All buildings on our campus are closed to the public.
Confessions, Anointing of the Sick, or any other need: Call the Parish Office at 317-546-4065.
Holy Water now available on the front porch of the Parish Office. Please bring a container.
Printed bulletins and prayer booklets available on the Parish Office front porch. For complete updates - check this website, follow Fr. Tom on twitter @FrTomS and download myParish app to your phone.

Youth Ministry

YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS AND UPDATES

Click here to view January 25, 2019  Youth Ministry Newsletter!
Click here to view the SALT Ministry December Flyer!
Click here to view the High School Ministry November 2019 Events Flyer!
Click here to view the Middle School Ministry November 2019 Events Flyer!

IMPORTANT YOUTH MINISTRY UPDATES

Due to the guidance and most recent directives coming from the Archdiocese and the state/city surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have been required to cancel all Youth Ministry events until further notice. There are a couple of events that we are looking to reschedule, but only time will tell if we are able to reschedule them. Please be sure to check back in the bulletin and on the website for more updates. Many prayers for all those affected by the Coronavirus, both directly and indirectly. Stay safe and healthy, all!

ArchIndy High School Retreat

Only God is big enough to fill you. The pursuit of happiness motivates every decision we make. Why is it, then, that we find ourselves unhappy so often? This theme explores our search for true happiness, highlighting the one thing that is big enough to fill our deepest desires - God Himself. All high school students are invited to join us for an overnight retreat led by a team of NET Missionaries to discover how a life of discipleship leads us to living a life where we are fully alive. It will be hosted at Our Lady of the Greenwood on April 18-19 and is only $50 to register. But you have to register by April 10th, so be sure to check out archindyym.com for more information and to register!

Easter Basket Collection

A HUGE THANK YOU to the school that brought in over half of the needed cans of corn! With 772 cans from the school, we got off to a GREAT start! While we will still gladly accept more cans of corn, the Easter Basket Project is currently on a "pause" as we prayerfully discern the best course of action to deliver the canned goods already collected to families in need. Stay tuned for more information on how we will distribute your generous donations!
Contact our Youth Minister Cari Weibel for more info!

Middle School SALT Ministry and High School Ministry

Middle School SALT Ministry is open to all 6th-8th grade students and takes place from 3:00-4:30pm.
High School Ministry is open to all 9th-12th grade students and takes place from 7:00-8:30pm.

WHEELS (We Help Everyone Everywhere with Love and Service)

New outreach ministry to the homeless sponsored by: Youth Ministry
We need donations! Box located in the Narthex

Mission: To be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need.

What is the purpose of W.H.E.E.L.S?

  • To help those in need
  • To put into action discipleship
  • To evangelize by sharing the Good News
  • To guide those in need to resources

What we do:

• Give out cinch sacks with provisions
• Pray for those in need
• Practice acts of kindness and mercy

Click here to view the flyer

Questions? Contact Wendy Manubay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Cari Weibel at the Parish Office

Important Dates

Check back for upcoming dates!


Youth Ministry Contact Information

Cari Weibel, Youth Minister
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
317.546.4065 ext. 326

Office Hours: Every Wednesday and Friday from 10am - 6pm


PARENTING RESOURCES

En español:
Rezando Voy - http://www.rezandovoy.org/ - Los ‘Podcast’ y otro archivos de audio sobre la oración para descargar
Por Tu Matrimonio - http://www.portumatrimonio.org/ - Renueva su Matrimonio con los recursos matrimoniales
Vaticano - http://www.vatican.va/ - El sitio oficial de vaticano
Obispos Católicos de EE. UU. - http://usccb.org/ - El sitio oficial de Concilio de los Obispos Católicos en la Estados Unidos (partes en español)
Hecho Para Vida - http://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/children-spanish/ - Un vídeo sobre la importancia de un padre y también un madre en la vida de los niños.
Familia y Fe: Loyola Press en Español - http://www.loyolapress.com/recursos-en-espanol.htm – Recursos sobre la fe católica, la espiritualidad, y la familia
Espacio Sagrado - http://www.espaciosagrado.com/ - Un Meditación diaria sobre un pasaje de Sagrada Escritura

