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.

Homilies

homilies

Welcome to the Homilies page!

We make an effort to record every Sunday's homily and post them on this page.

Please click on any of the homilies to the right to listen to them.

We hope that by listening to the homilies, you are blessed in your faith journey!

God bless you!

March 29, 2020 - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for March 29, 2020 (English, Spanish)

March 22, 2020 - Fr. Tom

Read Fr. Tom's Homily for March 22, 2020 (English, Spanish)

March 15, 2020 - Fr. Tom

March 1, 2020 - Fr. Tom

February 9, 2020 - Fr. Tom

February 9, 2020 - Fr. Tom (Bi-Lingual)

February 2, 2020 - Fr. Tom

February 2, 2020 - Fr. Justin Beliz

January 12, 2020 - Fr. Tom

January 5, 2020 - Fr. Tom

January 1, 2020 - Fr. Tom (Bi-Lingual Mass)

December 29, 2019 - Fr. Tom

December 15, 2019 - Fr. Tom

December 8, 2019 - Fr. Tom

December 1, 2019 - Fr. Tom

November 24, 2019 - Fr. Tom

November 17, 2019 - Fr. Tom

October 13, 2019 - Fr. Tom

October 6, 2019 - Fr. Larry Richardt

October 6, 2019 - Fr. Tom

September 29, 2019 - Fr. Tom

September 22, 2019 - Fr. Tom

September 15, 2019 - Fr. Tom

September 8, 2019 - Fr. Tom

September 2, 2019 - Labor Day Tri-Parish Mass - Fr. Tom

September 1, 2019 - Fr. Tom

August 11, 2019 - Fr. Tom

August 4, 2019 - Fr. Tom

July 28, 2019 - Fr. Tom

July 21, 2019 - Fr. Tom

July 14, 2019 - Fr. Tom

July 7, 2019 - Fr. Tom


June 23, 2019 - Fr. Martin

June 23, 2019 - Fr. Tom

June 23, 2019 - Fr. Martin

June 16, 2019 - Fr. Martin

May 26, 2019 - Fr. Tom

May 19, 2019 - Fr. Martin

May 12, 2019 - Fr. Martin

May 5, 2019 - Fr. Tom

April 21, 2019 - Easter Sunday - Fr. Tom

April 14, 2019 - Fr. Tom

April 14, 2019 - Fr. Martin

April 7, 2019 - Fr. Tom

March 31, 2019 - Fr. Tom

March 31, 2019 - Fr. Martin

March 24, 2019 - Fr. Tom

March 24, 2019 - Fr. Martin

March 10, 2019 - Fr. Tom

March 10, 2019 - Fr. Martin

February 24, 2019 - Fr. Martin

February 17, 2019 - Dcn. Tom

February 10, 2019 - Fr. Tom

February 10, 2019 - Fr. Martin

February 3, 2019 - Fr. Tom

February 3, 2019 - Fr. Martin

January 27, 2019 - Dcn. Tom

January 20, 2019 - Fr. Martin

January 13, 2019 - Fr. Tom (Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord)

January 6, 2019 - Fr. Tom (Feast of the Epiphany)

January 6, 2019 - Fr. Martin (Feast of the Epiphany)

December 30, 2018 - Fr. Martin (Feast of the Holy Family)

December 25, 2018 - Fr. Tom (Christmas Day)

December 24, 2018 - Fr. Tom (Christmas Eve)

December 23, 2018 - Dcn. Tom

December 16, 2018 - Fr. Martin

December 9, 2018 - Fr. Tom

December 2, 2018 - Fr. Martin

November 25, 2018 - Fr. Tom

November 25, 2018 - Fr. Martin

November 18, 2018 - Fr. Martin

November 11, 2018 - Dcn. Tom

November 4, 2018 - Fr. Phil Bowers

October 28, 2018 - Fr. Tom

October 21, 2018 - Fr. Martin


October 14, 2018 - Dcn. Tom

October 7, 2018 - Fr. Martin

October 7, 2018 - Fr. Tom

October 4, 2018 - Fr. Martin

September 30, 2018 - Fr. Martin

September 23, 2018 - Dcn. Tom

September 16, 2018 - Fr. Martin

September 9, 2018 - Fr. Tom

September 2, 2018 - Fr. Tom

August 19, 2018 - Dcn. Tom (and also Fr. Tom's talk on Commitment Sunday)

