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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Members of the Society of St.Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians" ) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. We are young and old. Our members come in every shade of skin color. Some of us are wealthy, some are financially poor, but all of us are blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need.

We know that we are not alone. We are part of an international society of friends united by a spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings, and adherence to a basic Rule.

Energized by the awareness that service to our brother or sister in need is, in fact, an encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ, members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are keenly aware that poverty, suffering, and loneliness are present for millions in our communities. For that reason, we collaborate with all who seek to relieve need and address its causes.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless. Some 20 million persons are helped annually by Vincentians in the United States.

The list of services of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States is endless. No work of charity is foreign to the Society. To quote our patron, St. Vincent de Paul: "Charity is infinitely inventive."


Learn More about our Ministry!!!

Members of St. Vincent de Paul invite you to share in their ministry of serving people in need. Are you are looking for ways to serve God? Do you consider yourself a naturally caring, compassionate and giving person? If so, come and share your gifts by joining the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. In this ministry, we see the face of Christ in those we serve. More information will be available next weekend and on Recruitment Weekend March 30 - 31.


SAINT LAWRENCE WORK DAY at the DISTRIBUTION CENTER
Truck Drivers and Helpers Needed, April 13, 2019 from 7:45am – 2 pm

The Saturday morning donation pick-ups are critical, as we cannot assist those in need in our community nor have enough merchandise to supply our Mission 27 Resale Store, if we do not get our trucks out. A CDL license is not required.

To sign up, click here and sign up as a Saturday volunteer or truck driver or go to www.signupgenius.com/go/508084da5a628a0fa7-saturday
to establish a username/password and to sign-up; or call Lawson Osuji at 317-626-9120 if you need help signing up or have questions.

Please arrive at the SVDP Distribution Center at 1201 E. Maryland Street between 7:30-7:45 am.


“Changing Lives Forever” Program: We Need You

The Society of St Vincent de Paul offers a free program to individuals who want to work toward having a better quality of life. Most people don’t choose to live in poverty but don’t have the tools or education to plan for a new tomorrow. Attendees of the Changing Lives Forever Program will be developing a plan with specific goals for a better future during the 18- week course. They work in groups of 14 and attend a three-hour session once a week.

This year 10 parishes in Indianapolis will be hosting a Changing Lives Forever program which means 140 people will be developing specific plans to change their lives! Upon graduation, they are offered the opportunity to have a trained Mentor to help them with their plan. A Mentor can make a difference when change gets really hard—the difference between giving up or moving forward with hope and faith.

We will be needing volunteers who would like to be a trained Mentor to someone who has graduated. Training involves (2) two-hour classes. Your commitment to the graduate is six hours per month (you set the times) for one year.

For further information about being a Mentor in the Changing Lives Forever Program call either Joe Doll, 317-919-1419 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Domoni Rouse, Director of Changing Lives, 317-924-5769 Ext 219 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


DISTRIBUTION CENTER: SVDP Truck Drivers and Helpers Volunteers Needed

Next Saint Lawrence Work Day, April 13, 2019 7:45am–2 pm

The Saturday morning donation pick-ups are critical, as we cannot assist those in need in our community nor have enough merchandise to supply our Mission 27 Resale Store, if we do not get our trucks out. A CDL license is not required. To sign up click here.

and sign up as a Saturday volunteer or truck driver, click here to establish a username/password and to sign-up; or call Lawson Osuji at 317-626-9120 if you need help signing up or have questions. Please arrive at the SVDP Distribution Center at 1201 E. Maryland Street between 7:30-7:45 am.


Hop Like a Bunny... or run like a rabbit!

Easter weekend is a time when families unite in celebration, so why not do the Easter Egg 5K Run/Walk together again this year? Join us on Holy Saturday, April 20, 2019 which will begin at 10 AM at Military Park Run/Walk along the Canal and finish back at Military Park with a beer or soda. In addition to a refreshing beverage upon completion, also included in the price is a chip-timed bib, age group awards, tie-dyed shirt, a medal, and an all-ages egg hunt. As a special bonus, an Earth Day Celebration will begin at Military Park immediately following the Run/Walk. Why not make a day of it?

Register online through the SVdp website: www.svdpindy.org. Use Coupon Code SVDP to save $5 per entry.

All are welcome.... students, families, children in strollers, neighbors, co-workers, serious and not-so-serious walkers, and runners, runners-in-training for the Mini Marathon.... everyone!

Participate! Volunteer! Sponsor!

Sponsorship levels are: $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250 and $150. Contact Jeff Blackwell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 317.965.5079.

Need more information? Call or email Darlene Sweeney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 317.924.5769 ext. 238.


ONGOING VOLUNTEER NEEDS

  • Be an active member and make home visits.
  • Sing in Resurrection Choir
  • Prepare food for funeral luncheons
  • Be a Mentor for a Changing Lives graduate
  • Volunteer at the Client Choice pantry on 30th street
  • Drive a truck or volunteer at the Distribution center or the
  • Thrift Store: Contact any St. Vincent de Paul member or the Parish Office to learn more or to volunteer.

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LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY ON APRIL 14, 2019

LISTEN TO FATHER MARTIN'S HOMILY ON APRIL 14, 2019

Click here to view all homilies!.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Click here to view and download the Holy Week Schedule from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday!

PASSION PLAY

The Saint Lawrence Catholic School 8th Grade will present a Passion Play at 10:15am on Good Friday, April 19, in Fr. Conen Hall. All are invited. Confessions will also be available in the church beginning at 10am.

LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Members of our Hispanic Community will present a Living Stations of the Cross at 5:30pm on Good Friday, April 19 in the Church. All are invited.

GOOD FRIDAY DIVINE MERCY NOVENA

The Divine Mercy Novena begins Good Friday, April 19, and continues through Divine Mercy Sunday, April 28. Copies of the Novena are available in the narthex.

ENCOUNTER OUR NEIGHBORS

We encounter Jesus this week in Jerusalem, a community he knew well. We prayerfully enter our own communities too, encountering those who are hungry and thirsty, and those who need our help. How does our Lenten journey motivate us to serve those we meet in our daily lives? Visit crsricebowl.org for more.

Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land April 19, 2019

Pope Francis has asked our parish to support Christians in the Holy Land. Through the Good Friday Collection, you join with Catholics around the world to stand in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land.
When you contribute to the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, you become an instrument of peace in a troubled land. In these challenging times in the Middle East, your support means that our church will conduct parish ministry, provide Catholic education, feed the hungry, build housing for Christians, maintain shrines and operate refugee centers in the Holy Land. Christians, along with all of the clergy and religious who serve in the Holy Land, will deeply appreciate your prayers and financial help! The political, religious and military challenges in the Holy Land are more complex than ever. The wars, unrest and instability have been especially hard on Christians. Like Simon of Cyrene, you can help carry the cross under very difficult circumstances in the Holy Land. Please be Generous! For info about Christians in the Holy Land, visit myfranciscan.org/good-friday

WHY DO WE COVER THE IMAGES AND CROSSES IN THE CHURCH DURING LENT?

Click here to find out more!

STATE SENATOR RUCKELSHAUS TO ADDRESS CATHOLIC BUSINESS EXCHANGE April 19, 2019

Indiana State Senator John Ruckelshaus will address the April Catholic Business Exchange. His topic will be: Following Catholic Principles: Keeping Politics Civil in Tumultuous Times.
The event is Friday morning, April 19, at the North Side Knights of Columbus. Mass starts at 7am and the program will be finished by 9am. Cost for the program includes a great breakfast and is $15 in advance for members and $21 for non-members. Registration is required. To register, pay online and for more info, visit www.catholicbusinessexchange.org

40 CANS FOR 40 DAYS FOOD DRIVE

St. Joseph Council Knights of Columbus and Cub Scout Pack 427 will collect non-perishable food items for the Saint Lawrence SVdP food pantry through Easter Sunday, April 21. Baskets will be set up in the narthex to collect the food items. Click here to view the flyer.

CHECK OUT ALL OF THE LENTEN RESOURCES

at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website: usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/index.cfm

BASIC CHRISTIAN MATURITY WORKSHOP

9 weeks beginning April 23, 2019 Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm in the Social Room
Open to all interested in continued Life in the Spirit.
Questions? Contact Joseph Valvo 317-546-7328

St. LAWRENCE 2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT

Click here to view the report.

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2019 SAINT LAWRENCE PICTORIAL DIRECTORY

Photo Session Sign-up Now in Progress Online! or Sign up after Masses April 6/7 in the Narthex or Sign up at the Fish Fry April 5 or April 12

Be included in the new Saint Lawrence Catholic Church Pictorial Directory. All photography sessions will meet in the Learning Center in the Church.

Session times:
Monday-Friday 1:00-8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-4:30pm
Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm

How to schedule:
• Use the link from our website www.saintlawrence.net
• Go to:booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/yvrz5cvm or click the above image to get to the scheduling site.
• Sign up in the narthex after Masses April 6/7
• Sign up at the Fish Fry on April 5 or 12
• Call or email Kim at the Parish Office 317-546-4065 ext 332 or kczachura@saintlawrence.net

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled session. Free 8 x 10 standard print and copy of Pictorial Directory for every family who has a photo taken. No fees for having a photo session and no purchase required. All photos available to view and purchase immediately after photo session. Allow 1 hour for entire session: photography, viewing, purchase of extra photos.
We are also in need of volunteers to help check people in for their photo sessions. If you can help please contact Kim at the Parish Office kczachura@saintlawrence.net or 317-546-4065 ext 332

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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

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

fr beechemFr. Beechem’s Boot Scootin’ Bingo

Join us in Fr. Beechem Gym, April 27, 2019 6:00-Midnight  

Doors open at 5:30pm. Bingo begins at 7:30pm.

Tickets now on sale at Parish and School Office! $40/person (until April 7); $45/person (after April 7), Reserved tables of 8 for $350.

Includes dinner catered by Jugs, beer, wine, soft drinks, 10 bingo games, entry into the reverse raffle for a Smart TV, pizza and fellowship following bingo. Extra opportunities: silent auction, 50/50 raffle, pull tabs, a chance on a hand-crocheted Rams afghan

 

You do not have to attend the event to participate in the following raffles. Purchase raffle tickets at the Parish or School Office.

50/50 tickets are available before the event at the Parish Office. You do not need to attend the event to win. Last year’s winner took home over $1000.

Take a chance on a beautiful Saint Lawrence Rams blanket crocheted by our own Sr. Cathy Ann Lepore (contact the Parish Office to purchase a chance to win) or on Pacers Tickets to the April 1 game (check today’s bulletin flyer for information).

ONLINE AUCTION begins April 22, 2019.  Keep checking the bulletin for more info.

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

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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
Sunday: After the Noon Mass to 4:00pm
Thursday: After the 8:15am Mass to 4:00pm
Friday: After 8:15am Mass to 3pm
Men's Adoration: 3rd Sunday of the month 9-10pm

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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