St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church

March 24, 2020

Dear Parishioners of St. Ignatius Loyola Church,

In order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus and so as to comply with the Government of Ontario’s new regulations requiring that all non-essential workplaces be closed, we are sorry to inform you that the church and the parish office must remain closed until further notice.

This is a deeply painful, but necessary, decision for our faith community.

However, we are still here for you during this difficult time. You can still leave a voicemail at the parish office: 905-820-1444. Or you can email us at: office@st-ignatius-loyola.com. We will return your message as soon as possible.
In an emergency, you are welcome to contact Fr. Tim via email at tkhanley@st-ignatius-loyola.com.

Visit www.archtoronto.org/covid19 for updated information from the Archdiocese of Toronto and for links to view the Daily Mass online. Please also visit the parish website at www.st-ignatius-loyola.com for parish updates.

Please continue to pray for those sick and those caring for them. Be assured of our daily prayers for you.

Yours in Christ

Fr. Timothy K. Hanley
Pastor, St. Ignatius Loyola Church

 

From the Desk of Fr. Tim …

LIVESTREAM: Pentecost Sunday
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Pentecost Message From Fr. Tim Hanley

 

UPDATE ON PARISH RE-OPENING FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF TORONTO

Many are asking about the timing and logistics around the re-opening of our parishes, and as a result the Archdiocese has attached a frequently asked questions resource that provides an update as of May 27, 2020. You can find the document on the COVID-19 section of the Archdiocesan website or here: www.archtoronto.org/covid19/Documents/Update from the Archdiocese of Toronto May 27 2020[8284].pdf

While it does not provide specific re-opening dates (we are relying on the direction of local medical authorities on timing) it does provide information on the work that has taken place and key expectations that will be part of our re-opening plans. Thank you for your continued patience and assistance as we work through the many details involved in moving ahead to the re-opening of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish.

PARISH RE-OPENING COMMMITTEE & VOLUNTEER CLEANERS NEEDED

I thank the members of our Pastoral Advisory Team along with representatives from the Hospitality Team, Ushers, Catholic Women’s League and Knights of Columbus for working with me to form a Parish Re-Opening Committee. We are tasked with implementing the guidelines that the Archdiocese and health authorities will require here at our own parish. As a result of the social distancing requirements (with greatly reduced capacity for masses in the church) we plan to continue our livestreaming for the immediate future…both for those who cannot attend mass and for those who will join us from the parish hall (to provide additional capacity for each mass). In addition, we already know that we will be required to assemble a cleaning crew after each mass to clean/sanitize the pews in the church, chairs in the hall and other common touch points with approved spray disinfectant.

This will require a good number of parish volunteers, who will be asked to wear their masks while cleaning and will be provided with disinfectant spray, gloves and training. We know that our elderly, those with health conditions and those under 18 are not candidates for this important task. Those who are interested in volunteering are asked to be in direct contact with our lay pastoral associate Caroline Borcsok via email cborcsok@archtoronto.org or via telephone message through the parish office, noting your preferred mass time. Thank you in advance for your much-needed assistance!

FEAST OF PENTECOST

By the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost Christ’s paschal mystery was brought to its completion, the Holy Trinity was fully revealed, and the Church was made manifest to the world. Saint Thomas Aquinas says that the Holy Spirit interiorly perfects our spirit, communicating to it a new dynamism so that it refrains from evil for love. With the Holy Spirit within us “it is quite natural for people who had been absorbed by the things of this world to become entirely other-worldly in outlook, and for cowards to become people of great courage” (Saint Cyril of Alexandria). Let us pray that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit will renew our courage and faith to see hope during this time of pandemic

CONGRATULATIONS MSGR. JOSEPH SHIELS… 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD!!!!

We welcome our former pastor Msgr. Joe Shiels as the celebrant and homilist of our Sunday June 7 10 a.m. Livestream Mass as we give thanks to God for his 55th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood. Msgr. Joe is doing well and keeping healthy during this pandemic time and looks forward to the day that we can all gather for mass once again. Please keep him in your prayers as he celebrates this special milestone in his priestly life…if you’d like to send him a congratulatory card via the parish office we’d be happy to pass it on to him.

LIVESTREAMING OF SUNDAY 10 A.M. MASS

We are thankful that so many of you appreciate the continued livestreaming of our LIVESTREAMING OF SUNDAY 10 A.M. MASS FROM ST. IGNATIUS LOYOLA PARISH via www.st-ignatius-loyola.com . We plan to offer livestream masses each Sunday for as long as the church remains closed for public worship We plan to offer livestream masses each Sunday throughout the Easter season for as long as the church remains closed for public worship.

You are also most welcome to view daily mass either on TV (Vision TV, Salt and Light TV) or via livestream from St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica https://www.stmichaelscathedral.com/live/

Until we can once again gather for the Eucharist, I would recommend that you include in your daily prayers

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You
Amen.

This is a difficult time for many financially as well. We thank those who have continued to support us financially by mailing your offertory and ShareLife envelopes to us at the parish or by visiting the Archdiocesan website: https://www.archtoronto.org/covid19/Pages/support.aspx for other ways to support St. Ignatius Loyola Parish (such as Pre-Authorized Giving and/or Credit Card donations). You can mail Pre-Authorized Giving Forms (Page 1 and Page 2) and cancelled cheque to the parish office as soon as possible. If you have any questions- call the Development Office at the Archdiocese of Toronto, 416-934-3400, ext. 540.

Regarding ShareLife, a revised collection schedule will be released when Masses are once again celebrated in our parishes. Parishioners can still contribute by credit card through the ShareLife website, or by mailing their contribution to the parish.

Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic…

O Mary, you always brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you,
Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith. O loving
Mother, you know what we need, and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee.
Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, the Divine Physician, for those who have fallen ill, for those who are
vulnerable, and for those who have died. Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health
and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure. Help us, O Mother of
Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who took upon
himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows, so as to lead us, through the Cross, to the glory of the
Resurrection. Amen. † Under thy protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God. In our needs,
despise not our petitions, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen. †

 

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LIVESTREAM: 5th Sunday of Easter Mass
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LIVESTREAM: 4th Sunday of Easter Mass
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Fr. Tim Hanley on Volunteer Week
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LIVESTREAM: 3rd Sunday of Easter Mass
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LIVESTREAM: Second Sunday of Easter
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LIVESTREAM: Good Friday Celebration of the Passion
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LIVESTREAM: Holy Thursday Mass
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Palm Sunday Homily by Fr. Tim Hanley
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April 1 talk by Fr. Tim Hanley
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5th Sunday of Lent Homily by Fr. Mauricio Sanjines
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March 25 announcement by Fr. Tim Hanley
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