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JERICHO MARCH!40 Days for Life Closing Event

Sunday, November 5 from 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Planned Parenthood, 8590 North Georgetown

*Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet

*Light refreshments will be served

*Please consider bringing a donation for the Gabriel Project.

Items most needed:
Bottles, activity mats, wipes, infant socks, newborn diapers, light & heavy baby blankets (not adult- size blankets, please!), baby bath towels & washcloths, baby shampoo, baby lotion, pack & play sheets, diaper rash cream, bouncy seats, winter season clothing, and umbrella strollers.
Please, only new or gently used items.

O Mary, Mother of the Unborn, 

protects the gift of human life which your Divine Son has allowed to be given. Give strength and joy to all parents as they await the birth of the precious child they have conceived. Give courage to those who are fearful, calm those who are anxious and guide all of us, with your motherly care, to treasure and protect the miraculous gift of human life. We ask this through your Son,  Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. “I am a feather on the breath of God” As the quote above portrays, we are upheld by the power and purpose of God. Our very existence on earth, from our body’s first breath to its last, when we leave it to return home, is our Father’s choice and happens only by His willing to do so. He who created the universe also created that which is “me”. I do not “have” a soul – I AM a soul, as well as a body. My entire purpose in this life is to find my way back to my Creator.

O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life: Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born, of the poor whose lives are made difficult, of men and women who are victims of brutal violence, of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy. Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of Life with honesty and love to the people of our time. Obtain for them the grace to accept that Gospel as  a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude throughout our lives and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely, in order to build, together with all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life. Amen

On Access for All
“All people need and should have access to comprehensive, quality health care that they can afford, and it should not depend on their stages of life, where or whether they or their parents work, how much they earn, where they live, or where they were born. The Bishops’ Conference believes health care reform should be truly universal and it should be genuinely affordable.

-Bishop William F. Murphy, USCCB letter to Congress dated July 17.

Prayer to Our Blessed Mother from Pope Benedict XVI

Let us pray to Mary, Mother of the Lord, so that she will enable us to feel her love as a woman and a mother, in which we can understand all of the depth of Christ's mystery. The Lord bless you all!

-Pope Benedict, XVI

Prayer to Christ Unborn

Dear Lord Jesus in the womb of Blessed Virgin Mary, before your birth You filled the unborn Baptist with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Inspire us to see You in every unborn child. Grant us the perseverance to defend vulnerable human life from  abortion, abandonmnet, experimentation, and all violations. Fill us with reverence for the moment of your Incarnation in Nazareth when the Word became flesh. Amen.

A Pro-Life Prayer for Our President and Public Officials

Lord God, Author of Life and Source of Eternal Life, move the hearts of all our public officials and especially our President, to fulfill their responsibilities worthily and well to all those entrusted to their care. Help them in their special leadership roles, to extend the mantle of protection to the most vulnerable, especially the defenseless unborn, whose lives are threatened with  extermination by an indifferent society. Guide all public officials by your wisdom and grace to cease supporting any law that fails to protect the fundamental good that is human life itself, which is a gift from God and parents. You are the Protector and Defender of the lives of the innocent unborn. Change the hearts of those who compromise the call to protect and defend life. Bring our nation to the values that have made us a great nation, a society that upholds the values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all. Mary, the Mother of the living, help us to bear witness to the Gospel of Life with our lives and our laws, through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

Imprimatur: January 22, 2009 + Most Reverend Robert J. Baker Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama

Life is Precious
“We have great hope in the Lord’s power to heal our land of the painful wound of legalized abortion. Every abortion is a personal tragedy. Its dread impacts falls not only on a little boy or girl, but also on the child’s parents, grandparents, siblings and everyone involved. Knowing that God’s mercy is greater than all of our sins, tonight we pray for all these people. We pray for the conversion of all of those who promote death as a solution to social ills or to an unplanned pregnancy. We pray for legislators, educators, counselors and all health care professionals who put their skills and training at the service of life. We lift up Project Rachel and other post-abortion counseling ministries, pro-life pregnancy centers, and organizations that work every day to usher in a culture of life.”

Homily of Cardinal Justin Rigali, Vigil Mass for Life, January 21, 2009

Pro Life Rosary to Our Blessed Mother
O Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of us all, we turn to you today as the one who said “Yes” to Life. Mary, we pray today for all mothers who are afraid to be mothers. We pray for those who feel threatened and overwhelmed by their pregnancy. Intercede for them, that God may give them the grace to say yes and the courage to go on. May they have the grace to reject the false solution of abortion. May they experience the help of Christian people and know the peace that comes from doing God’s will. Amen.

For all health care providers: That their work in service to the blind, the lame, and all the sick may be animated by a spirit of charity in truth so as to bring God’s healing to both body and soul and promote a culture of life; We pray to the Lord.

