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.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotions - after the Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Mass
First Friday: 7p.m. followed by Holy Hour
Saturday: 9 a.m.

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. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

 

From the Desk of Fr. Tim …

Fr. Charles at St. Augustine’s Seminary/Welcome Fr. Edwin Gonsalves…

Fr. Charles will be away this weekend, January 12/13 and the weekend of February 9/10 teaching weekend classes in the Permanent Diaconate Program at St. Augustine’s Seminary, Scarborough. We extend a warm welcome to Fr. Edwin Gonsalves, Rector of the Seminary, who will assist me on these two weekends. Welcome Fr. Edwin!.

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord: Baptisms during Sunday Masses…

On this Feast of the Baptism of the Lord we continue our annual tradition of baptizing children at the masses this weekend as follows:

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.

Coffee Sunday Next Weekend January 19/20…

We welcome all parishioners to get to know those who attend mass every Sunday and especially those who sit near you…come together after mass into the parish hall to ward off the cold of January with a warm beverage and cookies…all are welcome!

2019 Parish Envelopes/Pre-Authorized Giving/ 2018 Financial Report…

Thanks to all who have picked up your 2019 envelopes and use them faithfully each Sunday. Envelopes are available for pick up in the foyer near the office and at the hall entrance. 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 this 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 16/17.

Little Rock Bible Study - THE GOSPEL OF LUKE…Thursday, January 10…

This year (Year C in the liturgical cycle) we primarily read the Gospel of Luke at Sunday mass. This gospel tells the story of Jesus of Nazareth as a mighty prophet and Savior of the world in fulfillment of Old Testament expectations. Luke also emphasizes Jesus as a person dedicated to prayer. He begins with Jesus' virginal conception and birth and follows Jesus through his public ministry to his passion, death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven—all under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Luke, along with Matthew and Mark, is one of the synoptic gospels.

This is an excellent introduction to bible study for those who have not yet attended one of our Little Rock Bible Studies! We begin this twelve-week Thursday evening bible study on Thursday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall…registration is $30 per participant. All are welcome!

Confirmation Preparation Programme Begins!

Our Grade 7 Confirmation candidates’ preparation programme continues with their first Preparation Class on either Monday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. OR on Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. Attendance is mandatory for all candidates.

Any older youth or adults wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in May 2019 are asked to contact Fr. Charles as soon as possible.

Parish Evening of Reflection 2019… A Journey Worth Taking…Finding God in the Terror of 911

On Thursday, January 24 women and men of the parish are invited to an Evening of Reflection with Susan Gonz. Susan’s successful, fast-paced corporate life came crashing down when she met Jesus in the rubble of the terror attack on the Twin Towers - a moment that changed everything. Today Susan tells her own story of transformation and growth by putting God first. During these years she has developed a deep, personal friendship with God and found her voice and dignity as a woman of faith.

We will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a glass or wine or beer and pasta dinner, dessert and coffee, followed by a talk by Susan and time for questions and answers. Tickets are $15 per person are available this after mass in the parish office.

We also ask that you bring a donation in support of the Hope for Haiti Project at St. Mark’s Catholic Elementary School in our parish. The items are listed on the back of your ticket and include soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other toiletries. Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

 

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