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 …

Advent 2014…

Today we begin our new liturgical year with the First Sunday of Advent. Our Advent Wreath Blessing Prayer symbolizes our desire to welcome Christ the light into our hearts anew during this season of darkness and busyness:

Lord, God, let your blessing come upon us as we light the candles of this wreath. May the wreath and its light be a sign of Christ’s promise to bring us salvation. May he come quickly and not delay. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

I offer the following Suggestions for Celebrating Advent…

Pray daily using the Sunday or Weekday Advent Mass Readings

Attend Weekday Mass during this season - the powerful symbolism of the readings and prayers will be a peaceful reprieve from this busy season. We are pleased to offer not only our usual Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. mass, but also an additional mass this First Friday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. (followed by a Holy Hour in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament).

Invite a friend, loved one or neighbour to join you for Sunday mass in Advent as I mentioned in my homily last Sunday.

Support those in Need through next weekend’s St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Collection (your donation is used to fund outreach throughout 2015) or also through your donations of gift cards to the St. Vincent de Paul (for Christmas outreach). Special St. Vincent de Paul envelopes are available at the doors of the church this weekend and donations will be accepted next weekend as well. Gifts cards may be dropped off this weekend to the SVP team in the church vestibule.

Visit the lonely, the sick, those who mourn - perhaps inviting one of them to join your family for Christmas dinner this year.

Be Reconciled to God and to one another through the healing Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) before Christmas. Please plan to celebrate Confession before Christmas - the best gift that you can give yourself this year. This Sacrament is available as follows:

Thank You…

Altar Server Christmas Schedule and Rehearsal for Christmas Masses…

This is a reminder for altar servers to sign up for Christmas and New Year’s Masses in the sacristy. Please note that the rehearsal for Christmas masses will take place on Saturday, December 20 at 11:00 am.

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