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 317-888-0873r Retreat Schedule

Live Streamed on Zoom www.presentationministries.com 937-587-5464
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ENGAGEMENT/WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE CRITERION NEWSPAPER

The Criterion publishes a marriage supplement each February and July. Announcements are run for a) couples who are planning to be wed in a marriage that is recognized as valid by the Catholic Church, and b) couples who were wed in a marriage recognized as valid by the Catholic Church within the last six months but did not publish an engagement announcement in The Criterion. Visit: archindy.org/criterion/local/forms3/wedding-form.html

avas graceAva's Grace (Pregnancy & Infant Loss)

ava’s grace seeks to bring the rich resources of our faith to bear on the heart-breaking loss of a child. Visit our website for a variety of resources to comfort, encourage and provide practical information. https://diocesefwsb.org/avas-grace/ or call (574) 234-0687 ext 4110

Monthly support group meets over Zoom
Open to anyone who has lost a baby before or after birth, whether recently or long ago; meets the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM via Zoom.

INDIANAPOLIS RIGHT TO LIFE VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS GALA DECEMBER 1, 2020

Join us online! Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST In consideration of current health concerns we are offering this year’s Christmas Gala in a 100% virtual format. If you can watch a YouTube video on your phone or computer, then you can attend the hassle-free virtual gala from the comfort and safety of home. Register at: irtl.org/gala/ 

2020 NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC CONGRESS What’s Our Story - Young Adults and Teens

The Series ends May 2, 2021. Registration allows access to all or as many as you can attend.

What’s Our Story: Young Adult and Teen Webinar Series. This series will utilize elements of: social justice, intergenerational exploration, and pop culture to explore where their faith has formed and informed their journey to encounter God, self, and one another.

Presenters:
Lauren Elizabeth Morton – Director of Campus, Ministry at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School; Justin T White – Professor of Theology at Loyola Blakefield
Register at: here (scroll to upcoming webinars) Or here.

Couple to Couple League

Couple to Couple League certified Natural Family Planning (NFP) Instructors John and Michelle Stutz will be offering the 3-part introductory course on the Sympto-Thermal method of NFP. The class will meet at 7pm on December 18, 2020 at St. Michaels Catholic Church (519 Jefferson Blvd. Greenfield, Indiana 46140). For more information, go to: https://register.ccli.org/class_series/129

CATHOLIC CRUISES Fátima, Lourdes & Shrines of Spain (Portugal, Spain and France) July 22nd, 2021 - August 3rd, 2021

Take your FAITH ON A JOURNEY, to Fatima, Lourdes & Shrines of Spain - (Portugal, Spain and France) on this 12 day experience. Your included destinations while on this Journey: Lisbon-Santarém- Fátima-Braga–Santiago De Compostela, Spain, Burgos–San Ignacio De Loyola–Lourdes, France, Carcassonne–Montserrat - Barcelona, Spain. Plus, Mass and Rosary will be offered throughout your journey. Land prices begin at $1709 per person, based on double occupancy. Deposits of only $500 per person will reserve your space. Space is VERY LIMITED. For further info or to register, contact Luke or Eileen at 860-399-1785/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS

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cathedralCathedral High School

Some of the typical events that make up our school year will be looking different this year. We are not scheduling shadow visits at this time however parents are encouraged to reach out for individual tours. Further, we are introducing a number of virtual events to help you get to know Cathedral. We encourage you to explore all that Cathedral has to offer by visiting our website gocathedral.com.

High School Placement Test
Cathedral High School will administer the High School Placement Test on the following Saturdays this fall: November 7 and December 5. All tests begin promptly at 8:30 am. All parents are encouraged to join us for an information session/tour while your student is taking the test. Preregister by visiting www.gocathedral.com/placementtest.

Parents will have the opportunity to enjoy “Coffee with Cathedral” while their student tests. Learn more about Cathedral and tour the school.

Application Deadlines
Regular admission applications are due by December 15th. Please go to gocathedral.com/apply to begin the application process.

Financial Aid
Financial Aid applications can be submitted NOW to gocathedral.com/tuitionassistance. If applying for early admission and want your Financial Aid (FA) estimate, FA applications need to be submitted no later than October 31st. Regular admission applications need to be submitted no later than December 15th.

Virtual Opportunities
• Cathedral Virtual Open House! Join us November 12th, 6:00-8:30 pm.

To register please visit gocathedral.com/admissions

Personalized Tours
Please sign up for individual tours through our website, gocathedal.com/admissions, to schedule. These are being offered frequently and are in lieu of other on campus events.

logo scecinaScecina High School

Scecina Memorial High School Offers In-Person Open House November 5, 2020
Two sessions: 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

• Future students and families are invited to experience the academic, extra-curricular, and spiritual benefits and opportunities at Scecina Memorial High School.
• Each session will include:
• Welcome and Prayer
• Presentation with teachers, coaches, and administrators
• Student Life Fair

Scecina requires all attendees to wear a face mask. Up to 40 families per session and two guests per student will be accepted to ensure social distancing.
To register, please contact Miriam Medina, Director of Admissions, at 317-352-3287 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To register on the website, go to www.scecina.org/admissions/visit 


At the Retreat Houses

PROGRAMS AT BENEDICT INN RETREAT & CONFERENCE CENTER

1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, IN 46107
www.benedictinn.org 317-788-7581 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Annual Shop Inn-Spired Christmas Sale & Open House Update Extended Shopping Hours Offered November 16-December 23, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm Saturdays in December 9am-Noon
For the health and safety of all, our annual Shop INN-Spired Christmas Sale & Open House has been cancelled this year. But there's good news! The Benedict Inn invites you to the BIG Sale in the Little Shop! Beginning November 16 thru December 23, Shop INN-Spired will be open Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and on Saturdays in December from 9:00 am - Noon.  Many items throughout the gift shop will be reduced up to 50% off. Present the coupon at the end of this article and receive an additional 15% off your total purchase of $50 or more.  Our sale isn't as big this year, but the value and savings are huge! Shop INN-Spired this Christmas for unique and meaningful gifts at great prices. As always, the proceeds from sales in our gift shop benefit the ministry of the Benedict Inn and we are grateful for your continued support! Reminder: The Sisters & staff want you to stay on Santa's "good" list. Therefore, visitors are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing while visiting the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center.

