERS

5:15pm Monday thru Fri - Church Choir Area

AROUND TOWN

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