August 19, 2018 - Fr. Martin

August 12, 2018 - Fr. Tom (Bi-Lingual)

August 12, 2018 - Fr. Martin

August 5, 2018 - Fr. Andy Syberg

July 29, 2018 - Fr. Tom

July 29, 2018 - Fr. Martin

July 22, 2018 - Fr. Tom

July 22, 2018 - Fr. Martin

July 15, 2018 - Dcn. Tom

July 15, 2018 - Sr. Edith Schneider

July 8, 2018 - Fr. Tom

July 1, 2018 - Fr. Tom

July 1, 2018 - Fr. Martin

June 10, 2018 - Fr. Tom

June 10, 2018 - Fr. Martin

June 3, 2018 - Fr. Tom

June 3, 2018 - Fr. Martin

May 27, 2018 (Fr. Larry McCulloch - Maryknoll Missionary)

May 23, 2018 (8th Grade Graduation Mass) - Fr. Tom

May 20, 2018 - Fr. Tom

May 13, 2018 - Dcn. Tom

May 6, 2018 - Fr. Tom

April 29, 2018 - Dcn. Tom

April 22, 2018 - Fr. Tom

April 22, 2018 - Fr. Martin

April 15, 2018 - Fr. Tom

April 15, 2018 - Fr. Martin

April 8, 2018 - Divine Mercy Sunday - Fr. Martin

April 1, 2018 - Easter Sunday - Fr. Martin

March 30, 2018  - Good Friday - Dcn. Tom

March 25, 2018 Dcn. Tom

March 18, 2018 Fr. Tom

March 18, 2018 Martin

March 11, 2018 Fr. Tom

February 11, 2018 Fr. Martin

February 4, 2018 Dcn. Tom

January 28, 2018 Fr. Tom

January 28, 2018 Fr. Martin

January 14, 2018 Fr. Martin

January 14, 2018 Fr. Tom

January 7, 2018 Dcn. Tom (Feast of the Epiphany)

January 1, 2018 Fr. Martin Bi-Lingual Mass (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God)

December 31, 2017 Fr. Martin

December 24, 2017 Christmas Eve Vigil Mass - Fr. Tom

December 24, 2017 Fr. Martin Bi-Lingual Mass (4th Sunday of Advent)

December 24, 2017 Fr. Tom (4th Sunday of Advent)

December 17, 2017 Fr. Martin

December 10, 2017 Dcn. Tom

November 26, 2017 Dcn. Tom

November 19, 2017 Fr. Martin

November 12, 2017 Fr. Tom

November 12, 2017 Fr. Martin

November 5, 2017 Fr. Tom

November 5, 2017 Fr. Martin

October 29, 2017 Fr. Tom

October 22, 2017 Fr. Martin

October 15, 2017 Fr. Tom

October 1, 2017 Fr. Tom

September 24, 2017 Fr. Bala, Missionary priest representing the Holy Spirit Sisters of Jeevadhara Province, Hyderabad, India

September 17, 2017 Fr. Tom

September 10, 2017 Fr. Tom

August 27, 2017 Fr. Tom

August 20, 2017 Fr. Tom

August 13, 2017 Fr. Tom

July 30, 2017 Fr. Tom

July 23, 2017 Fr. Tom

July 16, 2017 Deacon Tom

July 2, 2017 Father Tom

June 25, 2017 Father Lincoln Dall

June 18, 2017 Father Darvin Winters

June 11, 2017 Deacon Tom

June 4, 2017 Father Tom

May 28, 2017 Deacon Tom

May 21, 2017 Father Tom

April 30, 2017 Father Tom

April 23, 2017 Father Tom

April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday: Deacon Tom

April 15, 2017 Easter Vigil: Deacon Tom

April 14, 2017 Good Friday: Father Tom

April 2, 2017 Father Tom

April 2, 2017 Father Tom

March 26, 2017 Deacon Tom

March 19, 2017 Father Tom

March 5, 2017 Father Tom

February 26, 2017 Father Tom

February 19, 2017 Deacon Tom

February 5, 2017 Father Tom

January 29, 2017 Father Tom

January 22, 2017 Father Tom

January 15, 2017 Deacon Tom

January 8, 2017 Father Tom

January 1, 2017 Father Tom

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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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