PERSONAL DAY OF RETREAT: Tuesday December 8, 2020 9:00am-4:00pm
Spend a quiet day with God on a Personal Day of Retreat! Cost is $40 and includes lunch and a private room for the day. Spiritual Direction is available for an additional fee of $30. To register visit: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/SistersofStBenedictOurLa/default/index.php or call 317-788-7581

WAITING IN JOYFUL HOPE
Register at benedictinn.org/programs or call 317-788-7581. During Advent, we wait in joyful hope for the celebration of the Feast of Christmas. Begin the Advent season with Sr. Jennifer Mechtild Horner, OSB in this interactive program.
Tuesday, December 1st from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Cost is $45 and includes dinner.  Presented by our Prioress, Sr. Jennifer Mechtild Horner, OSB.

Sunday Advent Scripture Readings: How they Speak to Us.
Join Fr. Jeff Godecker for this special Advent program when he shares how the Sunday Advent Scripture readings relate to our lives during this busy season. Come join us as we prepare our hearts for Christmas!
Saturday, December 12th from 9:00 - 11:30 am. Cost is $35, presented by Fr. Jeff Godecker.

PROGRAMS AT FATIMA RETREAT HOUSE

divine wine artDivine Wine & Art with Heart, Saturday December 5 5:30-9pm
Registration: 5:30 PM Program: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Hayley will help us to see art as a form of prayer through meditation, reflection, and guidance in creating an abstract painting of our spiritual journey to reflect on joyful anticipation. This guided painting program which will include wine and painting tied into a creative prayerful experience, will help us grow closer to God our creator. Registration of only $45/person includes: program, wine, snacks, and all painting supplies. There will be a limit of 20 people, so register early!
http://www.archindy.org/fatima/calendar/full.html or call Jennifer Burger at (317) 545-7681 or email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Days of Silence at Fatima Retreat House

Days of Silence at Fatima Retreat House are from 8 am to 4 pm and are Self-Directed-Silent-Retreats for $35. They offer participants the opportunity to come away to Fatima in a relaxed, calm and quiet atmosphere-an opportunity to 'unplug' from the outside world. Registration includes continental breakfast, and lunch, and a room to use for the day.
Monday, November 23, Advent Days of Silence – December 15 – 18

To register visit http://www.archindy.org/fatima/calendar/full.html or call 317-545-7681.

advent storyTelling The Advent Story
Join us for an Advent Evening to experience the Advent Story told through Storytelling, Music, and Art
• Storytelling by Rick Wagner
• Music by Francesca LaRosa Rohrer
• Art by Carol Wagner

Advent Day of Reflection: Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 8:30am - 2:30 pm
Registration of $45 includes: Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Program

Advent Evening of Reflection: Saturday, December 19, 2020 |5 - 9 pm
Registration of $40 includes: A Light Supper and Program

To register visit http://www.archindy.org/fatima/calendar/full.html or call 317-545-7681.

PRESENTATION MINISTRIES’ OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE DISCIPLESHIP CENTER AND BIBLE COLLEGE

5701 Lawshe Rd., Peebles, Ohio 45660
www.presentationministries.com 513-373-2397 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Holy Spirit’s Call: Ignite the Fire Men’s Retreat December 4-5

Jesus said, “I have come to light a fire on the earth, How I wish the blaze were ignited! (Luke 12:49)

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

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

Cost: A free will offering. Pray and “Do whatever He tells You”. For more information and to Pre-Register go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and click on Retreats or call 513 373 2397.

PROVIDENCE SPIRITUALITY & CONFERENCE CENTER & WHITE VIOLET CENTER FOR ECO-JUSTICE

Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
Events.SistersofProvidence.org 812-535-2952

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

• Click here to listen and view all homilies on our website!
• follow Fr. Tom on twitter @FrTomS
• get myParish app for your phone to receive our messages (more info on the next page)
• on FACEBOOK visit Iglesia Católica San Lorenzo
• 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 

The dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass has been extended until further notice.

WEEKEND MASS ROTATIONS

Last names A-K December 6, 20
Last names L-Z November 29 & December 13, 27

LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON NOVEMBER 22, 2020

November 22, 2020 - English - Fr. Tom

November 22, 2020 - Spanish - Fr. Tom

Click the links to read the homily in English, Spanish

Click here to view all homilies!.

livestream massLIVESTREAM OF MASS

We continue to live-stream our Sunday Noon Mass on our YouTube Channel Saint Lawrence Catholic Church – Indianapolis and our Sunday 6pm Mass on our Facebook page Iglesia Católica San Lorenzo.
Thank you to our team of parishioners whose time, talent, and treasure have made these live-streams possible. Some of the team members at work! (Photo credit: Carol Stephens)

THANKSGIVING DAY MULTILINGUAL MASS – November 26, 2020

We will have one multilingual Mass on Thanksgiving Day at 9:00am. All are invited! 
The Parish Office will be closed November 26-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR NOVEMBER 2020: Artificial Intelligence

We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.

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.

2021 ANNUAL ST. JOSEPH SUNDAY MISSALS

We will once again have the annual St. Joseph Missal available for purchase for $2. Missals will be available beginning in November.

DOWNLOAD OUR PARISH APP

Our 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. 

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. The 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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