St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church

Weekend Masses:

Saturday 9:00 a.m. followed by praying of the Rosary, Vigil 5 p.m.,
Sunday 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. 12 Noon

Weekday Masses:

Monday-Friday 9 a.m.
First Friday 7p.m. followed by Holy Hour

Reconciliation:

Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Other times upon request

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

 

From the Desk of Fr. Tim …

Baptisms during Masses this Weekend…

This year the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord was moved to Monday, January 9. We will continue our annual tradition of baptizing children at the masses this weekend as follows: Saturday 5:00 p.m.: Kate Therese Genova, daughter of Michael Genova & Liselle Durham; Sunday 9:00 a.m.: Nicole Wai Chi Lam, daughter of John Lam & Joanne Hui and Adeline Millie Trinh, daughter of Gerald Trinh & Jacquelyn Auger; Sunday at 10:30a.m. Elias Joseph Muller, son of Kyle Muller & Jessica Cybulskie and Karisa Heavenly-Anne Rogers, daughter of Christopher Rogers & Kara Deane; Sunday Noon: Nevaeh Jashvitha Cleyenzey, daughter of Anton Cleyenzey & Jananie Vincent and Brayden Craig Harasymchuk, son of Craig Harasymchuk & Colleen Monks.

Special thanks to the members of our Baptismal Preparation Team who assist us throughout the year at our monthly Baptismal Preparation meetings and during each Baptismal Liturgy.

If you are interested in baptism for your own children, please begin the process by contacting Fr. Charles after Mass or through the parish office. Adult baptism for a member of your family (through the RCIA process) can also be discussed with Fr. Charles.

Thank you Mary Ellen Hannah/ Welcome Anne-Marie Bauer…

To thank Mary Ellen for her 13 years of faithful service as sacristan and ministry co-ordinator, I invite you to join us after mass this weekend in the parish hall for coffee and Tim-bits (Mary Ellen’s favourite snack!).

We welcome Anne-Marie Bauer as our new Sunday sacristan and ministry co-ordinator effective January 1, 2017. Anne-Marie and her husband Gary regularly attend the Sunday 10:30 a.m. mass where she is a Minister of the Word.

An Evening for the Women of the Parish… Wednesday, January 18, 2017…

Please join us on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:00 p.m. for a delicious Italian dinner catered by Molinaro’s and served by our own Knights of Columbus. Our guest speaker is Sharon Mayne-Devine, Executive Director of Catholic Family Services Peel Dufferin. The theme of Sharon’s presentation is “The Gift of Joy and Consolation in Times of Darkness.” We are sure that you will be inspired and filled with a Spirit of Hope by the end of the evening! Please purchase your $10 ticket from the parish office. We ask that you kindly consider bringing a small gift ($5) such as mittens, gloves, socks, scarves, hats (for adults & kids), small cuddly toys or a Tim Horton’s Coffee card. These donations will be given to the HEAL (Helping End Abuse for Life) Network and Catholic Family Services Peel Dufferin Walk-In Clinic charities. Tickets are available in the parish office.

New Weekend Secretary – Receptionist Needed…

On behalf of the parish I wish to thank Rodette Machado for her dedication and hard work as a weekend secretary receptionist over the last number of years - she is now working full-time and has asked to step back from her weekend ministry.

We are looking for a mature individual to work in our office on alternate weekends (Saturday and Sunday) as well as occasional evening hours. Excellent interpersonal skills, a clear spirit of hospitality and enthusiasm and strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required. Please forward your resume to Fr. Tim or Carol Dewar if you are interested in applying for this position. Application deadline is Sunday, January 22, 2017.

2017 Parish Envelopes/Pre-Authorized Giving/ 2016 Financial Report…

Thanks to all who have picked up your 2017 envelopes and use them faithfully each Sunday- envelopes for pick up are in both of the church foyers. Please remember to mark your name and address on the first few envelopes you use in this New Year…we appreciate your support!

I invite each family to consider the option of Pre-Authorized Giving for the New Year. The PAG registration form can be found in the foyer of the church or on our website and can be returned (along with void cheque) to the office directly or by dropping it into next Sunday’s Offertory basket!

Thanks to all on behalf of our Property and Finance Council who will be making their annual financial report to the parish on the weekend of February 4/5, 2017.

Parish Survey 2017/ Update of Parish E-mail Addresses…

After consultation with our Pastoral Advisory Committee, I am happy to inform you that our parish has been selected to participate in a national study of vibrant parishes conducted by the Catholic Leadership Institute. The Catholic Leadership Institute is an international apostolate that does leadership training and development. They are looking to research 100 parishes over the next three years, and we have been selected to participate in the third wave of research looking to study discipleship and parish engagement. But I need your help.

The study requires that as many parishioners as possible complete a 10-15 minute survey online or in paper copy. The survey will only be available from the week of February 6 through March 6 and will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on what efforts the parish is doing to help you grow. All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as whole.

We are trying to get the highest response rate possible. This information will be invaluable to me, the staff and our many volunteers as we seek ways to best support everyone in their discipleship journey. Again this weekend, we will circulate a card to collect your email address. Please complete it and give it back to an usher after mass as our e-mail list is due on Monday, January 16. If you don’t have an email address, no worries, there are other ways to complete the survey which will be explained in the coming weeks. I look forward to sharing the findings this summer when we get the results. Thank you for helping with this important project!

Refugee Family Update…Thanks for all for your support!

It was one year ago that we welcomed Fouad Al-Najm and his wife Rawia Faryouh to Canada, along with 9 year old daughter Jouri and 4 year old son Soumar. For the past year they have been supported financially through your donations made in the fall of 2015, and supported in many other ways through the wonderful work of our Refugee Sponsorship Committee under the direction of Christine Filippelli.

When we met with Fouad and Rawia just before Christmas they asked me to extend to each one of you their heartfelt thank you, and blessings to the members of the Refugee committee for their generosity to them!

I am happy to announce that they are doing well - Fouad has taken a job in his trade as a barber, and Rawia will continue to learn English. Jouri and Soumar are both excelling at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic School. They will continue to reside in an apartment on the Collegeway and our committee members will continue to reach out to them as needed.

Please continue to pray for them, and for the many refugee families that have been sponsored by parishes in the Archdiocese of Toronto and await processing by the Government of Canada.

The Theology of the Body – Saturday, January 21 & 28…

Again this January, we will present St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, setting people free to live the life of greatness to which we are all called. It is an adult faith formation program that unfolds God’s plan for human, life, love, marriage, and family. Presented on Saturday January 21 & 28) from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in our parish hall. Singles, engaged and married couples and youth 18+ are encouraged to attend. For info and pre-registration contact Anthony Mendes 416-302-4253 or Tod Markelj TOB@bell.net. A fee of $25.00 per person or $30.00 per couple, including a workbook, will be collected during registration at the first session.

 

 

 

 

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