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 …

Coffee Sunday Next Weekend!

Please join us for Coffee Sunday in the parish hall after all of our weekend masses. This month we feature home-made chocolate chip cookies along with coffee/tea and juice.
On display in our parish all will also be launch of our new parish communication strategy- a new logo of our church and a new typeface for our parish will be unveiled…to be used consistently on our web-site, bulletin, social media, signage and letterhead and brochures. Please join us!

Weekend Mass Attendance Count…

Cardinal Collins has requested that a weekend Mass attendance count be conducted annually in all parishes and missions of the Archdiocese. You will notice this count being conducted at each mass this weekend October 18/19 and next weekend October 25/26. Thank you for your co-operation.

World Mission Sunday Special Collection…

Thank you for your support of those involved in Missionary work around the world- extra envelopes are on hand at the doors today and contributions are most welcome in next weekend’s collection.

Bible Study Continues Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m…

This fall’s Little Rock Scripture Study is entitled Spirituality of the Gospels, and continues on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m.…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 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 in the parish hall! Registration (on first evening) is $20 per person for books and materials.

Archdiocese of Toronto – Estate Planning Seminar…

Please join us on Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall for a session with three speakers:
-Quentin Schesnuik, Archdiocese of Toronto Manager of Planned Giving and Personal Gifts, who serves parishioners at all our Churches as a free confidential estate/gift planner and will provide information on the tax benefits from your current parish giving, how to make a Will and questions about Estate Planning.
-Carmen Bush, parishioner and local Catholic lawyer whose practice includes the preparation of wills and estates, and power of attorney for health care and finances, who will speak on this topic.
-Frank Jannetta, representative from Catholic Cemeteries, who will speak on importance of Catholic funerals and appropriate options for cremation, burial or entombment.
A FREE estate planning kit will be available. Please join us for this free seminar- co-sponsored by Club 55!

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

Parish RCIC Classes begin on Tuesday, October 21. Please note that Grade 2 or older children from Public/Private Schools who have not yet made their First Reconciliation must register for our programme prior to this date! Registration forms and a complete schedule of classes can be picked up from and returned to our parish office. For those who missed last week’s Registration and Inscription evening - you are asked to attend a make-up session with Fr. Tim in the Church on Wednesday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Refugee Sponsorship…

As a Catholic community, we are trouble with the events in northern Iraq and Syria. The persecution of a defenceless people, especially the Christian and other minority faith communities call upon all of us to reach out to ease the suffering and save refuge lives. We would like to appeal to you to consider different ways to come to the aid of refugees just as you did in 2012 for the Yalda Family. If you are interested in becoming involved, please, speak with Fr. Tim or leave your name and contact info in the parish office.

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. 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 #3 Evangelization of Society««« The “New Evangelization,” simply put, is appreciating the joy that faith in Christ brings us and sharing it with others. We will strive to ensure the voice of faith is heard in the public square. We believe the world needs the gospel proclaimed now more than ever. Practically, we need to strengthen our public witness, and to provide informed Catholic voices by working with schools, universities and other institutions. We will utilize modern technology to participate in the dialogue, through religious and secular media, embracing social media and other tools that will lift up the gospel and provide powerful instruments of evangelization throughout our archdiocese.

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