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 …

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord…

Beginning this weekend and throughout the month of November, the Church’s tradition of praying for our deceased relatives and friends will be observed at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish by the offering of all weekend Masses for our beloved relatives and friends.

Again this year you are asked to record the names of those you wish us to remember at Mass in November on the All Soul’s Day envelopes available in the parish office then placing your envelope in the Basket of Remembrance near the altar where it will remain throughout November. Please note that no offering is required - we are much more interested in recording the names of those you wish remembered! Any donations received will be split equally between the Good Shepherd Refuge (care of Fr. Ed Keays) and the Seminarians Fund of the Holy Cross Fathers- Vicariate of Tamil Nadu (Fr. Francis’ community in India).

On Saturday, November 8, we will offer a 9:00 a.m. special mass as we gather to pray for our beloved dead especially for those who have died this past year. While letters of invitation have been sent to those families whose loved ones have been buried from St. Ignatius Loyola Church this past year, all are welcome to attend and to contribute names of those who have recently died. Upon entering the church that morning you will be asked to record the name of your loved ones who have died in the past year on a small card which will be brought up to the altar and the names announced during the mass. Please join us, especially if your family has lost a loved one during the past year!

First Reconciliation/First Communion for Parish/Private/Public School Students in Grade 2 and Up…

For those who missed our early October Registration and Inscription evening - you are asked to attend a make-up session with Fr. Tim on Wednesday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the church. Completed Registration forms (with baptismal certificate attached) should be dropped off into the parish office and materials (fee $30 for two books) obtained prior to the meeting.

Parish Family Pasta Dinner – Saturday, November 29…

Thank you to five of our best Italian cooks in the parish who have volunteered to make their home-made Italian sauce with penne pasta for this new parish event on Saturday, November 29 after the 5 p.m. Mass. In addition to the pasta there will be salad, fresh buns and dessert with coffee/tea as well as entertainment. Cash bar available. Special thanks to the Knights of Columbus who will serve the dinner and organize the evening. Tickets will be available after mass over the next three weekends. Please mark your calendar and plan for the whole family to join us!

Reflecting on Our Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan…

I wish to thank those who have agreed to participate with Fr. Francis, Caroline Borcsok and myself on the Parish Pastoral Planning Committee namely: Debbie Bates, Franka Lowe, Risa Patricio-Fernandes, Justin Pellicciotta, Mariette Sequeira, and Terry Strack.

We have had our first meeting as we look to implement the Pastoral Plan of the Archdiocese of Toronto (www.archtoronto.org/pastoral) in our parish. There are five core directions to this plan: Parish Life, Vocations, Evangelization of Society, Catholic Outreach and Justice, the Cathedral as a Sign of Our Mission.

»»»Core Direction #4 Catholic Outreach and Justice: Our pastoral plan challenges us to witness and serve in diverse ways and to be advocates where injustice occurs: through pastoral care to those who are poor and marginalized, to students on campus, to those who are imprisoned, seeking refuge or suffering physically or spiritually. We can do all of this by working with our parishes, lay movements, Catholic institutions, chaplaincies and various pastoral services. We are grateful for the good works accomplished through Catholic Charities and ShareLife, yet we need to do more. We hear the words at Mass, “Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life”. How can we be the hands and face of Jesus in our community?

Pre-Marriage Course Congratulations and Thank You – Congratulations to the 33 couples from our parish and neighbouring parishes who participated in this year’s pre-marriage course. On behalf of all of the couples who participated, we would like to express our gratitude to the members of this parish who were involved as presenters: Fr. Tim Hanley, Deacon Greg DeMarchi, Andrew and Verena Mayhew, Claudia and Michael Ferro and Clint Tyler, retiree from Catholic Family Services. Thank You to the ladies and gentleman of the parish who hosted, prepared and cleaned up namely, Crystal Zuzic, Zdenko Zuzic, Diane Dewan, Claudina Mannick and Lisa Sacchitiello. Thanks to Caroline Borcsok our course coordinator.

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