Marriage & Family:
Loyola Press –http://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-family.htm Parenting and Faith resources from Loyola Press, including a monthly email newsletter and suggestions for prayers and practices for the home.
For Your Marriage - http://www.foryourmarriage.org/ - US Bishop’s outreach to married couples of all ages to refresh and renew your marriage and your family.
“Made for Life” Video - http://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/children-video/ - Video by the US Bishops on the importance of both a mother and a father in the life of a child and their development
Grace Before Meals - http://www.gracebeforemeals.com/ - The outreach of Fr. Leo Patalinghug, “The Cooking Priest”, to promote regular family meals, which are statistically proven to increase the success and well-being of youth. Check out resources for prayer, activities, talking points, and delicious recipes for your family.
Parenting by Boystown - http://parenting.org/ - A resource provided by the not-for-profit Boystown USA for all things parenting from newborns to teenagers.

Prayer & Spirituality:
Fatima Retreat Center - http://www.archindy.org/fatima/- Need time to pray and refresh your spiritual life? Check out a retreat at Our Lady of Fatima, the local retreat center for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. It’s just a few miles from St. Lawrence and they even offer mom’s days with childcare!
Benedict Inn Retreat Center - http://benedictinn.wix.com/benedict-draft-1 – The retreat center run by the Benedictine sisters at Our Lady of grace Monastery in Beech Grove. Join them for one of their upcoming days of reflection.
Creighton University Prayer Ministry http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html – The online prayer ministry of Creighton University is an easy way to dive into prayer even on your coffee break.
Sacred Space - http://www.sacredspace.ie/ - Sacred Space in the online prayer ministry of the Irish Jesuits providing a daily Scriptural meditation.
Other6 - http://www.other6.com/ - Join the other6 online community for sharing about where you have seen God during the week on the other 6 days apart from Sunday.
Pray As You Go - http://www.pray-as-you-go.org/ - The British Jesuits provide prayer podcasts and audio files for streaming or download so you can pray on the go.
Three-Minute Retreat - http://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer.htm – Take the first three minutes of your lunch break each day to go on a retreat prepared by Loyola Press.

Our Catholic Faith
Vatican Website - http://www.vatican.va/ - The official website of the Vatican
US Council of Catholic Bishops - http://usccb.org/ - The official website of the US Council of Catholic Bishops
LifeTeen - http://lifeteen.com/ - A great site for youth to learn about the Catholic faith and how it relates to youth culture. Also great for parents who want to know the same about their teens!
Busted Halo - http://bustedhalo.com/ - A fantastic site for young adults and the young-at-heart adults who are doing spiritual seeking and want to know what God and the Church have to say about our lives.
Catholics Come Home - http://www.catholicscomehome.org/ - Been away from Mass for a while or know someone else who has? Get to know more about coming home to the Church.
Indianapolis Catholic Radio - http://catholicradioindy.org/ - Did you know Indy has it’s own Catholic Radio station? Learn more about it here and take the faith with you on your radio, too.
Indiana Catholic Conference is - http://indianacc.org/bins/site/templates/splash.asp?NC=5976X – The official public policy arm of the Catholic Church in Indiana.
Catholic News Service (CNS) - http://www.catholicnews.com/ - Catholic news outlet reporting on important current events and important church news.

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Youth Ministry Contacts

cari weibel

Cari Weibel
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
6944 East 46th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 546-4065, ext. 226
(317) 543-4926 (Fax)
cweibel@saintlawrence.net

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FIND US ON FACEBOOK
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FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!
For quick updates on Youth Ministry, weekly Scripture readings, and occasional brilliant thoughts, follow Cari on Twitter - @RamsReligion

Instagram!
Youth Ministry is now on Instagram! For updates and pictures from our events, follow @saintlawrenceym in your feed."

Click here to email Cari and get on the Youth Ministry Contact List.

