St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday Masses March 28/29
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 Noon

Holy Week Daily Masses
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 a.m.

Holy Week Confessions
Saturday, March 28: 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31 & Wednesday, April 1: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Holy Saturday, April 3: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Holy Thursday, April 2
NO 9:00 a.m. mass
Mass of the Lords' Supper - 7:30 p.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight
In celebration of the ministries of the parish, this year we will wash the feet of 12 ministry representatives

Good Friday, April 3
Children's Celebration of the Passion - 11:00 a.m.
Solemn Liturgy of the Word - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion includes the Passion Narrative, Great Intercessions, Holy Communion and Veneration of the Cross
Stations of the Cross hosted by the Youth Ministry - 7:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 4
NO 9:00 a.m. Mass and NO 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
Blessing of the Easter Food (Parish Hall) - 11:00 a.m.
Confessions 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Easter Vigil Saturday, April 4 8:00 p.m.
The Easter Vigil is the most important Eucharist celebration of the year. It celebrates our faith in the Resurrection, the cornerstone of our belief. The liturgy begins with the Blessing of the Fire, the Service of the Light, the Exultet, the Sacred Word, the R.C.I.A. Sacraments of Initiation and the renewal of our Baptismal Promises.

Easter Sunday, April 5
Masses at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 Noon
Easter Sunday Masses include the renewal of Baptismal Promises which is the reaffirmation of our faith.

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.
Friday 7 p.m. followed by Stations of the Cross

Reconciliation:

Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
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 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

 

From the Desk of Fr. Tim …

This Weekend in the Parish Hall… Join us for coffee and tea and the following:

During Lent…

Holy Week 2015…begins next weekend with Palm Sunday…our full Holy Week Schedule is on the opposite page. I draw your attention to the following:

Children’s Celebration of the Passion on Good Friday at 11:00 a.m.

This year’s focus for our morning celebration will be for children and their families. This celebration features a simpler and shorter version of the Passion Narrative, interspersed with musical acclamations and a short homily after each part of the narrative. Veneration of the Cross and Communion will also be offered, as at the 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Services. Please join us!

Youth Ministry - Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Please join us as the youth of our parish present the Stations of the Cross commemorating the suffering and death of Jesus.

Blessing of the Easter Food on Holy Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall

In the Eastern European tradition it is customary that the special foods used at Easter Breakfast be brought to the church on Holy Saturday to be blessed by the priest. These foods are specially selected to symbolize various aspects of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have a number of families of Eastern European background who now travel to other parishes to have their special Easter food blessed - I welcome everyone to join us this year here at St. Ignatius Loyola for this beautiful tradition!

Flowers for Easter on Holy Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.

This year we will continue our tradition of remembering our loved ones at Easter through the bringing of potted flowers of any description to the church on Holy Saturday, where they will be placed in our sanctuary for the Easter celebrations.

Ministry Appreciation Cocktail Party…

I am very grateful for the many people who participate in our parish ministries throughout the year. To thank each of you we have sent an invitation by mail to our Annual Appreciation Cocktail Party on Sunday April 12….thank you for your RSVP to Carol at the parish office by e-mail or phone, (905) 820-1444.

ShareLife 2015: Working Wonders for Children with Special Needs…

We have always tried to expose our deaf children to both communities. We discovered Silent Voice’s Sign Language Summer camp and enrolled him in the program. The following year Gavin joined his older brother and they both want to go again. We also put our name in for the Family Communication program because we wanted to support our children. These opportunities increase the boys’ awareness of the deaf community and also helped them gain respect for different ways of communication. They enjoyed both experiences as did we. Last year more than 600 deaf children received support through Silent Voice’s Sign Language Summer Camps.

I would encourage each family to consider a donation to the ShareLife campaign as part of the practice of Lenten almsgiving…to share with those in need of what we have been blessed to receive. This year’s parish ShareLife events include:

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