St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church

Weekend Masses:

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. followed by praying of the Rosary, Vigil 5 p.m.,
Sunday: 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. 12 Noon

Weekday Masses:

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotions - after the Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Mass
First Friday: 7p.m. followed by Holy Hour
Saturday: 9 a.m.

Reconciliation:

Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Other times upon request

Office Hours:

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

 

From the Desk of Fr. Tim …

The Shepherds’ Trust Collection…

As members of our Catholic community, we regularly benefit from the tireless service of our priests. Called by God and ordained to care for His people, our priests serve our families, in churches, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, missions and on the streets. The Shepherds’ Trust ensures our priests can live their retirement years with dignity. For many of our retired shepherds, this means “lending a hand” to accommodate their special needs so that they continue to live with dignity.

The Shepherds’ Trust collection will take place this weekend November 17/18, and extra copies of this year’s Newsletter and envelopes are available at the doors of the church.

This fund does more than just support our priests in their retirement years; it is a tangible way to care for those who always cared for us and give thanks for the blessings we have received through them. On behalf of our retired priests, especially our former pastor Msgr. Joseph Shiels, I thank you for your generosity in supporting this year’s collection.

Knights of Columbus Poinsettia Fundraiser 2018…

The Knights of Columbus will be taking advance orders for Christmas poinsettias after all the masses this weekend. Orders will be available for pick-up on the weekend of December 8/9. Prices have not increased since 2017 and you will have a variety of sizes and colours to choose from. The quality of the poinsettias is very good and everyone likes to receive them as a gift! All proceeds go towards funding the Knights Y.E.S. Program (Young families, the Elderly and Students) in our community.

Parish Family Pasta Dinner – Saturday, November 24…

Thank you to five of our best Italian cooks in the parish who have again volunteered to make their home-made Italian sauce with penne pasta for this popular parish event to be held on Saturday, November 18 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 guest entertainers will regale us with Italian songs and melodies. Special thanks to the Knights of Columbus who will serve the dinner and organize the evening. Tickets ($15 Adults, $6 Children) are available after mass in the parish office so get your ticket a.s.a.p. as this event always sells out!

2019 Offertory Envelopes/Pre-Authorized Giving…

Offertory envelopes for 2019 are available for pick up in the vestibule. Please continue to include your first and last name and address (or an address label) on the first 3 envelopes. Your new envelope number will be recorded so there is no need to search for your 2018 envelope box.

If you are not currently registered in the parish and wish to use Offertory envelopes, please fill out the parish registration form on the table (noting the envelope number you have taken) and return the form to the parish office.

I thank those who are currently using the option of Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) here at the parish and ask that you pick up a set of 2019 envelopes for the special collection envelopes are not part of PAG. I myself use P.A.G. and would strongly encourage this practice for others especially for those who are away from the parish on a seasonal basis. Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) allows families and individuals to specify a monthly donation amount to the parish, and to have this amount directly withdrawn from their bank account through a pre-authorized debit. PAG sign up brochures are available next to the 2019 Offertory envelopes…thank you for giving PAG your consideration and support!

Sacrament of Reconciliation…

The Grade 2 students in our parish schools and the RCIC program will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Wednesday, November 28 at 7:00 p.m. Students have already registered for the Sacrament.

EDGE for Grades 6, 7 & 8…

Our new EDGE program continues on Monday, November 19 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the parish hall.

Advent + Christmas Fair: Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2…

All parishioners are invited to join us in the parish hall after all masses…

2019 Confirmation Preparation Programme Begins!

Parish School Grade 7 students received their Confirmation Registration forms at school and are invited to the Registration Meeting on either Tuesday, December 4 OR Wednesday, December 5 in the parish hall with Registration at 6:30 p.m. & the Meeting at 7 p.m. Candidates, parents/guardians, and sponsors should attend.

For those in Grades 7 who are not enrolled in our parish Catholic schools (e.g. Public-School students, Private school students), a reminder to please pick up registration materials at our parish office in the coming weeks. Classes for those not enrolled in our Catholic schools will begin in late January on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Any older youth or adults wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in May 2019 are asked to contact Fr. Charles as soon as possible.

Family of Faith Update…

We continue to be grateful for the generosity of our parishioners here at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish who have donated almost $1.5 million to the Family of Faith campaign. These contributions have helped to provide resources for parishes, investments in youth ministry, campus chaplaincy programs and restoration work at St. Michael’s Cathedral. We will retain $645,000, our share of these funds, here at the parish to offset the cost of our 2015 parking expansion/Glen Erin Drive access project which has had such a positive effect on our weekend mass parking. Because of your generosity, as of June 30, 2018, we have collected just over $960,000 in pledges which meets our parish goal. This substantial amount equals 25% or $240,000 and remains in our parish account. For any donations exceeding the parish goal, we will retain 75% of each dollar collected. We are therefore, especially grateful for your completion of existing pledge amounts!

Pledge amounts given through cheque, credit card or donation of securities prior to December 31 will receive a 2018 tax receipt directly from the Family of Faith campaign office. If you wish to make any additional payments on your pledges prior to year-end, they too will receive a tax receipt for 2018. Just a reminder to make cheques payable to Family of Faith campaign and mail them by December 31 directly to: Family of Faith Donation Processing Centre, 1155 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4T 1W2. Pre—addressed envelopes are available through the parish office. Thank you for your continued generosity!

 

 

 

 

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