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PARISH OFFICE HOURS

The Parish Office is closed to the public. Some staff will be working in the office through the week and may be able to assist you. Please call ahead and leave a message on the parish voice mail if no one answers the phone 317-546-4065. You may also email Kim at kczachura@saintlawrence.net

PUBLIC MASSES AT ST. LAWRENCE AND THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF INDIANA

Based on the recommendations from health officials concerning the danger of the COVID-19 pandemic, the bishops of Indiana have asked all parishes in Indiana to suspend all public Sunday and weekday Masses effective March 18 until further notice. We will not be celebrating any public Masses at Saint Lawrence until we receive permission from Archbishop Thompson. In addition, Archbishop Thompson has suspended all other liturgical services and gatherings of the faithful effective March 18 until further notice. This includes prayer groups, rosaries, Adoration, Stations of the Cross, Communion Services, and all other groups meeting in the Church building.

COMMUNION SERVICES

ALL COMMUNION SERVICES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

ROSARY

ALL ROSARIES PRAYED IN THE CHURCH BUILDING INCLUDING THE CHAPEL ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

CONFESSIONS

CONFESSIONS CURRENTLY ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE TO SCHEDULE
317-546-4065.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

ALL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK

Please call the Parish Office at 317-546-4065 if you need Fr. Tom to anoint you.

LISTEN TO FATHER TOM'S HOMILY AT ST. LAWRENCE ON MARCH 29, 2020

Click here to view all homilies!.

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

St. Lawrence School Update

Dear Friends in Catholic Education,

As we begin another week of providing the best Catholic education and formation possible in light of the inability to do so in our wonderful school, please know that each of you remain in our daily prayers. Attached you will find a letter from Gina Fleming, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, on behalf of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Office of Catholic Schools. Click here to read the letter.
May God bless you and your family always.

Sarah Jean Watson

ST. LAWRENCE FPO SPRING FLOWER SALE - LAST CHANCE!

Just in time for Mother’s Day Did you miss our deadline to order flowers? Good news, the deadline has been extended!! We have a few items still available. A flat of mixed impatiens or mixed petunias ($18 flat/$9 half flat) and $20 Hanging baskets - Shade basket, Proven Winner combo basket, or Ivy Geranium basket (Red, Rose or White). Please call, text or email Megan Smith by March 31st to place an additional order! Thank you! mmoloney4@yahoo.com 317-910-7216.

EXTRA COLLECTIONS MARCH 22 AND 29

Since we are not celebrating public Masses, please consider mailing your donations to the Saint Lawrence Parish Office, 6944 E 46th St, Indianapolis, IN 46226. You may also drop off your donation through the front porch door mail slot at the Parish Office or make a donation online by clicking here.

 

March 22: Catholic Relief Services
March 29: Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa
March 29: Saint Vincent de Paul – Saint Lawrence Conference

OPPORTUNITY TO DREAM

Young people must be provided good nutrition to be able to pursue their dreams. Did you have the opportunity to dream? What can you do to give young people the opportunity to dream? Visit crsricebowl.org for more.

frbeecham 2020 save the date

NEW DATE!!!!!! Join us in Fr. Beechem Gym on Saturday May 2, 2020 6:00-11:00pm

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

Tickets now on sale at the Parish Office!
$40/person (until April 1); $45/person (after April 1)
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 after bingo. Extra opportunities: silent auction, 50/50 raffle, pull tabs, other games of chance.

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.

ONLINE AUCTION is April 14-16, 2020
Keep checking the bulletin for more info.

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

We are collecting donations of gift cards ($10-$100 value) and bottles of wine/spirits. Please bring your donations to the Parish Office.
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Parish Annual Report

Click here to view the Parish Annual Report for 2019

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

HELPFUL INFORMATION REGARDING RECENT NEWS REPORTS ON BREBEUF HIGH SCHOOL AND CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL

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

St. LAWRENCE 2019 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

AROUND TOWN

Click here to view other happenings, events and programs occurring outside of St. Lawrence but within our community.

 
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