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 …

Father’s Day Blessing…CWL Cake Raffle!

Congratulations to all our fathers, grandfathers, godfathers and step-fathers today…a special blessing will be offered to them after communion at each mass this weekend!

Please join us in the parish hall for the CWL fundraising cake raffle and purchase tickets for one of five cakes for Dad to be raffled off after each mass. Thank you for your support of the Catholic Women’s League!

Save Summer Jobs and Reach Out to Your MP…

Is it fair that Canadians must agree with the government to be eligible to participate in a federal program? Groups applying for the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs grant were required to indicate their agreement with certain beliefs held by the current federal government. This contravenes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which guarantees the freedom of religion and conscience, of thought, belief, opinion and expression, as well as “equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination.” Dozens of Catholic organizations throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto were impacted by this policy. Cardinal Collins invites you to write to your federal Member of Parliament to respectfully express your concerns. Visit www.savesummerjobs.ca to send a message to your MP. It will take less than 3 minutes. You can also donate at the same site to support those organizations directly impacted. Cardinal Collins’ letter is available for download at www.archtoronto.org/summerjobs.

ShareLife 2018: Living the Gospel by helping isolated seniors…

In partnership with Catholic Family Service agencies and six parishes in Peel Region and Simcoe County, ShareLife is funding a pilot project that connects trained volunteers with isolated and lonely seniors. Volunteers cultivate relationships by conducting home visits, making phone calls, and linking seniors with community resources. Through your generosity, ShareLife is connecting these seniors with the support they need.

Thank you for your contributions to this year’s campaign. We have now collected $181,000 toward our parish goal of $227,000. Please make a sacrificial gift to ShareLife through our parish or sharelife.org before the campaign ends in July.

Thank You…Hope for Haiti Initiative…

On Tuesday, June 5, we blessed TWO packed containers with your donated items to be shipped to the Diocese of Jacmel, Haiti. Your financial support enabled the shipment of the second container, with the excess funds given to the Diocese of Jacmel for infrastructure improvements in the schools following the earthquake. From July 19-26, I will be joining with a mission trip to Haiti with the Hope for Haiti initiative to witness the delivery of the container and to see the fruits of your donations at work.

Liturgy of the Word with Children Noon Mass …

We thank the Liturgy of the Word with Children Coordinators John So, his wife Annie Chan and their daughters Evangeline, Elizabeth and Emmanuelle, who have for many years facilitated the program at the 12:00 Noon Mass. There have been many children who have learned about God’s love and the Catholic Church from their experience at the 12:00 Noon sessions. Again, on behalf of the parish, we thank all of you for your dedication and service to the Liturgy of the Word with Children Program.

Beginning in mid-September, the Liturgy of the Word with Children Program will resume at both the 10:30 am and the 12:00 Noon masses. We invite our retired teachers to consider leading this established program at the 12:00 Noon mass. The content and materials are provided, and a rotating schedule gives you the flexibility to participate as you are able. Please speak with Fr. Tim or leave your contact info in the parish office.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) …

The St. Ignatius Loyola RCIA program will take place once a week in the evening beginning in September. If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or at least journeying along in the process of becoming a full initiated member of the Catholic faith, please speak with Fr. Tim or Fr. Charles, (905) 820 -1444.

New Weekend Secretary-receptionist Needed…

On behalf of the parish, I wish to thank Olga Calderon for her dedication and hard work as a weekend secretary receptionist over the last number of years. She is now working full-time at St. Mary’s Parish in Brampton and has therefore 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 Monday June 25, 2018.

Family of Faith Update…

As many of you remember, just over 2 years ago we completed our active fundraising for our parish’s Family of Faith campaign. Your participation in this important program not only greatly helps our parish, it is helping to fund the following initiatives as outlined in the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Pastoral Plan:

I continue to be very grateful for the success of our parish campaign which raised $1.5 million in donations and pledges! We will retain over $650,000 of this amount at the parish level to offset the cost of our 2016 parking expansion/Glen Erin Drive access project- which has had such a positive effect on our weekend mass parking problem. Through parishioners fulfilling their pledges and making their payments to December 31, 2017, the parish has already received $249,605.

Thank you to all of you who continue to honour your pledge commitments to this five-year Campaign! If any new parishioners would like to consider a donation to the Family of Faith, please speak to Fr. Tim.

Pastoral References for Catholic Teacher Applicants…

If you or one of your children are currently studying to become a teacher in our Catholic schools, part of the Board’s application process includes a letter of reference from your pastor. If you are from this parish and intend to ask for a reference letter, please note that you will have to be attending Mass here regularly before such a recommendation will be given. If the teacher candidate is currently attending Teacher’s College and intends to use St. Ignatius Loyola parish to request the pastoral reference and they are away at school, they will be required to obtain a letter from the pastor of the parish where they are attending while away at school.

 

 

 

 

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