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:

Summer Hours (July - August):

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 12 noon - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Regular 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 …

Thank You to…

Beth Pearce, for your capable and faithful co-ordination of our Pastoral Care Team over the past five years, and to Irmgard Marcuzzi for your faithful membership in the team visiting the sick and shut-ins for over 25 years! We welcome Anita Gonsalves as the new co-ordinator of the Pastoral Care Team.

Robert and Eva Pambrun for their organization and care of the Ministers of the Eucharist as the co-ordinators for the last number of years. I am happy to announce Mario and Loretta Rodrigues as our new co-ordinators.

Lisa Sacchitiello for her excellent work in co-ordinating St. Jude’s Cupboard (for Religious Articles) over the past few years; and to Anna Maria Roick who will be our new co-ordinator for this ministry.

Dina Masson for her co-ordination of the RCIC (First Reconciliation and Eucharist) along with Sylvia Di Vito. I'm happy to welcome Blanche Tait as her replacement to assist Sylvia with this important programme for the coming year.

Speaking of ministries here at St. Ignatius Loyola- last fall we held a very successful Ministry Fair which resulted in many parishioners coming forward to offer their gifts and talents to one or more of our parish ministries. While we are not planning another Ministry Fair until next fall, we encourage any new or existing parishioners who wish to join one of our parish ministries (see listing on bulletin cover) to contact Fr. Francis, Caroline, Carol or me after mass or through the week. We look forward to hearing from you!

1st Reconciliation and 1st Communion Registration Meeting for Grade 2 Parents/Guardians and Children…

The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 9: Registration 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in parish hall, 7:00p.m. meeting in the Church. Registration forms have been distributed through our three parish schools last week. Registration forms for those students who are in private or public schools who will receive instruction here at the parish through the Parish RCIC Group are now available in the parish office.

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

This fall’s Little Rock Scripture Study is entitled Spirituality of the Gospels. The program will take place in the parish hall and begins Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. for 7 consecutive 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 a 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!

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.

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 eight goals associated with “Parish Life”.

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