St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church

Weekend Masses:

Saturday Vigil 5 p.m.,
Sunday 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. 12 Noon

Weekday Masses:

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

Reconciliation:

Saturday 4 p.m.-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 …

First Friday Evening Mass and First Saturday Morning Mass…

Please join us this Friday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m. for these monthly masses. The Friday Mass will be followed by a Holy Hour and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, while the Saturday mass will be followed by the praying of the Rosary. I hope that these twice-monthly Multiple Intention Masses will be convenient for those who are unable to come to our weekday morning masses, yet wish to commemorate a loved one whose death anniversary occurs during that month, or a special intention that they may wish to have remembered. Please arrange for this remembrance through the parish office.

Life Chain 2014…

Please join us as we silently and prayerfully defend life and give public witness to the truth that abortion is the destruction of a human life - Sunday, October 5 from 2:30p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the southwest corner of Mavis Road and Dundas Streets. Life Chain Co-ordinator Ann Overment will be on hand after each mass next weekend with a sign- up sheet and to answer questions about this important event.

Roses for Life…

Also next weekend our local Knights of Columbus will be on hand after each mass offering fabric Roses for Life, with all proceeds to BirthRight Mississauga.

First Reconciliation and First Communion Registration Meeting for Grade 2 Parents/Guardians and Children

… will be held on Thursday ,October 9: Registration 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in parish hall, 7:00 p.m. meeting in the Church. Registration forms will be distributed through our three parish schools in the second week of September, and will also at that time be available from the parish office (for those who are in private or public schools who will receive instruction here at the parish through the Parish RCIC Group).

Bible Study Begins Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m…

This fall’s Little Rock Scripture Study is entitled Spirituality of the Gospels, and begins Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. for 7 weeks ending Thursday, November 27. All are welcome especially newcomers! In Spirituality of the Gospels, the modern quest for spiritual fulfillment is met with profound insights from the gospels. All four gospels call readers to become faithful followers of Christ, but each gospel has a special focus on Christ. Responding to any gospel's special focus promises to also nourish a distinct spirituality, one that will resonate with the spiritualities of saints and disciples both ancient and modern. By examining scripture passages we find in Matthew's gospel spirituality based on Christ's transformative presence within us; in Mark is found the challenge of martyrdom; in Luke the call to embrace the poor; and in John disciples are called to contemplative virtues springing from grace and love.
Please join us! Registration (on first evening) is $20 per person for books and materials.

Thanks to All…

…for maintaining an atmosphere of prayerful silence in the church once we move beyond the foyer and into the church itself. Our large foyer is a great space to greet old and new friends as we arrive for mass. You will notice that we are trying to keep the inner foyer doors to the church closed before and after mass to allow those who arrive early and stay after mass a respectful silence for personal prayer. Your co-operation is appreciated!

Archdiocese of Toronto – Estate Planning Seminar…

Please join us on Wednesday, October 29 at 7 p.m. in the parish hall for a session with 3 speakers:
»Quentin Schesnuik, Archdiocese of Toronto Manager of Planned Giving and Personal Gifts, who serves parishioners at all our Churches as a free confidential estate and gift planner and will provide info on the tax benefits from your current parish giving, how to make a Will and questions about Estate Planning.
»Carmen Bush, parishioner and local Catholic lawyer whose practice includes the preparation of wills and estates, and power of attorney for health care and finances, who will speak on this topic.
»Frank Jannetta, a representative from Catholic Cemeteries will speak on importance of Catholic funerals and appropriate options for cremation, burial or entombment.
A FREE estate planning kit will be available. Please join us for this free seminar co-sponsored by Club 55!

Reflecting on Our Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan…

This fall I will be assembling a small group of parishioners - a Parish Pastoral Planning Committee, to help in the implementation The Pastoral Plan of the Archdiocese of Toronto (www.archtoronto.org/pastoral) here at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish. There are 5 core directions to this plan:
»Core Direction #1 – Parish Life« Our parishes are spiritual homes where we meet one another to encounter Christ. Our plan calls on us to make our 225 parishes places of welcome and hospitality, both for those who are with us each week and those who return home after many years. We will prepare ourselves with care each week to celebrate the sacraments and encourage attentive and active participation from everyone. We will support our priests and deacons as they lead the way, and when asked to assist, we will respond. It’s important that we celebrate the many parishes already engaged in outreach ministries and programs that support the family, the domestic church. Visit: www.archtoronto.org/parishlife to view the 8 goals associated with “Parish Life”.

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