The 2018 Fruitful Harvest Appeal, “Walking Together in the Light of Christ” will begin in our parish next weekend, October 6-7, 2018. Prior to this weekend you will receive an envelope in the mail from Bishop Doherty with a brochure, pledge card and a return envelope for mailing. The Appeal provides the opportunity for each of us within our parish to share in the good works of our diocesan family. By giving to the Fruitful Harvest 2018 Appeal, you are helping support programs for our retired priests as well as new seminarians, for our youth, elderly, homeless and so much more. Our parish family has been asked to raise $272,694.00. I am asking each household to consider making a pledge that can be paid over the next 20 months. Redemption statements will begin in January 2019 for those that have scheduled recurring payments. I ask that you prayerfully reflect upon a gift to the Appeal. Please know that Bishop Doherty and I are grateful to you and your sacrifice, regardless of the amount. As a parish, we rely on each and every family to join together in showing our love of our neighbor. Thank you.
Fr. Eric Underwood, Pastor
Third Option Marriage Ministry
Newman Apostolate Ministries
Welcome to Saint Lawrence!
Many wonderful things happen here at Saint Lawrence - the Mass and Sacraments, Eucharistic Adoration, Saint Lawrence School, religious education and youth ministry, outreach to the poor, care for those in jail, visits to the homebound and those in nursing homes, community building, and so much that make Saint Lawrence a community of deep faith. I am excited to be a part of this work of Jesus Christ!
Father Eric Underwood
Saint Lawrence, Pray for Us!
A Parish Family Requires Faithful Family Members: Like any family, a parish family depends on people whose hearts are fully committed to the whole. St. Lawrence has a strong foundation as a family of faith – and wonderful people who are called together to love God above all things and our neighbor as ourselves. This work takes the involvement and support of every member. We call this stewardship.
God has called us to be good stewards of His Church. Everything we have at our disposal in life belongs to God – and we are tasked with taking good care of it.
Stewardship in the parish involves sharing three things that God has given to each of us:
- The time that God has given to you is to be shared for the building up of His Kingdom. How much of your time each week do you dedicate to God’s work?
- The money that God has provided you through your hard work. Are you sharing from your resources (your treasure) to help your parish family do the work of God?
- The unique gifts that God has given to you. Are you letting the light of Christ shine forth by using your talents (parish involvement) for the glory of God?
Click here for the latest → From the Desk of Father Underwood
Register HERE and join me for 5 weeks as we read and discuss the book Thirsting for Prayer by Jacques Philippe with Fr. Underwood. Two different time slots will make this easier for you to fit it in your busy schedule (you can even alternate times if you need to). Registration Forms will be available next weekend at the church entrances. $12 per person cost includes the book. I hope you can join me!
Monday Group [7-8pm] Oct 1, 15, Nov 5, 12, 26
Wednesday Group [10-11am] Oct 3, 17, Nov 7, 14, 28
Click below for the transcripts of the Homilies from these previous weeks:
Saint Lawrence is a rapidly growing, multi-cultural, Catholic family located in Lafayette, IN.
Our purpose is to deepen our faith and to grow ever more perfectly for the greater glory of God. We are committed to faith education for all ages and groups. We welcome and support new, present, and returning parishioners.
The Parish family of Saint Lawrence honors God and Him alone we serve by opening our doors to all through faith, service, education and prayer to form disciples of Christ and spread His love.
With God's grace, Saint Lawrence Parish strives to nurture a spiritually enriched community, forming disciples with a passion for holiness, ministry and worship.
We welcome all who wish to join our parish family!
You may register by clicking here!
As a registered parishioner you have access to faith formation, sacramental preparation, certiﬁcations to serve as Godparents and Conﬁrmation Sponsors, tax receipts for the IRS, hardship assistance,and you will qualify under the “support” requirements in fulﬁllment of other parish policies.
We are glad you are here!