The Church's Tradition
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STARTING THIS WEEKEND (December 2nd and 3rd)

The ushers will no longer take up the collection. During the offertory please come forward and place your donation in the basket by the altar.


immaculate conceptionThe Immaculate Conception, Holy Day of Obligation
Novena: November 29—December 7
Masses: December 7 6:00pm (Multilingual)
December 8 9:15am (English)
December 8 12:00pm Noon (English-no music)
December 8 6:30pm (Spanish)

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is the Patroness of the United States of America. December 8 is also the Anniversary of our parish, Saint Lawrence.


Refreshments and fellowship after the 6:00pm Mass on December 7 and the 6:30pm Mass on December 8.


our lady of guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Festivities for the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of Mexico, the Americas, and the Unborn.


Monday, December 11
10:30pm Aztec Dancers
11:00pm Mass in Spanish
12:00am Mañanitas (Serenade of Mary) including Mariachi after Mass. Refreshments after mañanitas.


Tuesday, December 12
9:15am Mass in English (with school)
6:30pm Aztec Dancers
7:00pm Mass in Spanish (Live Streamed)
8:00pm Reenactment of the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe after Mass. Refreshments following the performance.


The North Deanery Advent Penance Services will be held December 17-19 at the following locations:
Sunday, December 17 2:00pm at Saint Thomas Aquinas, 4600 N Illinois St
Monday, December 18 7:00pm at Saint Matthew, 4100 E 56th St
Tuesday, December 19 7:00pm Here at Saint Lawrence


Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E 56th Street
Monday, December 11, 2023 9:00am-7:00pm, No appointment necessary.


Saturday December 2 after the 4:30pm Mass (English)
Sunday Deptember 3 after the Noon Mass (Spanish)

All are invited!


Archbishop Thompson will be at Saint Lawrence on Sunday, December 10, 2023. He will celebrate our Noon Mass and:


- Install Fr. Vinny as the Pastor of Saint Lawrence

- Kickoff the year of celebration leading up to our 75th Anniversary on December 8, 2024
- Bless our new Marian grotto


Our 10:00am and Noon Masses will be multilingual on December 10. Fellowship and food after the Noon Mass in Fr. Conen Hall.


In May, our 8th grade students will be visiting Washington DC for their class trip.  This experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many of our students to see their textbooks and curriculum come to life in person.  However, this opportunity comes with a cost.  Although the price per student is reasonable for all that is offered, it is still a financial burden that many of our families may struggle to comfortably afford.  If you would be interested in sponsoring a student or contributing to help offset some of the total expense, please contact the school at 317-543-4923 or email  Our students and families will appreciate any support you may be able to provide.




Dear Parish Family,


Our Parish has a Haitian gentleman in particular need of a home. He is wheelchair-bound, knows five languages, and is very kind but has not been able to find a job in order to keep pace with his rent. Please contact the Parish Office if you would have the availability to open your home to him at least until he gets a job.


Thank you for your heartfelt consideration,

Fr.Vinny Signature for Pastors Corner

RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS Next weekend: December 9/10, 2023

You can help. “Religious are blessed to serve,” says Dominican Father Bertrand Ebben, age 90. Please donate to the Retirement Fund for Religious next week. Your gift will provide essential care for nearly 25,000 senior sisters, brothers and religious order priests who have dedicated their lives to serving others. Let us show our gratitude to these selfless individuals by giving generously. Place your donation in the regular collection or in the offertory boxes in the narthex. Extra envelopes will be available.


Legacy Gala Gift-gathering Event. Watch the bulletin for more info.


Many of our Haitian families do not have transportation to attend our English classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 11am-1pm or our weekend Masses. If you are able to assist with transporation or with Uber/Lyft gift cards, please call Kim at the Parish Office 317-546-4065 ext 332 or Gregg Comer 317-430-8569. Several of our families live near 38th & Post, off of Shadeland Avenue between 38th & 42nd Street, and near Cumberland.


The first Mass was celebrated here at Saint Lawrence on December 8, 1949. Next year we will celebrate our 75th Anniversary. If you are interested in being part of the planning committee for our year-long celebration, please contact Kim at the Parish Office 317-546-4065 ext 332 or


We will once again have the annual St. Joseph Missal available for purchase. The price this year is $5.


All parishioners volunteering at Saint Lawrence are asked to complete Safe Parish training which includes completing a background check and taking an online course. The course takes about 45-60 minutes to complete and must be done on either a computer or a laptop. The course can be found at  Passcode/ Organization Code is Archindy2021

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, April 13, 2024

Fr. Beechem’s Blastoff Bingo!!! Join us!!!
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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 the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.


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 persons with disabilities. We pray that people living with disabilities may be at the center of attention in society, and that institutions may offer inclusive programs which value their active participation.


December is dedicated to Advent and the coming of Christ. This refers to the preparation for the celebration of remembering Christ's birth 2000 years ago, but also the prayerful, spiritual preparation for the second and final coming of the Lord. To view our Advent and Christmas resources, click here.


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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