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 …

Feast of All Saints…

The mass for the Feast of All Saints will be celebrated on Saturday, November 1st at 9:00 a.m. followed by the praying of the rosary asking the continued intercession of Mary and all the saints in our lives.

All Souls Day November 2nd…Eternal Rest Grant unto Them O Lord…

Beginning on Sunday November 2nd (including the Saturday 5 p.m. mass) and throughout the month of November the Church’s tradition of praying for our deceased relatives and friends will be observed at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish by the offering of all weekend Masses for our beloved relatives and friends.

Again this year you are asked to record the names of those you wish us to remember at November Masses on the envelopes provided for that purpose (attached to next weekend’s bulletin or can be picked up at the parish office) and to placed in the basket near the altar, where this Basket of Remembrance will remain throughout the month of November. Please note that no offering is required - we are much more interested in recording the names of those you wish remembered at mass! However, any donations received will be split equally between the Good Shepherd Refuge (care of Fr. Ed Keays) and the Seminarians Fund of the Holy Cross Fathers - Vicariate of Tamil Nadu (Fr. Francis’ community in India).

On Saturday, November 8th we will offer a special 9:00 a.m. mass as we gather to pray for our beloved dead- especially for those who have died over the past year. While letters of invitation have been sent to those families whose loved ones have been buried from St. Ignatius Loyola Church over the past year, all are welcome to attend and to contribute names of those who have recently died. Upon entering the church that morning you will be asked to record the name of your loved ones who have died this past year on a small card which will be brought up to the altar and the names announced during the mass. Please join us, especially if your family has lost a loved one during the past year!

Weekend Mass Attendance Count…

Cardinal Collins has requested that a weekend Mass attendance count be conducted annually in all parishes and missions of the Archdiocese. You will notice this count being conducted at each mass this weekend October 25/26. Thank you for your co-operation.

Parish Family Pasta Dinner – Saturday, November 29th

Thank you to five of our best Italian cooks in the parish who have volunteered to make their home-made Italian sauce with penne pasta for this new parish event to be held on Saturday, November 29th after the 5:00 p.m. Mass. In addition to the pasta there will be salad, fresh buns and dessert with coffee and tea. Special thanks to the Knights of Columbus who will serve the dinner and organize the evening. Tickets will be available after mass over the next three weekends. Please mark your calendar and plan for the whole family to join us!

Archdiocese of Toronto – FREE Estate Planning Seminar…

Please join us on Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall for a session with three 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/gift planner and will provide information 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, representative from Catholic Cemeteries, who 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!

Bible Study Continues Thursday, October 30th at 7:00 p.m…

This fall’s Little Rock Scripture Study is entitled Spirituality of the Gospels, and continues on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.…all are welcome especially newcomers!

Reflecting on Our Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan…

I have invited a small group of parishioners- a Parish Pastoral Planning Committee, to help in the implementation The Pastoral Plan of the Archdiocese of Toronto (see www.archtoronto.org/pastoral) here at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish. There are five core directions to this plan: Parish Life, Vocations, Evangelization of Society, Catholic Outreach and Justice, the Cathedral as a Sign of Our Mission.
»»»Core Direction #3 Evangelization of Society««« The “New Evangelization,” simply put, is appreciating the joy that faith in Christ brings us and sharing it with others. We will strive to ensure the voice of faith is heard in the public square. We believe the world needs the gospel proclaimed now more than ever. Practically, we need to strengthen our public witness, and to provide informed Catholic voices by working with schools, universities and other institutions. We will utilize modern technology to participate in the dialogue, through religious and secular media, embracing social media and other tools that will lift up the gospel and provide powerful instruments of evangelization throughout our archdiocese.

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